New Member Initiated at Rob Morris 46

Justus Melton was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on June 9th at Rob Morris Lodge No. 46 in Kearney.

New EA Justus Melton is pictured with the officers and members of Rob Morris Lodge, as well as his father Dan Melton.
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Posted by on June 14, 2021 in Random Thoughts


New Member Initiated at Mizpah 302

On June 9, 2021, Mizpah Lodge No. 302 in Omaha welcomed many visiting brethren to initiate Travis Prinz as an Entered Apprentice Mason.

Front row, from left: Kelly Knutson, Waterloo Lodge #102; WB Charlie Odorizzi, Florence Lodge #281; Garrett Price; Kyle Barchus; Travis Prinz; Mizpah Worshipful Master Dalton Kock; and Charles Davis. Back from, from left: WB John R. Herbolsheimer, Grand Junior Deacon; Patrick Smith; Terry Winter; T.J. Brumfield; Jeremiah Jones; WB Mike Stuhr, Grand Senior Deacon; and Ron Prinz.
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Posted by on June 13, 2021 in Random Thoughts


Lodge Accomplishes Full Certification for First Time in 30 Years

On June 9th, 2021, College View Lodge No. 320 completed its last degree certification requirement for 2021 and was certified proficient in all three degrees by DGC Suman Vallabhbhai. This task had not been accomplished by the lodge in three decades, with their last degree certification being in 1991. Congratulations go out to all the lodge members who helped accomplish this task: WM Curtis Wolbert, WB Thomas Anderson, WB David Johnson, WB Douglas Johnson, WB Bruce Watkins, WB Charles Burk, WB Jairo Cabieles, Bro. Scott Buck Jr., Bro. Bruce Gubser, Bro. Steven Johnson, Bro. Cody Persing, and Bro. Michael Frain.

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Posted by on June 12, 2021 in Random Thoughts


Building the Flag Program

On a beautiful morning in Bassett, Nebraska on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, six members and four ladies of Joseph Warren Camp, Heroes of ’76, and Omaha Chapter No. 19 of National Sojourners presented the Colors and the National Sojourners, Incorporated “Building the Flag Program” to more than 100 attendees.  The Program was in support of the annual Bassett American Legion Post No. 123 Memorial Day Ceremony.  The “Building the Flag Program” presents the development of the United States Flag from when Congress authorized an official Flag on June 14, 1777, the many iterations it went through to be what it is today, and includes a summary of when the states were admitted.  From left to right: WM Bill Pickle and his Lady Judy, WB Okley Gibbs, WM George “Fritz” McMullin and his Lady Deb, Lady Carolyn and WB Carl Diamond. Lady Fay and Br. Dan Daniels, and MW PGM Ron Stites.

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Posted by on June 11, 2021 in Random Thoughts


Bellevue Lodge Presents Academic Scholarship

On June 2, 2021, W.B. Bill Pickle presented Cullen Krishna with the 2021 Education Scholarship from Bellevue Lodge No. 325.  Cullen is the son of Brother Mo and Sister Susanne Krishna.

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Posted by on June 10, 2021 in Random Thoughts


Member Receives Knights Templar Cross of Honor

At the June stated meeting of Waterloo Lodge No. 102 on June 1st, W.B. Kraig Prange was presented with the Knights Templar Cross of Honor by Right Eminent A J Johnson, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Nebraska, as Worshipful Master Gary Maes observes. 

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Posted by on June 9, 2021 in Random Thoughts


Member Initiated at Long Pine

On May 19, 2021, Long Pine Lodge Initiated a second Entered Apprentice.

(Front L-R) WBro. Alvin Benemerito, Bro. Don Coash, WBro. Phil Brown, New EA Bro. Troy Graf, WBro. Garrett Weidner, Bro. Cody Croghan, WBro. Barry Frerichs, WBro. Terry Foxworthy and WBro. Murray Mellor.
(Back L-R) WBro. Stan Weidner, WBro. Jeremiah Schartz, Bro. Pat Kellogg and WBro. James Nelson.
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Posted by on June 8, 2021 in Random Thoughts


New Member Initiated at Capitol Lodge No. 3

On Thursday, May 28th, the officers of Capitol Lodge No. 3, with the help of some visiting brethren, initiated a new member, Bro. AJ Freeman – son of Capitol Lodge Past Master Andrew Freeman. In attendance were members of six different lodges: Mizpah Lodge No. 302, Bellevue Lodge No. 325, John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290, Cobia Lodge No. 631 in Council Bluffs, Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6 and Covert Lodge No. 11.

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Posted by on June 1, 2021 in Random Thoughts


Bellevue EA earns Proficiency Coin

On May 26, 2021, Brother Bryan Grafft earned the Grand Master’s Entered Apprentice Proficiency Coin.  W.B. Hal Cottrell, Grand Tyler and Deputy Grand Custodian, made the presentation prior to Br. Bryan being passed to the degree of a Fellow Craft mason.

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Posted by on May 30, 2021 in Random Thoughts


New Member Initiated at Craftsmen Lodge 314 in Lincoln

On May 25, 2021, Brother William Coenen was initated into the Fraternity at Craftsmen Lodge No. 314 in Lincoln. He was joined by several visiting brethren from other Lodges. The lodge would like to thank everyone that helped make the degree possible.

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Posted by on May 29, 2021 in Random Thoughts