Monthly Archives: June 2016

Outdoor Degree in Ainsworth

Most Worshipful Grand Master Dennis Rix conferred a Master Mason degree in Ainsworth NE for two candidates on June 25. Congratulations to Jeremiah Sullivan of Silver Cord Lodge No. 224 and Tyler Johnson of Wood Lake Lodge No. 221, newly raised Master Masons. In attendance were Past Grand Master Joe McBride and several Grand Lodge officers.

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Posted by on June 30, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Cornerstone Ceremony in Sidney

Most Worshipful Grand Master Dennis Rix and other Grand Lodge officers performed a Cornerstone Ceremony at the Wheat Belt Public Power HQ building  in Sidney NE on June 24.

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Posted by on June 30, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Olive Branch Master Mason Degrees

A degree was held at Olive Branch Lodge No. 274 in Walthill on June 29, 2016 at which new Brother Arneil Encarnacion was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. Those present included (from left to right): Kyle Peterson, Wayne Benson, Randy Dunn, Arneil Encarnacion, Kent Neumann, Ron Grass, Doug Morgan (also a new Mason), Mike Tomasiewicz, Jon Cerny, Ed Matz, Ron Bruns, Leon Bruns, Clark Kleinberg, Vern Dahlman, Dave Beermann, and John Kruse.  Taking the photo was Jeff Neumann.

Brother Arneil was raised on June 29th and Brother Doug Morgan was raised two days earlier, on June 27th.  Congratulations to these new Master Masons!!


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Posted by on June 30, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Brothers Complete EA Proficiency

Six Brethren were awarded their proficiency certificates for the Entered Apprentice Degree in Omaha, June 19th. Pictured left to right are: Mark Westadt, Hal Cottrell,  Bernie Hauber,  Dan Marr, Matt Vandergriff, and Chuck Sohm.


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Posted by on June 20, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Lodge Brothers Compete in CNF Rodeo

Brothers Bryce Dibbern and Whitley McBride, members of Silver Cord Lodge No. 224 in Ainsworth, are competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY.

Bryce is the National President of the NIRA and competed in the Steer Wrestling.

Whitley competes in the Team Roping as a Healer. Whitley is the son of Past Grand Master Joe McBride.

Both Brothers rodeo for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rodeo Team.


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Posted by on June 16, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Rainbow Grand Assembly

20160613_RainbowMost Worshipful Dennis Rix attended the Grand Assembly of Nebraska Rainbow for Girls on June 11, 2016 at Doane University, where he was awarded the Grand Cross of Color and addressed the audience at the Public Opening. Pictured left to right are MW Dennis Rix, Worthy Grand Matron Cheryl Beckius, Grand Worthy Advisor Britt Jorns, and Worthy Grand Patron Gary Brhel.

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Posted by on June 13, 2016 in Random Thoughts


Outdoor Meeting in Geneva

On June 7, Deputy Grand Master Rick Myers attended the annual outdoor meeting of Geneva Lodge No. 79. There was great food and fellowship with cooperative weather.

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Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Random Thoughts