Brother Don Coash became the newest Master Mason of Long Pine Lodge No. 136 on December 17, 2019.
Brethren assisting the degree were: (Front L-R) WBro. Terry Foxworthy, WBro. Mike Hitchcock (Silver Cord No. 224), WBro. Scott Emmett, Bro. Don Coash, WBro. Jeremiah Schartz, WBro. Stan Weidner and WBro. Alvin Benemerito. (Back L-R) WBro. Barry Frerichs, Bro. Gerald VanEvery, WBro. Jim Nelson, Bro. Garrett Weidner and Bro. Pat Kellogg
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On December 18, 2019, College View Lodge No. 320 raised Brother Jack Hottell to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. W.B. Tom Anderson conferred the degree as Worshipful Master, with W.M. Curt Wolbert as Senior Warden, W.B. Chuck Burk as Junior Warden, W.B. Paul Hadley as Chaplain, Brother David Johnson as Senior Deacon, W.B. Bruce Watkins as Junior Deacon, Brother Sean Bush as Senior Steward, Brother Caid Bleess as Junior Steward, and W.B. Mike Berger as Tyler. W.B. Tom Anderson and Brother Caid Bleess gave the Questions and Answers lecture, W.B. Dave Sierks (North Star Lodge No. 227) gave the 2nd lecture, and W.B. Bruce Watkins gave the 3rd lecture and issued the Charge. Others present this evening were W.B. Ron Epp, W.B. John Cramer (Cotner Lodge No. 297), and Brother Pat Carny (Hickman Lodge No. 256). Thanks go out to all of the brethren who came together this evening to bring a brother into the fraternity.
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Most Worshipful Bob Moninger, accompanied by R.W. Ron Stites, Deputy Grand Master, and R.W. Jim Carlton, Grand Senior Warden, presented a Bronze Jordan Medal to Brother George W. Madsen on December 16, 2019. The presentation was made at the request of Omadi Lodge No. 5 of South Sioux City at Brother George’s home in Omaha, Nebraska and there were a number of brethren from other Omaha area lodges in attendance. Brother George was raised on December 27, 1957 in Omadi Lodge No. 5. The first photo shows M.W. Bob reading the Jordan Medal Certificate to Brother George while his wife Julie watches. The second photo shows Brother George’s wife pinning the Bronze Jordan Medal Lapel pin on Brother George.
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At the request of Bartley Lodge No. 228, Most Worshipful Bob Moninger presented Brother William “Bill” S. Teter his 70-year Pin, Certificate, and Wallet Card on December 16, 2019 at Brother Bill’s home in Omaha, Nebraska. He was Raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on June 6, 1949 in Bartley Lodge No. 228. Assisting Most Worshipful were R.W. Ron Stites, Deputy Grand Master, and R.W. Jim Carlton, Grand Senior Warden. Shown in the first photo is M.W. Moninger reading the 70-year Membership Award Certificate to Brother Bill; the second photo shows Most Worshipful watching Brother Bill’s wife Jenny pin the 70-year Membership Lapel Pin on Brother Bill; and the final photo shows R.W. Stites, R.W. Carlton, and M.W. Moninger with Brother Bill after the presentation.
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On a cold, snowy, road-slickened December 15, 2019, members of G. W. Lininger Lodge No. 268, friends, and family held its 4th Annual Mini Golf Outing at Medieval Putt in Elkhorn. Thank goodness this was an indoor event and despite the best efforts of a few no one was injured and no damage was done to the course. Something new for the Outing this year was the collection of food for a local food bank. Plans are already underway for the 2020 event, but will have to wait for a cold and snowy weather forecast.
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Members and friends of Hickman Lodge No. 256 in Lincoln recently spent some time making Christmas items that were donated to residents of The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth and the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont.
On Tuesday, December 3rd, I had the honor of listening to Brother Zane Zentic of Fremont Lodge No. 15 demonstrate his proficiency in the Entered Apprentice degree, and presented him with a Grand Master’s Full Form Excellence in Proficiency Coin. He was near flawless! Both Zane and M.W. Dennis Rix spent a lot of time together working on Zane’s proficiency, and their efforts showed. Congratulations to Zane and Fremont Lodge on such an outstanding job!
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