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Grand Master Installs Officers of Silver Cord Lodge

The Officers of Silver Cord Lodge No. 224 of Ainsworth, NE were Installed by M.W. Bob Moninger on January 11, 2020.

Left picture: (Front L-R) Mike Hitchcock, Junior Deacon; Wilbur Saner, Senior Deacon; Terry Foxworthy, Worshipful Master; Randy Stolcpart, Junior Warden; & Luke Hitchcock, Senior Warden.
(Back L-R) M.W. Bob Moninger, Grand Master; Bryan Murphy, Marshal, & Evan Evans, Secretary/Treasurer.

Right picture: M.W Bob Moninger and W. Terry Foxworthy.

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Posted by on January 13, 2020 in Random Thoughts


Tour the Nebraska Masonic Foundation Museum and Research Library


Tour the Museum and Research Library in a video on the Grand Lodge Facebook site.

The Nebraska Masonic Foundation has made great progress the past couple years cataloging more than 2,000 books, and is about ready to begin the same process with the artifacts in the Museum. You can also learn how to find online the books that are in the Library. The Foundation continues its efforts to preserve and protect valuable Masonic books dating back 150 years to more than 200 years ago.

Go to the Museum & Library database page to search the book collection or to make an appointment to tour the museum or do research in the library.


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George Washington Lodge 250 Installation

Grand Master Bob Moninger installed the brethren of George Washington Lodge No. 250 in Lincoln. Pictured is Grand Master Bob and Worshipful Master Roger Warnke.

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Posted by on January 10, 2020 in Random Thoughts


Fremont 15 Installs Officers

On Saturday, January 4, the 2020 Officers of Fremont Lodge No. 15 were installed. Also present were John Ferguson, Grand Junior Deacon, Rob King, Grand Marshal, and Dean Skokan, Past Grand Master.

Following installation, Worshipful Master Peter Rix presented a check to John Ferguson for the Nebraska Masonic Endowment Fund Foundation to purchase a brick in honor of his father, Arnold Rix, Past Master and father of one Past Grand Master, three Past Masters of the Lodge, and one Master Mason.

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Posted by on January 8, 2020 in Random Thoughts


NE Masonic Foundation Museum & Library to go Live on Facebook

Tour your Museum and Research Library this Thursday at 4:45 p.m. in a Facebook Live presentation. Live from the Grand Lodge Office, see Masonic artifacts and the more than 2,000 books preserved there. If you miss the live presentation, you can view it anytime on the Grand Lodge’s Facebook page.

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Posted by on January 6, 2020 in Random Thoughts


New Member Raised at Long Pine 136

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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Posted by on December 19, 2019 in Random Thoughts


New Member Raised in College View 320 in Lincoln

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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Posted by on December 19, 2019 in Random Thoughts