• Tom and Julie Stevenson of Aurora hosted a Christmas dinner and birthday celebration for their daughter Madison at their home on Dec. 23. A gift exchange was held. "Happy Birthday" was sung to Madison and she was remembered with cards and gifts. Present were Dan and Suzanne Stevenson of Columbus, their sons Nick from Norfolk and Nathan from Kearney, Ken and Denise Stevenson and daughters Emily and Rylee of Omaha, Florence Stevenson of Richland, Elaine Abraham of Schuyler, Paul and Peggy Duey of Aurora and Virgil and Cheryl Uhrmacher of Thedford.

• Christmas Day guests at the home of Florence Stevenson of Richland were Dan and Suzanne Stevenson of Columbus, Nick Stevenson of Norfolk, Nathan Stevenson of Kearney, Ken, Denise and Emily Stevenson of Richland, Rylee Stevenson of Omaha and Elaine Abraham of Schuyler. Following the noon dinner a gift exchange was held.

• Randy Engel of Baltimore, Maryland, arrived Dec. 20 for a Christmas vacation at the home of his mother Shirley Engel of rural Richland. He returned home Dec. 28.

• Roy Stevenson of Columbus was a Christmas Day dinner guest at the home of Lloyd, Margaret and Ryan Stevenson.

• Diane Hollman of Columbus hosted a supper on Christmas Day at her home. Guests were Frank and Lois Greaser of Richland, Larry and Bonnie Otto of Clarkson, Andy Ditter of Genoa, Mary Ann Raitt of Columbus and Shawn and Melissa Grovijohn and family of Howells.

• Christmas Day dinner guests at the home of Jerel and Carol Engel of Richland were Larry and Jackie Volz and their daughters Mary, Emily and Lauren of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Joey and Teresa Engel and Bobbie Davis and son Liam of Papillion, Mary Wilson and Alexys Chapman of Omaha and Dean, Jenny, BreAnn and Caden Thege of Columbus.

• Shirley Engel of Richland hosted a family dinner on Christmas Day at her home. Special guest was her son Randy Engel of Baltimore, Maryland.

• Christmas Day dinner guests at the home of Charlene Klug of Columbus were Jane George, Randy and Joyce Lindstrom and daughter Michelle, and Jeff and Cathie Klug, all of Columbus, and Tony and Judy Larry of La Vista.

• Christmas Eve supper guests at the home of Lloyd, Margaret and Ryan Stevenson of rural Richland were Chris, Nicki, Lawren and Cameron Houfek of Columbus and Aaron, Courtney and Nnash Stevenson of Schuyler.

• Russ and Linda Forney of Richland hosted a soup super on Christmas Eve at their home. Present were Michael, Sarah, Lola, Zoe, Briggs and McCoy Doerneman, Turner and Emma Trofholz, Jeannie Werner and Tarak and Marietta Werner, all of Columbus, Tim, Susan, Domonic and Emerson Fischer of Schuyler and Kevin, Pam, Chase and Brayden Gronenthal of Platte Center.

• Visitors on Christmas Day in the afternoon and supper guests at the Russ and Linda Forney home were Michael and Sarah Doerneman and family and Turner and Emma Trofholz of Columbus, Tim and Susan Fischer and son of Schuyler and Reuben and Lyza Noyd and daughters of Dodge.

• Christmas Day dinner guests at the home of Tim and Susan Rickert were Jim and Mildred Rickert, Terry Rickert and Staci and daughters Jaelyn and Kaylee of Columbus, LeAnne Rickert of Scottsdale, Arizona, Beau and Alysia Buckley and children Joscelyn, Walker and Merritt of Wichita, Kansas, and Steve, Amanda, Austin and MacKenzie Sandman of Gardner, Kansas. In the evening their guests were the Sandman family and Jeff, Jenna, Braylen and Brock Rickert of Omaha.

• Kathy Plugge and sons Joey and Jacob of Richland joined the Randy Paczosa relatives at a dinner held on Christmas Day at the fire hall in Silver Creek.

• Harley and Janet Loseke of Richland hosted the Imholte family Christmas celebration with a supper on Dec. 22 at their home. Janet’s mother Alice Imholte of Columbus was among the 25 in attendance.

• Harley and Janet Loseke of Richland left Dec. 23 for O’Fallon, Missouri, and spent the Christmas holiday at the home of David, Julie, Tyler and Jadyn Ross. Julie is their daughter. They returned home on Dec. 26.

• Quient Schaffer was a dinner guest on Dec. 24 at the home of Amy and Ian Duncan of Richland.

• A Forney family Christmas dinner and celebration was held Dec. 23 at St. Peter’s Church in Bellwood. Among those present were Russ and Linda Forney of Richland, Michael, Sarah, Lola, Zoe, Briggs and McCoy Doerneman and Turner and Emma Trofholz, all of Columbus, Tim, Susan, Domonic and Emerson Fischer of Schuyler and Reuben, Lyza, Ava, Norah, Ella and Willa Noyd of Dodge.

• Christmas Eve supper guests of Marilyn Kula of Columbus were Kathy Plugge and sons Joey and Jacob of Richland, Randy Paczosa of Silver Creek and Eddie Kula of Colorado.

• Visitors on Christmas Day in the evening at the home of Marilyn Kula of Columbus were Nick Kula of Columbus, Eddie Kula of Colorado, Kathy, Joey and Jacob Plugge of Richland and Arthur, Susan, Luke, Serena and William Martinez of Sutherland.

• Sam and Katie Settles and children Hallie and Liam of Papillion were Christmas Day afternoon visitors of Marcella Schmid, a resident of Prairie Village Retirement Home in Columbus.

• Dec. 20 dinner guests of Florence Stevenson were Dan, Suzanne and Nathan Stevenson of Columbus and Ken, Denise, Rylee and Emily Stevenson of Richland.

• Lawrence and Marilyn Kasik of Richland hosted a family Christmas dinner and celebration at their home on Dec. 23. Santa Claus made an appearance and visited with the children and gave them a gift from his bag. Present were Janis Kasik of Schuyler, Chris, Jill, Harper, Cooper and Melody Spale, Chelsea Kasik, Chase Lovell, Bill and Bonnie McPhillips, Ashley Kasik, Joel and Nathan Kasik, Mark and Louise Kasik and Michael Kasik, all of Columbus, Tom Kasik and John and Lauren Kasik of Richland, Justin, Katie, Shane and Liam McPhillips, Jake Labenz and Carson Weidner, all of Humphrey, Julie and John Spellerberg of Blair, Jenna Spellerberg of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Joel Kasik of Vermillion, South Dakota, Brittany Juranek of Ft. Calhoun, Mary, Jake and Abby Walker of Bennington, Glenn, Teresa and Jessie Kasik of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, Luke Kasik of Omaha, Steve Kasik of Uehling, Erick, Amanda, Eli and Emmie Kasik of Lincoln, Lukas, Kristie and Oliver Murchie and Jeremy and Anna Kasik of Minneapolis, Allison Kasik and Alfredo Alaman of Gretna and Joe, Heather, Hannah, Alissa, Kyle, Ava and Mariah Kasik of Leigh.

• Bob and Kathy Leimser of Richland hosted a family Christmas dinner at their home on Dec. 30. Following the meal the group enjoyed opening their gifts. Present were Pam Wachal and Mike, Dawn and Jonathan Heese, all of Omaha, Brent, Natasha and daughters Emma and Khole Van Diest and Jesse, Courtney, Delylah and Owyn Gunderson, all of Columbus, and Don Gunderson of Duncan.

• Dean and Lana Bell of Richland hosted a Christmas supper at their home on Dec. 29. Family members attending were Brad and April Myers of Kearney, Adam, Stephanie, Ahryn and Blake Bell of Richland and Eric, Crystal, Jaxon, Carson and Olivia Marie Bell of Columbus. The group enjoyed opening their gifts.

• Harley and Janet Loseke of Richland had supper with friends then went to the home of Rod and Kelli Reisdorff of Columbus on New Year’s Eve.

• Lloyd and Margaret Stevenson of Richland were evening visitors on Dec. 29 at the home of Shannon and Sue Cole of Columbus.

• Nnash Stevenson, the son of Aaron and Courtney Stevenson of Schuyler, was honored with a special birthday dinner and party to celebrate his second birthday on Dec. 30. His birthday was a construction theme with yellow hats, balloons and a dumpster truck. Nnash had a special cake and "Happy Birthday" was sung. He was remembered with gifts. Among those present were Lloyd, Margaret and Ryan Stevenson of Richland.

• Attending Mass on Christmas Eve at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus were Skip and Lorene Oehlrich and Nathan, Tori, J.R., Kipton and Eli Oehlrich, all of Richland, and Ashley Oehlrich of Elkhorn. Then the group went to the home of Skip and Lorene Oehlrich where they had supper and opened presents.

• A group went to Schuler Golf Club and had supper on New Year’s Eve. Present were Skip and Lorene Oehlrich, Joe and Fran Sobota, Roger and Genelle Kluck, Dick and Carol Wolta, Tom and Liz Faltys and Dave and Rhona Jedlicka.

• Jerel and Carol Engel of Richland hosted a soup supper at their home on the evening of Dec. 29 to celebrate the birthday of their granddaughter BreAnn Thege. Present were BreAnn’s parents Dean and Jenny Thege of Columbus and her great-grandmother Lorraine Engel of Richland. Her cake was a strawberry cheesecake.

• Greg and Sharon Klug’s family all arrived on Dec. 23 at their rural Columbus home. Their daughter Jenna Klug arrived from Seattle, Ryan, Alicia, Kassen and Kennedy Klug from Lincoln and Michael, Lora, Noah and Emilia Klug from Omaha. They all remained as house guests until Dec. 26. On Christmas Eve they enjoyed opening Christmas presents.

• Greg and Sharon Klug visited her mother Norma Hemmer of Columbus on Dec. 31 to wish her a happy birthday. Sharon baked her a special cake. Norma turned 85 on Dec. 30.

• Dan, Suzanne and Nathan Stevenson of Columbus were Dec. 29 dinner guests at the home of Florence Stevenson.

• Jacob Plugge, the son of Kathy Plugge of Richland, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 211 and he sold more than $1,700 worth of popcorn so he earned two tickets to the Omaha Mavericks hockey game held Dec. 30 in Omaha. He and his mother attended the game.

• Kathy Plugge of Richland and Randy Paczosa of Silver Creek had New Year’s Eve supper at the cafe in Genoa.

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