Articles of Interest

Watch the recording of “A Goodly Heritage”

Performed on March 23 and 24, 2024 at Eden Mennonite Church in Moundridge, Kansas.

MonthArticle Title
June 1, 2024You may see the 150th sign on the Tractor/Wagon “float” in the Black Kettle parade in Moundridge

2:00 p.m. Turkey Red Hard Winter Wheat Binding and Shock Building at the field west of the Moundridge Museum
May 31, 20245:00 p.m. Unveiling of Sculpture by Ann Zerger and Chip Parker in Moundridge
May 10, 2024Watch for Schweitzers in the May Day Parade in McPherson

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May 4-5, 2024Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 1:00-4:00 p.m. A Century of Mennonite Quilts at Pine Village Wellness Center, 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge, Kansas

A Century of Mennonite Quilts

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A Quick Tour of Mennonite Quilts

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April 21, 20244:00 p.m. Professor Matt Cotton speaking on contemporary Ukraine at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kansas

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April 7, 20244:00 p.m. Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus Concert, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas
March 23-24, 2024March 23, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. and March 24, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. “Goodly Heritage” Historical Drama at Eden Mennonite Church. A musical depicting the history of the Swiss Volhynians.

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Monday, March 18, 2024Genealogy Seminar, “Finding your Ancestors” with Jerry Juhnke at Pine Village Wellness Center, Moundridge.

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March 2024 – Annual Meeting – Presentation by Frank Stucky and 1974 Parade videoFrank Stucky’s Presentation
1974 Parade video
July 29, 2023Plowing with horses
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October 26, 2023 – SMCHA Banquet featuring presentation from Jerry JuhnkeSee video
October 2023Planting with horses
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March 12, 2023  Lois Preheim presentation on The Children’s Blizzard. See video
Mennonite Mills presentation on October 27, 2022 at Banquet at Eden Mennonite Church by Brian StuckyMennonite Mills in Central Kansas
March 8, 2020, Annual Meeting
Bethel College Mennonite Church
Speaker: Jim Juhnke, “Mennonite Museum in Uzbekistan”
Banquet – November 7, 2019 at Pine Village Wellness Center, Moundridge, KansasSpeaker: Patricia Goering Smith Author: “Revolution Revisited: Behind the Scenes in East Germany 1989” See Video1 See Video Video 3
March 10, 2019 Annual MeetingSpeaker Dr. Kip Wedel, “Wrong Kingdom: Why Anabaptists are Suspicious of American Civil Religion.” Business Meeting Report Listen to audio See Video
Banquet – October 18, 2018 at Bethel College Mem Hall Don and Joanne Siegrist, “Anabaptist History: Trachselwald Castle and Events in Emmental” see photo read pdf see video
October 2018Bernese Anabaptist History: a short chronological outline 1525-2018 See chart
Annual Meeting – March 11, 2018 at Pretty Prairie Mennonite Church Rev. Kathy Goering Reid “Schweitzer Culture and Peace in Our Homes” See photo Read pdf

Banquet at Eden Mennonite, October 26, 2017
Dale Schrag, “Searching for a Usable Past”
see video
August 2017Freeman, SD & Henderson, NE trip report
Tour recalls tragedy of Jan. 12, 1888 in Freeman Courier 6/22/2017 Read pdf
April 10, 2017“Passing on Stories” by Laurie Robinson, Mennonite World Review Read article
Annual Meeting at First Mennonite, Newton KS – March 12 2017
Curt Goering from Center for Victims of Torture
Read pdf See photo

Banquet at Faith Mennonite, Newton, KS – September 2016Susan K Goering – “One Mennonite Woman’s Journey for Race Equity and Justice”
Read pdf See photo
May 2016The Growth and Decline of the Alta Community: A Case Study of Dead and Dying Towns in Kansas ~ by Renae Stucky
Annual Meeting – April 3, 2016 at First Mennonite, Hutchinson KSJohn McCabe-Juhnke – Teaching at East European National University in Lutsk, Ukraine See Intro
Banquet at Eden – October 29, 2015
Common Threads: Anabaptist and African American Songs and Stories of Suffering and Hope” – Tony Brown, John Sharp, Ken Rodgers
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March 2014Remembering the Murdock Mill Read pdf
Banquet November 11, 2014Jeff Koller “The Importance of Telling the Story” Read pdf
October 2014A view of Swiss Volhynian Mennonites from interviews by Jason Holcomb Read summary
Annual Meeting at Halstead Mennonite Church – March 9 2014Scholarship recipients. Read pdf
November 2013Dave Ortman notes and slides – “Time Travel Schweitzer Style – More Research Needed”
September 29, 2013Salem Zion Marker Project and Dedication Read about Event
Banquet at Whitestone August 29, 2013David Ortman, “What Research Possibilities?”
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Annual Meeting at First Mennonite, McPherson KS March 10, 2013 Marlene Krehbiel, “John J. Stucky 1898-1928”
The Diary of John J. Stucky

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February 2013Catlin Speeches by James Juhnke and Alan Stucky
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February 2013Catlin Story – 138-year-old mystery of missing children is solved – Peabody KS Read pdf
How our ancestors made peace with death by James C. Juhnke Read pdf
Feb 8, 2013Those Who Helped the Swiss Volhynian Mennonites (excerpts) by David E. Ortman Read pdf
2013Native Americans: How can we be Neighbors in “Indian Country” from Don and Eleanor Kaufman article, submitted by David E. Ortman Read pdf
October 21, 2012Presentation at Eden Mennonite Church, James Juhnke,“Ambivalent Celebration: Kansas Mennonites and the Bicentennial of 1976”See Video
Banquet at First Mennonite Church, Newton – October 18, 2012Rich Preheim, “Three Kingdoms: Origins of the Schweitzer Missionary Impulse.” Read pdf See photo
Three Kingdoms by Rich Preheim
September 2012Crises 1873 in Red River Valley – David E. Ortman Read pdf
June 2012
Immigrant Story-Children Buried at Catlin Cemetery
See photo
April 2012
Face Lift At the Mennonite Marker
March 11, 2012Life and Ministry of Elder Valentine J. Krehbiel of First Mennonite Church of Christian By David Habegger See photo

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January 2012
Indians and Boa Constrictors: The Making of a Swiss Volhynian Community in the Dakota Territory – Benjamin Waltner Goossen
Banquet at West Zion October 2011
Gary Waltner, “History of the European Roots of Kansas and South Dakota Schweitzers Before the Russian Sojourn” See photo
Listen to the audio

Annual Meeting at Eden. March 20, 2011
Rosemary Fisher “Exploring Early Moundridge Through Photographs” See photo Read pdf
The Tragedy on Kisiwa Creek
Schweitzer Land
Banquet – Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Faith Mennonite, Newton KSBrian D. Stucky “Filling in the Gaps of Swiss History” See Intro See photo bio
Annual Meeting at Eden Mennonite March 14, 2010Drama by First Mennonite Church of Pretty Prairie KS Enjoy word Presentation
January 2008
Tribute to Don Schrag
December 2008
Ordination of Pastor Gail Graber
Annual Banquet at Eden Mennonite November 6, 2008S. Roy Kaufman “From Swiss Volhynia Amish to South Dakota Mennonite: An Unexpected Transformation”.
see video
March 2008
A memorial to Oswald H. “Ozzie” Goering
September 2007
A memorial to Arthur D. “Art” Goering
July 2007
July 2007 Monthly Feature,Thoughts on the life of Leona (Wedel) Krehbiel – Rich Ratzlaff
March 2007
Devotions for SHMCA Sunday March 11, 2007 – Gail Graber
January 2007
The Story of the Schweitzers who stayed behind in Ukraine in 1874 By James W. Krehbiel
November 2006
January 2006
Harley J. Stucky, July 26, 1920 – November 11, 2005
December 2005
Orlo Kaufman Memorial Service
November 2005
October 2005
Queer People – Dorothy Thompson
August 2005
The Swiss Mennonite Heritage: Cheese-Makers and Wheat-Growers, or Peace-Builders and People of Courage by Kirsten Zerger at Bethel College
June 2005
The Pastor Lee Lever Story
May 2005
The Galen Flickner Story
February 2005
“The Perils of Conscientious Objection: An Oral History Study of a 1944 Event”
January 2005
The Perils of Conscientious Objection – Roger Juhnke
December 2004
The Death of Gerhard Stucky
November 2004
The near lynching of John Schrag
September 2004
Steven Stucky, world renowned composer from Pretty Prairie, Kansas
August 2004
“The Migration of the Russian-Germans to Kansas: Part 4: Impact of the Russian-Germans Upon Kansas
July 2004
“The Migration of the Russian-Germans to Kansas: Part 3: “Settling In”
June 2004
“The Migration of the Russian-Germans to Kansas: Part 2: The Mennonites Arrive in Kansas
May 2004
“The Migration of the Russian-Germans to Kansas: Part 1: The Russian Background
March 2004
Curt Goering on Human Rights: Convocation Speech at Bethel College
August 2003
Walter W. “Sprig” Graber, a man for all seasons
June 2003
The Mennonite Rider
May 2003
Mennonites and Amish Identities among the Swiss Volhynian’s in Europe
April 2003
Joseph’s Coat by Wynn Goering
March 2003
Just Which Swiss Volhynian Families Were Originally Amish And Which Were Not? by James W. Krehbiel
January 2003
Pioneer Days in Dakota and Kansas: A Difference by James W. Krehbiel
December 2002
The life and times of Dale Marlo Stucky
December 2002
The Andrew D. Schrag Story
November 2002
October 2002
The Martin H. Schrag Story
September 2002
Will Ortman’s original oratorio, “Jesus the Man, the Christ”
August 2002
An intricate bond few other sisters could share
January 2002
The German Heritage of Kansas: An Introduction by William D. Keel, Univ of KS
December 2001
Congressional Record Sept 8, 1999 “Celebrating the 125th anniv. of arrival of Mennonites in America by Jerry Moran of KS and John R. Thune of SD
August 2001
R.C. Kauffman
A Critical Evaluation of Ourselves
From 75th Anniversary celebration

July 2001
The Josua & Freni Stucky Zerger Story
1980Reuben Goertz
Some in German
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Article in Kansas Historical Society 1977
by James C. Juhnke
1974A Study Guide of the Swiss Mennonites who came to America in 1874 Read pdf
1874 Ship List 4 congregations 163 families Of immigrants who came from Russia by Harley J. Stucky Read pdf