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May 29, 2010

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The descendants of Isaac L. Hoover and Benjamin L. Hoover will meet for their annual family reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 in Building 1 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please bring food and table service. Drinks will be provided.

Isaac L. and Benjamin L. were the children of Isaac B. and Mary Ann Hoover, who along with Isaac B.’s sister, Mary Hoover Ulich and husband John, came to Kansas in 1855. Isaac B. and Mary Ann are buried in Colyer Cemetery in southern Douglas County.

Brooke Sutherland was named to the spring 2010 honor roll at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., by earning a grade-point average of at least 3.75.

Sutherland is a sophomore at the university and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd L. Sutherland, Lawrence.

Jane Mikkelson, daughter of Meg Winchell and Jerry Mikkelson of Lawrence, graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and Russian literature from Columbia University. She also is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After working in India for a year as the art editor for “Time Out Delhi,” Mikkelson will start graduate school this fall at the University of Chicago, pursuing a Ph.D. in South Asian and Persian studies. She is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School.

Abigail Mott, a senior at Eudora High School, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas.

Joyce Bohling of Lawrence High School was selected to attend the 27th Annual Governor’s Scholars Award Program on May 2 in Topeka. The recognition ceremony honors the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors.

The Eudora High School Alumni annual meeting will be June 6 in the Eudora High School Commons area, 2203 Church St. Registration will begin at 12:20 p.m. A covered dish dinner will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a business meeting. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1960.

Alysha Valencia, a 2006 graduate of Free State High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and sport management from the University of Michigan on May 1. Valencia, who graduated with a grade-point average of 3.1, was an accomplished DI athlete for the University of Michigan Girls’ Cross Country and Track and Field team. She plans to settle in Chicago with a job in marketing.

Spencer Wilson, Eudora, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting May 8 from Harding University in Searcy, Ark.

Aaron Ideus, Lawrence, received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics May 16 from Doane College in Crete, Neb., during the college’s 133rd annual commencement celebration.

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