Transporation offered for concert

MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge Arts Council is offering Moundridge residents the opportunity to ride in a van  to North Newton for the Masterworks Concert at 3 p.m.  May 6 at Bethel College. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and up, and $6 for students.

The Bethel College Oratorio Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra will present Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem. The musicians include Bethel College students as well as several dozen community members.

Soloists are Soyoun Chun, Jill Siebert, Monica Schmidt, Ron Garber, Christopher Kliewer, and Nathan Snyder. Conductors are William Eash and Adam Fontana.

To ride the van, call Rosemary Fisher at 620-345-8979 by April 23 to reserve a seat. Concert tickets will be available at the door or can be reserved by calling 316-283-2500 or 800-522-1887, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Immigrant history focus of historical society

WHITEWATER — Viola (Entz) Udd will present "Bernhard and Marie Wilhelmine Entz: Their Lineage, Lives, and Letters" to the Frederic Remington Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. May 7 at Frederic Remington High School, 8850 NW Meadowlark Road, Whitewater.

After the Bernhard Entz family emigrated from West Prussia in 1891, they settled on a farm one mile south of Newton. The presentation will focus on the life and times of Bernhard and Marie Entz. However, their son Herman B. married Anna Harder in 1897 and moved south of Brainerd; the Entz name continues to be prevalent in the local Emmaus Mennonite Church community. Another son Gustav stayed on the original Entz farm south of Newton. Viola lives in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She has compiled the Bernhard Entz heritage into a book. She will draw her presentation from her manuscript.