Danny Riness of Brighton, son of Dawn and Jim Hesseltine, received his high school diploma on April 12 in Newton. A graduation ceremony will be held in December.
Merle and Mary Ann Pacha of Washington observed their wedding anniversary on May 4. Morris Pacha of Washington turned 90 on May 5. Siblings and their families from Emporia, Kan., and from Newton, Keota, Fairfield, Washington and Brighton gathered to celebrate the occasions. Their brother Walt and Helen were unable to attend the celebrations, as Helen was in the hospital.
On May 4, they dined at the Pizza Ranch in Washington. On May 5 they enjoyed cake and the dance at Polishville.
The Krony Krew Bridge Club met on May 8 at the home of Liz Gegner. Louise Frakes, Dorothy Miller and Shirley Schooley won the prizes. Their next meeting will be at the home of Sarah Robinson on May 22.
Chapter AQ, P.E.O., met in “The Old Main” on Iowa Wesleyan College campus in Mount Pleasant on May 7. Fifteen members were present. After a routine meeting, they toured the P.E.O. memorial rooms. Their next meeting will be on May 21 at the home of Lou Leeper in Washington.
The Brighton Chamber met at Brighton City Hall on May 6 to work on Whoopee Days plans. The group usually meets on the third Thursday of every month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call City Hall with any questions.
Donna Guy of Brighton and JoAnne Worley of Washington attended the Iowa Arts Convention in Fort Dodge on May 4. They were awarded blue ribbons in recognition of their regional art show winnings.
More than 150 people attended the Polishville dance on May 5. A birthday party was held for Morris Pacha of Washington. They also celebrated the wedding anniversary of Merle and Mary Ann Pacha of Washington. Eighteen students from a dance class in Ottumwa, along with their instructor, also attended the dance.