Revived Grange installs officers

The revived Ney Grange installed new officers in April.
The revived Ney Grange installed new officers in April.

GENOA – Officeholders in the revived Ney Grange 1845 gathered at the 1835 Miller-Ellwood log cabin near Genoa for this photo after installation ceremonies on April 21.

Installed were president Barry Schrader; vice president Bill Braksick; Grange historian Steve Bigolin; chaplain Rev. Harlene Harden; gatekeeper Dale Swanson; treasurer Joanne Helmold; lecturer Tom Rhoads; steward George Helmold; assistant steward Mark Hill; lady assistant steward Emily Weil; secretary Kay Shelton; Grange musician Kay Schrader and members of the executive committee.

There were 30 members and officers installed in the Subordinate Grange, the only remaining chapter in DeKalb County and one of only 31 in the state. Their main project will focus on restoring, maintaining and serving as docents for the historic log cabin at the Hoppe farmstead.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Mayfield Congregational Church. For information on joining or visiting a meeting, contact Schrader at 815-758-5424 or go to

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