Apr. 26—Lone Tree Chapter: Daughters of the American Revolution

The Lone Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Greensburg Adult Center with eight members and five guests present: Mary Nolte, Bill, Merrily, Arden, and Hudson Muckerheide. We honored the DAR Good Citizens who were chosen from the three local county high schools. Our evening started by Regent Vicki Schwering having all introduce ourselves, then we enjoyed refreshments provided by Cathy Nolte, Marilyn Hadler and Julie Pyland.

Sharon Mang, our chapter's Good Citizens chairperson, told of the Good Citizens Award qualities of good citizenship of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The three senior students chosen by their respective high school are Arden Muckerheide from North Decatur, daughter of Bill and Merrily Muckerheide; Janae Comer from Greensburg, daughter of Kurt and Heather Comer; and Michael Stier from South Decatur, son of Mark and Melissa Stier.

The students had provided a resume, school transcript of grades, service information, and two letters of recommendation. Plus, each did a timed essay on a certain topic. Sharon has judges for this that are not from our county, nor do they know the students.

Arden was the only one able to be present, and read her essay. Sharon read the essays of Janae and Michael. Janae was chosen by the judges as the winner from our chapter, and she will be entered in the state contest now. Each of our three students will receive a monetary award from our chapter.

Regent Vicki led us in the DAR Opening Ritual. Marilyn gave the February secretary's report, and treasurer Sharon gave her report. Linda Volk told of the total solar eclipse on April 8 for a Minute Moment. Members were reminded to let Diana Springmier know of any cards to be sent. Cindy Beard is checking with the three local high schools for number of seniors going into the military. We are to let Vicki or Cindy know of service hours.

Vicki read her granddaughter Mallory Johanningman's fifth-grade essay on Women in the American Revolution. These women helped not only on the homefront, but as spies and messengers. Vicki has taken the clothes our ladies donated to North Elementary, and they appreciated having them if needed for the students. Cindy has sent donated seeds to Hindman School in Kentucky.

Our next meeting is at 1 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Decatur County Historical Museum.

DAR is a service organization open to any woman who can prove lineage descent of a patriot who fought or served in the American Revolution. For more information about membership, email — Information provided