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Maidstone Museum: Charter member dies
Prairie train station
Maidstone Museum member Mae Hinde attended the first meeting of the organization held in the railway freight shed at its original location along the railroad.

MAIDSTONE — Nine members of Maidstone Museum met at the town office Feb. 21 with president Danielle Hollingshead presiding.

Kathy Utri gave a report on the Christmas gift exchange and supper held at the Lou and Sue Café Jan. 15. It was enjoyed by those who attended.

Plans for the upcoming season were discussed and the next meeting arranged for March 21.

The group recently lost longtime member Mae Hinde. Mae attended the first museum meeting held in the freight shed when the station building was still on its original site by the railroad tracks. After the building was moved to its present site, she was the first one there to help at any event and the last one to leave. Mae, with her pleasant disposition, always jumped right in to help with whatever job needed doing.

When her health deteriorated and she had to move from her home to Pine Island Lodge her only daughter, Trina, stepped in to fill her place.

It is hard-working dedicated people like Mae who have made the museum the success it is today.

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