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Brothers support youth fishing tournament

Past Master Ron Triemstra (pictured above on the right) presents a check for $250 on behalf of the Freemasons of Prairie View Masonic Lodge in Ripon to Chuck Hurley of Norton’s Dry Dock. The donation from the Lodge is in support of the Angler and Young Angler fishing tournament to be held on Green Lake this summer.  Submitted by Brother Rick Coles

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Prairie View Lodge Steintossen competition

Knuth Brewing Company (a micro brew in Ripon), held the grand opening celebration for their new building on February 17, 2024. Part of the grand opening was, at owner David Knuth’s request, a “Steintossen competition” which was hosted by the Brothers of Prairie View Freemasons Lodge, also in Ripon. A Steintossen is similar to the stone throw the Lodge presents at RiponFest each summer, except instead of throwing large boulders the contestants throw medicine balls. It was a great fundraiser

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Ripon Freemasons ring bells to raise money

Freemasons from Prairie View Masonic Lodge (No. 95), Ripon, rang the Salvation Army Bell at the Walgreens in Ripon on December 9th. Pictured is Tiler Phil Wepner ringing the Bell. Also taking a turn at ringing the bells throughout the day were Brothers (Master) Greg Frounfelter, Bill Boutwell, (PM) Meade Grim, Tom Archambo, (PM) Wes O’Laire, Kevan Nault, Tom Voight, Mike Brice and (PM) Rick Coles.  This is an annual event for the Ripon-based Brethren, as we proudly reported on

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Brother Schoff receives Masonic Scouter Award

Brother David Schoff (left) of Ripon’s Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95 was presented with “The Daniel Cater Beard – Masonic Scouter Award” for his leadership in the Boy Scouts on Aug. 8th. Prairie View Lodge Master Greg Frounfelter makes the presentation.  From donating $3,200 to their local United Way, to cleaning up their segment of Highway 23, to serving beverages at their community’s Ripon Concert on the Village Green – these Brothers have been very active lately! Submitted by

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Prairie View Masonic Lodge scrambles for scholarships

Prairie View Freemasons Lodge No. 95, Ripon, recently held its fifth annual golf scramble to raise money for the scholarships given to Ripon, Green Lake, Markesan, and Laconia graduating seniors each spring. Golfers included, from left: Tiler Phil Wepner, PM Larry Malchow, Masonic Foundation President Peter Tourville, Golf Outing Organizer Ron Triemstra, Andy Gryske, Junior Warden Kevan Nault, Grand Treasurer Paul T. Tourville, PGM and Lodge Secretary Meade Grimm.  Earlier this month, we reported the Lodge’s involvement in RiponFest 2.0

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Prairie View Masons hold Chili Cookoff, Celebrate 165 Years

Prairie View Lodge No. 95, Ripon, held its annual Chili Cookoff competition and chili feed, as well as celebrating the 165th anniversary of the Lodge on July 25. In the photo above are the top three placewinners in the Chili Cookoff (from left): 3rd place Lodge JW Kevan Nault; Champion Ron Triemstra, PM; and 2nd place Jenn Aither (lady of PM Tim Aither). Brother Ron used the recipe of his late wife Darcy.  Submitted by Brother Rick Coles

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“Masonic Stone Challenge” held at RiponFest

The Brethren of Prairie View Freemasons Lodge No. 95 hosted the 4th Annual Masonic Stone Challenge as part of RiponFest 2.0 in Ripon on July 8th. Over $500 was raised for high school scholarships. Above, pictured staffing the Masonic Stone Challenge (from left) are: Brother Tim Aither, Calin Frounfelter, Landon Shidell, Lodge Junior Warden Kevan Nault, Lodge Master Greg Frounfelter, Brother Zach Beek. Not pictured: Brother Ron Triemstra. In conjunction with the Open and Challenge Stone Division, the 1st Annual

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Prairie View Masonic Lodge Helps Ripon United Way

Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95 presented a check to the Ripon United Way for $3200 on April 25. Prairie View Lodge Brothers contributed $1600, and the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation matched it for a total of $3200. This was one of the largest gifts given to the Ripon United Way this year. Pictured above, from left: H. Meade Grim, Secretary; Greg Frounfelter, Master; Jeff Pullman-Becker, President of Ripon United Way; and Bill Boutwell, Junior Steward and Ripon United Way Board

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Prairie View Freemasons Clean Up Highway 23

The Brothers of Prairie View Freemasons Lodge No. 95 cleaned their stretch of Highway 23 between Ripon and Green Lake on April 15. Kneeling in the photo from left: Brother Bill Boutwell, Brother Kevan Nault and Brother Jonathan Chavez. Standing: W:. Brother Rick Coles, W:. Brother H. Meade Grim, Turner Schmitt (Grandson of Wes Wassell), Brother Dave Schoff, W:. Brother Rev. Wes Wassell and W:. Brother Greg Frounfelter. Not pictured: W:. Brother Ron Triemstra and Meghan Schmitz (fiancé of Brother

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Ripon Brothers Help Out at Polka on Ice

An annual winter festival, Polka on Ice, took place on February 18th in beautiful Ripon, Wisconsin. Manning the beverage sales at this fun community event were the Brothers of Ripon’s very own Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95.  Pictured from left: Kevan Nault, Junior Warden; Jeff Hermes, Senior Warden: Greg Frounfelter, Master; and Phil Wepner, Lodge Tiler.  We had recently reported that during the past Christmas Holiday Season, the Brothers of Prairie View Masonic Lodge also took a day to

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Prairie View Masonic Lodge Rings Bells for Salvation Army

The tintinnabulation of the ringing of the bells! Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95 once again took a day ringing the Salvation Army bell at Walgreens in Ripon on Dec. 3. The Brothers gather every year to support their local Salvation Army and partner with them to help support their community.  The monies raised from previous Red Kettle campaigns were used to help people with rent, utilities, lodging and other needs. In addition, the Ripon Area Salvation Army donated money

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Brothers support youth fishing tournament

Past Master Ron Triemstra (pictured above on the right) presents a check for $250 on behalf of the Freemasons of Prairie View Masonic Lodge in Ripon to Chuck Hurley of Norton’s Dry Dock. The donation from the Lodge is in support of the Angler and Young Angler fishing tournament to be held on Green Lake this summer.  Submitted by Brother Rick Coles

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Prairie View Lodge Steintossen competition

Knuth Brewing Company (a micro brew in Ripon), held the grand opening celebration for their new building on February 17, 2024. Part of the grand opening was, at owner David Knuth’s request, a “Steintossen competition” which was hosted by the Brothers of Prairie View Freemasons Lodge, also in Ripon. A Steintossen is similar to the stone throw the Lodge presents at RiponFest each summer, except instead of throwing large boulders the contestants throw medicine balls. It was a great fundraiser

Read More »

Ripon Freemasons ring bells to raise money

Freemasons from Prairie View Masonic Lodge (No. 95), Ripon, rang the Salvation Army Bell at the Walgreens in Ripon on December 9th. Pictured is Tiler Phil Wepner ringing the Bell. Also taking a turn at ringing the bells throughout the day were Brothers (Master) Greg Frounfelter, Bill Boutwell, (PM) Meade Grim, Tom Archambo, (PM) Wes O’Laire, Kevan Nault, Tom Voight, Mike Brice and (PM) Rick Coles.  This is an annual event for the Ripon-based Brethren, as we proudly reported on

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Brother Schoff receives Masonic Scouter Award

Brother David Schoff (left) of Ripon’s Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95 was presented with “The Daniel Cater Beard – Masonic Scouter Award” for his leadership in the Boy Scouts on Aug. 8th. Prairie View Lodge Master Greg Frounfelter makes the presentation.  From donating $3,200 to their local United Way, to cleaning up their segment of Highway 23, to serving beverages at their community’s Ripon Concert on the Village Green – these Brothers have been very active lately! Submitted by

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Prairie View Masonic Lodge scrambles for scholarships

Prairie View Freemasons Lodge No. 95, Ripon, recently held its fifth annual golf scramble to raise money for the scholarships given to Ripon, Green Lake, Markesan, and Laconia graduating seniors each spring. Golfers included, from left: Tiler Phil Wepner, PM Larry Malchow, Masonic Foundation President Peter Tourville, Golf Outing Organizer Ron Triemstra, Andy Gryske, Junior Warden Kevan Nault, Grand Treasurer Paul T. Tourville, PGM and Lodge Secretary Meade Grimm.  Earlier this month, we reported the Lodge’s involvement in RiponFest 2.0

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Prairie View Masons hold Chili Cookoff, Celebrate 165 Years

Prairie View Lodge No. 95, Ripon, held its annual Chili Cookoff competition and chili feed, as well as celebrating the 165th anniversary of the Lodge on July 25. In the photo above are the top three placewinners in the Chili Cookoff (from left): 3rd place Lodge JW Kevan Nault; Champion Ron Triemstra, PM; and 2nd place Jenn Aither (lady of PM Tim Aither). Brother Ron used the recipe of his late wife Darcy.  Submitted by Brother Rick Coles

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“Masonic Stone Challenge” held at RiponFest

The Brethren of Prairie View Freemasons Lodge No. 95 hosted the 4th Annual Masonic Stone Challenge as part of RiponFest 2.0 in Ripon on July 8th. Over $500 was raised for high school scholarships. Above, pictured staffing the Masonic Stone Challenge (from left) are: Brother Tim Aither, Calin Frounfelter, Landon Shidell, Lodge Junior Warden Kevan Nault, Lodge Master Greg Frounfelter, Brother Zach Beek. Not pictured: Brother Ron Triemstra. In conjunction with the Open and Challenge Stone Division, the 1st Annual

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Prairie View Masonic Lodge Helps Ripon United Way

Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95 presented a check to the Ripon United Way for $3200 on April 25. Prairie View Lodge Brothers contributed $1600, and the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation matched it for a total of $3200. This was one of the largest gifts given to the Ripon United Way this year. Pictured above, from left: H. Meade Grim, Secretary; Greg Frounfelter, Master; Jeff Pullman-Becker, President of Ripon United Way; and Bill Boutwell, Junior Steward and Ripon United Way Board

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Prairie View Freemasons Clean Up Highway 23

The Brothers of Prairie View Freemasons Lodge No. 95 cleaned their stretch of Highway 23 between Ripon and Green Lake on April 15. Kneeling in the photo from left: Brother Bill Boutwell, Brother Kevan Nault and Brother Jonathan Chavez. Standing: W:. Brother Rick Coles, W:. Brother H. Meade Grim, Turner Schmitt (Grandson of Wes Wassell), Brother Dave Schoff, W:. Brother Rev. Wes Wassell and W:. Brother Greg Frounfelter. Not pictured: W:. Brother Ron Triemstra and Meghan Schmitz (fiancé of Brother

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Ripon Brothers Help Out at Polka on Ice

An annual winter festival, Polka on Ice, took place on February 18th in beautiful Ripon, Wisconsin. Manning the beverage sales at this fun community event were the Brothers of Ripon’s very own Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95.  Pictured from left: Kevan Nault, Junior Warden; Jeff Hermes, Senior Warden: Greg Frounfelter, Master; and Phil Wepner, Lodge Tiler.  We had recently reported that during the past Christmas Holiday Season, the Brothers of Prairie View Masonic Lodge also took a day to

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Prairie View Masonic Lodge Rings Bells for Salvation Army

The tintinnabulation of the ringing of the bells! Prairie View Masonic Lodge No. 95 once again took a day ringing the Salvation Army bell at Walgreens in Ripon on Dec. 3. The Brothers gather every year to support their local Salvation Army and partner with them to help support their community.  The monies raised from previous Red Kettle campaigns were used to help people with rent, utilities, lodging and other needs. In addition, the Ripon Area Salvation Army donated money

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