Thayer County Health Services Hospital Guild

For more than 60 years, The TCHS Hospital Guild has provided support to the hospital and clinics. Every employee, in every department, as well as every patient at Thayer County Health Services has benefited from the hard work and volunteers that make up the Hospital Guild. The

The hospital guild was formed in 1953 to support the hospital with the extra work that needed to be done. This work included mending hospital linen, visiting and reading to patients, and canning garden products for winter use.

In 1960, members recognized that the function of the Guild was changing. Disposable and pre-sterilized medical supplies were becoming standard in the industry. Sewing and mending was less of a problem and the hospital was advised not to use home-canned products.

By 1967, the Guild changed its focus to financial support of the new hospital. The Guild held a county-wide rummage sale called a “Things & Stuff” sale. This sale continued in a donated shop above the bank one day a week. In 1988, the Guild purchased a ground level shop on Lincoln Avenue in Hebron. The shop, “Things & Stuff” shop in downtown Hebron.

Things and Stuff “Thrift” Shop

The Things and Stuff shop is open in downtown Hebron four days a week – Wednesday thru Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am –Noon.   With the proceeds from the shop and through their other activities, the Guild has been able to provide thousands of dollars of support to the hospital and clinics over the years.  Their efforts ultimately benefit the patients.

The Guild has also held holds bake sales, quilt raffles, “Lights of Love” memorial Christmas tree, volunteers at hospital community events and helps serve meals at the Foundation’s annual golf tournament.  

The Guild is also supported through membership drives and memorial gifts. Previous fundraising events have included Bingo, Style Shows, Home Tours, doll raffles, calendars, etc.

Guild Officers – 2017

  • President – Carol Krueger

  • Vice Presidents – Edna Johnson, Sara Hensley, Eileen Ashe and Audrey Else.

  • Secretary – Connie O’Hanlon

  • Treasurer – Mary Rauner

  • Project Chairwomen – Kris Miesner, Karen Schardt and Yvonne Long

  • Membership Chair – Cassie Wilbeck

  • The Guild continued their commitment to the health and wellness of Thayer County by donating over equipment, supplies and other material each year to the hospital and clinics.

Show Your Support – Join the Guild
TCHS Guild membership is open to anyone. The cost of becoming a member is $3 in annual dues. For membership information or details on how to make a donation to the guild, contact Rita Luongo at 402-768-4636 or email