Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:11“iHeart Burdick: Sharing 125 Years of Memories” is the theme for this year’s 40th annual Labor Day celebration Sept. 2 and 3. This year’s event will commemorate Burdick’s 125th birthday.
The traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship service will be led by J.J. Beck, pastor of the Burdick United Methodist Church. He will be assisted by Bill Peterson, pastor of the Hebron Lutheran Church.
The service will be at the tennis courts. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 August 2012 15:244-H BEEF
Grand champion: Lauren Geis (TTT). Reserve grand champion: Karl Riffel (TTT).
Champion senior: Lauren Geis (TTT). Reserve champion: Karl Riffel (TTT).
Champion intermediate: Devon Gaines (PA). Reserve champion: Elizabeth Meyer (HH).
Champion junior: Mackenzie Porter (GGG). Reserve champion: Morgan Gaines (PA).
Senior, 14 yrs & older: Lauren Geis purple (TTT); Karl Riffel purple (TTT); Lisa Geis blue (TTT); Nick Meyer blue (HH); Ethan Oborny blue (TTT); Justin Deines blue (TTT); Chad Mueller blue (TTT).
Intermediate, 11-13 yrs: Devon Gaines purple (PA); Elizabeth Meyer purple (HH); Emily Meier blue (GGG); Madeline Meier blue (GGG); Brandon Porter blue (GGG).
Junior, 10 and under: Mackenzie Porter...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 August 2012 15:23
Legacy Quartet from Denver, Colo., is returning to this area for three concerts Aug. 18 and 19.
The group will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Koerner Heights Church, 320 Meridian Ave., Newton. On Sunday, Aug. 19, Legacy will sing at 10 a.m. at Gospel Assembly Church, 4220 N. Oliver, Wichita, and then at 3 p.m. at the Pine Village Retirement Community, 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge.
Formed in 1981, Legacy has performed in Korea, Australia, Cuba, Canada and venues across the central and western United States. The group’s unique harmony, variety, depth and the meaning of their songs has created a loyal audience.
Group members are Doug Filter, tenor; Mitch Rogge, lead; Steve Taylor, baritone; and Norm Huxman, bass.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 August 2012 15:22Brian Stucky, Goessel High School art and photography teacher, will be a speaker at the national convention for the Oregon-California Trails Association in Lawrence Aug. 10.
Stucky’s topic will be, “The Cherokee Trail in South-Central Kansas.” The Cherokee Trail began in Arkansas, came up near El Dorado, through Potwin, near Elbing, and within one mile south of Goessel before joining the Santa Fe Trail two miles south of Galva at the Turkey Creek Crossing.
The trail runs through Colorado and southern Wyoming before joining the California and Oregon trails in the southwest corner of Wyoming, and then on to California.
It was an 1849 gold rush trail, first traveled by a group of Cherokee Indians and white explorers teaming...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 August 2012 15:21
Goessel’s Country Threshing Days provided fun for people of all ages this past weekend. In the top photo, large and small engines were available for viewing by the hundreds of people attending the event. In the photo below, one of the more popular activities for children was Uncle Milt’s Shed, where they could play with grain or machinery on site. Donovan Schmidt, president of the board of directors of Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum, said the event was blessed with cooler weather and the number of people there was about the same as last year. “The demonstrations were well-attended,” he said, “and food sales went well, too.” Overall, Schmidt said organizers were satisfied with the outcome.
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