Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:09Marion County Park and Lake was the scene of paddle boat racing Saturday with organizers considering the event an overwhelming success.
Maggie and Robert Nichols, co-coordinators, said they were expecting maybe five paddle boats total, but when nine teams of two registered, they were pleased.
“This year,” Nichols said, “we just wanted to get the event off the ground. Next year we are hoping to expand the competition to include canoes, kayaks and an obstacle course.”
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:12One of the features at the 16th annual Day on the Farm Saturday, Aug. 18, will be a new event: the WillowSpring Downs Derby.
This stick-horse race will probably be most appealing to children, but adults with an expertise in riding stick horses are welcome to compete.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own stick horses. Additional ones will be available, although event organizers are not guaranteeing the speed or stamina of those steeds.
Women and girls who come to watch the derby are also encouraged to wear “Derby hats.”
Day on the Farm is an activity for families, especially grandparents and grandchildren, held on the Duerksen/Knepp farm northeast of Goessel from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Derby races will be run at 11...
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.
Sunday evening, Johnny-Red-Eye and Nare-do-wells, who play rock-a-billy and classic country music, will perform starting at 7:30. The Methodist congregation will sell homemade ice cream after the performance.
Tickets for a drawing will be sold throughout...
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.
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