County fireworks go on sale Friday
The Marion County Commissioners approved the sale and discharge of fireworks in rural areas of the county from Friday, June 28 through Saturday, July 6.
Fireworks may be bought and discharged from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 28 and 29; from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 30 through July 3 and from 8 a.m. to midnight July 4, 5 and 6.
Fireworks may be discharged in Marion County outside city limits, on private property, at the Marion County Lake, inside Lakeshore Drive, and not at the reservoir.
4-H club to donate money to help park
The Happy Hustlers 4-H Club is serving pulled pork meals beginning at 5 p.m. June 26 at the Marion Farmers Market in Central Park.
The cost is $5 with all proceeds to benefit the Central Park restrooms project.
Fireworks sales in Hillsboro June 27
The city of Hillsboro is allowing the sale of fireworks from Thursday, June 27, through Friday, July 5.
Fireworks may be discharged from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 1, 2 and 3. Fireworks can be set off from 10 a.m. to midnight July 4.
Twilight Swim to support food bank
The Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center will host its second-annual Twilight Swim from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 28, in support of the community food bank at Main Street Ministries.
“We would request a $3 admission or three nonperishable food items,” said Marci Cain, co-manager of the pool. “The lifeguards and managers are all donating their time. All of the monetary donations and the food donations will go to Main Street Ministries.”
Adjustment made for street project
Street and parking lot work on Date Street in front of the USD 410 central office is expected to begin the week of June 24, according to Superintendent Steve Noble.
“Staff and public can park and enter the district office from the east side during this time of construction,” he said.
Summer office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Marion garden tour starts early June 29
The Marion City Library’s Flower in the Flint Hills Garden Tour is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.
The four gardens highlighted this year include 115 N. Elm St., owned by Darin and Jona Neufeld; 201 N. Coble, owned by Doug and Janet Marler; 412 S. Thorp, owned by Marian Crofoot; and 48 Lakeshore Dr., owned by Lawrence and Jackie Volbrecht.
Tickets are $5 and available at Marion City Library, 101 Library St. All participants are also encouraged to tour the library and stay for refreshments.
For more information, call Janet Marler, 620-382-2442.
Men’s ensemble to perform July 7
Hearts4Him, a men’s ensemble from central Kansas, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm, Hillsboro.
A love of music and a “heart for him” were the driving forces that led to the group’s formation, and the diversity of the members has made it possible to relate to a wide spectrum of people.
Their repertoire of sacred music is designed to encourage and inspire men and women.
Crullers and watermelon will be served afterward. For more information, call Jeff Wintermote at 620-947-3824.
Country Stitchers to meet July 1
Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.
The program, titled “Hot for the Fourth,” is being provided by the Sew What Quilt Shop in Marion.
Visitors are welcome.
Old Empire Days slated for July 3, 4
Galva Old Empire Days begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, with a worship service and potluck dessert.
July Fourth activities kick off with the Empire Days 5K Run at 7:30 a.m. at the ball park.
Other activities during the day include a walking taco lunch, bike parade, kids’ pedal pull, face painting, treasure hunt, dunk tank, rides, barbecue, musical performances, taekwondo presentations, drawings, fireworks at dusk and a street dance.
Organizers encourage the public to “come and join the fun.”
Circles invites all to the ‘Big View’
Circles of Marion County will meet at 6 p.m. for a meal and at 7 p.m. will have a program about the Big View team that will conclude at 8 p.m.
The event will be at Marion Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 610 E. Lawrence St.
According to organizers, the Big View process gets to the root causes of poverty and eliminates barriers that exist for low-income people.
The Circles group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month; team members are being recruited.
For more information about Circles or the Big View, call Jackie Volbrecht at 316-519-5146 or contact her by e-mail at email@example.com.
Solid waste group will meet July 17
The Central Kansas Regional Solid Waste Authority’s quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the McPherson County Transfer Station, 1431 17th Ave, McPherson.