Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 October 2012 13:57HCF seeking 2013 grant applications
The Hillsboro Community Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2013 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.
Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
Application forms can be downloaded from hillsborofreepress.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Eileen Unruh at The Insurance Center at 105 S. Main, Hillsboro. The deadline for submission is Nov. 16.
The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:00Help available for Medicare part D
Nancy Pihl, Kansas State Extension agent and counselor with Senior Health Insurance Counseling, is offering help for those in a Medicare part D plan for 2013.
A current Medicare prescription drug plan (part D) might have worked this year, but might not be the best plan in 2013. Insurance companies can and do make changes to premiums, deductibles and co-payments every year.
To schedule an appointment for reviewing and enrolling eligible recipients in a Medicare part D plan for 2013 call, 620-382-2325.
Pihl said she encourages those wanting assistance to bring their Medicare card and a list of current medications, dosage and times taken per day.
Goessel band to perform at Bethel
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:58Eight piano students of Sheila Litke, along with four guest pianists, will be performing in a Piano Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Tabor College Chapel.
The theme for this year’s event is “Afternoon at the Symphony.”
“These are all pieces written for orchestra and arranged for various piano ensembles, including duets, duos, trios, quartets and the unusual sextet, six people at two pianos,” Litke said. “The concert will feature pieces by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Copland, Strauss and Mozart.”
The eight students are Sara Sagner, Jared Janzen, Zach Neumann, Cora Ruhl, Krista Neifert, Janelle Rust, Sally Epp and Megan Wiebe.
They will be joined by Bruce Heyen, Brad Vogel and Tiffiney Harms, of the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:21USDA commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Thursday, Oct. 11. Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day.
Those receiving commodities are asked to contact their local site for a distribution schedule.
If there are no commodities left at a specific site, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
These items are for people who are income eligible and should be picked up from local distribution sites.
The new income guidelines as of April 1, 2012, include household size and maximum monthly gross income.
For one person, the income is $1,211; for two, $1,640; three, $2069; and four, $2,498.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:13Enrollment services available to seniors
The Marion County Department on Aging is providing assistance to older adults interested in comparing and enrolling in 2013 Medicare prescription drug plans.
Open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator, will be available to take appointments from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
Barb Smith, a volunteer with Senior Health Insurance Counseling For Kansas, will take walk-ins every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marion Senior Center starting Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Ratzlaff will be in Peabody Oct. 30 and Nov 5; to make an appointment at the Peabody Senior Center or Indian Guide Terrace, call Ruth Lott at 620-983-2226.
Ratzlaff will be in...
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