Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:50Katherine Nickel Hiebert Schmidt Penner is celebrating her 100th birthday with a come and go reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the dining room of Parkside Home.
She was born Sept. 9, 1912, in Washita County, near Clinton, Okla. On April 2, 1938, she was married to Dan Hiebert. They farmed west of Hillsboro. He predeceased her Feb. 28, 1957. She was then married to Harry Schmidt on Jan. 2, 1960, who also predeceased her May 26, 1966.
Her third husband was Paul Penner. They were married Feb. 14, 1976, and he predeceased her June 17, 1982.
Family members are inviting everyone to the event. Her children include sons Robert and Eddie Hiebert of Abilene, Paul and Marilynn Hiebert of Bridgeton, Mo., Charles Hiebert of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:47Museum to host genealogy event
Two women from Wichita will be the presenters at “Chasing Your Tale: A Family History and Genealogy Workshop,” a two-session event for the beginning or seasoned genealogist Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum.
The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with signup and end at 1:30 p.m.
Katie Funk Wiebe, author of the book “Writing Your Personal or Family History,” will speak on the how-to of collecting and recording the stories of one’s life.
Sara Orr Jones is an avid family history researcher following as many of her ancestral lines as is possible. Her “Random Thoughts about Genealogy” will include some of her unusual sleuthing strategies and how she...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:08NAMI group plans Sept. 6 meeting
The McPherson chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Crossroads Assembly of God Church south of McPherson.
Gretchen Esping will be speaking on “How To Work With Your Legislator.”
Anyone affected by or interested in mental illness is welcome to attend. Contact Roxie at 620-755-1405 or roxietreece@ yahoo.com for more information.
Parkview Church activities to begin
Parkview Church, 610 S. Main, will begin Wednesday night activities from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Aug. 29.
Children are asked to wear clothes they can get wet because a fire truck will be onsite for this first event.
Cubbies are children ages 4 and 5; Sparks are from kindergarten through...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 August 2012 13:15Home Educators plan Aug. 25 picnic
Marion County Home Educators will be having a back-to-school picnic at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Hillsboro Memorial Park near the playground.
Drinks and desserts will be provided. Participants are asked to bring table settings for their family and a potluck dish or two.
For more information contact Betsy Walker at 316-772-6578.
Goessel fall sports preview Aug. 24
The public is invited to the 19th annual Goessel High School Fall Sports Preview Night Friday, Aug. 24.
The evening will include a hamburger fry, football and volleyball scrimmages, and introductions of all fall sports teams.
The meal will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Patrons...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:04I stood motionless on the black expanse of the stage, waiting for the hot flash of spotlights to cue me into action. My heart drubbed in my ears and I stared down at my bare feet. The audience fixed their gaze on me and my fellow dancers. I could feel it, but I didn’t look up.
The lights came on, the music started its driving beat and I took a deep breath.
In life there come moments like these, so utterly surreal and unbelievable, that lead one to ask a serious of pointed questions. Namely, how did a small-town journalist from Kansas end up performing for an audience of hundreds on a stage with talented, professional dancers?
Well, that’s a bit of a long story. But I’ll try not to bore you with the details.
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