Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:29
Characterized as an “old-fashioned community event” by its organizers, the Peabody Historical Society, the activities included a fire department competition between Peabody and Walton, antique cars, a flower show, quilt display, a “Stump the Antique Panel Booth” and pony rides on the old horse-racing track.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:09
Roger Ashley, 48, said he didn’t even realize he had been bitten the second time.
“I went to get my steel-toed boots from underneath the bed and tapped them on the floor,” he said. “I didn’t see anything so I put them on.”
Adamant about safety, Ashley said, he wore his steel-toed boots to protect his feet when using a chainsaw to cut wood and he had safety glasses to protect his eyes.
“I didn’t realize the little bugger was in my boot and had bit my toe,” he said. “Safety first, that’s me.”
“If I felt it, though, I didn’t notice it with the heavy socks I was wearing.”
Ashley said he and wife Grace went to Arkansas City that Saturday (Aug. 17) to help some friends move.
While driving, he said his middle toe started itching a lot.
They went to a water park, but prior to going, he said he stopped and got some athlete’s foot cream.
“By Saturday night, my toe went from incessant itching to excruciating pain,” he said. “It really and sincerely felt like (my toe) couldn’t have hurt anymore if you just reached down and cut it off—that kind of pain.”
As he said he was rolling around and screaming, his wife said they should go to the emergency room.
“I said I wasn’t going to the emergency room for a little toe.”
By Sunday, Ashley said his wife was about ready to knock him out and take him to the ER, but he still wasn’t going.
“I went to work Monday and after work I knew I had to go to the doctor,” he said.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 02 October 2012 13:51
Casey Case, parade chairman, said Marion High School classes from 1947 to 2007, in five-year increments, were there.
“What made me happy was we have used class reunions as the way to tie in to Old Settlers’ Day and there were 13 class reunions total,” he said.
“That is where I set my bar as far as a successful (Old) Settlers’ Day.”
Monetary prizes were given to the top three parade entries in three different categories, he said. Those included high school class floats, church and open categories.
The winning high school float went to the freshman class using the Old Settlers’ Day theme of “Marion City Library — Opening Books and Minds for 100 Years,” Case said. To illustrate the theme, the freshmen had a train engine pulling two cars as students onboard read books.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 September 2012 13:45
Around 106 families, representing 159 adults and 229 children, participated in the ninth annual Big Truck Night Thursday at Hillsboro Elementary School, according to organizers. In the past couple of years, the event has been a joint effort supported by the agencies and services within the Marion County Early Childhood Task Force. Big Truck Night provides a fun family learning environment filled with truck exploration, developmentally appropriate outdoor play experiences, social connections and exposure to community resources.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 September 2012 13:51
Enrollment growth at Tabor College set a new record for the fifth consecutive year with 768 students enrolled at the Hillsboro and Wichita campuses.
Both campuses experienced growth for the 2012 school year. The Hillsboro campus has 613 students taking classes and Tabor College Wichita has 155 students enrolled, including graduate and undergraduate students.
TCW has experienced a 27 percent increase from the 2011 enrollment, according to registrar Deanne Duerksen, who released the figures following the 20th day of classes.
This is the largest enrollment for the Marion County campus and the Wichita campus in history. The next highest enrollment benchmark for the Hillsboro campus was set in 1974. According to Duerksen, the overall head count is up nearly 5 percent from 2011.
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