Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:09Tristan Reed, 9, left, and his sister, Mckenna, 7, operated a lemonade stand for about four hours Thursday in front of their home in the 200 block of North Adams. Standing behind them are Maren Reed, younger sister, and Mallory Shewey, babysitter. “We have had a lot of business,” Tristan said. “We wanted to wait for a hot day,” he said, adding that the stand was open for business from about noon until 3 p.m. As for future lemonade stands, Tristan said they might do it again before...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:18Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro is bringing back its “Kids Lunch Bunch” for children ages 5 to 11 starting at noon until 1 p.m. every Wednesday.
LaVonne Carrington, MSM interim director, said the idea of the weekly lunch and games program is to serve the community children.
“This is not just for MSM, but for other kids, too,” Carrington said. “We will have lots of activities planned throughout the summer, including some water games, which went over really well before.”
According to Carrington, this is not a new idea.
“We did it a couple of years ago when Lillian Bookless (former director) and I were here,” she said. “For three years in a row, it was a huge hit.”
Leah Rose, director of MSM children’s...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:16
A group of 41 visitors from Wichita took in the history of Hillsboro June 5.
Friends of Wesley, a group of retirees affiliated with Wesley Hospital, toured the Peter Paul Loewen and the William F. Schaeffler houses and the Kreutziger School, led by David Brown, Mary Regier and Aleen Ratzlaff, members of the Hillsboro Museums Advisory Board.
The tour guests also purchased souvenirs in the Visitors Center.
The group enjoyed a German lunch of vereneka, Hillsboro sausage, zwiebach and cherry mousse, sponsored by the Lions Club at Trinity Mennonite Church.
The event, coordinated by Pam Riesen, Chamber of Commerce secretary, was planned by the Hillsboro Museums Advisory Board in cooperation with the city’s Conventions and Visitors Bureau.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:52
Nearly all of the city of Hillsboro staff were hard at work May 23 laying the new sod lawn on the William F. Schaeffler House lawn. Work began early in the morning and was completed by lunch time. With the addition of the grass, the exterior work at the historic home is all but complete. Last year the roof was replaced and chimneys repaired with state funding assistance. Earlier this year, city workers removed some old trees on the front yard and planted two new ones, replaced the sidewalks and installed two classic yard lamps.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:02Residents at Parkside Homes, families, friends and staff members observed “Lost Sock Day” last week by donating several gallons of socks to Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.
Lavonne Carrington, MSM interim director, said the socks were a welcomed gift.
“A lot of kids will have socks without holes in them,” she said. “A lot of kids even wore shoes with no socks and they won’t have to do that anymore.”
Vida Bartel, director of life enrichment at Parkside, said the residents wanted to take part in the national sock day observance by collecting socks and then giving them to people who could use them.
“Residents voted Main Street Ministries would be the place to come (with this gift),” she said.
Bartel said the...
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