Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 November 2009 13:23Hillsboro High School’s FFA Chapter hosted 19 high schools for either the Earl Weineigner FFA?Invitational or the South Central District judging Monday at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Sonya Roberts, HHS adviser, said almost 300 students had preregistered for dairy cattle, nursery/landscape and horse judging. More than half of the FFA chapters in the South Central District participated with four other schools, two in the East Central and two from the North Central districts, competing in...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:40About 15 members of H-Club, the Hillsboro High School organization for athletic letter-winners, worked from about 4:15 last Thursday afternoon until darkness set in around 6:15 p.m. to clean leaves from the yards or residents as a service project. The club was looking to help people who were not able to complete the task themselves. Adviser Scott O’Hare said the club completed four of the seven yards it had scheduled and hauled 30 to 40 pickup loads of leaves to the compost pile. Members hope to take care of the remaining three yards this Saturday, as time and weather allow, he added.
Elise Heyen, Hayley Pankratz and Frannie Gottsch (from left) fill a box with leaves while Mason McCarty and Ethan Frantz (background) prepare a full box...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:34Brice Goebel (left), committee chairman, officiated the Court of Honor Eagle Ceremony, as Louis Holt, Eagle Scout recipient, repeats the Boy Scout Oath Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church Center in Marion.
Louis Holt of Marion didn’t plan on following in his older brother’s footsteps by earning the rank of Eagle Scout. But, like Andy, he’s happy about his achievement and continuing a family tradition.
Holt, a senior at Marion High School, decided in May to help an elderly neighbor, Laurel Gilbert, by fixing her sidewalk and porch. The project fulfilled part of the Eagle Scout requirements
Louis Holt and his assistants poured the sidewalk in May for an elderly neighbor.
In order to accomplish the project, Holt enlisted the...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:30
Sisters Lydia (foreground) and Cora Kimble of Buhler were among the visitors Saturday for the third annual Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Craft Bazaar at First Mennonite Church. This year, 12 vendors sold items ranging from gift baskets, quilting, candles and baked goods to photographs, afghans, soaps, lotions and scroll work, according to Sheryl Lehr, event coordinator and member of the Chamber’s Promotion Committee. In addition to the vendors, FMC youth served five varieties of soup as a fundraising project. Lehr said she was glad to see the number of vendors was up this year, but was disappointed in attendance.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:25The public is invited to attend the community-wide Thanksgiving service and fall festival concert, “With Praise and Thanksgiving,” beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The event is co-sponsored by Tabor College and the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association and will feature concert performances by a variety of groups and soloists from the Tabor Music Department.
Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Main Street Ministries. An offering will be gathered for the work of the Ministerial Alliance.
“The goal of the ministerial association is for churches of the community to fellowship together and work together to meet the needs of people in...
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