Valentine’s party

for area children

Hillsboro First Mennonite Church will host a community Valentine’s party for children in kindergarten through fifth grades from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at the church, located at Ash and Grand.

Younger children are invited if accompanied by an adult.

The party will be decorated in a Valentine’s theme and will feature goodies, games, songs and a story time.

Parents are welcome to come enjoy the festivities with their children and assist at the party.

All children in the community are welcome.

Siblings merit

PSU honor rolls

Lindsey M. Suderman and Jeff D. Suderman, students at Pittsburg State University, were named to the honor roll.

Lindsey, a senior majoring in elementary education, made the all-A honor roll with a 4.0 grade point average.

Jeff, a junior and auto technician major, made the dean’s honor roll, earning at least a 3.6 GPA.

They are the daughter and son of Jerry and Nadine Suderman of rural Hillsboro.

Farmerettes to meet

Tuesday, Feb. 12

The Farmerettes will meet at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Leona Koslowsky’s home located at 112 S. Lincoln.

Ruth Friesen will be the speaker.

David Darrow

named to honor roll

David Darrow, Hutchinson Community College student, was named to the fall Dean’s Honor Roll.

Darrow is the son of Jim and Kaye Darrow of Marion.

Grandparents are Jack and Neva Applegate and Ellen Darrow, all of Marion.

Goering to give

piano recital Feb. 11

Carmen Goering, Tabor College student from Moundridge, will give her senior piano recital at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the chapel auditorium.

Goering will present selections from Bach, Haydn, Gershwin, Barber and Mendelssohn.

The public is invited.

County conservation district to meet

The 56th annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church activity center at 610 S. Main in Hillsboro.

Registration will begin at 6:15 p.m., and a dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The annual meeting and presentation of awards will follow the meal.

The dinner is being sponsored by the Marion County Bankers Association and the Conservation District.

A $2.50 per person advance-reservation fee is due on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Brookens family

to perform Feb. 10

The Brookens family of Marion will sing at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church.

Bob, Andrew, Justin and Michael will sing accompanied by Anita Brookens.

Anita, Justin and Michael will also perform instrumental selections.

The public is invited.

Free tax help

available at Mid-Cap

Free tax help and e-filing is available in Marion County through the Mid-Kansas Community Action Program office located at 104 N. Fifth in Marion.

Mid-Cap, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site, will help people with basic tax returns, particularly people with low and limited income, individuals with disabilities and elderly taxpayers.

Faster refunds can be achieved by filing electronically.

Bring this year’s tax package and label; all forms; W-2s and 1099s; information for all other income, deductions and credits; and a copy of last year’s tax return.

For an appointment, call 1-888-877-5948 or 620-382-8807.

HMB church to host

new-hymnal singing

Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will host the 10th session of “singing through their new hymnal” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in the chapel.

These sessions have generated interest among participants, which have included people from other congregations, who gathered to be inspired and learn about the new songs. The public is invited.

HHS piano students

receive high marks

Three Hillsboro High School students who attended the regional piano festival on Feb. 2 in McPherson received high ratings at the event.

Senior Shannon Kroeker and freshman Heather Stepanek each received a No. 1 rating and qualified for state. Freshman Katy Baltzer received a No. 2 rating.

Soup supper

at Burns Feb. 16

A soup supper and drawing for a quilt sponsored by the Burns Senior Citizens will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Burns Community Building.

Donations will be accepted.

The public is invited to come join the fun.

Marion VFW to host dinner Feb. 10

The Marion Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6958 will host a Fish/Chicken-strip Dinner beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at the post.

The public is invited and asked to pay by donation.

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