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Local dance recital May 11, 12

Vicky’s School of Dance will hold a recital titled “On Broadway” at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 11, and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at Hillsboro High School auditorium.

Area-wide dance students 3 years old to high-school age will perform ballet, tap, jazz and pointe.

The recital is free, and the public is invited.

Fine Arts Festival slated for Thursday

The music and art departments of Hillsboro Middle School and Hillsboro High School will hold their annual Fine Arts Festival at the schools Thursday.

Vocal, instrumental and art students will exhibit their skills during the come-and-go event.

At 6 p.m., in the HMS gymnasium, the band and choir for students in grades six through eight will perform.

At 7 p.m. in the auditorium, the high school choirs will sing. A concert by the HHS Band will follow at 8 p.m.

Also at 8 p.m., the seventh-grade boys’ quartet and the eighth-grade ensemble will perform in the commons.

Throughout the evening, parents and guests can view selected art projects from students from grades six through 12. The technology room is also expected to be open for viewing.

HMS eighth-grade promotion May 22

The Hillsboro Middle School eighth-grade promotion will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, in the Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

The public is invited.

Solid-Waste Board to meet May 16

The regular meeting of the Central Kansas Regional Solid Waste Authority Board will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at the Harvey County Landfill, 3318 S.W. 24th St., Newton.

Board members representing Dickinson, Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties will be in attendance.

Agenda items include claims and invoices; Waste Recycling and Reduction Committee report; review and discussion of the solid-waste management plan update from the planning committee; and manager’s report.

The meeting is open to the public.

Street-side cleanup planned for Goessel

A street-side cleanup is planned for the citizens of Goessel on Saturday, May 18.

Stutzman Trash Service will be collecting items, which must be at the street by 8 a.m.

Tires will be picked up at a cost of $2 each for car tires up to 16 inches and $5 each for truck tires. Appliances will be picked up at a cost of $5 per appliance. Charges for these items will be billed on the customer’s next month’s utility bill.

Leaves and branches will only be picked up if contained in special yellow bags available for $1 each at the city office.

Paint cans, insecticides, batteries and other household hazardous waste will need to be taken to the Marion County Household Hazardous Waste trailer, which will be located on North Cedar Street behind the Emma Creek Cafe building.

Birthday celebration for Viola Jost, 100

Viola “Mumsy” (Klassen) Jost will celebrate her 100th birthday at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18, in the fellowship hall at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

Born in Latham and a resident of Hillsboro for 78 years, she now resides at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Her family invites friends to reminisce and celebrate, and requests no gifts.

Kansas fire fighters met April 24-27

The annual conference of the Kansas State Fire Fighters Association was held April 24 to April 27 in Hays.

Retired Fire Chief Wayne Lowry and wife Elaine attended the conference.

Elaine, KSFFA Auxiliary chaplain, gave the memorial address titled, “Does Your Community Appreciate What Fire Fighters Do?”

One fire fighter was killed in the line of duty last year in Kansas, and 132 other fire fighters were also honored at the meeting.

Keynote speaker Rich Gonzalas, retired chief of the Denver Fire Department, spoke on “How to Manage the Duck Pond.”

Nine scholarships were given out by the KSFFA Auxiliary.

Elaine was honored with an honorary life-time membership to the KSFFA Auxiliary and re-elected to the chaplain-trustee position for 2002-03.

Farmerettes to meet Tuesday, May 14

The Farmerettes will meet at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the home of Nellie Jost.

Nancy Pihl will be giving the lesson on “Healthy at Any Size.”

Maria Voelker honored for research

Maria Voelker was listed in the “Young Catholic Scholar” publication for her fall 2001 paper titled “Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the Catholic Duty,” at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Voelker is the daughter of Lou and Anna Voelker of Florence.

On the St. Lawrence campus, Voelker is a senior and is involved with Kenosis, Peer Mentoring, March for Life, Spring Break Alternative and intra-mural basketball. She also serves as a Eucharistic pastor and helps teach the high school youth group at St. Michael’s Church in Kansas City.

Hillsboro swim-team registration, city hall

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission encourages swimmers between the ages of 6 to 18 to join the Hillsboro Swim Team’s 2002 competitive season.

Registration forms are available at city hall and must be returned by May 22.

Practices start on Tuesday, May 28, and the first meet is scheduled for June 8. All meets are held on Saturdays.

The cost for one swimmer is $30 and $25 for each additional family member.

Each registrant must contact coach Mary K. Humber to pick up a manual and order a team swim suit, but team suits are not mandatory.

Swim-suit orders must be turned in by 6 p.m., May 13.

For more information, contact Humber at 947-2069.

Torch run to benefit Special Olympics

The Kansas Special Olympics Torch Run will pass through Marion County on May 30.

Runners are scheduled to be in Florence at 9 a.m., Marion at 10:15 a.m., and Hillsboro at noon.

Marion County officers will be selling shirts to raise money for those who participate in the Special Olympics.

“Please come out and cheer on your local law enforcement officers as they carry the torch across the county,” said Sgt. Jessey Hiebert of the Hillsboro Police Department.

For more information, contact Hiebert at 947-3440.

German singers performing May 19

German singers performing German songs will be the entertainment at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

Bob Fenstermacher will have a short meditation in English.

The public is invited.

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