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GHS baccalaureate to be held May 15

The Goessel High School baccalaureate service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, at the high-school auditorium.

Michele Hershberger will be the speaker, and the service is sponsored by the Goessel Ministerial Alliance.

Ewert, Voth receive volunteer awards

Zachary Ewert of Marion and Eunice Voth of Goessel received the Lt. Governor’s Community Stars Award for their outstanding volunteer contributions to their communities.

Ewert is a junior at Marion High School and the son of Gary and Elaine Ewert of Marion.

Voth is a senior at Goessel High School and the daughter of Lester and Lois Voth of Goessel.

Each high school in the state was given the opportunity to submit names of one student for the award, and 135 students from 112 cities were selected.

MCSEC board to meet May 20

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 20, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Design a bookmark program at library

Elementary school children in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to design a bookmark for the Summer Reading Program at the public library.

Cardstock for the bookmarks can be picked up at the Hillsboro Elementary School library and the public library.

The theme, “Join the Winner’s Circle…Read,” should be written somewhere on the bookmark.

The deadline for turning in the bookmarks to the elementary or public libraries is June 1.

A prize will be awarded to the winner of the bookmark chosen, and all bookmarks will be on display at the public library after June 1.

Russel L. Funk to graduate from KU

Russell L. Funk will graduate May 18 with a degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas.

He is the son of Loren and Heleen Funk of Hillsboro.

Funk earned a degree in pharmacy in 1994 from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and is employed by Pyxis Corp.

Open house for Linda Funk’s 90th

An open house to celebrate Linda Funk’s 90th birthday will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 26, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

Funk was born June 3, 1912, in Hillsboro where she has lived all her life. She was a Stanley dealer for many years and participated in community and church activities.

The public is invited to the open house hosted by her family, who requests no gifts.

Holy Family Parish CYO officers elected

The Catholic Youth Organization of Holy Family Parish held an election of 2002-03 officers May 1.

The following were elected: Brian Bina, president; James Bina, vice-president; Derek Belton, treasurer; Cecilia Rziha, secretary; Laura Klenda and Raschelle Jirak, athletic chairs; Amanda Kleiber, communications chair; and Tyler Stubenhofer, spiritual chair.

Powers, Rohr receive awards

Maggie Powers of Marion and Scott Rohr of Canton were selected as Governor’s Scholars and attended the 19th annual Governor’s Scholars Award program May 5 in Topeka.

Students are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state and are in the top academic one percent of Kansas high-school seniors.

Also attending with Maggie were her parents, Michael and Judy Powers and Marion High School Principal Ken Arnhold and wife Teri.

Florence alums to gather again May 25

The 106th annual Florence Memorial High School Alumni Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at the Florence gymnasium.

Reunion classes starting with 1932 will be recognized in five-year intervals. All Florence and Marion alumni are invited to attend.

Tickets for the banquet are $10.50 per person and can be purchased by sending a check to Florence Alumni Association, 873 Bluestem, Florence, KS 66851.

Registrants should include their name and year in which they graduated. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the evening of the banquet at $12.50 each.

Relay for Life to be held June 8

The Marion County Relay for Life will be held from 7 p.m., Friday, June 7, to 7 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Marion High School track.

To volunteer or for more information, call Jan Helmer at 620-382-2104.

Paintings on display at public library

Letty Enns’ painting group will be displaying their watercolors and oil paintings May 14 to May 25 at Hillsboro Public Library.

The following artists will be featured: Geneva Becker, Delores Funk, Jeannie Funk, Doris Guhr, Eloise Jost, Edith Rempel, Shirley Reusser and Letty Enns.

Meeting May 20 for summer baseball

The Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 will have a baseball informational meeting for players and parents at 7 p.m., Monday, May 20, at the Cooperative Grain & Supply general office at 135 N. Main in Hillsboro.

Anyone in Marion County interested in playing American Legion baseball is urged to attend.

For more information, contact Lyman Adams at 947-2592.

Appraiser’s office to host meeting

The Marion County Appraiser’s Office is hosting a public-information meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, in the east room at the Hillsboro City Office.

The agenda for discussion will be residential and commercial valuation, ag-use value and the appeal process.

Commissioner Bob Hein will be available to answer questions about county business.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the appraiser’s office at 620-382-3715.

Schierling, Plenert earn degrees

Megan Schierling and Katie Plenert, both of Hillsboro, graduated from the nursing program May 4 at Hesston College.

Megan is the daughter of Duane and Jill Schierling of Hillsboro. Katie is the daughter of Al and Karen Plenert of Canton and Bev Schroeder of Hutchinson.

Both graduates are staff nurses at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

Rebecca Hill receives Dale Dennis award

Rebecca Hill, a senior at Goessel High School, received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators and Jostens of Kansas.

Award winners are chosen from high schools across the state and have displayed citizenship, community and school service, and scholarship and common-sense characteristics.

Penner, Knust receive scholarships

Seniors Robyn Penner of Hillsboro High School and Amber Knust of Peabody/Burns Junior/Senior High School recently received Marion County Farm Bureau scholarships.

Robyn is the daughter of Stuart and Lynette Penner of Hillsboro and will attend Bethel College.

Amber is the daughter of Wade and Beverly Knust of Peabody and will major in marketing at Kansas State University.

Water Safety Instructor classes set

Water Safety Instructor classes will be held from 3 p.m to 8 p.m, Thursday, May 30, to Thursday, June 6, at the Wellness Center in Moundridge.

The classes are sponsored by the Sunflower Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Participants must be 17 or older and need to complete preliminary written and skills tests on May 30. Students must complete the tests to continue with the course.

The WSI course is 40 hours and will certify candidates to teach America Red Cross swimming and water-safety courses.

Participants are urged to call early to make reservations because class size is limited.

For more information, call 620-241-2386.

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