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Klaassen elected Chamber president for 2003

Joel Klaassen, publisher of the Hillsboro Free Press, was selected to be the president of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce for 2003.

The election was held by the board on Thursday.

Jared Jost, owner of Hillsboro Memorial Chapel, will serve as vice president, and Mike Ryan, chief executive office of Hillsboro Community Medical Center, will be the treasurer.

Shelley Rooker will serve as community development vice president. She and Jeanne Rziha will both represent the business promotions committee on the board.

New board members elected were Juanita D’Albini, Rziha, Becky Nuss and Cynthia Fleming. Rooker replaced Diane LyGrisse, who resigned.

An amendment to the bylaws that would change “vice president” to “president-elect” will be voted on by the Chamber membership at the annual meeting Jan. 27 at Parkview Activity Center.

HCMC recognizes employee milestones at annual party

Several employees of Hillsboro Community Medical Center were recognized at the annual Christmas Party Saturday for reaching milestone-years of service with the institution.

In the Long Term Care Unit, Elda Hiebert was recognized for 10 years of employment, Marlene Eitzen 15 and Melba Hill 25.

In the hospital itself, Melaney Scott, laboratory worker, was recognized for 10 years; Billie Kueser, 15 years; and Raye Roberts, business office worker, for five years.

Staff members from the housekeeping department who were recognized were Carol Unruh for 20 years and Joan Friesen for 25 years.

In the dietary department, Lois Johnson was feted for five years and Joyce Weinbrenner for 25.

Special recognition was given to ClaraBelle McGillvary, who is retiring after working 28 years in the dietary department, and posthumously to Janis Hein, who had worked as a certified nurse aide in the hospital for 15 years. She died unexpectedly in September. This spring, a tree will be planted in the HCMC courtyard in her memory.

Setzkorn-Meyer elected to state health-care board

Marsha Setzkorn-Meyer, marketing and public relations director at Hillsboro Community Medical Center, was elected to a three-year term on the Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators Board of Directors.

KAHCC is affiliated with the Kansas Hospital Association.”

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