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Schroeder to share Low-German stories

Irv Schroeder of Hillsboro will be one of two storytellers to be featured at the next “Sunday-Afternoon-at the Museum” program at 3:30 p.m., April 27, at the Kaufman Museum in North Newton.

Drawing upon the Low-German dialect of their youth, Schroeder and Bertha Harder of North Newton will tell stories of growing up in central Kansas and Mountain Lake, Minn.

Schroeder and Harder will share stories on a variety of themes, including threshing, hog butchering, sports and Christmas.

Schroeder founded Irv Schroeder County Motors in Hillsboro and is known by the nickname “the Hillsboro trader.”

He is the maternal uncle of Katharine Bartel, guest artist for the museum’s current exhibition titled “Landscape of Memories,” in which art is used to reconnect to the past.

Harder is a storyteller and volunteer at Kauffman Museum. She retired after 25 years of teaching Christian education at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.

Kauffman Museum is located at 27th and North Main in North Newton. Admission to the Sunday program is free and open to the public.

MOPS schedules April 22 meeting

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The craft will be magnetic picture frames for the refrigerator.

New mothers are welcome to attend free of charge for their first visit. Childcare is provided for mothers who attend the sessions.

Mid-Cap distributes dry milk to families

The Marion office of Mid-Kansas Community Action Programs Inc. is distributing free dry milk through the emergency-food-assistance program.

Individuals and families must meet monthly-income guidelines to be eligible to receive the milk. For a household of one person, the maximum monthly income is $960. For each additional member in the household, the maximum income increases by $334.

The dry milk can be picked up at the Mid-Cap office located at 104 N. 5th St., Marion.

For information about office hours and other aspects of the program, call 620-382-8807 or 1-888-877-5948.

Pilsen breakfast set for April 27

The Pilsen Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27, in the dining room at Holy Family Parish St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.

Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will be used to help fund church and community projects of Knights of Columbus Council No. 3423.

During the pancake breakfast, the Committee for Father Kapaun Day will hold a bake sale.

The proceeds from the bake sale will go toward the expenses of Father Emil Kapaun Day, scheduled for Sunday, June 1, at the church.

The public is invited.

Area students show art at Bethel gallery

Four art students from Marion County have art work on display April 4 through April 28 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College in North Newton.

The students are: Erin Bartel, sophomore from Hillsboro, in the area of beginning printmaking; Jennifer Marie Clark, sophomore from Durham, with two works in beginning printmaking and two in intermediate printmaking; Becky Jantz, sophomore from Hillsboro, in beginning printmaking; and Tina Schmidt, senior from Goessel, in black-and-white photography.

The students completed the works for the juried exhibit during the academic year.

Gail Lutsch and David Long are faculty members in the art department.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays and 2 to 4 p.m., Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public.

Card shower request to honor Stratman

A card shower is requested for Mary Stratman to honor her 95th birthday celebrated on April 13.

Cards may be sent to her in care of Westchester Care Center, 6600 S. Rural Road, No. 100, Tempe, AZ 85283.

Goessel Bible school to be held June 2-6

Goessel Daily Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, June 2 through June 6, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel.

This year’s program, “Treasures of the Nile-On an Expedition,” will explore some of the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

“Beginning each day, at ‘Nile River Landing Opening Worship,’ our expedition team will venture forth to unearth the treasures hidden in awesome Bible stories,” organizers said.

Various activities are planned, including “Chariots of Fun Recreation,” “Pharaoh’s ‘Phood’ Court of Refreshments,” “The Craft Marketplace” and “Riverbank Praises Music.”

Parents wanting to register their children should fill out the form available in the church office by April 24.

For more information or to register by phone, call Susan Nafziger at 620-367-4623.

AGAPE fund-raiser planned for April 25

The annual AGAPE Senior Center fund-raiser will begin with a meal at 6 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Senior Center located in Goessel.

Donations will be accepted for the meal, which will be followed by music by the Funk sisters.

The deadline for reservations is Monday, April 21. Reservations can be made by calling 620-367-2275.

Former Globetrotter coming to Buhler

Meadowlark Lemon, the legendary performer with the Harlem Globetrotters, will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Buhler High School gymnasium.

A pre-show is planned featuring “Instrument of Praise!”

The doors will open at 6 p.m., and admission is free. The public is invited. For more information, call LaVern Adrian at 620-543-2248.

Computer classes offered in Goessel

Free computer classes open to all ages will be available on a limited basis at Goessel Public Library in May.

The schedule is as follows:

Beginning Computer-1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, May 1 to May 3.

Beginning Internet-1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, May 8 to May 10.

Publisher-1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, May 15 to May 17.

Each class size is limited to three people, and pre-enrollment is required.

Other computer classes will be created and scheduled depending on interest.

To enroll or for more information, call Laura Dailey at 620-367-8440.

Centre Jr. High ends scholars’ season

The Centre Junior High School Scholar’s Bowl team announces the completion of its season for the school year.

School sponsor is Chad Tischauser.

Members of the seventh-grade team are Brooke Carlson, Kristine Jirak, Tye Remy, Julie Rziha and Allie Will. The eighth-grade team includes Matt Leach, Alyssa Luna, Kevin Mueller, Brittany Owens and Teaira Turner.

In the competition March 6 at Hillsboro, the seventh-grade team had a 3-5 record and moved into the finals’ rounds in the wild-card slot. They won third place in the meet.

The eighth-grade team had a record of 0-5 at that meet.

In the invitational meet April 1 at Centre, the seventh-grade team had a 3-1 record and garnered first place. The eighth-grade team had a 0-4 record at the invitational.

In the Eisenhower League Tournament March 7, at Prairie Heights in Alta Vista, the seventh-grade team had a 5-1 record. This win gave the team the first-place position in the seventh-grade division of the Eisenhower League.

The eighth-grade team had a 1-5 record at the tournament.

“We are very proud of both of our junior high teams at Centre and look forward to next season,” Tischauser said.

County health fair set for April 26

The Marion County Health Fair-On Target to Good Health- is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Tabor College Recreation Center.

The fair is co-sponsored by Hillsboro Community Medical Center and Marion’s St. Luke Hospital.

Departments from both facilities, other businesses and organizations will staff more than 25 booths. Each booth will offer free or reduced-price services and items, and health and wellness information.

The following are scheduled for the event:

Valentin Tandoc, urologist, will offer prostate screenings for men over 40 at the fair. To schedule an appointment, call 947-3114.

Wilmar Rodriguez, urologist, will offer the screenings on Tuesday, May 6, at St. Luke Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 620-382-2177.

The respiratory therapy department at HCMC will offer pulmonary function screenings at the HCMC Respiratory Therapy booth. The screening is helpful for people with shortness of breath or parents concerned about a child with asthmatic symptoms.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County in cooperation with Marion County law-enforcement officials will offer Identi-Kid at its booth.

Marion County Health Department is planning car-seat checks for interested parents and grandparents.

Also scheduled to participate at the fair are Communities In Schools, Head Start and Marion County Early Intervention Services.

Hospitals sponsor workshop May 1

St. Luke Hospital of Marion and Hillsboro Community Medical Center will co-sponsor a stress-reduction workshop scheduled for three sessions on Thursday, May 1, in the clinic basement at St. Luke.

The three sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Kent A. Rader presenting “Let It Go, Just Let It Go-A Guide To Reducing Stress.”

Professional nurses may use the workshop to obtain continuing-education credit hours from the Kansas State Nurses Association. The cost of the credit hours is $25.

The workshop is also open to the public for $25 per session.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 29.

To register or for more information, call Janet Herzet at 620-328-3690.

Chamber to hold legislative coffee

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a legislative coffee at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 19, at the Hillsboro City Hall building.

State Sen. Jim Barnett will be at the forum to answer questions about issues being debated in Topeka.

Refreshments will be coffee and doughnuts provided by the Chamber.

The public in invited.

For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 947-3045.

MCSEC board to meet April 21

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Public-safety staff honored by county

During National Public Safety Telecommunications Week-April 13 through April 19-Marion County Communications will honor the men and women who serve as public-safety dispatchers in the county.

The week is dedicated to public-safety telecommunicators, who aid in providing 9-1-1 emergency assistance to the community.

By officially recognizing the public-safety telecommunication professionals, officials at Marion County Communications said they hope to “awaken public awareness and promote much-needed education” about the importance of public safety issues and legislation.

The department recognizes the following: Marvena Cheever, Jenny Creamer, Linda Klenda, Loretta Klose, Sandy Mille and Kenneth Newell.

Hazardous-waste facility open April 19

The Marion County Hazardous Waste Facility will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 19, to collect household hazardous waste.

The facility is located at 141 N. Coble in Marion.

GHS FCCLA chapter attends workshop

The Goessel High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Showcase, April 1, in Wichita.

Ruth Goertzen, FCCLA chapter adviser, accompanied the following students attending the meeting: Allison Banman, Scott Ferguson, Darla Funk, Zach Plenert, Jennifer Schmidt, Mandy Schrag, Carolyn Unruh, Jake Unruh, Sarah Unruh, Brittany Voth, Chris Voth and Alexis York.

The students participated in workshops and sessions designed to challenge them to get informed, involved and connected through the FCCLA organization.

The keynote speaker was Keith Davis, who spoke about “not letting adversity get in the way of reaching your dreams,” Goertzen said.

Students also attended a variety of sessions of their choice.

“Overall, I think we came home with more motivation for FCCLA,” said Darla Funk, chapter president.

“And we gained more skills for our chapter.”

Hillsboro MB Church offers Easter service

The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will hold an Easter service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 20, at the church.

The service will feature a cross made of Easter lilies, a short message by pastor Laney Kuhn and “The Easter Cantata Majesty” performed by the chancel choir.

The public is invited.

Sunrise service planned in Goessel

A Goessel community sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 20, at the home of Londell and LeNora Duerksen in Goessel.

The service is sponsored by the youth of the Goessel community churches.

Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs.

The public is invited.

Tampa Triple Ts holds April meeting

The Tampa Triple Ts held its fourth meeting of the year on April 4.

Members, parents, leaders and guests attended, and roll call was “Did You Play an April Fools Joke on Anyone?”

Isaac Leihy showed the group how to make a bubble-powered pop rocket, Megan Leihy made a tripple-chocolate treat and Rustyn Kerbs talked about “Nice Spice Dog Biscuits.”

Other entertainment included Logan Geis demonstrating how to make jerky, Lauren Geis showing the group how to groom a horse, Darren Mueller talking about the upcoming NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship, and Lucas and Morgan Hamm speaking about “Cookie Mix in a Basket.”

The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 13.

April 28-May 2 is spring clean-up time

Hillsboro’s Annual Spring Clean-Up will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 2.

Items must be by curbside by 8 a.m., and organizers request no appointments.

The city tree dump will be open for tree branches from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during clean-up week.

Community members are asked to use the Hillsboro compost site for grass clippings, shurbs, leaves, dead flowers and corn stalks.

Appliance and tire disposal must be paid in advance, and arrangements can be made by calling Hillsboro City Hall at 947-3162.

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