Father Kapaun Day set for June 1
Holy Family Parish will celebrate Father Emil Kapaun Day on Sunday, June 1, at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.
The schedule of events includes the following:
2:30 p.m.-Living Rosary recited at Father Kapaun’s statue.
3 p.m.-Mass celebrated with Father John Hotze and concelebrants from the Wichita diocese.
4 p.m.-personal testimonials offered about Father Kapaun’s life.
5 p.m.-potluck supper available in the parish dining room.
Participating in the celebration will be Father Steven Gronert, members of the Knights of Columbus of Pilsen and Tampa, ladies from the St. Anne’s Altar Society, parish-school children from Pilsen and Tampa, members of the Catholic Workmen and the Catholic Youth Organization.
The public is invited.
Veterans’ service rep sets visit for June
Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at the Marion County Health Department.
Any veteran, their dependents or survivors, who have received an Eligibility-Verification Report form or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Haywood for assistance.
If possible, those seeking an appointment should call the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 ahead of time so all files will be available.
MHS honor society inducts members
The annual induction ceremony for the Marion High School chapter of National Honor Society was held March 25 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.
New members inducted during a candlelight ceremony were Karson Craig, Sarah Davidson, Brandi Peterie-Shipman, Chelsea Arnhold, Kendra Holub, Whitney Wear, Sarah Williams and Katie Zogelman.
The MHS chapter adviser is Diana Costello.
The induction banquet was catered by Donna Kreutziger and the Eastmoor United Methodist Women.
To be eligible for membership in the honor society, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.65 or above. Members are required to meet high standards of leadership, service and character, and are evaluated by a faculty council.
Each year, the Marion chapter sponsors a school-wide community-service day, where students work in the community to prepare for Old Settler’s Day.
An additional activity this year was to donate money from cookie-dough sales to the Marion County Emergency Medical Services and the Marion and Florence fire departments.
Sports’ physicals set for Marion May 28
Marion County family physicians will be giving sports’ physicals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, at the Marion Clinic.
Any student who will be participating in school sports next school year will need to have a physical completed before practices start.
The cost for the physical will be $20, and payment is required at the time of the exam.
Students are required to use only the forms available at the school. Parents must complete the front section of the paperwork, and the back page must be signed by both the parent and student.
If the student is covered by Health Wave or Medicaid, parents will need to schedule a separate appointment or pay the $20 fee at the time of the physical.
For more information, call Marion Middle School at 620-382-3771.
Goessel museum offers heritage tea
A Heritage Museum Tea was held May 4 in the prep school at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Goessel.
The prep school was decorated with lace tablecloths and fresh flowers while guests enjoyed tea and heritage food from the Netherlands, Prussia and Russia.
Entertainment included Low German music sung by a women’s sextet, and Low German poetry written by Ella Klassen Deines and recited by Bob and Erlene Unruh.
German program offered May 23
A program titled “Only Schwitzer Spoken Here,” will be offered at 2 p.m., Friday, May 23, in the activity center at Memorial Home Wellness Center in Moundridge.
Anyone interested in speaking or listening to Schwitzer German is invited. Light refreshments will be served.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Becki Yoder at 620-345-2901, ext. 263.
EMB Church offers Bible school in June
Vacation Bible school will be offered Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.
The theme is “Dive Into God’s Love at Vacation Bible School,” and participants are invited to enjoy an undersea Bible adventure.
For more information, call 947-3989 or 947-3039.
Library announces Memorial Day hours
The Hillsboro Public Library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26.
Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 27.
Lost Springs Alumni to hold banquet
The Lost Spring Alumni Association will hold an alumni banquet at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 24, at the Lost Springs Elementary School.
In Step Piano Studio holds spring recital
Students from the In Step Piano Studio held their spring recital on May 19 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.
Kerry and Heather Stepanek are the studio piano teachers, and Randy Stepanek is the guitar instructor.
Participating in the recital were Alyssa Bettles, Lindsey and Scott Brazil, Nolan Dirks, Jessica Elliott, Courtney Fast, Heather Goldsby, Jessica Heidel, Allie Jost, Meghan Jost, Erika and Evan Just, Bailey Kaufman, Ben and Briana Loewen, Erin Loewen.
Also participating were Mindy Munguya, Jordan Regier, Brandon and Tiffany Rooker, Jonathan Stepanek, Amy Tippin, Taylor Vogt, Whitney Washmon, Candace Weinbrenner and on guitar, J.D. Tippin.
Students recognized for superior ratings at contest were Courtney Fast and Mindy Munguya.
Congratulated for blue and red ribbons earned at Marion County 4-H Day were Lindsey and Scott Brazil, Ben and Briana Loewen, Tiffany Rooker, and Amy and J.D. Tippin.
Alisa Jost earns HCMC scholarship
Hillsboro High School senior Alisa Jost has been awarded a $500 scholarship from Hillsboro Community Medical Center.
Jost is the daughter of Lynn and Donna Jost. She earned a 4.0 grade-point average at HHS, was a member of the National Honor Society and was a National Merit Finalist.
During her senior year, she participated in volleyball, track, FCCLA, student council and scholar’s bowl.
The HCMC scholarship is awarded every year to a HHS graduate who is pursuing a health-related career.
Jost plans to attend Tabor College with a pre-med emphasis in chemistry and Bible studies.
Community band to begin practices
The Hillsboro Community Band will begin band practices at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 2, in the Hillsboro High School band room.
The band is led by director Gregg Walker, who said he invites anyone who plays an instrument to join the band.
For more information, call Walker at the high school at 947-3991.
Friends announces area graduates
Friends University of Wichita has announced the graduation candidates from the class of 2003.
Area students are Mark A. Brown of Hillsboro, earning an executive Master of business administration and Luretta Mae Turk of Marion, earning a degree in business management.
Schrags to host exchange student
Dave and Deb Schrag of Goessel will host an international exchange student through the SHARE! high-school exchange program of Missouri.
You Kyoung Jung, from Seoul, Korea, will arrive in August to live with the Schrag family and attend Goessel High School.
SHARE! local coordinators are Carol and Maynard Duerksen/Knepp. The program is sponsored by Educational Resource Development Trust, a non-profit educational foundation.
For more information about the SHARE! program, visit the Website www.erdtcentral.org, call Duerksen/Knepp at 620-367-8432, or contact the regional office at 1-800-715-3738.
Joyful Noise to hold benefit auction
Joyful Noise Community Child Care Inc. will hold a benefit auction at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 1, at the Goessel Elementary School gymnasium.
Van Schmidt will donate his auctioneer services. The auction will include homemade food, craft and woodworking items, buffalo meat, a new bicycle, needlework and more. Business owners and young citizens are donating services, too.
Concession stands will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade pie, chips and pop.
Proceeds will benefit JNCCC.
To donate or for more information, call Verda Wedel at 620-367-2623.
The public is invited.