Health departmen plans immunizations
The Marion County Health Department will offer immunizations from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, at 230 Main St. in Marion.
Immunization will be offered during the afternoon clinic only-there will not be a morning clinic available that day.
No appointment is necessary.
Red Cross schedules bloodmobile June 12
The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be in Hillsboro from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 12, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.
Donors will receive a free T-shirt.
HRC summer drama
to be held June 13
Hillsboro Recreation Commission’s summer-drama production will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, June 13, in the Hillsboro High School auditorium.
The drama program is under the leadership of director Lynn Just, assistant director Terry Bebermeyer and student assistants Adrien Bebermeyer, Andrew Brookens, Erin Fruechting and Heather Stepanek.
Students in fourth through eighth grades will perform two short plays.
“The Princess and the Princess” is the story of two princesses learning to deal with circumstances-of their own making-that affect an entire town.
“Eyefellglofenhootenanniemerryberrycrunch” is a community whose citizens are always happy, until their town sign is stolen by the King of Grumpenclucken. A town lass must solve several riddles to have the sign returned.
The public is invited.
Bethel announces area graduates
Bethel College of Newton announces the names of area students who earned degrees during commencement ceremonies held May 25 in Memorial Hall.
The following were honored at the ceremony:
Michael W. Klein of Durham -summa cum laude in psychology.
Alan Todd Stucky of Goessel-Bible and religion.
Amanda Gayle Voth of Goessel-summa cum laude in business administration and communication arts.
Ryan Douglas Bartel of Hillsboro-elementary education.
Matthew Paul Flaming of Goessel-elementary education.
Melissa Kay Jost of Hillsboro-nursing.
Yvette Camille Peters of Goessel-summa cum laude in accounting and business administration.
Erin Desarae Rosfeld of Goessel-nursing.
Casson Ray Schmidt of Goessel-health management.
Luke Matthies Schmidt of Peabody-chemistry and physics.
Tina Rochelle Schmidt of Goessel-business administration.
Shelly D. Weibert of Hillsboro-computer science.
Goessel library collects used books
Used books, videos and audio books will be collected for a book sale July 12 at the Goessel Public Library, 101 S. Cedar.
The books will be collected during the following regular library hours: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays; and 9 p.m. to noon, Saturdays.
Items will be sorted as possible additions to the library collection. Those items not chosen will be re-cycled to purchase new books, videos or cassettes.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Northview receives license renewal
Northview Developmental Service Inc. announces it has received full licensure for another year.
The annual license, awarded by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, is effective beginning July 1.
Sponsors needed for Relay for Life
Relay For Life of Marion County is looking for sponsors for this year’s event to be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1 through 7 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Tabor College track in Hillsboro.
The event is organized by the American Cancer Society and offers businesses an opportunity to support the society’s programs, such as research, advocacy, education and patient services.
The relay will involve teams of eight to 15 people, who will take turns walking, running or rolling around the track in a non-competitive relay format.
Sponsorship forms are available at 330 S. First, Marion, and must be returned by July 1.
For more information, call Jan Helmer at 620-382-2104.
MCRW to hold luncheon meeting
The regular meeting of the Marion County Republican Women will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, at McGillicuddy’s Restaurant in Marion.
Guest speaker will be Shari Weber, child advocate.
All republican women are welcome and invited to attend.
National society accepts local scholar
Katie Louise Schroeder of Moundridge has been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at Kansas State University.
Schroeder is the daughter of Dwight and Wanda Schroeder, and a 2002 graduate of Goessel High School.
The NSCS recognizes first-and second-year undergraduate students who excel academically.
Pankratz earns associate degree
Heather Pankratz of Hillsboro has earned her associate degree from Fort Scott Community College.
Her parents are Jerel and Serena Pankratz.
to hold revival
The Christian Church of Florence will hold revival meetings Friday through Sunday, June 13, 14 and 15.
The revival schedule includes Friday and Saturday services at 7 p.m., and two services on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Fellowship and refreshments will be offered after each evening meeting, and a potluck luncheon will follow the Sunday morning service.
Ron Brown and Elias Tolentino of Manhattan will share the message at each service, special music will be provided by area churches, and a free-will offering to benefit a Brazilian mission will be taken at each meeting.
The public is invited.
‘Top Dog Contest’
held for drug dogs
The Animal Health Center of Marion County is sponsoring a “Top Dog Contest” to raise money for the care of the three drug dogs in Marion County.
Penny jars are available through June 20 and are located inside the front door of the veterinary clinic located at 119 S. Coble, Marion.
Money raised will be used to help pay for the food and medicine offered at cost by the clinic. The clinic does not charge for the dogs’ veterinary services.
All three dogs are Belgian Malanois, and their photos will be posted on the jars.
Jag has been with the Marion County Sheriff’s office for two years and is handled by officer Jeff Soyez.
Rico has been with the Hillsboro Police Department for 1 1/2 years. His handler is officer Jessey Hiebert.
Atos has been a part of the Kansas State Troopers for 2 1/2 years and is under the direction of officer Roger Maag.
The winner will be announced in the June clinic newsletter.
Ebenfeld MB Church
to fete Father’s Day
A Father’s Day program will be offered at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 15, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, located at 1498 Kansa, Hillsboro.
The program will include vocal music, piano solos, a hand-chimes choir and presentations from people offering a “Tribute to my Father.”
The public is invited.
The Marion County Association of Retired School Personnel held a luncheon meeting on June 5 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.
President Paul Jantzen conducted the business meeting following the meal.
The following new officers were elected: Paulene Edmunds, president; Betty Bernhardt, vice president; Agnes Bernhardt, secretary; and Rowena Olsen, treasurer.
Those present voted to raise local dues from $5 to $7. Total dues for local and state membership will be $15. Dues will be used for meeting expenses and to cover the cost of memorial books for the public library.
All retired school personnel of Marion County are eligible to become MCARSP members, such as teachers, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers and custodians.
“It is important for all retirees to become involved and support their local organization,” said Edmunds.
New program books will be issued in the fall.
For a program book or more information, call Edmunds at 620-382-2532.
MCSEC board to meet June 16
The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, June 16, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.