United Way to offer
applications June 30
United Way in Marion County will make grant applications available at noon, Monday, June 30, at the Hillsboro City Building-West Meeting Room.
United Way is an affiliate of Harvey County United Way and provides local grants for non-profit health and human-service organizations.
The first United Way Campaign in Marion County will take place this fall.
“We are excited about the progress United Way in Marion County has made and look forward to this meeting to educate the Marion County agencies about the grant process and applications,” said Jessie Nikkel, UWMC chairman.
“The applications received will help determine the needs here in Marion County and therefore help to establish our goal for the fall campaign.”
Burns Bible school
set for June 23-27
Burns Community Vacation Bible School will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, June 23 to June 27, at Burns United Methodist Church.
A community program is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, June 27.
Bible school classes will be available for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Participants will go on a “Great Global Adventure,” and adventure-odyssey characters will present the message. Each day, children will find “Whit” in a different place in the world and try to guess where Whit is.
The program will include Bible stories and study, crafts, singing, fun activities and snacks.
For more information, call 620-726-5545.
Marion library plans Harry Potter party
To celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the Marion City Library will have a party from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 23, at the library.
Refreshments will be served, such as star and lightning-bolt cookies, chocolate frogs and magic wands.
Potter fans of all ages are invited to attend and test their knowledge about the young wizard-with activities, trivia bingo and crafts.
Prizes will be awarded, and a copy of the new book will be given away.
The library staff will be in costumes, and the public is invited to come dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character.
Potter activity games will be available at the library during regular hours.
Father Kapaun video available for sale
The Father Emil Kapaun video, “A Catholic Chaplain in Combat Boots,” is now available.
The 60-minute video is a documentary produced by Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, and parts of it were filmed last October in Pilsen.
Copies are $20 and may be purchased at St. John Nepomucene Church, Holy Family Parish in Pilsen or from Rosemary Neuwirth at 620-924-5282.
Dahl earns perfect
State Rep. Don Dahl has earned a perfect voting-attendance record during the 2003 legislative session.
“When the legislature is in session, representatives are extremely busy,” said Clay Aurand, house majority leader. “So it is quite an accomplishment to make all 352 recorded votes. The people of the 70th District should be very proud of Rep. Dahl.”
Hamm family holds reunion in Marion
The Ed and Bertha (Hill) Hamm family held their 19th reunion on June 8 at Marion County Lake Hall.
The covered-dish dinner was hosted by the Wilbur and Florence Hett family.
Those attending from Hillsboro were: Myron, Justin and Madison Hamm; Elma Klein; Wilbur and Florence Hett, Duane and Shirley Hamm; Delbert and Carolyn Hamm; Larry and Ruth Hamm; Carol Ollenburger; Lonnie and Donna Hamm; Jesse Hamm and Angie Herzet; and Asheley Friesen and friend Derek.
Attending from out of town were Marvin and Joyce Hamm of Wells; Royce, Bonnie and Erica Saltzman of Lehigh; Clayton and Wanda Hamm of Marion; Patrick and Tammie Arebalo of Wichita; Shelly, Tori, Taylor and Turni Alderson of Abilene; Russell and Donna Hamm and children of Canton; Mark, Kathy, Elizabeth, John and Daniel Nachtingall of McPherson; Norma and Von Pschigoda of Hope; Robin, Michaela and Caden Webb of Pittsburg; Chad, Stacey, Madison, Branton and Payton Fishauser of White City; Rod, Mary, Megan and Mandy Riffel of Rose Hill; Brennan, Christy, Chelsey, Brett and Abby Riffel of Sterling.
The reunion planned for next year will be hosted by the Elma Klein family.
Marion library offers
Marion City Library offers a summer-reading program for children who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade.
Titled “Laugh it up at the Library,” the program starts Monday, June 30, and runs through Saturday, July 26.
When a required number of books have been read, children will receive prizes, such as book bags, Pizza Hut pizza, Gambino’s pizza, Big Scoop ice cream and Ampride drinks.
The library will also offer summer story time for children ages 3 to 6, who can participate from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., June 6 through July 25.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.