Relay for Life to run Aug. 1-2
The annual Relay for Life event for Marion County will be held 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Aug. 1 and 2, at the Tabor College track.
That date is different than the one stated in a proclamation approved by the Hillsboro City Council at its July 1 meeting.
Jan Helmer of Marion is the event chair and can be reached at 620-382-2588.
The Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society.
Open house to mark Saner’s retirement
A retirement party open house for Karen Saner will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at the home of Arletta Koehn in Burns.
For more information, call 620-726-5550.
3 exchange students to study in county
Three exchange students will be attending Marion County high schools this fall through the SHARE! High School Exchange Program.
Two of the students will be attending Hillsboro High School and one will attend Goessel High School. All three students are expected to arrive in August.
Oleksandra Yuriyevna Lytvynova, from Kharkiv, Ukraine, will be living with the Gary and Sally Andrews family while she attends HHS.
Hannah Baumert, from Kleinenbroich, Germany, will be living in the home of Tom and Glenda Stoppel while she attends HHS.
Umrbek Islambaevich Olloqulov from Urgench, Uzbekistan, will be hosted by Joe and Barb Goering Smucker of Newton and will attend GHS this next school year.
The SHARE! Program is sponsored by Educational Resource Development Trust, a nonprofit foundation established in 1974 to provide opportunities for greater understanding between Americans and people of the world.
The local SHARE! contacts are Carol Duerksen and Maynard Knepp of rural Hillsboro.
Get ready to show flowers & produce
The Town & Country Garden Club invites residents in the Goessel community to start planning their entries for the Flower & Garden Show to be held Aug. 1-3.
The event will be held at Bethesda Home in connection with Goessel’s Threshing Days.
Children are especially encouraged to bring entries to the Children’s Division.
Pick up a classification sheet at Goessel’s Mid-Kansas Co-op for a list of categories planned for the show.
Summer melon feast set for Sunday night
A watermelon and cantaloupe feast will be held Sunday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Marion Christian Church, 140 N. Elm.
The event will be held in the fellowship hall.
Harbor Lights, featuring Mike and Julie Harber, will provide special gospel music and singing.
For more information, call 620-382-2517.
Mentor Study Club to meet July 29
The Mentor Study Club will hold a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. July 29 at Olde Town Restaurant in Hillsboro.
Hillsboro MB Church to host hymn sing
The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will sponsor its 17th evening of singing hymns on Sunday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
Unity and fellowship will be the the theme of hymns sung from “Worship Together.”
The event is sponsored by the church’s music committee, with Brad Vogel leading the singing.
The public is invited.
Annual Hett reunion to be held Aug. 10
The 85th annual Hett reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Marion County Lake Hall.
A potluck dinner will start at 12:30 p.m.
To order 85th reunion T-shirts, contact either Eldon Hett at 620-832-2052, Pam Hett at 620-382-3483 or Louise Whiteman at 620-382-3337.
Hog roast to be held Saturday at Burns
The Burns Community Annual Hog Roast will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at the Burns Community Center at 301 N. Washington.
This annual event raises funds for the community projects sponsored by Burns PRIDE.
Participants can enjoy food, fun and games. Bring a side dish or dessert.
For more information, call 620-726-5819.
Suderman receives award at banquet
Jeff D. Suderman of Hillsboro was recently honored at the College of Technology Awards Banquet at Pittsburg State University.
Suderman, a 2003 graduate, was named as an outstanding automotive senior because he earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 or better.
He is the son of Jerry and Nadine Suderman of Hillsboro.