GHS to hold athletic

fund-raiser Aug. 29

Goessel High school will hold its 10th annual football/volleyball scrimmage and hamburger fry beginning with the meal at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, in the cafeteria.

The scrimmages will begin at 7 p.m.

Those attending the hamburger fry are asked to use the east entrance to the cafeteria.

Free-will donations for the meal will be accepted, and proceeds go to the athletic department.

The public is invited to attend and support the Goessel Bluebirds.

Goessel 4-H club

meets at local pool

The Goessel Goal Getter 4-H Club held its monthly meeting Aug. 10 at the Hillsboro Municipal Pool.

The hosts were the Craig Schmidt, Marlo Duerksen, Greg Meysing, Daniel Tucker and Rick Woelk families.

A short business meeting was held prior to an evening swim. Aileen Esau praised club members for their “excellent” participation in the Marion County Fair.

The club’s banner earned a purple ribbon at the fair. The banner was created by the Harold Stultz, Joe Smucker and Denton Kruger families.

The club float was awarded first place in the 4-H category for parade floats and received the award for best use of theme. The float was prepared by the Don Dailey, Tony Bowers and Marlin Janzen families.

Burdick Labor Day

set for this weekend

The annual Burdick Labor Day celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1, in Burdick.

The theme for the celebration is “Let Freedom Ring,” and the event is sponsored by the Burdick Council of Clubs and the Corlberg-Smith American Legion.

Many activities are planned for the three-day event that begins with a co-recreational softball tournament at 8 a.m., Saturday, at the Burdick Ball Diamond.

A community church service begins at 9 a.m., Sunday, at the tennis courts with pastor John Gerry delivering the message. Activities continue throughout the day and are capped off with musical entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m.

On Monday, pre-registration for a fun run will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the north end of Main Street. The day will be filled with a fun run, bake sales, arts and crafts, children’s activities, musical entertainment, a parade and adult competitions. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The public is invited.

Solid-waste board

to meet Sept. 3

The regular meeting of the Central Kansas Regional Solid Waste Authority Board will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Harvey County Courthouse, 500 N. Main, Newton.

Board members representing Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties will be in attendance.

Agenda items will include claims and invoices, Waste Recycling and Reduction Committee report, discussion and manager’s report.

The meeting is open to the public.

Women’s Bible study

to meet in Hillsboro

All women are invited to the information and enrollment meeting for Explorer’s Bible Study at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the chapel of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The interdenominational study will focus on two books of the Bible and will include individual preparation at home, small discussion groups with trained leaders, lectures, printed notes and study questions for each week’s lesson.

For more information, call 947-2795 or 947-5652.

Lake residents plan chat & dine Sept. 6

Marion County Lake residents are invited to meet at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, in the south-lake hall for a chat-and-dine covered-dish dinner.

Full-time and seasonal residents are invited to attend the dinner.

Following the meal, the agenda will include a report on the August roadside cleanup, conversation and bingo. Plans for the Oct. 4 cookout will be announced.

For more information, call Neysa Eberhard at 316-283-7454.

Community band

plays in Peabody

The second annual summer concert of the Peabody Community Band was held Aug. 24 at Santa Fe Park in Peabody.

The band is composed of 44 musicians from Peabody and the surrounding area. Special guests were the “Bowen, Belles and Beau” from Valley Center performing hoe-down music with violin and accordion.

The band was under the direction of Virginia Skinner of Peabody.

Retired school staff

to gather on Sept. 4

The Marion County Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet at noon, Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The featured speaker, Connie Isaac, will present “Learning in Retirement.”

The reservation deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 2. For reservations, call Betty Bernhardt at 947-3743.

Hiebert drug lecture

presented at Tabor

An annual drug-awareness presentation was given by Hillsboro Police Assistant Chief Jessey Hiebert on Aug. 23 at Tabor College in Hillsboro.

Hiebert addressed 25 assistant resident directors and provided instruction in identifying illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The officer said he commends Tabor in its efforts to make the college campus free of drugs.

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