Christian concert

planned for Sept. 13

An outdoor contemporary Christian concert will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, on the south lawn of Zion Lutheran Church located at Grand and Lincoln streets in Hillsboro.

The concert will headline “Just Cuz,” who is returning to Hillsboro after performing at the Marion County Fair last year.

“Accepted” will make a special-guest appearance featuring the talents of Derek Mayfield, Jordan Allen, Caleb Marsh and Lance Bartel.

A meal deal of grilled hamburger, chips, brownie and pop will be available for $3 during the event.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the evening entertainment.

The public is invited.

Riggs family holds reunion in Burns

The 75th annual reunion of the James D. and Lucinda Riggs family was held Aug. 17 at the Burns Community Center.

In 1865, the Riggses migrated from Union County, Iowa, to Marion County. Over the years, the Riggs’ families settled in Marion and Chase counties.

T-shirts with the family tree printed on the back were worn at the reunion, where 150 family members were present for a basket dinner. Those families represented five of the 12 Riggs children.

The reunion also included a photo-parade presentation of family pictures, a family-tree tablecloth signed by those attending, a family banner and a song written for the occasion.

In addition to Kansas, families who attended hailed from Missouri, Texas, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, California, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Germany.

The reunion was preceded by an information-gathering meeting on Aug. 16 at the community center.

Durham fall festival

set for Oct. 11

The Bull Durham Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Durham Park.

Special features will include the following:

8 a.m.-City-wide garage and bake sales.

9 a.m.-Arts-and-crafts sales with no booth fee.

10 a.m.-Bicycle and pet parade.

10:45 a.m.-Pumpkin painting.

1 p.m.-Entertainment.

2 p.m.-Apple-pie contest judged by Cheryl Jost.

A cowboy lunch of smoked meats and sides will be served by Mark Wiebe.

Vendors and entries are welcome. For more information, call 620-732-2455 or 947-3088.

Klinkerman’s family

celebrates her 90th

The family of Imo Klinkerman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Klinkerman home, 1519 Trail North in McPherson.

Born Sept. 9, 1913, Klinkerman is a homemaker and retired school teacher.

The event is hosted by husband Glen and the couple’s two daughters, Myrna Schmidt and husband Norman of Inman and Kala Nickel and husband William of Hillsboro.

Friends and family are invited, and the hosts request no gifts.

Health-care clinic

to host open house

The new Integrated Health Care Clinic of Marion will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, at 921 E. Main.

Refreshments will be served, and there will be a drawing for a free massage.

The public is invited.

MCSEC board

to meet Sept. 15

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Card shower request

for Leona Widler

The family of Leona Widler request a card shower for her 99th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Cards may be sent to her at 248 Xavier Road, Burns KS 66840.

Goessel 4-H club

holds meeting

The Goessel Goal Getter 4-H Club held its regular meeting Sept. 2.

Focusing on the theme “4-H Takes You Places,” the club played a game reviewing the places and events members visited during the year.

Aileen Esau, community leader, recognized members for their “frequent-flyer points” earned-based on their level of involvement in 4-H activities.

The following new officers were elected: Scott Ferguson, president; Evan Esau, vice president; Kaleb Dailey, junior vice president; Kaitlin Dailey, secretary; and Matt Tippin, treasurer.

Other officers elected were Cameron Stultz, reporter; Paige Booton, junior reporter; J.D. Tippin, council member; Grady Stultz, Anthony Esau, Laird Goertzen and Bruce Benjamin, historians; Karis Janzen and Jennifer Tucker, song leaders; and Jarrad Bowers, Cari Tippin and Veronica Powers, pledge leaders.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at Goessel Elementary School. Goessel children between the ages of 7 and 18 are eligible to attend if they are interested in joining the 4-H club.

For more information, call Essau at 620-367-2358.

Canton to hold

chili cook-off/crafts

The second annual Canton Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off & Crafts will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, on Main Street in Canton.

The cost of a chili booth is $20, and the cost of a craft booth is $10.

Contestants will start cooking chili at 7 a.m., and judging will take place at noon.

Food available during the event will be a bowl of chili for $2.50 and Frito-chili pie for $3.

Proceeds will be used for Canton Main Street improvement projects.

The public is invited.

Alpha Omega group

meets at HHS

The Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International met Sept. 6 in the Wiebe Media Center at Hillsboro High School.

Hostesses Wanda Williams, Mary Olson, Mildred Karnowski and Anita Boese served brunch to the 18 members who attended.

As president, Karnowski opened the meeting, and Boese led the devotions. A “call to recommitment” was read by those attending.

Members received program booklets, and committees had the opportunity to begin planning for the year ahead.

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