HHS Tailgate Party
planned for Sept. 10
A Hillsboro High School Tailgate Party will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, prior to the Hillsboro vs. Chapman football game at Tabor College’s Reimer Field.
The meal includes hamburgers for $3, and a hamburger meal with chips and a drink is $4.
Proceeds will benefit the Trojan After Prom Party.
for library Storytime
Signup has begun for the fall session of Storytime for preschool children at the Hillsboro Public Library.
Children 3 years old through kindergarten age may join Delora Kaufman, children’s librarian, for 45 minutes of reading, activities and crafts.
The first session begins Sept. 15 and 16 with a choice of a Wednesday session, from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; or a Thursday session, from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Class size is limited to 12 children, and a $2 registration fee is required for the four-month session.
For more information or to register, call 947-3827, or stop at the library during regular hours.
‘Big Truck Night’
set for Sept. 20
The Marion County Parents As Teachers organization its planning its second “Big Truck Night” for Sept. 20 in Hillsboro.
About 250 people attended last year event, which was coordinated with the Hillsboro Police Department, City of Hillsboro, Marion County Emergency Medical Services, Unified School District 410, Ag-Power and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
Families involved in the Parents as Teachers program were treated to food from Sonic Drive-In, had car seats checked for safety, could have their children fingerprinted by Hillsboro Police officers and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for the Ident-a-Kid program, and explored a variety of big trucks, including a fire truck, semi truck, street sweeper, garbage truck, tractor, ambulance and school bus.
Parents As Teachers is an infant/toddler program sponsored by all five school districts in Marion County. It provides home visits and support for families with children from birth to age 3, regardless of economic status.
A nationwide program, Parent As Teachers provides research-based information, activities and support to empower parents to be their child’s “Best First Teacher.”
Families with preschool-age children are welcome to attend “Big Truck Night,” but must RSVP by Sept. 13.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Lesli Beery at 947-4040, Tisha Bielefeld at 947-4041 or Karen Elliott at 947-4056.
Goessel Jr. Hi games are at home Sept. 9
Goessel Junior High School officials want fans of its volleyball and football teams to know that games with Centre this Thursday, Sept. 9, will be at Goessel, not at Centre, as the school schedule mistakenly indicates.
The volleyball begins at 4 p.m. and football at 6 p.m.
Marion church holds ice-cream social
Marion Christian Church invites the public to a “Make Your Own Sundae” ice-cream social at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, in the church fellowship hall, 140 N. Elm.
Singer Bennie Holtsclaw will provide the evening entertainment.
Centre FFA chapter
The Centre High School FFA chapter announces recent chapter events as the school year begins.
The first meeting was held Aug. 29. About 80 members and alumni met at the Lincolnville ball diamond for a game of softball.
Afterward, members shared a potluck dinner, participated in meetings to discuss and approve the agenda of activities for the year and elected officers.
Three members of the chapter traveled to Council Grove Aug. 21 to compete in a livestock-judging contest.
The team of Aaron Barney, Jackie Klenda and Alfonse Klenda placed second. Barney finished first in individual reasons and fifth in individual overall. Klenda was 10th in individual overall.
The team qualified in May to represent Kansas at the National Western Livestock Judging Contest in January.
The next Centre FFA event was schedule to be during the Burdick Labor Day dinner on Monday.
Card shower request
for Leona Widlerv
A card shower is requested for Leona Widler, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Sept. 13.
She was born Sept. 13, 1904, in rural Florence. Her children are Jack Widler of Burns and Dorene Kirkpatrick and husband Ronald of Florence. She has three grandchildren and their spouses and four great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to her at 248 Xavier, Burns, KS 66840.
Red Hat Day event
Sept. 11 in Canton
Red Hat Day will be celebrated by more than 200 red hatters from across Kansas on Saturday, Sept. 11, in Canton.
The activities will include a lunch buffet and tea at Three Sisters Victorian Tea and Treasurers, programs on the history of hats, a walking tour of Main Street, a visit to the 1883 pioneer jail and the Carnegie Library, croquet and shopping.
Participants include such chapters as the Buffalo Red Hatters of Canton, Mamie Damies of Abilene, Ya Ya Sisters of Hutchinson and Hubba Hubba Red Hatters of Wichita. Chapters can reserve a prairie tour of bison and wildflowers at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.
All events have been pre-booked, but visitors are welcome to see the town “painted red.”
vQuilt guild to meet
Sept. 13 in Hillsboro
The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
The program, “Thirty Years of Quilting,” will be presented by Donna Sandberg of Smolan.
Sandberg is past production manager at Quilter’s Newsletter and Quilter magazines. She publishes her original designs as Twisted Threads Patterns.
Guild members are asked to bring their challenge projects in a brown paper bag with no name.
Nonmembers can attend the meeting for a $2 admission charge.
Ebenfeld MB Church
program Sept. 12
The Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church Christian Endeavor program will begin at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, at the church located two miles east and four miles south of Hillsboro.
A women’s trio, “Audience of One,” will be featured that evening. Members of the trio from Aulne Methodist Church are Lynn Just, Brenda Riggs and Dawn Hett. Julie Nelson is the accompanist.
The public is invited.
Benefit concert for Canton Senior Center
The public is invited to a benefit concert for the Canton Senior Center on Saturday, Sept. 11., at the Senior Center.
Homemade ice cream will be served at 5:45 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.
Featured entertainment will be the Wedel Gospel Quartet singing new and old gospel music.
Proceeds will go toward the repair of the ceiling and a wall at the Senior Center.
Prairie reconstruction lecture Sept. 12
The Kauffman Museum presents “The Kauffman Museum Prairie Reconstruction: How do You Make Nature Hurry Up?” lecture scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, at the museum in North Newton.
The Kauffman Museum began developing the tallgrass-prairie reconstruction 20 years ago at the museum’s entrance.
As part of a four-month anniversary celebration, the lecturers will try to answer the following: In prairie terms, 20 years isn’t that long. So how did they do that?
The illustrated presentation will be given by Dwight Platt, professor emeritus of biology at Bethel College and Lorna Harder, biology and computer-information technology instructor at Hesston College.
The event is free, and the public is invited. For more information, call 316-283-1612.
Chronic-illness issues focus of meeting
A “Town Hall” meeting focusing on chronic-illness issues is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 8, at the American Legion, 2921 W. 12th Ave., Emporia.
Visitors are invited to attend the meeting with representatives from the Emporia Caring Community Council/Hand In Hand Hospice, the Kansas LIFE Project and the deputy director of Veterans Affairs.
Inviting the public to discuss what living with a chronic illness means to them and their loved ones, the following questions have been raised:
n How can the local health-care system improve to meet your needs?
n What does quality of life mean to you?
n How can our community become a better resource for you?
n Do you feel you have enough information to make informative health-care decisions?
n Have you completed your Advanced Directives?
hosts Oklahoma trip
The Kauffman Museum of North Newton will host the first bus trip of the fall, “Eclectic Oklahoma City,” Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.
The bus trip take in sites in the Oklahoma City area, including an exhibit of rarely seen Italian treasures.
Other tour highlights include: the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; the Mabee-Greer Museum of Art; St. Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee, Okla.; the Oklahoma City National Memorial; the Myriad Botanical Gardens; and a trolley tour of historic Guthrie, Okla.
The cost of the two-day trip is $209 for Kauffman Museum members and $224 for non-members. All fees, meals, admissions, gratuities, transportation and lodging are included in the cost of the trip. Overnight accommodations will be at Holiday Inn and Suites.
For more information, to receive a brochure or to register for the tour, call Andi Schmidt Andres at 316-283-1612.