Herington to host

fund-raiser Jan. 29

The community of Herington will host a Tsunami Victims Relief Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Herington Community Building.

The following is scheduled for the evening event:

– 5 p.m.-prayer service.

– 6 p.m.-dinner and entertainment. The dinner menu includes roast beef or pork, potatoes, green beans, rolls, pie and coffee or tea. Entertainment during the meal will feature a variety of music, singing and dancing.

– 8 p.m.-dance. Music will be provided by Best Sound Around disc-jockey service. A variety of beverages will be available for sale during the dance. No coolers are allowed.

– 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.-silent auction. The auction will include a wide variety of goods and services donated for the event.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available at the following Herington locations: Central National Bank, First National Bank, First Impressions, City Hall and the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce.

A special account has been established at Central National Bank for donations to the Tsunami Relief Fund.

Free e-filing/tax help

Feb. 7 with MID-CAP

Free tax help and free e-filing will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at the Hillsboro City Building.

A representative from the Mid-Kansas Community Action Program will be available to help with individual tax returns.

Participants should bring the following: this year’s tax package and/or label; all forms, W-2s and 1099s; information for all other income; information for all deductions/credits; Social Security card; driver’s license; and a copy of last year’s tax return if possible.

MID-CAP is part of the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. MID-CAP will help people with basic tax returns. Those benefiting are people with low to moderate incomes below $35,000, individuals with disabilities and elderly taxpayers.

Faster refunds can be achieved by e-filing electronically, according to organizers.

The MID-CAP office is located at 104 N. Fifth in Marion.

Call for an appointment at 888-877-5948 or 620-382-8807.

Celebrate Kansas Day at Kauffman Museum

The Kauffman Museum of North Newton will host “Celebrate Kansas Day” with special activities planned from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at the museum.

The annual celebration marks 144 years of Kansas history.

The following is a schedule of the activities:

1:45 p.m.-Kurt Harder will portray Frederick Funston, a Kansas explorer who lived from 1865 to 1917. He explored in Death Valley, Yosemite and the Yukon.

2:45 p.m.-the Lindsborg Folkdanslag will perform. The group of adults will entertain with traditional Swedish dances and instrumental music.

3:45 p.m.-the musical group Black Kettle will be featured. The Mark Stucky family, including wife Gail and children Matt and Marike of Moundridge, will play old Celtic and traditional music using a variety of instruments, such as autoharp, mandolin and spoons.

Other events will be offered in the afternoon, such as make-it-and-take-it crafts, Valentine leaf rubbings and spool snakes.

Demonstrations will include log hewing, rug making and baking zwieback.

Favorite return events this year will include old-fashioned school-yard games, black smithing and wagon rides.

Throughout the afternoon, the Friends of Kauffman Museum will sponsor a bake sale, flea market and silent auction featuring original art, handcrafted items and antiques.

For more information, call the museum at 316-283-1612.

The public is invited.

Kansas Day event

set for Jan. 29

The fifth annual “Kansas Day Celebration” will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 29, at McGillicuddy’s restaurant in Marion.

The event will feature a presentation by Kansas Humanities Council History Alive portraying Kansas historical figure Clarina Nichols.

The cost of the program and a Kansas roast-beef dinner will be $11 per plate.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Janet Bryant at 620-382-3418.

The public is invited.

Centre FFA members

compete in two CDEs

Members of the Centre FFA chapter recently competed in two Career Development Events at Ark City.

In the Food Science CDE, the team finished third. Team members were Jackie Klenda, eighth individual, Gloria Belton and Brandy Kaiser.

The seven students competing in the Meats CDE were Alisha Barney, Gloria Belton, Savannah Forsberg, Brandy Kaiser, Alfonse Klenda, Jackie Klenda and Jo Terwilliger.
“Sweetheart Dinner”

Feb. 12 in Peabody

The Peabody Historical Society will hold a “Sweetheart Dinner” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Morgan House in Peabody.

A four-course meal will be served featuring country ham as it was grown and prepared in the 1880s. Table setting will include fine china, white linens, silver and stemware. Servers will be attired in appropriate costumes, and period music will be played.

The meal is $35 per couple, and reservations are required. Seating is limited to 12 couples.

Proceeds from the dinner will support the work of the Peabody Historical Society and efforts to preserve an authentic history of the community.

To make reservations or for more information, call 620-983-2438.

Altar society auction

set for Jan. 28

The St. Anne’s Altar Society of Holy Family Parish will hold an auction at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28 in the Pilsen Community Center.

“We have lots of good items for this sale, and we want to thank everyone who donated last time,” organizers said.

Proceeds will go toward the continuing project of upgrading the dining room at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church, Pilsen.

The public is invited.

State-of-city report

Feb. 2 in Hillsboro

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce announces a state-of-the-city report will be given at the next monthly meeting to be held at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Hillsboro City Building.

The featured speaker will be Mayor Delores Dalke, who will give the State of the City address. The meeting is open to the community.

Lunch will be catered by Panhandler’s Catering Company and will cost $6 per person.

For reservations or more information, call the Chamber office at 947-3506.
Veterans’ service rep

to visit Feb. 1, 15

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, at the Marion County Health Department.

Any veterans, their dependents or survivors, who have received an Eligibility-Verification Report form or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Haywood for assistance.

If possible, those seeking an appointment should call the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 ahead of time so all files will be available.

Kings to entertain

Jan. 27 in Canton

The Canton Senior Center will host a program featuring vocalist Michelle King accompanied by husband Sammie King at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Senior Center.

The Kings will perform gospel and secular music. Coffee and cake will be served after the program.

A free-will offering will be taken, and the public is invited.

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