MHS Class of 1985 to reunite Sept. 24

Marion High School Class of 1985 will hold its 20th class reunion during Old Settler’s Day Sept. 24.

For more information, contact Patty Putter at 620-382-8455 or Sherri Hess at 620-382-3285.

Janzen to celebrate 90th birthday

Gladys Esther (Leppke) Janzen will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The event will be hosted by her son, Ralph W. and wife Charlene Janzen of Hillsboro; their sons and spouses, Raymond, Anne, Kenneth and Vel Janzen of Hillsboro and Corey and Julie Janzen of Goessel; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends and relatives are invited. She requests no gifts.

Cards may be sent to 114 N. Madison, Hillsboro, 67063.

Post office party

for ’50s car stamp

To celebrate the issuance of the new stamp, “America on the Move: ’50s Sporty Cars,” the Hillsboro Post Office will have a “Dog Days of Summer” celebration Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Free hot dogs will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and some of Hillsboro’s finest classic cars will be on display.

Booklets of the “America on the Move” stamps will be available, along with other commemorative merchandise.

Eden church to host program at Ebenfeld

A women’s trio, a musical family and a dramatic storyteller, all from Eden Mennonite Church of Moundridge, will present a program at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in rural Hillsboro.

Members of the women’s trio are Shirley Delk, June Krehbiel, Cindy Bartel and Brenda Dalke, accompanist.

Mark and Gail Stucky and their two children will perform old-time gospel music using various instruments. Storytelling for both children and adults will be given by Larry Temple.

Marion dance studio to enroll students

The Movement Connection Dance Studios in Marion will be conducting enrollment from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Marion Municipal Building.

Parkview to hold worship time Aug. 20

An evening of contemprary worship will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Parkview Chuch in the north overflow.

The public is invited to attend this extra time of worship through singing, praying, sharing and reading from God’s word.

Childcare will be provided for young children.

A time of eating and getting to know each other will follow in the fellowship hall downstairs.
Peters returns from Ireland mission trip

Brady Peters of Hillsboro served on a Youth Venture team with Mennonite Mission Network July 13 to Aug. 6 in Lurgan and Portadown, Northern Ireland.

The five-member Youth Venture team worked with staff at a YMCA to create a safe place for at-risk youth and assisted with Bible school at Hill Street Presbyterian Church.

Youth Venture provides opportunities for youth and young adults ages 14 to 20 to join together for a one- to four-week service and learning experience.

Peters is the son of Rod and Linda Peters and attends Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.

‘Orphan trains’ topic at Marion library

Kansas Humanities speaker Marilyn Holt of Abilene will present “Orphan Trains in Kansas” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Marion City Library.

The “orphan trains” brought poor children from eastern cities to rural Kansas from 1867 to the 1920s. First-hand accounts of orphan-train riders challenge the picture of childhood in the “good ol’ days.”

Holt is an independent historian whose research interest and publications center on child, teenager and women’s experience in the 19th and 20th centuries.

For more information, contact Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.

TEEN board meeting set for Aug. 17

A board of directors meeting for the Technology Excellence in Education Network is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Board of Education Office in Marion.

TEEN includes the school districts of Centre, Herington, Hillsboro, Marion and Peabody.

Spoonemore wins int’l tractor pull

Goessel eighth-grader Jamie Spoonemore took first place in her division at the Canada/U.S. International Pedal Truck and Tractor Pull held Aug. 6 for children 12 and under.

In her last pull, Spoonemore, now 13, competed against four other girls in the 12-year-old division, pulling 440 pounds for a distance of 75 1/4 feet to beat a second-place pull of 73 1/4 feet.

She qualified for the competition with her performance at last year’s national competition in Mitchell, S.D.

Those who attended this year’s competition with Spoonemore included parents Kenneth and Donna Spoonemore, sister Holly and grandmother Lois Janzen.

The family held a bake sale in Goessel to raise funds for the trip.

Sponsors that also helped Spoonemore and her family get to Canada were Bethesda Home, Health Tactics, Washmon Farms, Citizens State Bank, Dirksen Construction, Duerksen Harvesting, Flatland Foods, Goessel Main Street Station, Pine Edge Golf Course, Scharenberg Chiropractic, Schmidt’s Studio, The Permanent Solution, Vogt’s HomeTown Market, Willowspring Downs, Mane Street Salon, Mike & Milt’s Small Engine Service, Voran-Goertzen Peppernuts, Ratzlaff Automotive and Crossroads Credit Union.

Banman spends week in Montreal missions

Allison Banman of Hillsboro served on a Youth Venture team with Mennonite Mission Network July 16 to July 24 in Montreal, Quebec.

The eight-member Youth Venture team worked in various community organizations in downtown Montreal, assisting refugees and homeless people and serving in soup kitchens and day camps. The team also spent time learning about the history and culture of Quebec and worshiped with a local French Mennonite Organization

Youth Venture provides opportunities for youth and young adults ages 14 to 20 to join together for a one- to four-week service and learning experience.

Banman is the daughter of Steve and Sandy Banman and attends Alexander Mennonite Church.

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