Card shower request for Adina Jost’s 90th

The family of Adina Jost invites her friends and relatives to celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.

She was born March 10, 1916, in Hillsboro. In 1936 she was married to Menno Jost, who died in 1995. She has lived in the Hillsboro area and attended Parkview Church since she was married.

She will celebrate with her children, Sharon and Dwight Klaassen of Platteville, Wisc., Harriet and James Klassen of Denver, Colo., Marcyne and Abe Heinrichs of Abbotsford, B.C., Cal and Tam Jost of Hillsboro and Mark and Muktha Jost of Greensboro, N.C. Some of her 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren will attend as well.

Cards may be sent or brought to Jost c/o Parkside Homes, 200 Willow Drive, Hillsboro KS 67063.

Group prepares for mission trip

A group of area volunteers is planning a mission trip to Mexico later this month.

Hands of Jesus Ministry International Inc., headed by Ernie and Donna Luna, former Hillsboro residents now living in McPherson, are leading the trip to Primero de Mayo Colonia in Reynosa March 18-26.

Joining them are a group from Tabor College, James Fischer, Peggy Fischer, Hannah Fischer, Joel Fischer, Luke Fischer, Rose Buschman and Jessica Luna.

Activities include a three-day vacation Bible school and academic enrichment program, a hot-dog feed, a two-day medical clinic and food distribution.

The group needs medicine for the clinic. Anyone interested in helping should contact Donna Luna at 620-381-1705 or send donations to Hands of Jesus Ministry International Inc., 1107 Sycamore Place, McPherson, KS 67460.

Jantz celebrates 95th birthday

Mildred Jantz of Hillsboro celebrated her 95th birthday with an open house Feb. 19 at First Mennonite Church fellowship hall.

Hosting the celebration were her children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family traveled from Seattle, Wash., Dallas, Texas, Colorado and Kansas to attend.

Card shower set for Kathryn Schroeder

The family of Kathryn Schroeder of Hillsboro request a card shower to celebrate her 99th birthday March 11.

She was born in 1907 to Abraham and Sarah Thiessen Dick at Buhler. In 1932, she was married to Menno F. Schroeder. Five years ago she left the farm home at Inman to live at Park Village in Hillsboro.

Schroeder has three children: J.E. and Velma Schroeder of Inman, Rosella and Loyal Martin of Hillsboro, and Betty and James Thomas of Hillsboro.

Cards may be sent to Schroeder at One Park Ave., #215, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Historical society to focus on Kapaun

Father Emil Kapaun will be the topic of the first quarterly meeting of the Marion Historical Society beginning at noon Tuesday, March 14, in the basement of the Holy Family Parish Church of St. John Nepomucene in Pilsen.

The meeting will begin with a lunch prepared by the Pilsen Altar Society. Cost of the meal is $7.50; reservations need to be made by March 9 with Gemma Davis by calling 620-382-2673 or with Marilyn Jones by calling 620-983-2815.

Following the meal, Rosemary Neuwirth, of the Father Kapaun Guild, will lead the presentation about Kapaun, a Pilsen native who has been honored for his work as a U.S. Army chaplin while a prisoner of war in a Chinese Communist prison camp during the Korean War.

Kapaun died in the camp in 1951; efforts are under way to have him canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church for his heroic service to fellow prisoners.

A statue of Kapaun on the church grounds, dedicated in 2001, has been designated a Korean War memorial.

Any resident of Marion County is automatically a member of the Marion County Historical Society; guests are welcomed.

The group meets quarterly at various sites for programs of historical interest. The tentative focus of the June meeting is to learn more about “Doctor” John Brinkley, the goat-gland quack with a Peabody connection.

MES plans carnival for Saturday

Marion Elementary School is planning its first carnival March 4 as a fund-raiser for the Parents Advisory Council.

The event, which will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., will feature various games and activities for children and adults. Concessions will be provided for purchase.

Organizers are still looking for help for the evening. Anyone interested should call MES at 620-382-3771.

USD 398 plans March music events

Several events have been planned at Peabody-Burns schools to celebrate “Music In Our Schools Month.”

The Peabody-Burns Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade bands will presenting a short concert at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the school gymnasium.

On Tuesday, March 7, junior high musicians will travel to Little River for the Heart of America League Music Festival. In addition to performances by the PBJH concert band and choir, students will perform solos and in ensembles.

At 7 p.m., Thursday, March 9, will be a junior high solo recital by the soloists from the HOAL Music Festival.

On Tuesday, March 14, the PBJH and PBHS concert bands will perform at 7 p.m. in the Brown Building Concert Hall.

The PBES second- and third-grade music classes will present a short program at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 17, in the PBES gymnasium. The second-grade students will perform original rhythm compositions and the third-graders will presenting the mini-musical “The Color Factory.”

PBHS Voices will be presenting a dinner theater at 6 p.m., Friday, March 17, at the PBES multi-purpose room.

Closing out the schedule will be the USD 398 Faculty-Staff Recital at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Peabody United Methodist Church.

The public is invited to attend all of these events.

“Music In Our Schools” is sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference. This year’s theme is “Music: The Heart in Education.”

Quilt guild meeting set for March 6

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 6, at Quilt and Quiltracks in downtown Hillsboro.

Diane Claassen, owner of the business, will present the program titled “Turning of the Quilts.”

Guests are welcomed to attend for a $2 fee.

Curious George’s at Marion city library

In conjunction with the release of the film “Curious George,” the Marion City Library will celebrate the book series of the same title by H.A. and Margaret Rey with a special display, hand-out activities and bookmarks.

Also featured at the library during March are: the annual quilt show, March 13-31, featuring more than 25 quilts, wall hangings and table runners from local quilters; “The Western: The Great Texas Cattle Trail” program by Gary and Margaret Kraisinger of Halstead at 7 p.m., March 28; Children’s Springtime Storytime “Buggy for Books, will meet from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on four consecutive Friday mornings beginning March 24; Book Club meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 22; a month-long display of Amish Heritage figurines owned by Alice Jost.

Nebraska school offers scholarship

Casey Bartel of Hillsboro has received a $400 agribusiness scholarship from Southeast Community College of Nebraska, Beatrice campus. He is the son of Marlin and Cheryl Bartel.

Book group to meet March 9 at library

The next meeting of the Hillsboro Public Library book discussion group will be at 9 a.m., Friday, March 10.

The book to be discussed will be “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou. It is not necessary to have read the book to attend.

Piano students do well at state festival

Several area high-school students competed at the state piano festival Feb. 18 in Wichita.

Robert Jost, student of Sheila Schmitt, and Benjamin Heyen, student of Beverly Richards, received “I” ratings.

Rachel Davidson, student of Schmitt, and Maria Loewen, student of Karen Schlabaugh, received “II” ratings.

Veterans rep. in Marion March 7, 21

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, will be schedule in Marion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 21.

It is recommended that veterans, widows and dependents who wish to meet with Haywood should call ahead of time at 620-342-3347 to ensure all files and information are available for the appointment.

Emma Creek race set for April 29

The 17th annual Emma Creek Classic 5-kilometer Walk, Jog or Run is planned for April 29 in Hesston. The race is open to women of all ages and skill levels.

The 5-k walk, jog, or run begins at 9:30 a.m. This certified race offers split times at each mile and aid stations along the course.

Each participant is treated to a picnic buffet of fruit, muffins and a beverage of your choice.

An awards ceremony is planned for around 10:45 a.m. in the Hesston High School gymnasium. Awards are given to the top three in each age division, the top 10 finishers overall, teams comprised of families, special-interest groups, or work place groups, as well as the youngest and oldest participant.

Each registered participant receives a T-shirt and a packet of items donated by the Emma Creek Steering Committee and various area sponsors.

Registration brochures for this event are available by contacting Hesston Recreation and Community Education at 620-327-7128 or going to its Web site at www.hrce.org.

Tippin inducted into FarmHouse Frat

Matt Tippin of Hillsboro was formally inducted into the Kansas State Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity along with 20 other new members Jan. 22.

Tippin is a freshman at Kansas State University majoring in biology and pre-dentistry. He is the son of Richard and Norma Tippin.

FarmHouse Fraternity is recognized as a social-service fraternity with 30 chapters nationwide.

Although established as a fraternity for agriculture studies, today’s members have a wide variety of backgrounds and majors, but retain strong rural values.

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