Parade, Uncle Sam set for July 4 Eve

Children age 12 and under are invited to bring their decorated wagons, tricycles, bikes, scooters and doll carriages to walk in the “Red, White and Blue” parade July 3 at the William F. Schaeffler House Museum grounds.

The parade and a visit by Uncle Sam are part of the Fourth of July Eve celebration that will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street in Hillsboro. Festivities will continue until about 8 p.m.

Prizes will be given to all participants in the parade. Children’s games and contests are planned, along with patriotic music and speeches by local politicians for the event.

Bring lawn chairs for an evening of old-fashioned fun sponsored by the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

For more information, call Stan Harder, director of museums, at 947-3775.

Veterans’ rep in Marion July 18

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, will be at the Marion County Health Department from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 18.

Those seeking appointments should call 620-342-3347 ahead of time to make sure files and information are available.

Note: No session will be July 4 because of the holiday.

Family plans party for 100th birthday

The family of Amelia Vinduska invites friends and family to celebrate her 100th birthday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 2, in the basement of St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.

The family requests no gifts, but cards are welcome.

Schmidt, Goering earn doctorates

Jalane D. Schmidt and Greg Schmidt Goering, both of Carrboro, N.C., received their doctoral degrees from Harvard University June 8 in Cambridge, Mass.

Schmidt earned her degree in the study of religion, while Goering earned his in Hebrew Bible. Schmidt continues in a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Goering lectures on the Old Testament.

Schmidt is the daughter of Wanda Ream Schmidt and Steve Schmidt of La Junta, Colo.

Goering is the son of Judith and Lowell Goering of Hillsboro.

Aquatic center offers July classes

The Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center will be offering two fitness classes during July.

“Fast and Fit” is an intense workout using weights and resistance equipment. Instructed by Hilary Stutzman, the class will meet from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday nights, July 3-26.

The cost is $3 per class with childcare available for an extra $3 per child.

A new session of Vicki Mohn’s water aerobics class will begin July 3 and continue every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The cost is $4 per class, or $40 for all 12 classes.

For more information, call 947-3750 or visit www.cityofhillsboro.net/aquatic.html

Pankratz, Bartel earn NCKTC honors

Cody Pankratz and Wilbert Bartel, both of Hillsboro, have been named to the honorable-mention honor roll for the spring semester at North Central Kansas Technical College in Hays.

Honorable-mention students have obtained a grade-point average between 3.0 and 3.79.

Roadway receives nomination

A roadway that makes its way past Canton and Maxwell Wildlife Refuge has been nominated to be a Scenic Byway of Kansas.

The roadway begins just off U.S. Highway 56 and the auto route for the Santa Fe Trail, and travels past Canton and Maxwell Refuge as it makes its way to Kanopolis State Park.

The route enables travelers to visit Canton, Lindsborg, Marquette, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and Kanopolis State Park as well as the scenic beauty of the Smoky Hills.

Representatives from Canton, Lindsborg, Marquette, Maxwell and Kanopolis are working on this project, which is sponsored by Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Travel & Tourism.

Open house for Jane Nickel’s 90th

An open house to celebrate Jane Nickel’s 90th birthday is planned for 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

She was born July 31, 1916, at Whitewater and was a long-term resident of Buhler. She moved to Hillsboro two years ago.

On Sept. 6, 1936, she was married to Henry P. Nickel in Reedley, Calif. He died in 1995.

Her children are Jeanette and Clarence Funk of Fresno, Calif.; Myrna and Tim Kliewer of Hillsboro; David and Mary Nickel of Oakhurst, Calif.; and Sylvia and Rick Allen of Corvallis, Ore. She has six grandchildren and six great-grand- children.

Congratulatory cards may be sent to 301 S. Main, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Riffel earns buckle in swine show

Karl Riffel recently was awarded the reserve champion junior showmanship trophy buckle in the Eastern Kansas Swine Show Series.

Riffel participated in seven showmanship contests through the spring and accumulated points for his finishing place.

Riffel, a member of the Tampa Triple Ts 4-H Club, is the son of James and Beth Riffel.

Farewell to Josts on June 28

A farewell for the Rod and Lynette Jost family is planned for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 at Little Pleasures in Hillsboro.

Friends and acquaintances are invited express appreciation and best wishes to the family. The Josts will begin a church-planting venture in Utah. Rod is completing an 18-year ministry as youth pastor at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

The event is a come-and-go gathering with live music. Guests are invited to bring well wishes in the form cards or notes, as well as a favorite memory to share.

Family plans gathering for July 2

The family of Irene Hedrick will host an open house 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at the Hub in Peabody.

The event will bring together her three sons, Ron of Peabody, Rick of Washington and Gary of Las Vegas, and her granddaughter, Wendy Gibson for the first time in 14 years.

The family requests no gifts.

Quilt guild to meet July 3 at HUMC

Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 3 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Cleo Mounday of Clay Center will present “Quilts and Beyond,” including a trunk shoe.

Guests are welcome. There is a charge of non-guild members.

Brown participates in Mars Academy

Joshua Brown of Marion, son of Gary and Jennifer Stegman of Marion and Shawn Burrell of Topeka, recently attended Mars Academy at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.

Brown will enter sixth grade at Marion Elementary in the fall.

A three-day residential camp developed by Cosmosphere staff for students who will be entering grades 5 and 6, the Mars Academy program was designed to introduce space science to participants in an environment that emphasizes teamwork and problem solving.

All participants underwent astronaut testing and each team created a Mars-bound hazardous mission patch before their simulated journey.

Blood drive set for July 3 at Legion

A blood drive is planned for noon to 4 p.m. Monday, July 3, at the American Legion Building, 405 S. Floral in Hillsboro.

Everyone who comes to donate blood will receive a free T-shirt marking the 125th anniversary of the American Red Cross, plus a light lunch and birthday cake.

Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE to schedule an appointment to donate. Walk-in donors are welcome.

Fast-pitch tourney in Marion July 1

The first annual Marion Firecracker Fast-pitch Tournament will be held Saturday July 1 at Marion Baseball Complex on Eisenhower.

The tournament will involve a total of 12 teams from three age groups-10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under.

The first game begins at 9 a.m. and the last game will begin at 5:30 p.m. A home-run derby will play at noon.

All-day passes are $4 and children age 12 and under are admitted free.

Full concessions with hamburgers will be available as a fund-raiser for the baseball/softball boosters.

For information, call 629-382-2554.

Open house July 2 to mark 80th

The family of Irene Hedrick of Peabody will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at the Hub in Peabody to celebrate her 80th birthday..

The event will bring together her three sons, Ron of Peabody, Rick of Washington and Gary of Las Vegas, and her granddaughter Wendy Gibson for the first time in 14 years.

The family requests no gifts.

Nursing magazine publishes article

Nursing 2006, an award-winning, peer-reviewed nursing journal has published an article by Marlene Obermeyer titled, “How to be a culturally competent preceptor” in the June issue.

The article is a practical guide for helping international nurses adapt to the culture and practices of nursing in North America.

Obermeyer, originally from the Philippines, is an independent continuing education provider. She lives in rural Marion with husband Mark and son EJ.

Card shower for Virlee Bevan

Former long-time resident of Peabody Virlee Bevan will celebrate her 87th birthday July 7.

Cards can be mailed to Chanute Health Care Center, 530 W. 14th, Chanute, KS 66720.

Hillsboro library posts new hours

Hillsboro Public Library has posted its new hours for Monday through Saturday.

Monday: 9 :30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The library is closed on all legal holidays and additional days as posted for staff training.

Library hours are also posted in the Hillsboro City Building and library.

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