Marion students at FHSU band camp

USD 408 students Jessica Vogel, Bryce Nelson and Joel and Julia Zeiner attended the Fort Hays High Plains Band Camp July 16-22.

Vogel was the fourth-chair flute and Joel Zeiner played percussion in the high school honor band. Nelson played first chair trombone in the silver band and Julia Zeiner played percussion in the blue band.

Vogel also was third-chair flute in the high school flute ensemble and sang in the vocal choir.

Joel Zeiner and Nelson played in the silver jazz band.

The groups performed for the public July 21 and 22.

Library book club to meet Friday

The next meeting of the Hillsboro Public Library Book Discussion Group will be 9 a.m. Friday, Aug, 11 at 9 a.m. in the city council meeting room at city hall.

The group will discuss the book “Eat Cake” by Jeanne Ray.

Speaker gives talk on railroad model

Fifty members and guests attended the Aug. 5 Chat and Dine meeting at Marion County Lake, where Stephen Priest discussed the design of a model Santa Fe Railroad in eastern Kansas in the 1970s.

Priest, an author and model railroad designer, accesses historic records and photos of the Santa Fe in designing locomotives, rail cars and the infrastructure for his display and for commercial requests.

Those having birthdays and anniversaries in July and August were recognized.

Jerry Norton won the multi-colored afghan donated by Alberta Pritz.

Dwight Beckham provided copies of the updated lake directory, which will be available at the September meeting.

Hosts for the event were Judy and Bob Priest, Betty and Don Fruechting and Gloria and Bob Moody. Tables were decorated with railroad memorabilia provided by John Yoder and Don Fruechting.

Readers asked to turn in book lists

Participants in the Hillsboro Public Library’s adult and teen reading programs are asked to turn in their completed book lists as soon as possible so their total pages/books read can be included in the final count.

Also, participants eligible for prizes need to turn in their lists.

Hett reunion set for Sunday Aug. 13

The 88th annual Hett reunion is planned for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the south end of the Marion County Lake Hall.

Organizers plan to take a group photo before the meal.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and personal table service. Drinks will be provided.

4-H will sell tickets for 2 fund-raisers

The Marion County 4-H Development Fund will have a booth at the Marion County Fair this week and will be selling tickets for two fund-raisers.

The first giveaway offers a chance to win half a processed hog, and the Kansas State University giveaway will award someone with two general admission tickets to a KSU football game.

Stop by the booth for more information.

Special thanks to Goertzen Farms and Citizens State Bank of Goessel for donating the hog and to Peabody Sausage House and Locker for processing the hog.

The purpose of the Development Fund is to establish an endowment for Marion County 4-Hers.

Be sure to stop by the booth at the Commercial Building.

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