Community News Briefs (9-11-19)

Hillsboro Women’s Bible Study starts

Ladies’ Community Bible Study will begin this fall at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept 12.

Beth Moore will lead us to move our faith from our head to our hearts via a DVD.

Join us in the Hearth Room at the Hillsboro M.B. Church, 400 Prairie Point. Bring your Bible, a notebook and a pen.

Big Truck Night in Hillsboro on 9/12

No, it isn’t the geese flying over. It’s BIG TRUCK NIGHT!!

The 15th Annual Big Truck Night will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 12 at Hillsboro Elementary School. While siblings of all ages are welcome to come, the focus is on children ages 0-5.

There will be sensory activities, community resources, free refreshments, free books for kids, toy trucks, tricycle riding course, games, blocks and lots of big trucks.

For questions, please call Susie at 620-947-4041.

FPL to host meal on Sept 9

The Florence Public Library will hold a fundraiser meal at the library at 5 p.m. on Sept 9 at the library.

On the menu will be barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, side dishes and desserts for a freewill offering.

Everyone is invited to come support the library, enjoy the meal and visit with their friends and neighbors.

MCL to have Rare Books Program

Rare Books Program will be held at the Marion City Library on Wednesday, Sept 18 at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room.

Lloyd Zimmer has more than 25 years of buying and selling rare and out of print books, maps, and collectibles.

Mr. Zimmer will be available to offer general advice about what makes a book collectible with some general thoughts about value and to discuss and examine items during this event. The audience may bring no more than 2 items at $5.00 each (must pre-register before the day of the program at the Marion City Library) to receive an estimate of value.

HPL has sign-ups for Fall story time

Hillsboro Public Library began taking sign-ups for Fall Story Time on Sept 3, 2019.

The first preschool sessions will begin on Wednesday, Sept 18, and Thursday, Sept 19, from 10:20- 11:00 am at the library.

Children will enjoy stories, games, crafts, and snacks, and must be age 3 years by Sept 18.

The majority of the fee for the fall program was paid by a Hillsboro Community Foundation Grant, leaving a $1.00 fee per child for the whole fall semester.

Clock exhibit in Goessel for Sept

“TIME to Celebrate Russian Mennonite Clocks and more” during the month of September, at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum.

This “Swinging” special exhibit has 3 Russian Mennonite Clocks from the museum collection and 4 more owned by Jerry and Leann Toews.

The “and more” part of the TIME exhibit are several Kitchen/ Mantel clocks, from the 1920 and’30’s. Plus 4 handcrafted clocks made by the Orie D. Voth a Goessel native, who made clocks after a lifetime of farming.

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum is located at 200 N. Poplar, Goessel KS.

Regular admission applies. Free to Museum members.

Museum hours: Tues. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

City of Hillsboro to hold meeting

The City of Hillsboro wants to hear your input on a potential revision of the city code on the usage of downtown sidewalks.

The businesses in downtown Hillsboro are very important to the City of Hillsboro, and we want to hear your input on how we can make business a little easier for you.

The Downtown Meeting will be on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 11 in the East Room in the Hillsboro City Hall.

Locals share about summer Africa trip

Phil Oelke and Arlie Overton will speak at 7 p.m. on Sunday Sept 15 at Hillsboro MB, 300 Prairie Point.

They will share about their trip in June to Malawi in Africa with the goal of church planting and equipping and training church leaders.

The trip was sponsored through Multiply with MB.

2S2S plans bingo fun on Sept 14

2nd Saturday 2 Serve will be playing Bingo Saturday morning, September 14, at Salem and Parkside Homes.

FUN for everyone!! Come to play, help someone else or just to visit with some great people.

Please arrive around 9 at Salem as we will begin playing at 9:30, then we will head to Parkside to play about 10:30.

We want to have fun prizes for the winners, so if you can bring something with you, that would be great!

Possibilities are word searches, sugarless candy, a package of small candy bars, Little Debbie’s, etc.

If you have any questions, check our FB page or contact Krista Heinrichs, 620-877-0638.

One more brick laying night

The City of Hillsboro is scheduling one more session of brick laying on Grand Street at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 14.

The bricks need to be laid and the street open in less than a week and a half so that it will be ready for the Arts and Crafts Fair.

There are about 5,000 more bricks to sort and clean and 110 feet of street to lay.

It’s hard work, but enjoyable fellowship with the community. Please share and come out and help so we can get this project completed.

TEEN meeting Sept 18 in Marion

The Technology Excellence in Education Network (TEEN) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019.

The meeting will be held at the USD 408 District Office at 101 North Thorp, Marion, Kansas 66861.

For questions or more information, please call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

Durham meal will be Saturday

The annual Durham Community Hamburger Fry will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 14 in the City Park.

Bring lawn chairs.
Modified Yoga Class being offered

Come enjoy a stress relieving modified yoga class. This class is a half hour long basic class with multiple poses offered for beginners and participants with limited stretching ability taught by Lesli Beery.

None of these poses will require being down on the floor as they will be performed with the assistance of a chair.

Many benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, strengthening through elongation of muscles, core strength and improved balance.

Class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-7:45 p.m. beginning Sept 18 in the meeting rooms at City Hall.

Come join the fun and start a new healthy lifestyle at the same time! For questions concerning the specifics of the class and the costs, you may email Lesli at

Getting ahead class starts Sept 19

Are you tired of just getting by? Are you frustrated at life? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Are you ready for change?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, Circles Marion County has a FREE program that can help you change your life.

Take a Chance to Make a Change: One Evening class a week starting Sept. 19, 2019. There is a FREE meal and FREE child care. It meets on Thursdays in Peabody from 6-8 p.m. at United Methodist Church

Call Mark now to learn how to get involved at 620-877-0899. Come join a group of people investigating how to get ahead in a getting by world.

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