Daily Life

Legion commander to visit Hillsboro

The public is invited to a meet-and-greet with Ameri?can Legion National Com?man?der Dale Barnett when he visits Hillsboro Ameri?can Legion Post 366 at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Barnett, from Georgia, will be on a three-day tour of Kansas, but will make a stop in Hillsboro at the Legion Hall at 405 Floral Drive.

He also will visit 15 other Ameri?can Legion posts, Fort Riley and the Kansas Vet?erans? Home while in the state.

Barnett graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and served as an Army infantry officer from 1974 to 1996, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

After leaving the military, he taught high school social studies and coached basketball, baseball and cross country.

Bench-step class

to begin Sept. 28

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering an hour-long intermediate level bench-step aerobics class at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednes?day evenings at Hills?boro City Hall.

The classes will be led by Amber Monson, who has a doctorate in physical therapy. The first class will be Monday, Sept. 28.

The cost is $5 per session or $65 for the eight-week course. Bench steps will be provided along with some weights. Participants can bring their own weights if they prefer.

For more information about the class, contact Monson at amaewiens@?gmail.com or call HRC at 620-947-3490.

Free parenting class at Goessel

A free two-week parenting class will be offered in Goessel from 5:30-8 p.m. Mon?day, Sept. 21 and 28.

The class, provided by FACT Inc., is called ?Con?scious Discipline for Parents.? It seeks to show parents how to take responsibility for their own distress and in turn teach children to be responsible for their own behavior.

Free childcare and supper will be provided for both sessions. Grand?parents, foster parents and day-care providers and teachers are invited to participate as well.

All age groups of children will be discussed.

Funding for the class is provided by the Central Kan?sas Community Founda?tion grant awarded to FACT Inc.

To register, contact Rachel Boden at 620-327-4198 or bodenrm@gmail.com.

MuseumFest brings local history focus

MuseumFest, an event to recognize aspects of Hillsboro?s history, will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Loewen ?Adobe? House Complex and the Scout House in Memorial Park.

Recognitions will include recent renovations to the Friesen Mill, the roofing project by the city of Hillsboro, Hillsboro memorabilia donations by Robert Sextro and presentation of the U.S. flag for the Kreutziger School by the American Legion.

Children can join in supervised yard games. The museum sites and Visitor Center will be open for self-guided tours.

Weather permitting, guests can watch a demonstration of flour grinding at the Friesen Mill.

The Cottonwood River Band will perform musical selections. Refreshments include homemade ice cream.

The event is open to the public and admission is free.

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