Daily Life (March 14, 2018)

Speaker to address

pioneer movement

Michael Hook, director of the Dickinson County Heri­tage Center, will speak about the pioneer movement into the Kansas area at 9:45 a.m. Friday for Tabor College’s Lifelong Learning program.

The presentation will be in the Richert Audi­torium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Hook will address the history of the cattle drives, agriculture development, early settlers, telephony industry and how carousel manufacturing separates Dickinson from all other counties in Kansas.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and can register at the door for $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.

For more information about the event, contact Analisa Defiesta at analisadefiesta@tabor.edu.

TEEN group will meet March 21

The Technology Excel­lence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednes­day, March 21, at the USD 410 district office at 416 S. Date, Hillsboro. For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

Severe weather meeting March 19

“Storm Fury on the Plains,” the annual weather identification and safety presentation that provides severe-weather training and education, has been rescheduled for March 19.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Hillsboro Middle High School auditorium.

Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist from the Wichita office of the National Weather Service, will be the presenter. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Randy Frank at 620-383-3462.

Topeka author to discuss 1951 flood

“Remembering Marion County’s 1951 Flood” will be presented at 7 p.m. March 20 in the Kansas Room at Marion City Library.

Roy Bird, a Topeka author of 17 books on Kansas history, will present the program.

The presentation will give an overview of what the whole state experienced during the floods and how Marion County fit into the picture.

The presentation is part of the Waterways Exhibit currently on display.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.

Tourism ‘superstars’ are dinner speakers

Marci Penner of the Kan­sas Sampler Foundation and WenDee Rowe, co-author of “The Kansas Guidebook 2,” will be the featured speakers at the annual Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Goessel.

Penner and Rowe will take the audience on a fun picture journey throughout the state, sharing road trip ideas and telling stories about their adventures.

To reserve tickets, call the museum at 620-367-2333 by Monday, April 2. The ticket price is $50 per person, first time price $25. This is a fundraiser for the museum.