Daily Life (March 7, 2018)

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.

Free child screening March 13 in Marion

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, March 13, in Marion. Appointments will be available from 3-5:30 p.m.

At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.

TC, HHS musicians join for concert

Tabor Arts will present the Tabor College Sym­phonic Band collaborative concert featuring the Hills­boro High School wind ensemble at 7 p.m., Monday, March 12, in the Richert Auditorium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

“The Hillsboro wind ensemble is known for consistently earning top ratings at music festivals, along with their soloists and chamber ensembles, which also regularly earn high honors,” said Shawn Knopp, director of bands at Tabor.

The HHS wind ensemble will perform their music festival repertoire first. Tabor’s symphonic band will follow with works by John Williams, Hugh Stuart, John Mackey and Charles Carter.

To conclude the concert, the symphonic band and the wind ensemble will combine for two selections.

Major, director of bands for USD 410, also serves as adjunct professor of percussion at Tabor College.

TC team to lead soccer academy

Tabor College women’s soccer program is hosting the fourth annual Tabor College Youth Soccer Academy for players kindergarten and up.

This academy will be run by Tabor coaches and players from the women’s team.

The spring session will begin March 27 and run to April 29. All games and practices will be played at the Tabor College practice soccer field south of the football parking lot.

Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings: kindergarten, 4-4:30 p.m.; first-second grade will be 4-4:45 p.m; third grade and up, 5-6 p.m. Games will be Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoon.

The cost will be $35 per player. The deadline to sign up is March 21. Each player will receive two T-shirts included in the price of the academy. For more information, contact Ian Thomson at iant@tabor.edu or 620-249-4027.

You can register online at https://hillsboroks.recdesk. com/Community/Home.

County planning and zoning to meet

The Marion County Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Marion Community Center Ballroom, 203 N. Third St.

The meeting is rescheduled from Feb. 22.

Agenda items include discussion of amendments to the Marion County Zoning Regulations Article 27-Wind Energy Conversion Systems Overlay District; discussion concerning amendments to Marion County subdivision regulations and recommending approval of the county comprehensive plan.

Water in Kansas program March 13

Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas geological Survey, is presenting “Water in Kansas: Past and Present,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Kansas Room at Marion City Library.

The presentation will highlight how water issues today define much about Kansans in the future.

Buchanan is part of the Kansas Humanities Speaker Bureau.

For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.

Topeka author to discuss 1951 flood

“Remembering Marion County’s 1951 Flood,” is being 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 is presenting 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.