Happenings (Week of June 17, 2009)


Amstutz to reprise her role in musical


Goessel native Bethany Amstutz will reprise her role in the musical ?The Upside-Down King? for three performances in Krehbiel Auditorium on the Bethel College campus in North Newton later this month.

The performances, at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, June 26, and Sunday, June 28, and then at 2 p.m. Sunday, will help prepare the band and cast for a performance July 3 at the national convention of Mennonite Church USA in Columbus, Ohio.

There is no admission charge and no reserved seats for the North Newton performances, but offerings will be taken to help defray expenses for sending the production to Columbus.

?The Upside-Down King? is a rock musical in the tradition of ?Godspell? and ?Joseph and the Amazing Tech?ni?color Dream?coat,? according to Doug Krehbiel, Newton, who wrote the music with his wife, Jude, for a series of regional performances about three years ago. The subject is the life and ministry of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the disciples who walked with him.

For more information, go to bethelks.edu.


Golf tournament set for BB/BS


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marion County is having its benefit golf tournament June 27 at the Marion Country Club.

The cost is $150 for a three-man team.

To register a team, or for more information, contact Jackie Rice at 620-382-3800.


Speaker to explore history of roads


The Harvey County Histor?ical Museum & Archives, 203 N. Main, Newton, will present the program ?Good Roads: From Cowpaths to Interstates? at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21.

HCHM board member Richard Hege will explore the ?good road movement? that bicycle enthusiasts began in the late 1800s and how the movement led to the development of the modern interstate system.

The presentation highlights historic maps, road signs and photos as well as the experiences of planning and constructing the roadways.

The program is included with museum membership or admission. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for youth ages 5-17 and free for children age 4 and under.

For more information, please contact HCHM at (316) 283-2221 or info@hchm.org.


City to celebrate with cars, fashions


The Schaeffler House will celebrate its centennial Saturday, June 27 during Hillsboro?s 125th Celebration.

An antique car show from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will feature pre-1937 vehicles and the Hillsboro Museums? antique cars on the north lawn.

People with cars of this era are encouraged to bring them out for display. For more information, contact Sue Wadkins at 947-2844.

An 1870-1937 Fashion Show by Vintage Fashion Inc. of Abilene will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the front porch of the Schaeffler House. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

Everyone is invited to wear vintage clothing and be part of the Clothing Contest at 11:15 a.m.

An old-fashioned chicken dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The dinner is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Everyone is invited to bring their law chairs and enjoy the car and fashion activities free of charge.


Group to hold farmers market


Tampa Community Associa?tion is hosting a weekly farmers market at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Tampa.

Flea market items, produce and fresh baked goods are available. Meals are served every week.

For information, call Cheri Bentz at 785-965-2682 or Carol
Spohn at 785-965-2639.


Marion library hosts sale


The Marion Public Library will be having a ?Books are Fun? summer clearance sale on books and other items during the library?s regular hours beginning Monday, June 22, through Thursday, June 25.

Come browse the large selection of bargain books.

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


98th birthday
party for Helmer


helmer.jpg Elizabeth Helmer will be celebrating her 98th birthday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Parkside Nursing Home, 200 Willow Rd., Hillsboro.

For those unable to attend her party, birthday cards may be sent to: Parkside Homes, 200 Willow Rd., Room 14, Hillsboro KS 67063.

Former mayors to be feted June 26


Over Hillsboro?s 125-year history, 25 individuals have served as mayor. These individuals will be honored at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, as part of the community?s 125-year anniversary of its incorporation in 1884.

The celebration will be downtown with birthday cake and ice cream for all.

Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, will present a roll call of our past and present mayors, introducing a descendant or representative of each.

?We have a unique opportunity to give honor to those who have been willing to serve Hillsboro in this way,? Goertzen said.

?We are pleased with the response. Some of those coming to represent the mayors are traveling from as far away as Arizona and Florida.?

List of individuals who have served as mayor since 1884 includes: John J. Funk, John G. Hill, Lewis Weidlein, J.F. Hey, John J. Kizler, H.H. Friesen, Brown Corby, Hiram Beck, J.J. Entz, William F. Schaeffler, Peter A. Hiebert, Conrad Hett, Henry Brunig, Fred Maas, Peter F. Friesen, J.D. Wiebe, Abraham L. Schellenberg, Robert F. Schaeffler, Jacob V. Friesen, Levi T. Buller, Arnold F. Vogt, Charles Thresher, Harold Wiebe, Robert Hein, Delores Dalke.


Model aircraft event set June 19


Father?s Day weekend June 19, 20, 21, Marion will be the host city for a nationally-rated and recognized model aviation event, said Doug Kjellin, Marion Economic Development director.

?The Heart of America Free Flight Association will hold a contest for model aircraft from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Marion Municipal Airport,? he said.

Participants for this event will come from across the United States and will include some of the great names in the sport.

?Since these models are not controlled in any way from the ground, don?t be too surprised to see one flying anywhere,? Kjellin said.

Everyone is invited to watch the show and the event is free.

For more information, call local enthusiast Kjellin at 620-382-3703; Paul Thomas at 620-382-3206 or Mike Basta, contest director at 913-492-4830.


Sign up at library for summer classes


Signup has begun for this year?s summer reading program ?Be Creative!? at the Hillsboro Public Library.

The program is offered for children who are age 3 by July 1 through those who just finished fifth grade.

Classes begin July 1 or 2 and end July 22 or 23. A $4 registration fee helps pay for the crafts and prizes.

The 3- to 4-year-olds will meet at 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wed?nes?day or Thursday.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes are 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday or Thursday.

Children who have just finished first and second grades are scheduled for 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Third through fifth grade can come at 2:45 pm. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In these sessions, participants will read books, play games, do activities, have snacks and make crafts.

An independent reading program is also available at a charge of $1 for those who can?t attend classes.

Young teens will have their own independent program, seting their reading goals that will coincide with the above dates. Their theme is ?Express Yourself @ Your Library.?

Prizes will be awarded for reaching goals. Girls and boys sixth grade through high school are eligible and may sign up at the library.


Museum plans June 21 car show


Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum will host its second annual antique and classic car show from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 21, in the museum?s main parking lot.

This show requires no entry fee and no registration. Cars, trucks and motorcycles?in any condition?through the 1970s are welcome.

General admission to the show and the museum is $2; there is no admission fee for show car owners (one person per car).

The show also will feature games for everyone and recognition for ?Best Car? and ?People?s Choice? entries.

A special feature of the show will be a silent auction of a wheat marquetry piece created by Marie and Martha Voth, North Newton.

The picture is of physician Charles H. Kaiser?s 1907 Maxwell RL parked in front of his house and what is believed to be his attached office. Kaiser practiced in Goessel from 1905 to 1922.

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