Happenings (Week of June 24, 2009)

Appraisers to start work in Hillsboro


Staff from the Marion County Appraiser?s office will start work in Hillsboro the week of June 22.

The staff will be performing the 17 percent re-inspection mandated by Kansas Statute K.S.A. 79-1476.

Appraiser Cindy Magill said her staff will be easily identifiable with county identification badges, shirts and vehicles.

?Property owners may get county staff confused with census staff,? she said.


Lions groups sort eyeglasses for poor


Hillsboro Lions and Leos met at the home of Marvin and Elfrieda Funk June 16 to sort several huge boxes of used eyeglasses.

After sorting, the glasses will be taken to the Kansas Lions office in Wichita. From there, they are sent out to be processed. The glasses will be available for various optometric groups to dispense to people in other countries, mostly Central America, who cannot afford to buy glasses.

Projects related to vision and sight are a focus of Lions worldwide.


First Mennonite to host blood drive


The Hillsboro Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 29, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash.

Donors must be in good health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. In Kansas, 16-year-olds can donate if they have a signed American Red Cross parent consent form.

Please bring a picture ID to donate.


125th to provide family activities


Activities for children and families have been planned during Hillsboro?s 12th Anniversary Celebration this weekend.

Children?s games are scheduled for 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27 with Nick Brown in Memorial Park. The first 75 will receive free coupons for Wendy?s frosty desserts.

Later, everyone is invited to swim from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hillsboro Aquatic Center. Admission is free.

Families are welcomed to participate in all of the 125th activities.


Library to train on Talking Books use


Hillsboro Public Library?s Internet computers will not be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, because staff from North Central Kansas Library System will be at the library to train patrons using the Talking Books service.

Talking Books has purchased new digital machines and will be demonstrating how to use the machines to anyone interested.

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in learning about these machines, be sure to attend this program.

For more information contact staff at Hillsboro Public Library 947-3827.


Cake, ice cream event set Friday


The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a cake-and-ice-cream birthday party for Hillsboro?s 125th Celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, in front of Brenda?s Bloomers & Gifts, 111 W. Grand.

The cake and ice cream will be served on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 people who stop by.


HHS alumnus to turn 80 June 27


Former resident and Hillsboro High School graduate Edith (Hansen) Gaesser is celebrating her 80th birthday June 27.

An open house is being hosted July 12 by her four children in Gibson City, Ill.

Please forward birthday wishes and remembrances to Edith Gaesser, Apt. 227, 2004 Audubon Ave., Naperville, IL 60563-4240 or egaesser@yahoo.com.


Hillsboro MB to sell baked goods


The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will sell baked goods at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Hillsboro Farmers Market at Grand and Jefferson.
Speaker to describe Great Depression


Memories of growing up in the Flint Hills during the Great Depression will be shared by Adaline Sorace in a ?Prairie Talk? at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25, at Pioneer Bluffs in Chase County.

At age 94, Sorace has published her first book, ?Addie of the Flint Hills: A Prairie Child During the Depression.? Her vivid memory recounts the first dust storm that came through Chase County and how the Matfield Green community helped her survive her teen years during the Great Depression.

?Prairie Talk? is a series of free community discussions sponsored by Pioneer Bluffs Foundation. For information, contact Lynn Smith at 620-753-3484 or lynn@pioneerbluffs.org.

Pioneer Bluffs is one mile north of Matfield Green or 15 miles south of Cottonwood Falls on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Kansas Highway 177.


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.

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