Happenings (Week of June 27, 2007)

Festivities July 3 at Schaeffler House


U.S. Congressman Jerry Moran will be the keynote speaker at this year?s Fourth of July festivities from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 3 at the Schaeffler House Museum in Hillsboro.

The evening?s entertainment will also include patriotic music on the east porch of the Schaeffler House. Kansas Rep. Don Dahl will read the Gettysburg Address as Abraham Lincoln.

The children?s ?Red, White and Blue? patriotic parade will be formed at 6:15 p.m. west of the Schaeffler Carriage House. Hillsboro High School principal Dale Honeck, as Uncle Sam, will lead the parade. All children 12 and under are invited to bring their decorated wagons, tricycles, bikes, scooters and doll carriages to walk in the parade.

All children 12 and under will receive free sparklers. The Hillsboro Fire Department will supervise lighting the sparklers.

Bob Delk and the Boys, the Schnigglefritz Polka Band, the Hillsboro Singing Men and others will perform.

Grilled hot dogs and homemade ice cream will be for sale at the back porch of the house. Sales will benefit the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

The event is sponsored by Allnutt?s Antiques, Country Haven Inn, Vogt?s Hometown Market and the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 947-3775.


Card shower request for Vogt?s 85th


The family of Bessie Penner Vogt requests a card shower for her 85th birthday June 25.

Cards may be mailed to her at 109A S. Lincoln, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Wildflower program at Marion library


The Marion City Library, in conjunction with the Flint Hills Photography display, will host a Kansas wildflower program by Gary Schuler with a catered lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27.

Cost of the lunch is $3, which is payable that day.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the library at 620-382-2442.


Concert, fireworks at Aulne church


The Aulne Methodist Church will hold an Independence Day celebration at 7 p.m. July 1.

A musical program will be followed by homemade ice cream and other desserts at 8 p.m. and fireworks after dark.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets. The public is invited to attend.


Quilt guild plans July 2 meeting


The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 2 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Gail Stamper of Overland Park will present ?This Is Not Your Grandma?s Quilt.

Visitors are welcome with a $2 fee.


Card shower for Irene Nienstadt


A card shower is requested for Irene Nienstadt?s 100 birthday July 2.

She has lived in Marion County all of her life.

Cards may be sent to 17 N. Valley Pride Rd., South Hutchinson, KS 67505.


Koehn to serve as interim pastor


Trinity Mennonite Church announces that the position of interim pastor will be filled by Orlan Koehn, who will begin Sunday, July 15.

He has recently completed his time as an intentional interim pastor in Milford, Neb.


Veterans? service rep cancels July 3 visit


Veteran service representative Ken Morris of the Kansas Commission on Veterans? Affairs will not visit the Marion Senior Center July 3.

He will make his regularly scheduled visit from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 17.

For more information or assitance, call the Emporia field office at 620-342-3347.

Free kids? screening July 10 in Marion


A free screening for newborns through 5-year-olds will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Marion Presbyterian Church.

The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social-emotional, motor and speech/language areas. Vision, hearing and nutrition will also be checked. This process usually takes about one hour for a child to complete.

All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. Call 1-877-878-4519, extension 117.


HHS concert CDs available for pickup


The CDs of the Hillsboro High School Men?s Ensemble and Spirit-N-Celebration ?Night on the House? are available for pickup and purchase.

Those who ordered a CD last spring may pay and pick up the CD during the week of June 25-29 from the USD 410 central office in the Hillsboro Elementary School building.

Extra CDs are available for $10 each.


No afternoon movie Friday in Marion


The Marion City Library will not show a movie this Friday afternoon because of the Flinthills Photography exhibit on display this week.


Hamm family meets for 22nd reunion


The descendants of Bertha Hill and Edward Hamm, former residents of Hillsboro, met to celebrate the 22nd Hamm family reunion June 3 at the Wells Community Center.

The reunion of 62 people was hosted by the Marvin Hamm family.

Attending from Hillsboro were Carol and Wayne Ollenburger, Alan and Bonnie Hamm, Terry Hamm, Dennis Hamm, Wilbur and Florence Hett, Duane and Shirley Hamm, Cherie, Tim and Ty Goossen, Delbert and Carolyn Hamm, Lonnie and Donna Hamm, Jesse Hamm, and Carla, Jasee and Carter Hamm.

Others attending were Clayton and Wanda Hamm, Garry Hamm and Jeff Soyez of Marion; John Hamm and friend Jean Sampson of Denver, Colo.; Don and Sharon Klein of Tampa; Nancy and Floyd Luther and Cheyenne of Salina; Rod and Mary Riffel and Amanda of Rosehill; Von and Norma Pshigoda of Woodbine; Ronnie Hamm, Bonnie and Royce Saltzman, Erica, Austin and Colton Jost, and Jason Mayfield and Lana of Newton; Marvin and Joyce Hamm, Tim and Anita Hamm and Cody, and Ty and Lane Hamm of Wells; Shelly Alderson and Turner, and Keith and Jackie Foth of Abilene; Russ Hamm and Ryan of Canton; and Patrick and Tammie Arebalo and Ashley and Ally Friesen of Wichita.

The Delbert Hamm family is planning the next reunion.


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