Peabody-Burns bands to perform May 15
The Peabody-Burns bands will present their annual Spring Music Extravaganza on Thurs?day, May 15.
A sloppy joe fundraising meal will coincide with the concert, both will begin at 6 p.m.
The concert will feature the PBHS Pep Band, PBES Fifth and Sixth Grade Band, the PBJH Concert Band, the PBHS Concert Band, and conclude with the traditional Combined 5-12 Band.
The program will also include band awards earned by students. The public is invited.
Open house planned for Wulf on May 23
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 23, in honor of Christy Wulf, departing Cham?ber and Hillsboro Arts & Craft director.
The open house will be at the Chamber office at 109 S. Main. Refreshments will be served.
The public is invited to wish Wulf well and thank her for the work she has done for the community.
?Song on the Lawn? set for June 1
The second annual ?Song on the Lawn? is planned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 1, on the farm of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen between Goessel and Hillsboro.
The mini-musical festival and meal will feature seven groups from Buhler, Wichita, Hillsboro and Goessel.
Jake Schmidt of Buhler will perform, along with the Genera?tion Gap, a blues/gospel group headed by Doug Everingham of Wichita.
Coming from Hillsboro will be the Lighthouse Quartet, and the Goessel/Newton area will be represented by The Book of JEBB, Bill Froese with Brian Voth, Doug and Jude Krehbiel and friends (including Rollin Schmidt of Goessel), and the Country Cat Tails (Hannah and Rachel Miller and friends.)
The event will include a pulled-pork meal with all the trimmings and ice cream.
Donations will be accepted for the meal and entertainment as a fundraiser for Joyful Noise Com?munity Child Care Center in Goessel.
Directions to the farm: from Goessel, three miles north on Kansas Highway 15, then four miles east on 150th to Falcon, then three-quarter miles; from Hillsboro, four miles south on Indigo, three miles west on 150th to Falcon, then three-quarter miles north.
Hendrickson a grad in law enforcement
Dustin Hendricks graduated from the University of Kansas Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center May 9.
He was hired by the McPher?son Police Department Jan. 18. Hendricks graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2003 and Salina VoTech in 2005 with a degree in automotive technology.
He is the son of Julie and Lloyd Anderson of Hillsboro and David Hendricks of Versailles, Ill.
Friesen Mill demo set for May 25
Paul Friesen, one of the principle builders of the Friesen Mill, will give demonstrations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at the mill.
Friesen, from Reedley, Calif., also will work with the Hillsboro Museums to tune up the mill, remove the runner stone and inspect the bed stone, grease the bearings and other necessary repairs May 22-23.
Operator training sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 25. Operator training is limited to 20 participants. If people want to join the training, they should call the Museums and request to be added to the list.
?This is a wonderful opportunity for people in the local community to learn more about how the Friesen mill works,? said Stan Harder, museums director. ?We hope that this experience will encourage volunteers who will desire to share the ancient art of milling with visitors from the community and around the world.?
For more information or to sign up, call 947-3775.
City schedules repairs for streets
The city of Hillsboro has hired APAC Construction to repair and chip seal city streets between May 19 and May 30, excluding May 25-26.
Residents are asked to keep the streets cleared of all vehicles and not park on the street between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those dates.
Listed are the streets scheduled for work on those dates: Main Street, from D Street to F Street; F Street, from Washington to Ash; Kennedy Street, from A Street to C Street; Wilson, From A Street to D Street; and C Street, from Kennedy to Adams.
Also, the following streets are scheduled for repair and chip seal May 27 through May 30: Adams, from A Street to B Street; A Street, from Eisen?hower to Jefferson; Jefferson, from A Street to Grand, which includes all diagonal parking along these streets.
If residents have questions, they can contact City Hall at 947-3162.
Memorial Day event to be held Monday
A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 at Memorial Park.
The event will pay tribute to those who gave their lives in military service and those who returned and have died.
The Color Guard of the Sons of the American Legion will advance the colors.
Keynote speaker will be Master Sgt. Juanita Milligan, Purple Heart recipient and on active duty with the Army Reserves.
Since last year?s service, the following veterans have died: Clinton G. Bentz, Gerald N. Bridgens, Vernon Goentzel, Pete Koslowsky, Robert ?Bobby? Richmond, Wesley Seibel, Paul Schlehuber, Marlin Steinle, Elmer A. Weyand, August A. Wolf and Alfred ?Zeke? Plenert.
Steak dinner May 26 at Legion Post 366
A steak dinner will be held at noon Monday, Mary 26, at the Hillsboro Legion Post 366.
Cost of the meal is $12. Tickets are available at the Legion.
Members and guests invited.
Farm Bureau awards two scholarships
The recipients of the 2008 Marion County Farm Bureau scholarships are Mark Prieb of Hillsboro High School and Kristen Waner of Marion High School.
The scholarships are each $500.
Mark is the son of Glen and Sharon Prieb of Lehigh and Kristen is the daughter of Bernard and Janice Waner of Peabody.
Both graduating seniors will be enrolling at Kansas State University in the fall. Mark will be majoring in industrial engineering and Kristen in chemical engineering.
These scholarships are established to express Marion County Farm Bureau?s interest in the youth and the importance of education.
Local artists display work at library
An exhibit of local artists is on display at the Hillsboro Public Library through the month of May.
The artists are from Letty Enns? painting group. The art work is in oil and watercolor.
Artists featured are Geneva Becker, Delores Funk, Nancy Kaufman, Doris Guhr, Edith Rempel, Shirley Reusser, Agnes Bernhardt, Billy Kueser, Mary Summers and Letty Enns.