Happenings (Week of May 28, 2008)


The Hillsboro High School Class of 1948 held its 60th anniversary at Olde Towne this past weekend. Pictured are (front row l to r): Lorene (Penner) Goering, Loretta (Penner) Goering, Leona (Enns) Kaufman, Ray Franz; (second row l to r) Robert Seitz, Floyd Unruh, Joyce (Beltz) Unruh, Bonnie (Schick) Fast, Doris (Jost) Heidel, Wayne Hornbaker, Clariece (Wiebe) Schroeder, Richard Baltzer; (third row l to r) Arlyss Funk, Jennie (Suderman) Marsh, Gladys (Friesen) Buller, Betty (Goosen) Norman, Phyllis (Wiens) Litke, Kenneth Schmidt.

Peabody market begins ninth season

The Doyle Valley Farmers Market began its ninth season May 24 at Santa Fe Park in Pea?body.

The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. It features locally grown produce, home-baked goods, free coffee and occasionally entertainment.

The market has again received a grant from the Kansas Rural Center to help develop awareness of locally grown and produced foods, the nutritional value of foods that come directly from the producer to the consumer, the savings in transportation and packaging costs when buying local as well as the rich flavor of foods grown in Marion County.

?Victory Gardens? will be the theme for this year?s market in keeping with the ?Operation Celebration? emphasis on Memorial Day weekend that highlighted World War II era and people.

Former Marion officer earns law degree

Roger Dale Hudlin, former Marion police officer and Marion County deputy, graduated May 18 from the University of Kansas School of Law with a juris doctor degree.

In May 2005 Hudlin graduated from Wichita State University, magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts field degree in sociology, anthropology and geology.

He is a 1986 graduate of Marion High School.

He will be joining the firm of Wallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs, Wichita.

Marion to launch market June 14

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Retail Sales will host a combination farmers market, flea market and swap meet from 8 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, beginning June 14.

According to the Chamber, the market ?would be an excellent opportunity for groups to have a bake sale for fundraising, to sell extra garden produce, handmade items or swap treasurers.?

People wishing to participate as vendors should call the Chamber to register at 620-382-3425.

Reading program to carry insect theme

?Catch the Reading Bug? is the theme of the Hillsboro Public Library summer reading program for children. Participants will learn about the amazing world of insects.

Sign-up begins June 2 for children 3 years of age through fifth grade. Classes begin June 18 or 19 and end July 16 or 17. An independent reading program is available for those who can?t attend classes.

Classes for 3- and 4-year-olds are offered from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday or Thurs?day. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes are 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday or Thursday.

Children who have just completed first and second grades are scheduled for 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and third- through fifth-graders can come at 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. that same day.

A $4 registration fee helps pay for crafts and prizes.

The time will be spent with books as well as games, activities, snacks and crafts. Awards will be given for reading a designated number of books during the five-week program.

Delora Kaufman, children?s librarian, is heading the program with Krista Reimer and Tena Loewen as her assistants.

Young teens will have an independent program, setting their own reading goals that will coincide with the above dates. Their theme is ?Metamorphosis at Your Library.? Prizes will be awarded for reaching their goals.

Kids from sixth grade through high school are eligible. Those interested can sign up at the library.

KHA official will be Kiwanis speaker

A representative of the Kan?sas Hospital Association will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, June 3, meeting of the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club, which will begin at noon in the city building.

The meeting will begin with a lunch provided by Fat N Sassy BBQ for $7 and a short business meeting.

Mike Ryan, a Hillsboro Kiwanian and chief executive officer of Hillsboro Community Medical Center, will introduce Chad Austin, vice president of government relations with the KHA. He will speak the economic impact of hospitals.

?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.

Local office to close for June 23-27

The office of Michael Reeh, physician, will be closed June 23 to 27.

Reeh will be attending the American Association of Physician Specialists annual scientific meeting.

The office will re-open Monday, June 30.

CMBS announces summer hours

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies is changing its hours to a summer schedule, open 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, from May 27 to Aug. 28.

The center will be closed July 1 to July 3.

If in need of research assistance, and the archival center is closed, contact Peggy Goertzen 947-3691, Constance Isaac 947-5964 or Raymond Wiebe 947-2456.

Durham church to host gospel concert

The First Baptist Church of Durham is hosting an evening of gospel music featuring SONrise at 7 p.m. June 1.

The church is located at 725 Abilene Street in Durham, one block west off Kansas Highway 15.

SONrise is a husband and wife team, the Randolphs, from Dallas, Ore. They are members of the Pacific Gospel Music Association. A free-will offering will be received for the ministry of SONrise.

Lunch-n-Learn to feature essential oils

The Marion City Library will be having a Lunch-n-Learn from noon to p.m. June 4.

Mary Griffith will present a program on using essential oils for better physical and mental health.

Lunch is $5 and space is limited. To make reservations, call 620-382-2442.

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