Happenings (Week of May 7, 2008)

25th dance recital set for May 10 and 11

Vicky?s School of Dance will be presenting its 25th annual recital on Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, at the Hillsboro High School auditorium.

The theme for this year?s recital, which will involved more than 100 dancers from across Marion County, is ?Celebration.?

Recital times for Saturday are 6 p.m. for younger dancers and 7:30 p.m. for older dancers. On Sunday, younger dancers will perform at 3 p.m. and older dancers at 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

Byway opening set for May 17 at Canton

A grand-opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the new Prairie Trail Scenic Byway is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Fisher Memorial Park in North Main in Canton.

Special guests and members of the byway steering committee will be recognized, and words will be shared about the importance of the project to Kansas. Refreshments will be served at the gazebo.

Participants are invited to join the Model A car club of Wichita and travel the newly designated byway through the Smoky Hills of eastern McPherson and Ellsworth counties.

The 54-mile route begins at U.S. Highway 56 at the south edge of Canton, north to Roxbury, west on Smoky Valley Road to U.S. Highway 81, north to Kansas Highway 4 at Lindsborg and west past Marquette, north on Kansas Highway 141, and ending at the T intersection with Kansas High?way 140.

Attractions along the way include Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, McPherson State Lake, Olive Springs school house gallery, Kanopolis State Park and Mushroom Rock State Park.

In Canton, the Stars and Stripes Military Museum, the Carnegie Library, the 1883 pioneer trail and Three Sisters Tea Room will be open to travelers.

For more information call 620-628-4455.

Activities focus of May 20 banquet

The annual Hillsboro High School All-Activities Banquet will honor USD 410 students at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Park?view Mennonite Brethren Church Activity Center, Hills?boro.

Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased at the high school, Emprise Bank and Central National Bank in Hillsboro and G&R Equipment in Durham, or from Lynn Penner.

HMBC plans May 10 bake sale on Mai?

Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will host a bake sale in front o the Et Cetera Shop, 109 N. Main, on Saturday, May 10, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Public invited to free meal at Zion church

The public is invited to a free fellowship meal at Zion Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, as a kickoff to the upcoming vacation Bible school program.

The pulled-pork meal will include drinks and a dessert.

Annual BBQ, concert set for May 13

The Goessel Music Depart?ment announces that its annual Community Barbecue and Concert will be held at the Goessel High School cafeteria and auditiorium on Tuesday, May 13.

The barbecue begins serving at 5:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:45 p.m.

The menu consists of pork burgers, baked beans, chips, cookies and drinks.

There is no charge for the annual event, but all donations will go toward the travel fund of the high school band and choir.

The travel fund helps send the band and choir to out of state music festivals. All materials for the barbecue dinner are donated by various businesses and community people throughout the Goessel area.

The concert will showcase the musicians of the Goessel Music Department. The high School band and choir will perform their 2008 State Music Festival selections as well as other musical selections.

Also featured on the concert will be the Fifth Grade Band, Middle School Band, Middle School Choir, HS Men?s Chorus, HS Girl?s Chorus and the Elbiata Singers.

Mike Connell directs the band and Greg Bontrager directs the choral groups.?

Students present instrumental recital

The students of Beverly and Lonn Richards performed in a piano and flute recital Sunday, April 27, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.

The program included solos and duets by Jessica Elliott, Samantha Ens, Elise and Claire Heyen, Jacob Humber, Micah Mashburn, Luke Moore, Krista and Tyson Reimer, Erin Wiebe, and Ruthie and Naomi Walker.

Assisting in the duets were Bruce and Elise Heyen, Krista Reimer, Gregg Walker and Beverly Richards.

Jessica Vogel performed a flute solo accompanied by Kristi Krispense.

Meeting set for swim team parents?

Parents of swim team members are asked to attend an informational meeting sponsored by the Hillsboro Recreation Com?mis?sion and coach Mary K. Humber at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the west room at city hall.

Participants are asked to enter through the north door. Parents of are asked to participate whether or not their child is registered.

The team is open to children age 6 through 18 as of June 1, 2008. Practices will be in the morning beginning Tuesday, May 27. The first meet will be June 7 and the last one July 12. All meets are on Saturday.

For more information contact Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490 or by e-mail at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.

Legion Post 22 elects officers for 2009?

The James William Miesse Post 22 of the American Legion elected new officers for 2009 at its April 29 meeting at the VFW Post Home in Marion.

Elected were: Jim Wilson, commander; Roger Hannaford, first vice commander; Jack Beason, second vice commander; Gary Chaput, adjutant; Leland Heidebrecht, finance officer; and Jerry Kline, service officer.

Appointments for 2009 were Rosse Clark and Brad Turk as historians, and James Freucht?ing as chaplain.

The board of trustees includes Earl Miller, Bob Reinke, Forrest Smith, Rosse Case, Don Freuchting and Skip Sieger.

Loewen to graduate from Wichita State

Stephanie Loewen, Hillsboro, will be graduating May 16 from Wichita State University with a bachelor of nursing degree.

While at WSU she was nursing class president, made the dean?s honor roll for three years and became a member of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International. On May 2, she received the Under?grad?uate Nursing Student Excellence in Service and Leadership Award.

After graduation she plans to work at Newton Medical Center and pursue a graduate degree to become an advanced registered nurse practioner.

She is the daughter of Doug and Sharon Loewen, Hillsboro.?

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