HRC offers football camp for youth
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Devin Metzinger, Hillsboro High School head football coach, will provide a football camp July 9-11 for youth going into first through eighth grade at Joel Wiens Stadium.
Assisting will be the HHS coaching staff and players July 9-11. The fee is $25 and each camper will receive a shirt.
Times of the camp: 6-7 p.m. for first through fourth grade, and 7-8 p.m. for fifth through eighth grade.
Campers will be instructed on basic fundamentals, rules of the game and terminology used by the high school program.
The registration deadline is June 25 or the first 100 participants, whichever comes first.
HRC programs now have online registrations at https://hillsboroks.recdesk.com/Community/ Home. You will be able to register for this activity on any computer, tablet or smart phone as long as you have a credit card or check card.
For more information contact: Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Break the ice with new mayor July 3
The Igloo, a shaved ice business on West D Street in Hillsboro, will host an opportunity to visit with the city’s new mayor, Lou Thurston, from 7-10 p.m. July 3.
The invitation: “Come, have a Bigloo with Big Lou at the Igloo.” Participants can purchase a $2.75 “Bigloo” treat for only $2.
Zion Lutheran plans VBS set July 9
Zion Lutheran Church is sponsoring a vacation bible school from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-12, at the church, 106 N. Lincoln St.
The event is open to all children, age preschool through fifth grade.
This year’s theme is “Splash Canyons—Waters of Holy Baptism.” Children are invited to join the activities such as singing, games and snacks.
For more information or to register, call the church office at 620-947-3522 or pastor John Werner at 612-716-4753.
Aulne offering free fireworks show
Free fireworks and homemade ice cream will be offered at Aulne’s annual Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 1.
Entertainment and fellowship will begin at 7 p.m., followed by ice cream and desserts at 8 a.m..
A professional fireworks display at dark will com-plete the evening.
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and bug spray. A donation will be accepted.
Repairs to begin at Schaeffler House
The Hillsboro Museums has received a grant of $34,923 from the Heritage Trust Fund of the Kansas State Historical Society to repair the foundation and porch columns at the William F. and Ida G. Schaeffler House.
Thrasher Basement will begin repairing the foundation Monday, June 25. Lane K. Dyck Construction Inc. will repair the porch columns afterward.
The foundation at the southwest corner of the house and the footings for the porch columns had badly settled over the 108 years that the house has been in existence.
“It had finally reached a critical condition, so we are grateful that KSHS provided us a grant to do the most important work,” said Steve Fast, museums coordinator. “The city of Hillsboro is matching 20 percent of the cost.”
The Schaeffler House was built in 1909 and is a well-preserved example of Queen-Anne-style architecture.
“We are fortunate to have such a beautiful house in our community,” Fast said. “Most of the furnishings are items that belonged to the Schaefflers.”
Visitors are welcomed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays Thursdays. Call 620-947-3775 to make an appointment for a tour.
Parkview Church Welcomes Pastor
Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church will welcome its new pastor and his family with an installation service Sunday, July 8.
Tom Byford, wife Nicole and their four children will be moving to Hillsboro from Carbondale, Ill., the first week of July.
Byford earned his Master of Divinity from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 2008 and has 14 years of ministry experience.
District Minister Tim Sullivan will officiate the installation during the Sunday morning worship service.
Following the service, the community is invited to a welcome reception and dessert at 1 p.m. in the Parkview Activity Center.
Marion library to show PG movies
Marion City Library will show movies at 2:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, June 27, in the Santa Fe Room.
The first movie is about animals that love to sing; it is rated PG and is 108 minutes long.
The July 11 movie is about a mischievous rabbit hat loves to get into gardens. The movie is rated PG and is 94 minutes long.
The movie on July 18 is out of the garden and into the great UnGnome with a special detective. It is rated PG and is 86 minutes long.
The July 25 movie is about Adam, who sets out to find his long-lost dad, only to find that he is a legendary person; the movie is rated PG and is 91 minutes long.
For exact titles, call the library at 620-382-2442. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend.
Recycling cans for community plaza
An aluminum-can recycling fundraiser is underway with a convenient drop-off receptacle at the Hillsboro Police Department, 414 N. Ash St.
Proceeds will benefit the Hillsboro Community Plaza splash pad project. The goal, to raise over $3,000 this year is off to a strong start. All donations have been appreciated.