Help us find those ‘someones’


One thing that keeps coming up about the HHS?all-school reunion is that “someone” has never received anything from the committee.

While it has never been the intention of the committee to exclude anyone, it would be appreciated if we could find out who hasn’t received the mailings and where to send mail in the future. We did send out more than 2,000 copies of the Oracle this year in March.

Our mailing list is a moving target and is constantly changing. If the classes who are having a special event this year would send us (me) their updated list it would be great.

The reunion information is also available online on the Free Press website. On the home page, go to the right-hand side and click on the reunion button. It will take you to the information about the reunion.

You can also pay for your banquet tickets online at the Free Press online store. It is one of the tabs on the home page at the top of the screen. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 19 so our food provider has time to get everything put together.

If you want to have some fun, stop by stores in downtown Hillsboro that have photos of the classes of ’41, ’51, ’56, ’61, ’71, ’81 in their windows. They have master copies of the names that go with the photos inside each store. I was surprised at how many faces I could remember and you might make the same discovery yourself.

I’ve always wondered where the gas and oil from wrecked vehicles goes. Is the gas drained and used and is the oil recycled?

It boggles my mind that politicians are wringing their hands about how they can’t avoid raising the debt ceiling in order to keep from defaulting on obligations.

It seems simple to me. Don’t raise the ceiling, pay what has to be paid and then prioritize what money is left to pay the rest. Most of our leaders don’t understand that you can’t spend money you don’t have.

Personally, we can’t spend money we don’t have. Those who do know what the end result of that behavior usually is.

The “Marion Memories” book Vol. 2 is well under way. We have already received many great photos and would like to see many more. We are seeking old photos of family, veterans, people at play, parades, events, school photos, sports, weather related shots, and you name it.

Please dig through those boxes of old photos and then head to the Marion Senior Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Dick Varenhorst will be there to accept them.

One of the neatest items we have found so far is a DVD of 8mm film shot in the ’30s in downtown Marion. The DVD is sold at the Marion Historical Museum.

We plan to make screen grabs of the movie and include some of these photos in the book.

Relay for Life was a bit windy the other night. The heat of summer was avoided this time but you can’t count on Kansas weather to cooperate very often.

I still think it would be great to have local tours around town where the topic would always be “what used to be here.” For example, there used to be a gas station on the northeast corner of Ash and Grand in Hillsboro.

I’ve been here since 1955, so I know a lot of “what used to be here” but am now fuzzy on quite a few places.


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