Reunion to gain from changes

Here are some updates on the Hillsboro High School All-School Reunion coming May 29. Some alums have received a publication named ?The Oracle? or will be receiving it in the next few days, possibly up to 10 days depending on where you live.

We know the mailing list isn?t entirely accurate or complete. So if you did receive the publication, please pass along the information to your friends and classmates who may not have received it.

You may also find this information online in several ways. One is through the Free Press Web site on the Home Page by clicking on the All-School Reunion fixed tile on the right side of the page. A second is from the Hillsboro KS High School All School Reunion Facebook page, and a third and fourth is through the Hillsboro Chamber or the city of Hillsboro Web sites, which have a link back to the Free Press site.

The All-School Reunion committee has a new chair person in Sue (Bartel) Wadkins, HHS?class of 1974.

I think the best thing to come from the committee is that the venue has been changed to the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, where there is plenty of room and better access. Many more people will be helping at the doors so no one will have to wait outside to get in. If you have a ticket, you?ll get right in.

The other positive most people will appreciate: we will be served at our tables again.

To go online to see the Oracle, link to facebook page, buy tickets or pay Alumni Association dues click here.


I goofed in my column last week when I wrote that KU and KSU could meet again in St. Louis when I really meant Indianapolis. After KU?s Saturday loss, of course, this isn?t possible. They will meet next year in Manhattan and Lawrence.

What is great about the tournament is that anyone can beat anyone on a given day. KU didn?t seem to sense any urgency until about 5 minutes were left in the game with UNI, then had too little too late to catch up.

There is really nothing else to say except good luck to Kansas State and Baylor, the only Big 12 teams still playing.


I can?t remember a less-than-spring-like first day of spring like we had this past Saturday. And I think the Friday night storm and power outage sent quite a few people to bed early.

I know the Kiwanis Club had to get creative in cooking 125 pounds of sausage for their pancake feed the next morning by utilizing the power created by the generator at city hall.


Mysterious ailments just keep happening to me. This past Friday I needed to be at the courthouse, so as I was walking across the street to the office to jump in the truck, my left foot just seized up. It felt like all of the bones became entangled. The pain was immense.

Then I got a call that I maybe didn?t need to drive over. So I went inside, took off my shoe and worked the foot around a bit. No improvement.

I then got another call that I should come to Marion and hobbled back into the truck.

As I drove the 10 miles, the pain began to ease, and by the time I got there I could walk again. By the next day I couldn?t tell that anything had been wrong.

A miracle of sorts, I must say.


I decided it was time to play golf again so I bought an annual membership. One of my rules is that the temperature outside needs to be at least 70 degrees. Wonder how many weeks until I play?

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