Youth, seniors to battle in LIR quiz showdown

How much do you know? Would you put your smarts up against a fifth grader? Will the oldsters or the youngsters be victorious?

Answers to those and other questions will become evident at the March 14 session of Learning in Retirement, when the youngsters challenge some oldsters in the LIR version of a quiz game show.

Loyal Martin, class of 1955, and Mary Olson, long-time school teacher and current mayor of Marion, will represent the older set.

They will face off with fifth-grader Noah Schumacher and fourth-grader Cora Masar answering a variety of questions.

The session will be emceed by Ron Braun, Tabor alum and current director of development for the college.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. Participants are invited to watch the scoreboard, cheer on the contestants, answer a few questions and enjoy the fellowship.

Learning in Retirement meets regularly through the spring semester. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. in the lobby of the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus in Hillsboro.

Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door. Registration allows for optional lunch at discount in the cafeteria after the session.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, LIR coordinator, at 620-947-5964 or

The next program is planned for March 28. It will feature a panel of educators, including Jona Baltzer, Marilyn Jost, Herb Richert and Helen Schmidt.

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