Post Tagged with: "Marion County"

Family from Germany visits

Last month, our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter traveled from Berlin, Germany, to visit us for a week. It was only the second time I had seen my granddaughter, Livi, who is now 14 months old. Seeing our little German family melted my heart, and it was difficult to wave good-bye as they drove off on the next leg of their […]

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Back to donating blood

I learned something about giving blood last week that I didn?t know, and possibly it could affect other people who have received a letter, too, saying they can no longer donate blood. Sometime during the past year I spoke with someone from the Red Cross and mentioned that I used to donate blood in the 5-gallon range but was told […]

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One way to sweeten the deal

If you want a good reason to become a decent baker, I will reveal to you the No. 1 secret purpose in developing the skill: bribery. Good, old-fashioned, wholesome bribery, of course, but bribery nonetheless. It?s amazing what people will do to help you out if you offer them baked goods in return. It?s such an effective strategy that I?ve […]

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Good products, good fun keep her peddling Pampered Chef

Good products, good fun keep her peddling Pampered Chef

Connie Weber has achieved her 1,000th show as a Pampered Chef home consultant. ?I love the Pampered Chef products, and I enjoy working with people and getting them used to their cooking supplies,? she said of her longevity. Connie Weber of Hillsboro started selling Pampered Chef 11 years ago. In April, she celebrated her 1,000th show and 25th wedding anniversary. […]

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HHS art students recognized at league art festival

HHS art students recognized at league art festival

Clock Art students from Hills?boro High School came away with new experiences and several awards at the Central Kansas League Art Festival April 30 at McPher?son College. The annual festival offers a professionally juried exhibition for high school students who are selected by their teachers at Sterling, Halstead, Hesston, Hillsboro, Haven, Kingman, Lyons, Nickerson, Pratt, Smoky Valley, Larned and Hoising?ton. […]

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HHS music students earn top rating at state

HHS music students earn top rating at state

Hillsboro High School Band Hillsboro High School vocal and instrumental students and groups came home with high marks from Class 2A state festivals in recent weeks. Vocal students competed April 26 in the Solo & Ensem?ble Festival in Salina. ?I? ratings for ?Out?standing? went to Spirit-N-Celebration, SNC Women, Mixed Ensemble, Women?s Ensemble and soloists Daniele Melton, Vance Klassen, Anna Glanzer […]

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Hillsboro High School TSA students compete at state contest

Hillsboro High School TSA students compete at state contest

State TSA Team Technology Student Association members from Hillsboro High School received several top awards at the Kansas TSA State Competitive Events Conference April 17-19 at the Webster Conference Center in Salina. About 250 students from around the state participated in the competition. Pictured above are HHS entrants (from left) Carson Herbel, Jonathan Hinerman, Nathan Simhiser, Reece Berens, Matthew Denholm, […]

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Marion FFA presents banquet awards

The Marion/Florence FFA Chapter conducted its Parent/Member/Employer Banquet at the Marion High School cafeteria Thursday, May 1. About 130 members and guests attended the banquet. Members were recognized for their activities during the year and were presented numerous awards. Cade Harms was recognized as the Star Chapter Greenhand in Production, Clint Kroupa was recognized as the Chapter Star in Placement […]

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Fair board sees new leadership this year

The Marion County Fair Association elected Myron Regier of Canton as its new board president last fall, replacing Chuck McLinden of Marion, who served in that capacity for the last 10 years. Both Regier and McLinden believe the president?s job is to make the next fair better than the one before. ?It takes a lot of people to put a […]

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Wind blown

Even as Kansas weather goes, Sunday was an odd day in Marion County?and much of the state, for that matter. It began with light showers continuing from Saturday night into the morning hours, raising our spirits after an unusually dry spring so far. But by evening, whatever enthusiasm was generated by the morning moisture was doused by that peculiar blanket […]

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