Daily archives: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Age makes a difference

Diana Dalton poses with three of her student friends from Lenna Knoll’s third-grade class at Hillsboro Elementary School. Dalton is the first participant in the Foster Grandparents program that the school is developing. Pictured with her are Allie Cardinell (left), Lydia Moser (seated) and Meladen Champion.

Hillsboro Elementary School has initiated a new resource for students that features an aging component. About a month old now, the Foster Grandparent program in the school has two seniors on board, Diana Dalton and Hazel Hoffner. “For me, this was and is a good thing,” Principal Evan Yoder said. “Both ladies are ...

Toy Run fun

Kim Abrahams, one of the organizers of the Marion County Toy Run, looks over the toys that were collected at Hillsboro State Bank from those who rode their motorcycles and classic cars from Marion to Hillsboro on Saturday.

Spectators at this year’s 24th annual Marion County Toy Run saw 148 motorcycles and 16 classic cars Saturday rumbling down the main streets of Hillsboro and Marion with Christmas toys accompanying the riders. Tom Koslowsky, secretary-treasurer with Sons of the American Legion, and treasurer of the Toy Run consortium, said donations could be less than in previous years. “It was ...

County health fair draws positive reviews

Children enjoyed hands-on activities at the St. Luke Hospital booth while their parents visited other exhibitors.

Organizers of this year’s Marion County Health Fair on Saturday were pleased with the positive reception the event received. Thirty health-related organizations and providers stationed themselves in the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center, offering information and giveaways to attenders. About 166 ...

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Daily Life (Week of November 8, 2017)

MCDA assisting with prescription plans Marion County Depart­ment on Aging will assist individuals during the open enrollment season for prescription drug plans. Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, can assist in comparing plans as well as enrolling in a new plan. “It is important to do a comparison every year since plans change premiums, their formulary and deduct­ible,” she said. Ratzlaff will ...

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Births (Week of November 8, 2017)

Levi Groening Ross and Hannah Groening of Hillsboro announce the birth of their son, Levi Matthew Groen­ing, born Nov. 2 at Yoder. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 225⁄8 inches long. Welcoming him home were siblings Samuel, 6, and Marianne, 2. Maternal grandparents are Harlan and Karla Bartel of Cimarron. Paternal grandparents are Jerry ...

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Senior Scribbles (Week of November 8, 2017)

HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER November is here, and with it came the time change, so we hope everyone remembered to “fall” back. The Golden Notes Singers were here and en­ter­­tained us after lunch. Wednesday is chair massages with Barbara. The monthly jam session is Nov. 9 and after lunch. A few spots remain ...

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Card shower sought for Koslowsky’s 90th

The family of Martin Koslowsky of Peabody is requesting a card shower honoring his 80th birthday on Nov. 16. The family appreciates everyone’s help in celebrating this milestone. Cards and well wishes may reach him at: 910 N. Maple St. , Peabody, KS 66866. ...

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Mitchell celebrating 90, open house set

The children of Helen Mae Mitchell are planning a birthday celebration from 2-4 p. m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Out Redeemer Lutheran Church, Herington. Her children are Gayle (Cliff) Clements and Karon (Larry) Lawrenz, all of Her­ington, Sharon Kolanowski of Chandler, Ariz. , Alan (Cyndy) Mitchell of Humble, Texas, and Steve (Pam) Mitchell of Phoenix, Ariz. Born on Nov. 2, ...

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Deaths (Week of November 8, 2017)

• RODNEY K. LAFEVER, 62, of Burns, died Nov. 4. Funeral services are pending. He is survived by his common-law wife, Debra; sons Mark (Tammy) and Matt (Andrea); daughters Tina, Gina, Nina and Teri; two brothers; six sisters; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. • BARBARA JEAN WORTHINGTON SVOBODA, 81, died Oct. 28 at her home in ...

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Surpassing success

Before the high school fall sports season comes to a final end, it’s worth highlighting something—actually someones—who achieved a remarkable feat over their four-year high school career. The four seniors on the Goessel High School volleyball have established a four-year won-loss legacy of 172 wins and only four losses. For ...

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