Daily archives: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

CAR SHOW & TELL

Patty Decker photoThis year’s car show drew 105 cars and three motorcycles to Memorial Park’s circle drive in Hillsboro.

The 20th annual Route 56 Classic Cruisers Car Show on Saturday in Hillsboro’s Memorial Park was considered by organizers as one of the best yet. Kim Abrahams of Hillsboro, who’s been organizing the show since the beginning, said 105 cars and three motorcycles lined the park with hundreds of visitors braving the near 100-degree temperatures. “I was ...

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Commissioners discuss mental health needs

Less than half of Marion County residents who would benefit from mental health care are receiving treatment. That’s what Jessie Kaye, president and CEO of Prairie View Mental Health Center, told Marion County commissioners Monday. Kaye, who ...

Building is learning, teacher says

“I’ve found over the years that some of these kids really enjoy getting out in the shop and doing things,” Norm Winter says. “So I decided we’re going to make projects.”

Norman Winter tells of the time some 25 years ago when he received a free jig from Maynard Hefley, long-time owner and manager of The Lumberyard that recently closed in Hillsboro. Hefley had posed the idea of Winter using the jig with his special education students so they could construct small storage buildings to sell. “I took ...

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Daily Life News (6-13-18)

American Legion plans flag retirement American Legion Post 366, Hillsboro, invites the public to participate in a flag retirement ceremony beginning 10 a. m. Saturday, June 16, at the Legion’s 405 S. Date location. Post Commander Josh Plenert said the public is welcome to bring flags to retire, but they don’t have to come to the ceremony. The public can drop ...

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Deaths (6-13-18)

W. DALE BANDY, 81, a retired accounting supervisor for NCRA and farmer, died June 3 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. The funeral service was at 11 a. m. Friday, June 8 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton. Interment was in the church cemetery. Friends called from 5-7 p. m. Thursday, June 7, at Olson’s ...

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Anniversaries (6-13-18)

Litkes celebrate 70 years of marriage Virgil and Phyllis (Wiens) Litke, rural Marion, are grateful to the Lord as they celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family. They were married June 15, 1948, at Ebenfeld Menno­nite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro. Together they have enjoyed a lifetime of farming as well as traveling 40-plus years as Litke Products. Their children ...

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Clark to celebrate 90th birthday

The children of Norma Clark are hosting a 90th birthday reception and open house June 16 in honor of their mother’s 90th birthday. The event will begin at 2: 05 p. m. in the Burns Com­munity Center. She requests no gifts. Clark has resided in the Burns area her entire life. ...

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Senior Scribbles (6-13-18)

HILLSBORO senior center We welcome our new cook, Kendra Henry, to our center. We also wish Jessica West all the best in her new job; we will miss her at the center and we thank her for being our cook. This week we will have games and fellowship on Monday after the noon meal. We will ...

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Editorial: Common courtesy

When you get down to it, most public laws and ordinances grow out a lack of thoughtfulness and common courtesy between citizens. When one citizen disregards the reasonable wishes of a neighbor, the legal authority eventually steps in to require courtesy under the threat of fine or punishment. As ...

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Letter to the Editor (6-13-18)

County needs jobs more than roads Any hopes of addressing the deeper, real issues facing the Marion County economy were dashed when the Marion County Board of Commissioners defined the condition of roads as of No. 1 importance in the county. The Marion County commission continues to be another tragic failure in Kansas county governance. To be ...