Daily archives: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

NEIGHBORLY LOVE

Melanie and Dale Franz and son Darren pull weeds Sunday along sidewalks in Marion’s downtown business district as their contribution to HMBC’s service day.

Sometimes it’s hard to show love toward your neighbors without getting your hands a little dirty. Rather than inhabit their clean and comfortable worship center this past Sunday, more than 200 people from the Hillsboro Menno­nite Brethren Church expressed their love for God and their neighbors by sending work teams into surrounding communities with gifts of tangible, sweat-producing labor. Erin Beavers, ...

Special teacher for special ed

Linda Peters, who retired in May after 43 years of teaching, helps one of her young charges run the bases while learning how to play kickball on her last working day with preschoolers. “Great times that I know I’ll miss,” Peters says.Courtesy photo by Linda Peters

To come “full circle,” according to Merriam-Webster, means returning to where one began. That expression aptly captures the professional timeline of Linda Peters, who retired last month after 43 years of teaching, most recently with Marion County Special Education Cooperative. Hired as ...

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Schools may lose county medical programs

Students at Marion County public schools may not be getting ear and eye exams next school year. The nurse who previously administered the services across the county resigned and the districts have had trouble filling the vacancy. If the position isn’t filled, the services will come to an end. Four area superintendents—representing ...

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Keep your attention on water-safety rules this summer

Marion Reservoir provides a “Loaner Life Jacket Station” at its swimming area at Cottonwood Cove. A PFD (personal flotation device) is the primary piece of safety equipment when in, on, or around the water—especially at a lake or pond because you cannot see the bottom. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

It always saddens me to learn of any drowning. The tragic occurrence of the first summertime drowning in Kansas happened Memorial weekend when 28-year-old Jonathan Rivera, a Fort Riley soldier, drown at Milford Lake. The news ...

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Daily Life News (6-27-18)

HRC offers football camp for youth The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Devin Metzinger, Hillsboro High School head football coach, will provide a football camp July 9-11 for youth going into first through eighth grade at Joel Wiens Stadium. Assisting will be the HHS coaching staff and players July 9-11. The fee ...

Card Shower- Campbell marking 80th birthday

June Campbell

June Campbell is celebrating her 80th birthday on Saturday, June 30. Cards may be sent to P. O. Box 81, Goessel, KS 67053. ...

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Senior Scribbles (6-27-18)

HILLSBORO senior center We will say goodbye to June soon, and cannot believe it is time for July. We hope you will join us at the center. This week we have show-and-tell Friday, June 29; bring something to share. Then July arrives. We have games ...

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Births (6-27-18)

Violet Naomi Price Andrew and Darcy (Franzen) Price of White­water announce the birth of a daughter, Violet Naomi, May 25 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 4. 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed by two siblings, Elizabeth LyNae Price, 5, and Asher Morgan Price, 4. The maternal ...

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Deaths (6-27-18)

JON WILLIAM BROOKS, 74, died June 22 in Peabody. The celebration of life service was 11 a. m. Monday June 25 at Peabody Chris­tian Church. He was born Dec. 5, 1943, to Harold and Bertha Brooks. On June 7, 1964, he was married to Esther Mellott, who survives. He also is survived by ...

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Goessel council sets fireworks times, passes dog ordinance

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel City Council decided at its June 18 meeting on times and days that fireworks will be allowed within the city limits. Fireworks will be allowed on the following days: 8 a. m to 10 p. m. , Sunday and Monday, July 1-2; 8 a. m. to midnight Tuesday, July 3. and 8 a. ...