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WARNING: This column was written on the morning of 11-12-13! I’m not sure what the luck ramifications are to that fact, but I am stating that I will take no  responsibility for consequences to readers, good or bad!


It was somewhat of a shock to look out the windows yesterday morning and discover that our autumn is definitely history.

At least we got through Halloween without slippery streets and freezing wind chills. But. let’s face it, we didn’t even make it to Thanksgiving.

It’s a bit unusual to see the Hillsboro city crews sucking up snow covered leaves with that wonderful, giant vacuum, but under the circumstances we’ll settle for anything that does the job.

I’m wondering what it would take to rent that miracle machine and just use it for the entire lawn!

That kind of thought is what dealing with giant oak and maple trees on a double lot will do to you!

At least we all can now put away the rakes and take out the snow shovels. Not sure which one is worse, but I’d trade them both for a garden hose.


“Grease” is the word! And the big word around Hillsboro this week is that Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski are coming to town Friday and Saturday nights to entertain folks who dance down to the gymnasium at Rydell High, (or if you have no imagination, HHS) to enjoy the show.

The cast has been rehearsing forever and word has it that Grant Jefferies and Haili Kehoe are actually beginning to resemble Danny and Sandy!

Before returning to the fabulous 50s for an evening of fun and music, you can get yourself into the mood on Saturday night by dining on a menu straight out of that era in the HHS cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at $8 for adults or $5 for students from a cast member (even Danny or Sandy themselves!) or at the school office.

Saturday night dinner tickets are $8 for the dinner only and must be purchased in advance. The menu includes a burger, French fries, pickle, ice-cold root beer, and a milkshake.


Why would Kristi and Greg Zimmerman choose a trip to Liberia right after Christmas for their 25th Anniversary celebration?

You can solve that mystery by checking out the complete story in this week’s edition of Neighbors inside the Sentry.

Hint: The HHS principal offered to take the Wonewoc-Center teacher anywhere she wanted to go on their special anniversary. Actually, he probably wasn’t even surprised, knowing her inspirational resolve to assist some extremely needy students who can’t even comprehend what our students live and work with every day.

In support of the Zimmermans’ upcoming mission, the Hillsboro Wesleyan Church is holding one of its very popular, homemade pizza sales next week.

The special recipe has been brought out of the church vault for this sale and will include a variety of pizza toppings.  Regular price of a pizza is $5.50, but if you order at least five, you can cut that price to $5 each!

All of the proceeds will be donated to “Hope’s Cause,” the very appropriate name of Kristi’s ongoing mission, as you can learn in Neighbors.

You can help these desperate children and their struggling teachers by enjoying some delicious pizzas or just donating to the mission by calling the church at 489-2650.

It will be a wonderful Christmas gift to poverty stricken children who have never had a pizza like ours, or even a classroom with books, for that matter.

They thank you in advance from the bottom of their hungry little hearts.