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Full slate of rec programs planned

Youth bowling, gymnastics, flag football, martial arts, weightlifting, and cardiovascular fitness are available this summer through Hillsboro Recreation Commission.


Boys and girls in 6th through 12th grade can learn basic skills, etiquette, and scorekeeping at a five-day youth bowling camp from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 7 through 11 at Bluejay Lanes.

Registration costs $25. Deadline is noon Aug. 4. More information is available from Clint Seibel at (620) 947-5647.


Trampoline and tumbling classes for preschoolers through teens will be offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 1 at the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds.

Next Level Athletics of McPherson has purchased the Skywalker Gymnastics program in Hillsboro. It will conduct the classes with coaches Matthew Paul and Brady Wilson.

Separate classes for kids ages 3 and 4 on Tuesdays and for kids ages 5 through 7, 8 through 12, and 13 and older on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are planned.

Hour-long weekly classes are limited to six students per instructor. The first classes will begin at 4 p.m., with additional classes scheduled hourly as needed.

All classes include both tumbling and trampoline, Cost is $45 per month, $25 for those ages 3 and 4. A 50 percent discount applies for students enrolled in two classes weekly.

Payment is due the 10th of each month or a late fee will be assessed. Thirty days’ notice is required for cancellation. Forms are available at Hillsboro city offices.

Flag football

First through sixth grade boys and girls have until Aug. 25 to register for flag football games at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 21 at Hillsboro Sports Complex.

Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Late registrations will not be accepted. Forms are available at Hillsboro city offices.

Competition will be coeducational but broken into three divisions, each consisting of two grades. Rule changes have been made in an attempt to alleviate rough play.

Martial arts

Honorable Tiger School of Martial Arts is offering a variety of karate, judo, and self-defense classes for kids ages 8 to 13 and for kids and adults ages 14 and older.

Classes for kids are 6 to 7 p.m. and classes for kids and adults are 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Cost is $40 a month, half price for a second family member.

Forms are available at the city office.

Weightlifting, fitness

Free access to Hillsboro’s weightlifting facility, which also has treadmills, elliptical trainers, and exercise bikes, is available to Hillsboro school district students and residents age 19 and older from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Students must be accompanied by a parent.

Entry is through east door of the new addition on the east end of the main high school building. No registration is required.

Additional information about all programs is available from recreation director Doug Sisk at (620) 947-3490 or

Last modified July 27, 2017