Business groups come out of hibernation

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The fickle weather hasn’t stopped health coaches Ginger Becker and Joni Enns from walking with a group once a month.

Starting in January, they decided to walk or jog around Marion County Lake on the first Saturday of every month. Others have joined the pair.

“We just wanted to be healthy,” Becker said. “We sent it to our customers, then we opened it to the public. We had more people in the audience than customers because everyone is busy.

They went through temperatures below 20 degrees in January and 40 degrees in February.

“We usually did it at 1 p.m. because it was so cold,” Becker said. “But it’s warmer, so we could start early in the morning.”

Other sports groups begin their activities in the spring. The Hillsboro Recreation Department plans to hold tennis matches on Wednesday nights in the summer and hosts a disc golf course for adults. It also has a summer activities brochure available online.

With COVID cases declining, Tabor College is comfortable offering its biannual Women’s Self-Defense Course on April 21. He canceled the course in 2020.

Nutritionist Clara Sprows is issuing a step challenge. For an entry fee of $25, whoever takes the most steps between April 1 and April 30 will receive $100. Weekly prizes will also be given away.

The Hillsboro Recreation Department has also made its summer activities brochure available online and at Hillsboro schools.