Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Kenneth Schroeder, 92

Kenneth Schroeder, 92, died Nov. 20 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church, Goessel. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro. He was born March 16, 1922, to John P. and Marie (Goertz) Schroeder at Goessel. […]

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DEATH: Bessie Penner, 92

Bessie Penner, 92, died Nov. 15 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. She was born June 25, 1922, to David and Martha (Litke) Leppke at rural Hillsboro. Survivors include daughter Dianne and husband Glenn Lygrisse) of Wichita; son Ronald and wife Melanie Penner of Bel Aire; brother, David Leppke of Humboldt; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The service will […]

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Tabor succumbs to Ottawa, 17-15

Tabor succumbs to Ottawa, 17-15

Marshall McShan breaks free for an 18-yard run on Tabor’s first drive against Ottawa Saturday. The drive ended in a 29-yard Jared Slavens field goal for a 3-0 Bluejay lead. After holding the advantage through three quarters of play, the No. 18 Tabor College football team saw a 15-8 lead turn into a 17-15 deficit to No. 14 Ottawa when […]

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Recount confirms Lalouette-Crawford as next 1st District county commissioner

A five-hour hand count of ballots Friday afternoon confirmed that Lori Lalouette-Crawford will be the new Marion County commissioner for District 1. The final count revealed that Republican Lalouette-Crawford received 678 votes to 675 votes for independent Craig Dodd, who asked for the recount at his personal expense. Write-in candidate Donna Klose received 113 votes. Tina Spencer, county election officer […]

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DEATH: Tom J. McLaughlin, 63

Tom J. McClaughlin, 63, of Canton, and a retired employee of Bunting Magnetics, Newton, died Nov. 10 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. The service will be at a later date in Florida, however, visitation with the family is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Olson’s Mortuary, 139 N. Main St., Canton. He was born Sept. 21, 1951, […]

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DEATH: James Lloyd Schmidt, 88

James Lloyd Schmidt, 88, of Hillsboro, died Nov. 14 at Newton Medical Center. He was born Feb. 7, 1926, to Louis and Lodi (Wadel) Schmidt at Greensburg. His wife, Gladys Schmidt of Hillsboro, survives. Other survivors include daughters Phyllis Elaine and husband Clifford Van Horn of McPherson and Lois Darlene and husband Daryl Bartel of Hillsboro; brother Irvin Schmidt of […]

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Marion council approves water-tank maintenance contract

The Marion City Council unanimously approved a 15-year water-tank maintenance contract at its Nov. 11 meeting. Marty Fredrickson, building inspector, said the main­ten­ance contract is impor­tant because the city hasn’t had a consistent or defined program for years. City Administrator Roger Holter said: “Marty asked for this in the past, but it never came to fruition. By his efforts, he […]

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DEATH: Wilbert N. Bartel, 91

Wilbert N. Bartel, 91, a life-long farmer of rural Hillsboro, died Nov. 9 at his home. The service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro. Burial is at Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. He was born Oct. 8, 1923, to Heinrich and Mary (Nickel) Bartel. On Feb. 7, 1947, […]

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Tabor College, Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association to host concert Nov. 16

The Tabor College Music Department and Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association will present a festive concert titled, “With Praise & Thanksgiving” at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. Both the Tabor College Concert Choir and Concerto Bella Voce, a women’s choir, will be performing songs for the season. “We enjoy the opportunity to partner […]

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Second annual BLOCKfest for kids planned for Nov. 14 and 15

Marion County Parents as Teachers and Marion County Head Start classes are co-hosting three sessions of the second annual BLOCKfest in the basement of the Marion City Building, 203 N. 3rd. Organizers are asking potential participants to sign up for the session that best meets their family’s schedule: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 14; or 9-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to […]

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