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Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 09 June 2009 03:23Jim Barnett, a physician and Republican member of the Kansas Senate from Emporia, has joined the field seeking the nomination for the U.S. Congress from the First District of. Barnett has represented District 17, which includes most of Marion County. He ran for governor in 2006 against Kathleen Sebelius. On the day he announced his intention to run for U.S. Congress, he stopped in at Hillsboro as a side stop on a four-day, 10-city announcement tour. He was more than willing to respond to some...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 05 June 2009 05:50Ag-Power Inc., the farm implement dealership in Hillsboro, has been sold to Lang Diesel Inc. based in Hays, effective July 1. The announcement was made to employees Thursday, June 4.
Owners Mike and Carolyn Kleiber purchased the long-time Allis-Chalmers (now AGCO) dealership in 1986 and renamed it Ag-Power Inc.
Mike Kleiber said Friday the sale to Lang Diesel Inc. was motivated by changes in AGCO’s approach to dealerships.
“AGCO is following suit like many of the other equipment companies -- they want to consolidate dealers and they want dealers with multiple locations,” Kleiber said. “They’ve been after us for a succession plan for awhile. Long story short, our succession plan didn’t include multiple locations of farm...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Saturday, 30 May 2009 02:46The softball and baseball teams from Hillsboro High School made quiet exits from their respective state tournaments Friday evening.
The softball team lost to perennial power Thomas More Prep 10-0 in a six-inning run-rule contest, while the baseball team fell to Galena, 6-2.
In both games, the Trojans managed only a single hit.
For the softball team, that one hit was a moral victory as TMP pitcher Kayle Hoffman, reportedly, had allowed only one or two hits the entire season. Franny Gottsch accomplished the hit for HHS in the fourth inning when she beat out an infield roller.
The Monarchs, two-time defending state champions who came in with a 23-0 record this season, got two over-the-fence home runs, one from Alicia...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 May 2009 10:25Above and beyond the final results posted on Friday by 3A medalists Tylor Neil (fourth place long jump), John Hein (fifth place shot put), Tiffany Rooker (fifth place pole vault) and Camille Christensen (seventh place 3,200), 14 athletes from across the Free Press readership area qualified to run Saturday at Cessna Stadium.
Triple jump --4. Tylor Neil, Marion, 43-0.
Shot put -- 5. John Hein, Hillsboro, 50-2 ½.
200 -- Ishmael Morris, Hillsboro.
400 -- Morris, Hillsboro, 51.93.
110 hurdles -- Elliot Hett, Marion, 15.70.
300 hurdles -- Hett, Marion, 42.21.
4x400 relay -- Hillsboro 3:32.64.
3,200 --7; CamilleChristensen, Marion, 12:15.01.
Pole vault-- 5...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 28 May 2009 12:07Phyllis Ann Enos, 80, a homemaker and teacher, died Wednesday, May 27, at the St. Luke Living Center in Marion.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion. Visitation is Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Economy Cemetery near Rosalia.
She was born June 10, 1928, to Freeman and Sarah (Cronk) Soule in Rosalia. On Aug. 9, 1953, she was to married D. Eugene Enos, who survives.
Other survivors include son Daryl and Pat Enos of Marion; daughters Debra and Mark Heidebrecht of Towanda, Teresa and Lloyd Snell of Ames, Iowa, Kelley and Derek Newsom of Belpre and Kristi and Timothy Wright of Emporia...
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