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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 09 April 2009 07:34Selma Freni (Strausz) Klassen, 94, a clerk, typesetter and secretary, died Tuesday, April 7, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, 1304 Kansas Highway 15, Goessel. A private service was held Wednesday.
She was born Jan. 2, 1915, to Peter J. and Anna (Flickner) Strausz. On Oct. 22, 1937, she was married to Rudolph A. Klassen, who predeceased her.
Survivors include brother Melvin and Viola Strausz...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 April 2009 16:31Tuesday's Marion County general election saw incumbents fall to challengers in more than one community. “Election turn out was very low,” said Carol Maggard, county clerk, with only 16 percent of eligible voters casting ballots. Eligible voters in Marion County totals 6,938 with 1,126 voting April 7 in 11 polling locations.
The official results will not be announced until after the Marion County Commissioners canvass votes at 8 a.m. Monday, April 13, prior to their regular meeting.
The following are from contested races in city and school districts.
• Gregory Winn, 42
• Mary L. Shipman, 48
Goessel City Council (two seats)
• Larry D. Schmidt, 51
• Jerry Stika, 9
• Dallas Boese, 47
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 07 April 2009 09:20The Marion city office will piggyback onto a new telephone system recently installed by the Marion County Emergency Management office.
“It’s a fantastic program,” City Administrator David Mayfield told the city council at its meeting Monday.
One way the system works, Mayfield said, is that if a tornado is on the ground, the city would have access from a remote computer to telephone everyone in the city about the emergency.
All businesses, home telephones and cell phones would be contacted within two minutes of the impending disaster.
Mayfield and Harvey Sanders, public works director, visited last week with Michele Abbott-Becker, Emergency Management coordinator, who explained the system to them, to Steven Smith, Emergency...
Written by Staff Friday, 03 April 2009 03:12Pianist Nathanael May has canceled his performance scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, at the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 02 April 2009 10:29Elizabeth Ann Ringering, 101, a children’s ministry worker, died Tuesday, March 31, at Hillsboro.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 229 Walnut, Marion, with pastor Joshua Wesner officiating. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro. Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Hillsboro.
She was born April 19, 1907, to Cornelius and Helena (Unruh) Thiessen at rural Inman. On May 12, 1960, she was married to Oliver K. Ringering, who predeceased her.
Survivors are son-in-law Edgar Sturtz of Ellinwood; sister-in-law Hilda Thiessen of Hillsboro; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to North...
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