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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 February 2009 12:06by Patty Decker
The Free Press
Marion City Councilors will be weighing the pros and cons to either stay with the current supplier of electricity or change to another power source following a review of the situation at Monday’s meeting.
The city has a contract with Westar Energy until July 2010, said David Mayfield, city administrator.
He also recommended the councilors consider switching to the Kansas Power Pool, which would be the alternative supplier of electricity.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Sunday, 22 February 2009 11:56June M. Starkel, 75, a retired realtor, died Saturday, Feb. 21, at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm Street, Marion. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery of Florence.
She was born June 17, 1933, to Clarence and Bertha (Roberts) Widler at Clements. On Dec. 23, 1951, she was married to Eugene V. Starkel, who survives.
Other survivors include a son Jerry and Jennifer Starkel of McPherson; her siblings Betty Pruitt of Derby, Myrtle Jackson of El Dorado and Bill Widler and Joan Kelsheimer both of Cedar Point and three grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established with McPherson Public...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Sunday, 22 February 2009 11:37Stanley G. Funk, 68, a farm hand on his father’s farm, died Friday, Feb. 20, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 132 N. Main St., Hillsboro, with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Visitation is from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Monday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.
He was born to Orison V. and Agnes (Siebert) Funk on Sept. 18, 1940, in Hillsboro.
Survivors include a sister Patricia and her husband Phil Esau of Topeka.
Donations may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Parkside Homes.
Condolences may be sent to the family via...
Written by AO Saturday, 21 February 2009 16:47The Tabor College men's basketball team closed out the regular seasonwith an 82-67 win at Bethany Saturday. The Bluejays finished with an11-7 conference record, good for sole possession of fourth place in theseason standings. Should Tabor indeed be seeded fourth when theconference tournament brackets are announced Sunday, the Bluejays willhave home court advantage in the quarterfinal round.
The regular season finale held a particularly sweet aftertaste, asTabor shot 48 percent from the field while holding Bethany to 31percent for the night. The Swede offense suffered a case ofdefense-induced paralysis after the halftime break, making only eightof 33 field goal attempts (24 percent). Tabor put four scorers indouble-digits: Jared...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 20 February 2009 16:03Both games were hard fought, worthy of an intra-county rivalry. But in the end Hillsboro defended its home-court pride with a pair of victories over Marion Friday night (Feb. 20) in Brown Gymnasium.
The Hillsboro girls overcame a first quarter deficit to win 45-37 while the boys came from behind in the second half to escape with a 59-49 win that was much closer than the final score might suggest.
In the girls’ game, Marion got off to an early 4-0 lead and Hillsboro didn’t manage a point until Dakota Kaufman sank a free throw at the 4:07 mark. Meanwhile, six points from Julia Zeiner fueled the Warriors to a 10-7 lead at the first break.
With Kaufman scoring four straight buckets for Hillsboro through the first 4:30 of the second...
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