Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:07
A 21-year-old Manhattan man and 2009 graduate of Centre High School, died early Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 24, two miles east of Manhattan.
Konley L. Harding, a student at the Manhattan Area Technical College, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office.
“We received a 911 report (at 12:09 a.m.) of a person lying in the roadway on Highway 24 just east of Excel Road in the eastbound lane,” Sheriff Greg Riat said.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and Pottawatomie County law enforcement officials continue to look for the vehicle and driver that struck Harding.
According to a witness, the person who struck Harding was driving a light-colored sport utility vehicle, Riat said.
“The witness reported the SUV was eastbound on (Highway) 24 and continued eastbound after striking the victim,” Riat said.
The concensus by investigators, he said, was that because Harding was wearing dark clothing and was reported to be lying in the roadway before he was run over, the unidentified driver might not have thought he hit someone.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:09
Name: Daniel Holub.
Occupational background: Twenty years in the Navy, farmer, worked for DeerTrail John Deere.
Family: Widower with four adult children (all in the military).
Leadership experience: Senior enlisted, officer U.S. Navy; service manager DeerTrail John Deere; USD 408 Board of Education; chairman Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission.
• Why do you want another term?
I have a vision of what I would like Marion County to be now and in the future for our children and grandchildren. It is a huge and time consuming undertaking.
Accomplishing this is similar to eating an elephant, you can only do it one bite at a time. As long as I am able, I would like to be a part of this effort. I do not have a personal agenda of any kind. Rather, I watch for opportunities and act on ideas that mostly come from others.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 October 2012 13:52
About 105 runners turned out Saturday morning for the fourth annual Great Pumpkin Race sponsored by First Mennonite Church in downtown Hillsboro. The event included a 5-kilometer route through the streets of town followed by a half-mile for kids. In the top photo, the kids take off on a dead run for their out-and-back race along East Grand Avenue. Eight-year-old Grayson Ratzlaff posted the winning time among the boys at 2 minutes, 41 seconds. Tiffany Schale, 10, was the first girl to finish. She posted a time of 2:51.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:51
Russell and Jeanne Groves have rented the storefront at 110 N. Main, former home of Supreme Floor Co., as a gallery to display and sell their parents’ creations as well as for other artists to donate their work as well.
The Groves plan to open the gallery the first weekend in November. The gallery will then be open each Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and possibly Thursday evenings, through the holiday season. Individual appointments can be arranged for other times.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 October 2012 13:56
The Hillsboro High School volleyball team gathers for a photo after winning the Class 3A sub-state tournament Saturday night at Halstead. The Trojans defeated Marion and Haven before gaining a measure of revenge with a win over Sedgwick in the finals. Sedgwick
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