Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:34Tabor College has earned the inaugural KCAC Commissioner’s Cup for its athletic achievements during the 2012-13 school year.
“It’s exciting, it’s fun,” said Rusty Allen, Tabor vice president of athletics. “One of the things we had set as our goal was to finish in the top three of this every year, and so in the inaugural year to win it, we feel like we’ve accomplished a lot.”
The award—designed to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes and the KCAC schools...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:33Ron and Danaye Dies had barely brought infant son Wyatt from the hospital to their Lehigh home when a representative from Parents as Teachers was standing at their front door.
“They come out when you have a baby and give you a care package and talk with you about the PAT program,” Danaye said.
It didn’t take long to convince the new parents that PAT, the family support organization that is supported financially by the six school districts in Marion County, had something good to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:31
This was the view along U.S. Highway 56 looking west toward Hillsboro around 6 p.m. Sunday. At about that time the community of Lehigh was under a severe thunderstorm warning. Fortunately, outdoor commencement ceremonies for Tabor College and Hillsboro had
been completed in Joel H. Wiens Stadium. Marion County received significant rainfall across much of the county, but mostly escaped significant hail and tornado damage suffered elsewhere in the state.
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:31After two years of drought, this year’s frequent rains are causing gravel to be absorbed into the earth faster than the Road and Bridge Department can apply it, director Randy Crawford told the Marion County commissioners Monday.
Adding to the problem, Don Stenzel, whose farm is located on Old Mill Road in the northern part of the county, said increased traffic by oil drilling industry vehicles and equipment is rutting and deteriorating roads so quickly that he has to slow spring planting...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:25When Ryan Chalmers, 24, arrived in Newton on Saturday, it marked the 35th day of his 71-day journey across America in his racing wheelchair.
Although Chalmers planned to continue through Marion County on Saturday, Torey Hett of Marion asked if he might consider staying until Sunday morning and take part in the Challenge Games at Derby.
Like Hett, Chalmers also was born with spina bifida, which is an incomplete closure of the spinal column, and means they do not have complete use of their...
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