Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 01 June 2010 19:23Daniel Kunantaev graduated from Hillsboro High School last month with knowledge that no diploma can truly recognize: Perseverance and hard work really do pave the path to your dreams.
Kunantaev achieved the dream of his youth a week ago Monday when he became the Class 3A golf champion at the state tournament in Hays, and the first HHS golfer to win a state title.
“It’s really pretty awesome,” Kunantaev said of his life since posting his one-stroke victory. “I’ve worked so hard...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 01 June 2010 18:56
After months of preparation and thousands of dollars spent on new, wider sidewalks, electrical upgrades and other improvements at Marion’s Central Park, the stage is set for Chingawassa Days starting Friday.
In addition to making sure the park would be shipshape in time for the three-day festival, Margo Yates, executive director of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event, told city council members at a recent meeting that she needed to call in a big favor.
Yates said the group that was booked as the main entertainment notified the committee it was unable to appear.
Remembering that 38 Special, a rock band performing at Chingawassa Days in 2002, had once told Yates, and other organizers, that if they should...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 25 May 2010 19:29Sixteen Model T Fords, from Kansas and Missouri car clubs, rolled into Hillsboro Friday as part of a three-day historical tour that included the Santa Fe Trail.
Gary Hylton of Prairie Village, trip organizer and member of the Kansas City Chuggers Club, said the group left Thursday morning from Olathe, stayed overnight in Council Grove and spent Friday touring.
“We got as close as we could to the trail,” he said, “traveling from Lost Springs to the Cottonwood River Crossing.”
Hylton said he was grateful to Steve Schmidt with the Cottonwood Crossing Chapter and Glenn Shields, Sana Fe Trail Association, in making the trip enjoyable for everyone.
“We ate at Main Street Cafe in Durham and many of us have been at Little...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 25 May 2010 19:28The future of the Marion County Economic Development Council is in limbo following news that the chair, one of its members and possibly others were stepping down after Wednesday’s meeting in Marion.
Teresa Huffman, the county’s economic development director, said at the meeting that she will continue in that capacity, but will no longer be involved with the council as its chair or liaison between the council and commissioners.
In addition, Cheri Bentz, representing Tampa, said she is leaving because she thinks the group has lost its direction and deteriorated to the point of bickering about who is right and who is wrong as it relates to the council’s mission.
The resignations, along with pending action by the commissioners to...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 25 May 2010 19:26After more than 11 years at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro, Lillian Bookless, facility director, said it’s time for her to step aside and make room for all the good changes coming.
Even though she said it is hard to leave, she knows it is time for new blood.
“God is still interested in Main Street Ministries and I am at ease with letting go,” she said Friday.
Bookless said part of the plan for MSM is to become even more of a community, with families moving ahead as a team and feeling common bonds.
For example, women with children can talk about the decisions they made and learn from one another.
It would be difficult for a single person without children to relate to those kinds of problems, she said.
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