The Week That Was
Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 10 March 2009 13:48Five years ago
n The meetinghouse of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church was destroyed by fire on Sunday. The structure had an assessed value of $2.3 million. Between 800 and 100 firefighters from from 10 communities battled the blaze. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
n The Hillsboro High School boys’ basketball team qualified for a berth in the Class 3A state tournament with a 58-44 win over Hesston in the finals of the sub-state tournament at Hillsboro. Tyler Peachey scored 14 points to pace the Trojans, who improved to 20-3.
n The Tabor College men lost to Sterling College in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship game, 60-57. Despite the loss, Tabor will compete in the NAIA Division...
Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 03 March 2009 13:40Five years ago
n Hillsboro’s New Year’s baby finally arrived Feb. 28. Taygen Marie O’Hara was born around 11 p.m. to Tawny and Wes O’Hara of Canton.
n The steering committee for Marion’s Chingawassa Days announced it has booked the Little River Band as its headline act June 5 during the annual festival in Central Park.
n John Fast was hired as the next superintendent for Goessel schools, succeeding Chet Roberts, who resigned. Fast has been principal for kindergarten through eighth-grade at Goessel.
n State qualifiers from Hillsboro, Marion and Goessel discovered again how tough the competition is at the Class 3-2-1A wrestling tournament in Hays. The six wrestlers combined for three wins in 15 matches. Daniel Yoder of...
Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 24 February 2009 13:48Five years ago
n Marion County commissioners discussed a State Board of Tax Appeals decision that would exempt a rails-to-trail group while charging adjacent land owners property tax.
n Hillsboro City Council reviewed an interlocal agreement concerning a feasibility study with the Kansas Water Office.
n Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning requested a pay increase for reserve officers from $8 per hour to $10 per hour.
n Goessel City Council appointed Joe Base as the city’s chief of police at its Feb. 19 meeting.
n After starting the season at 0-7, the Tabor men’s basketball team defeated Friends University Saturday, 78-69, to claim the undisputed championship of the KCAC.
n Clay Sewey, a seventh grader at Hillsboro Middle School...
Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 17 February 2009 13:45FIVE YEARS AGO
n A two-week celebration marked the grand opening of the new Vogt’s Hometown Market facility in Hillsboro Heights. The Vogt family, in the grocery business in Hillsboro for 72 years, is in its fourth generation of store ownership and management.
n Mike Gardner, defensive coordinator of the Tabor College football team the past three years under head coach Tim McCarty, was promoted to the top position on Monday. McCarty will be the new head coach at East Oklahoma State University in Ada.
n Chuck McLinden, rural Marion, said his goal as the new president of the Marion County Fair Association, is to broaden fair participation from across the county. McLinden began his new role Jan. 1.
n The Florence City Council voted to...
Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 10 February 2009 13:55n Tabor College head football coach Tim McCarty resigned to accept the head coaching job at East Central Oklahoma State, an NCAA Division II school in Ada. In his five years at Tabor, McCarty turned a dismal program into a team that was ranked in the top 20 and qualified for the NAIA Division II national playoffs this past season.
n John Larson, a senior at Canton-Galva High School, is one of only 41 seniors nationwide to achieve a perfect score of 36 on the American College Testing assessment test he took in late October.
n The USD 410 Board of Education discussed the trend of decreasing enrollment during its regular February meeting. Hillsboro’s enrollment, now at 653 students, could be down to 516 by 2008.
n The Marion City...
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