Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 February 2010 20:00
Five years ago
• Tabor College received the largest estate gift in its history, estimated between $400,000 and $500,000, thanks to the combined gift of the Daniel H. Hiebert and Ruth E. Hiebert estates. Daniel Hiebert was born in Hillsboro in 1899, graduated from Tabor in 1914 and had a medical practice in Provincetown, Mass., for 53 years.
• The principal partner in the Windover at Hillsboro housing development said last week his company’s project continues to move forward.
• The following people were announced as this year’s award recipients by the Marion County Conservation District: Thomas and Amanda Raymond, Randy and Carol Vogel, Berniece Nickel and the late Pete Nickel, Jeff and Teri Bina, Greg and Tim Topham and John Koslowsky.
• The Tabor College women won their 17th straight basketball game with a victory over Bethany, to improve to 22-4. The TC men (18-8) are tied with Sterling for first in the KCAC after winning two more games.
• Kyle Kroeker hit a career-high 21 points to lead the 16-0 Hillsboro High basketball boys to a 67-59 win over Haven.
• Marion County commissioners called for a meeting of county mayors to discuss the commissioners’ verbal commitment to hire an economic development director.
Ten years ago
• Hillsboro resident Anne Driver reflected on her relationship with her uncle, Carl Albert, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, following his funeral in McAllister, Okla., which drew more than 2,000 following his death at age 91.
• Marion Regier was selected as the new president of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.
• Students in Jim Robb’s U.S. Government class at Hillsboro High School participated in a 30-minute video conference with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. Students at Marion High School also participated in the three-way connection.
• The Tabor College Concert Choir was selected for the featured performance at this year’s Kansas Music Educators Association annual convention later this month.
• The Hillsboro High boys played their second straight overtime game. The first one was a double-overtime victory over Hesston, followed by a loss to Halstead behind 42 points by 6-foot-9 standout Dennis Latimore.