n A winter storm on Friday dumped 7 to 8 inches of snow on the area. With little wind, the thick blanket of white made for a picturesque outdoors and had many people humming, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”
n A second tiger was killed by Marion County Sheriff Officer Sgt. Jeff Soyez in the early morning hours of Friday after a 1 a.m. call from its owner, Chris McDonald, at the place where he confines his animals at 40th and Timber. Sheriff Lee Becker said the male tiger apparently became difficult to handle because its female mate was killed earlier in the week.
n A roundabout-drive to replace the four-way stop at the junction of U.S. highways 77 and 50 near Florence probably won’t be let out for bid until 2006 instead of 2005 as originally planned, Joe Palic of the Kansas Department of Transportation told the Marion City Commission on Monday.
n Hillsboro Postmaster Norman C. Bouwie announced the hours for the post office lobby may be shortened following the discovery of tar footprints in the facility the morning of Dec. 12. The entrance and lobby are usually open after normal business hours when the post office is closed.
n The Hillsboro boys used their pressure defense and a quick start in the second half to put away a scrappy Wichita Collegiate team, 57-42, on a snowy Friday night in Wichita. Eric Weinbrenner scored a team-high 16 points for HHS. The young Hillsboro girls’ team lost to a strong Spartan team, 77-38. Freshmen JuliAnne Chisholm and Hannah Marsh led HHS in scoring with 12 and nine points, respectively.
n Trojan wrestlers overcome blizzard driving conditions to finish fifth in a depleted field of teams at the Hesston Invitational on Saturday. Only seven of the 15 scheduled teams competed. Tim Glahn, wresting at 171 pounds, was the lone Trojan to win his weight class.
n The Tabor College men won their fourth straight KCAC game with wins over Kansas Wesleyan and Sterling. Meanwhile, the Bluejay women lost games to Bethel and Sterling to begin conference play with a 1-3 mark.