Five 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 Hillsboro, Steven Boone of Marion and Eric Cress of Goessel each posted one victory. Also wrestling from HHS was Ricky Johnson, while Chelsea Arnhold and Drew Looper represented MHS.
n The Marion boys’ and girls’ basketball teams completed their last Cottonwood Valley League campaign with victories over Chase County. The CVL is disbanding at the end of this school year.
Ten years ago
n Twelve of the 14 candidates who filed for elected positions on USD 410 and city of Hillsboro boards participated in a Free Press Candidates’ Forum Thursday in the Emprise Bank basement. About 30 to 40 people attended. KACH, Channel 45, taped the event and broadcast it Monday night.
n The Hillsboro High School boys’ basketball team completed the first undefeated regular season in school history with a 79-40 blowout of Nickerson. Scot Brubacher scored 20, Tyson Ratzlaff 16 and C.J. Hill 11 for HHS (20-0).
n Chad Duerksen, HHS senior, was selected to play in this summer’s Kansas Shrine Bowl all-star game.
n Chris Coryea, HHS senior, came one match from earning a medal at the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament in Hays. He was 2-2 for the weekend. Also competing for the Hillsboro-Marion team were Daniel King (1-2), Justin Friesen (1-2), Carson Greenhaw (1-2), Oliver Good (1-2), Todd Redger (0-2), Lance Unruh (0-2) and Bill Shearer (1-2).