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State champion team from Burns gather for reunion
State champion team from Burns gather for reunion

State champion team from Burns gather for reunion

1953 BurnsHornets.jpg Click image to enlarge.   The 1953 Burns Hornets gathered for a book signing of ?Title Towns! Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas? written by Steven Michael Farney at a reunion on May 26 at Burns. From left: Jack Heyman, assistant coach Bob Dvorak, Ronald Kirkpatrick, coach Harvey Loy, Don Nightengale, Elwyn Fink, Eugene Graves, Danny Stucky […]

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CG&S to build 300,000-bushel grain silo at Marion
CG&S to build 300,000-bushel grain silo at Marion

CG&S to build 300,000-bushel grain silo at Marion

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Mike Thomas (pictured above), manager of the elevator in Marion, said the new grain bin there will make transporting grain during harvest a less onerous task for farmers and elevator workers. ?It?s going to cut our stress load in half,? he said. Below is a schematic drawing of the new bin in proximity to the existing storage facility. Click images to enlarge.
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Cooperative Grain & Supply, headquartered in Hillsboro, announced this week it will add a major grain-storage facility on the east side of its elevator in Marion.

The 60-foot-by-120-foot, 300,000-bushel concrete grain bin will increase Marion?s capacity 75 percent.

Lyman Adams, CG&S general manager, said he could not release a specific price for the free-standing facility, but it will be more than $3 per bushel of capacity.

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Schlehuber sweeps top showmanship award at 3 shows
Schlehuber sweeps top showmanship award at 3 shows

Schlehuber sweeps top showmanship award at 3 shows

SchlehuberHeifer60762.jpg Click image to enlarge. Maci Schlehuber of Hillsboro shows the champion Charolais heifer she showed at the recent Sunflower Classic show in Hutchinson. She was also reserve intermediate champion showman out of a competitive group of 26 participants. She also went on to lead the champion Charolais heifer at the Central Kansas Classic in Salina and was named champion […]

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Tabor releases Dean?s List for spring

The Tabor College Office of Academic Affairs has released the Spring
2007 semester Dean?s List, naming students who qualified for honors
based on their academic performances.

Highest Honors is assigned to
students achieving a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average, while those with
a 3.70 to 3.849 GPA received High Honors. Students earning a 3.50 to
3.699 GPA received Honors.

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Historic hotel will once again bring in business
Historic hotel will once again bring in business

Historic hotel will once again bring in business

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Laura Campbell / Free Press<p>Jim
Cloutier, owner of Shawmar Oil Co. of Marion and Cardie Oil Co. of
Tampa, has purchased the historic Elgin Hotel building in Marion and
plans to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast, restaurant and conference
center. ?This is going to have to be a destination place?we?re going to
have bring people from all around,? he said. Click image to enlarge.

Jim Cloutier of Hillsboro has more square feet to renovate than he ever expected?15,000 of them, actually.

What?s more, they make up the historic Elgin Hotel that some may never have expected to be used once again for its original purpose?bringing in out-of-towners for a luxurious stay in downtown Marion.

Cloutier hopes to perform the unexpected, he said, by reopening the three-story hotel as a bed-and-breakfast, restaurant and conference center by the 2008 Old Settler?s Day weekend next September.

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Flint Hills photo exhibit coming to Marion Library

Jim Richardson?s images of the Flint Hills featured in National Geographic magazine will be on display in Marion County at the Historic Marion City Library.

The April 2007 issue of National Geographic shared the hidden secrets of the Flint Hills with its readers, heralding the Flint Hills as among the world?s most breathtaking natural treasures.

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FindingHarmony in the Flint Hills
FindingHarmony in the Flint Hills

FindingHarmony in the Flint Hills

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A member of the event staff (wearing identifying vest) describes the plants and wildflowers that are native to the Flint Hills. In the background, a covered wagon filled with riders rolls along the trail near the top of the hill. Attenders of Symphony in the Flint Hills could choose from a variety of educational or entertaining presentations offered in an effort to raise awareness of Kansas?s natural treasure.

Could there be a more perfect ending to a June day in Kansas? The sun slipping slowly toward the horizon with increasingly fiery hues. Some 6,500 people, accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony, uniting voices for four stanzas ?Home on the Range? in a concert hall unmatched in the world for its expanse and majesty.

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Attorneys consulting on direction of lawsuit

For the time being, the word is ?wait.?

Attorneys for plaintiff Raymond Brandt and for the defendant, Unified School District 410, were corresponding behind the scenes last week regarding the lawsuit filed on Brandt?s behalf that seeks to prevent USD from selling bonds to be used for a new athletic facility in joint ownership with Tabor College.

The lawsuit, filed June 4 in district court, claims a school district is not authorized under Kansas law to enter into joint ownership of property. It seeks to stop the sale of $2.116 million in bonds that were designated in a $6.625 million total bond package to develop a new football and track-and-field facility.

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Hillsboro man discovers it?s never too late to join the circus
Hillsboro man discovers it?s never too late to join the circus

Hillsboro man discovers it?s never too late to join the circus

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Mike Harber waves from inside his personal sound stage?the rear of a bandwagon he drives for the Kelly Miller Circus of Hugo, Okla. The Hillsboro resident began a tour of the eastern United States in March and will continue it through October.

When most people think of the circus, they picture elephants and ringmasters and clowns and a maybe a few trapeze artists swinging through the air.

But if you stop to imagine the sounds of a circus, it?s only a matter of time until the steady, deep roll of drums starts to echo in your mind.

Enter Hillsboro resident Michael Harber, who, at age 54, temporarily left town to become music director for the Kelly Miller Circus.

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Goossen to compete at national show

Ty Goossen, Hillsboro, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2007 National Junior Angus Show at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Square, July 1-7. Goossen, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 817 young Angus breeders from 37 states who have entered a total of 1,773 head in the show. The National Junior […]

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