Weather or not

Spring storms bring the potential for deliverance from drought but also the prospect of devastation.

As we write this, weather forecasters are promising us the probability of rain for almost every day this week, with some severe storms possible. Folks with any grasp of our local agricultural conditions will be praying that the prospect of significant rain comes to fruition. Our producers need it desperately. Though surface moisture has improved from a few of months ago, subsoil moisture is still seriously lagging.


High sights for softball

With a strong core of juniors, Trojans hope to sweep league and make first state visit

Coming off the best won-loss record in the nine-year history of the program (18-3), this year?s Hillsboro High softball team is setting its sights on even bigger accomplishments in 2007.

Tabor women set for a run at KCAC crown

Last season, the Tabor College women’s track and field team scored 103.5 points and finished third at the KCAC meet at Bethany College.

Last season, the men’s squad scored 141 points and finished second in the conference.

Brubacher passes men?s baton to Ratzlaff

If it is important to note that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, it is probably important to note that career coaching basketball at Tabor college  advances one day at a time—whether it spans 25 years or two weeks.

Bluebirds qualifying in a variety of endeavors

Goessel BOE hears of state students

Curt Graves, principal for grades six through 12, highlighted student accomplishments at the March 12 meeting of the Goessel school board.

“Goessel High School is experiencing great success in many areas academically, athletically, and in the fine arts,” Graves said.


Dale and Loretta Snelling are finally approaching their “Lake Limit”


As part of their livelihood, Dale and Loretta Snelling have operated the lake bait shop, and are often the first folks lake visitors meet. Dale?s retirement officially takes effect April 22.

Dale and Loretta Snelling will do more than retire in the usual sense of the word when they leave their home at Marion County Lake for a farm home near Wonsevu in April.

First, they?ll have an auction March 31 to sell years of accumulated possessions.

Dale has been park and lake superintendent at the county lake since 1964. That means 43 of their 46 years of marriage have been spent living at the lake in a job that usually has Dale up by 6 a.m. and many times out doing law enforcement duties around the water until 2 a.m.