TC choir plans spring tour

The Tabor College Concert Choir, under the direction of Bradley Vogel, associate professor of choral music, will travel to western Kansas and Nebraska for their annual spring tour March 18 to 25.

This year's choir tour theme, “But We See Jesus,” is based on Hebrews 2:9 and celebrates Jesus’ superiority to all things.

“If the audience can enter into the flow of the text, it will be a worship experience through the medium of choral music,” said Vogel.

Paxton McKnight

Jenny and Justin McKnight of Salina announce the birth of a son, Paxton Lee, born Feb. 23 at Newton Medical Center.

He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Marion boy receives his new liver at KC hospital

Following a two-year wait, Marion’s Wyatt Helmer, 21⁄2, has a new liver.

With parents Aaron and Traci Helmer waiting nearby, Wyatt received the transplant during an eight-hour surgery last Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Kansas City.

As an infant, Wyatt was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a serious disease of the young infant that results in inflammation and obstruction of the bile ducts carrying bile from the liver into the intestine.

City scrambles to fix errors

Hillsboro City Council members were told at the March 6 meeting that the city’s 2007 operating budget had been declared out of compliance by the state.

Without an approved budget, the city is not allowed to spend the funds it has budgeted for.

Mayor Delores Dalke said work was already under way to correct the problems identified by the Kansas Department of Administration.