Articles By: Janae Rempel

Marion to welcome two new teachers, Goessel four

Marion to welcome two new teachers, Goessel four

The Marion-Florence and Goessel school districts have six new faculty working with students as classes begin this fall. USD 408, Marion-Florence Kelsey Metro ? Kelsey Metro has been hired to teach middle school science as well as the eighth grade technology class. A Marion High School graduate, Metro went to Emporia State University and later earned her master?s degree from […]

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Local KSU athlete part of Team USA effort

Local KSU athlete part of Team USA effort

Dakota Kaufman and her Kansas State University volleyball teammates represented Team USA?at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia, last month. Kaufman, who will be a senior at K-State in the fall, equated the experience in Russia to the Olympics. Dakota Kaufman has returned to her native Marion County after she and her Kansas State volleyball teammates represented the […]

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Hillsboro, Tabor grad part of WSU opera program in Italy

Hillsboro, Tabor grad part of WSU opera program in Italy

Aaron Stepanek (left) and two of fellow students pause for an informal photo on the performance stage in Pestoia, Italy, earlier this summer. Stepanek was participating in a four-week opera-based program called ?Canta in Italia? through Wichita State University. For Aaron Stepanek, a four-week course in Italy helped solidify his chosen career path of opera performance. In June, the Hillsboro […]

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Klenda captures title at 41st derby

Klenda captures title at 41st derby

Brandon Holm waves to the crowd as he exits his car after it overturned Saturday night in the second heat of the 41st annual Marion County Fair demolition derby. Later, Holm returned and was a winner in the consolation heat before finishing in fifth place in the final heat. A crowd comparable or larger than last year?s gathered at the […]

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CVL 15-and-under all-stars third at state

CVL 15-and-under all-stars third at state

The 15-year-old Cottonwood Valley League All-Stars team finished third last week at the Babe Ruth state tournament. Pictured are: front row (from left) head coach Kelly Nelson, assistant coach Galen Wiens, assistant coach Scot Loyd, Dakota Stimpson, Reed Wiens, Caleb Sovde; back row, Nick Bray, Jordan Gagnebin, Caleb Bettles, Ethan Loyd, Tanner Klingensmith, Lane Wiens, Kyle Riffel, Ryan Grant, Hunter […]

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Four TC athletes named to 2013 preseason team

Four TC athletes named to 2013 preseason team

Antoine France McKee Monroe Four members of the Tabor College football team have been named to the 2013 KCAC preseason football team. Senior running back James Monroe led a Bluejay rushing attack that topped the NAIA with an average of 337.4 yards per game. A 2012 All-KCAC first-team selection and a unanimous pick for the preseason team, Monroe racked up […]

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HHS alum named top SID in KCAC

HHS alum named top SID in KCAC

Scott Nuss After one year as sports information director at Southwestern College, Hillsboro High School alumnus Scott Nuss is already making an impact in a job that combines his passion for sports with his skill for writing. Nuss, who accepted a position as Southwestern?s first full-time SID the beginning of last school year, has been named KCAC Sports Information Director […]

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CVL 15-year-old team 2-1 in state tournament

The Cottonwood Valley League All-Stars 15-and-under Babe Ruth baseball team holds a 2-1 record in state tournament play. After dropping an opening-round, 14-4 loss to Osawatomie Friday, the team rebounded with a 7-5 victory over the Tri-Valley League all-stars Saturday. Tanner Klingensmith, Kyle Riffel and Preston Busenitz all doubled. Nick Bray picked up the pitching win, giving up one earned […]

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McEntire: Her music is about love and hope

McEntire: Her music is about love and hope

Susie McEntire, younger sister of Reba McEntire, will present a 90-minute concert Sunday at the Sports and Aquatic Center in Marion as a prelude to next week?s Marion County Fair. Country Christian artist Susie McEntire plans to present a message of love and hope during her concert in Marion that will kick off activities for the 83rd annual Marion County […]

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Hillsboro hosts 2013 MKL Championship swim meet

Hillsboro hosts 2013 MKL Championship swim meet

Tents sprawl across the lawn in ?tent city? east of the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center Saturday during the 2013 MKL Championship swim meet. An estimated 800 people came to the meet, according to Hillsboro coach Stephanie Moss. Hillsboro placed second as a team, Marion came in fourth, and Peabody finished sixth in the all-day event. Eight teams representing nine towns […]

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