Articles By: Patty Decker

DEATH: Kenneth H. Schwendiman, 87

Kenneth H. Schwendiman, 87, a Marion farmer, died Jan. 6 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery. Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, is in charge of arrangements.

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Marion basketball teams swept by Sedgwick

It was a disappointing night for the Marion Warriors as the girls’ and boys’ teams absorbed another loss and dropped to 1-7 for the season. While the girls nearly went scoreless in the first quarter of their 46-28 defeat, the boys scored 10 unanswered points to start the game, but ultimately lost, 51-42. The girls’ game began with both defenses […]

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DEATH: Bruce K. Otte, 59

Bruce K. Otte, 59, a Moundridge farmer, died Jan. 7 in a farm accident. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Canton. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Moundridge Funeral Home.

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DEATH: Jodi Kay Campbell, 15

Jodi Kay Campbell, 15, died Thursday, Jan. 6, at Newton Medical Center, Newton. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Meridian Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, two miles east and two miles north of Hesston. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Moundridge Funeral Home and from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. […]

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Marion basketball teams winless against Moundridge Wildcats

The Marion basketball teams traveled to Moundridge Friday night to take on the Wildcats. The girl?s team found themselves trailing early to the five and two Wildcats, and lost 53-24. The Marion boys also experienced an early deficit and were defeated 65-42. Both teams are now one and six on the year. The girl?s game began with an aggressive Moundridge […]

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UPDATE: Shooting near Goessel claims life of 15-year-old

Details remain sketchy concerning the death of a 15-year-old girl allegedly shot once in the lower neck by her brother Thursday morning at their home near Goessel, said Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft. Arriving at the scene of 266, 90th Road, Craft said the young girl, identified as Jodi Kay Campbell, was shot with a .22 calibur rifle. Services will […]

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DEATH: Wesley Regier, 90

Wesley Regier, 90, retired farmer and stockman, died Jan. 3 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ebenfeld Cemetery in rural Hillsboro. Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Jost […]

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Marion hoops teams come up short versus Remington

The Marion boys? and girls? basketball teams fell at the hands of the Remington Broncos Tuesday night in Marion. The Warrior girls faced a tough Bronco defense in a 44-31 loss. The offense struggled early, managing only six points in the first quarter. ?We didn?t always utilize the offense when we got down the court, but when we did, it […]

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DEATH: Douglas R. Druse, 53

Douglas R. Druse, 53, a director of radiology, Melbourne, Fla., died Dec. 17. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 28 at Marion Cemetery. Visitation with family is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.

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TOWN MEETING: Citizens urged to ignore WBC protesters

Local law enforcement officials are urging Marion citizens to avoid counter protests, verbal exchanges or other types of opposition to the Westboro Baptist Church members who are expected in town Sunday protesting four churches and U.S. Army veteran Ryan Newell. ?Please go about your business as if it were a typical Sunday morning,? Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft told more […]

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