Articles By: Patty Decker

Four injured in two-car crash Thursday at K-15 and US Highway 56

  Four people were injured in a two-car collision when one of the vehicles failed to yield at the stop sign on Kansas Highway 15 at U.S. Highway 56 Thursday morning in Marion County. Michele Sullivan, 43, of Goessel, driving a black 2005 Chevy Blazer, pulled out in front of silver 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by Larissa Selzer, 17, of […]

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RAPE TRIAL begins with opening arguments

The jury trial began Wednesday in the Marion County District Court for three Peabody residents charged with the rape of a 14-year-old girl sometime between June 22 and June 28, 2010. The defendants, Terry Lee Bowen, 64, Lora J. Gay, 39, and Kenneth J. Frederick, 22, are each charged with two counts of rape and one count each of aggravated […]

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Debit card fraud scheme discovered at local bank

An undisclosed number of debit cards issued by Hillsboro State Bank were compromised Tuesday, but steps have been taken to fix the problem, HSB president Cynthia Fleming said Wednesday. Fleming wanted to dispel rumors that anyone gained access to the bank?s main computer database. ?The bank was not hacked,? she said, ?which would have been much worse.? When a bank […]

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Marion man dies in car crash Sunday

A 49-year-old Marion man died April 24 in a two-vehicle collision near Canton. James R. Stang, 49, was dead at the scene after his 2008 Toyota Tacoma was hit by a 2003 Dodge Ram driven by Laramie Siebert, 32, of Lucas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Stang was driving east on U.S. Highway 56 at 3:23 a.m. one mile […]

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One Win, One loss for Tabor Basketball Teams

Tabor College hosted the Bethel College Threshers in Saturday night?s basketball contest. The Bluejays got off to a slow start in each game and both squads were down big at halftime. The women?s team was unable to bounce back from their deficit and lost 65-79. But the men fought back in dramatic fashion and defeated the Threshers 36-34. Women’s Game […]

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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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