Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Amelia Hein

Amelia Hein, 98, Hillsboro, died Dec 9, 2020, at Salem Home in Hillsboro. There will be a private graveside service at Durham Park Cemetery in rural Durham. Memorials can be made to Disabled Veterans in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, Kansas 67063. She was born on Jan. 26, 1922, to Frank and Libby Prochaska in Renfrow, […]

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DEATH: Erby P. Buller

Erby P. Buller, 97, of Hesston, died on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at his home. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at his church, Kingdom Life Ministries in Hesston, Kansas and will be live-streamed at www.hesstonklm.org. Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Life Ministries at P.O. Box 786, Hesston, Kansas 67062. He […]

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DEATH: Michael J. Combs

Michael J. Combs, 72, Lincolnville, died Dec. 3, 2020, at his residence. Services pending due to COVID-19. He was born on Oct. 6, 1948, to Jerry and Rosemary (Hein) Combs in Wichita. A full obituary will appear in next week’s newspaper. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com.

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Governor Kelly issues Executive Order requiring COVID-19 testing in adult care homes

TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today announced she has signed Executive Order #20-69, requiring COVID-19 testing in certain adult care homes, to enhance efforts to keep COVID-19 from entering and spreading through nursing homes. “By implementing uniform testing guidelines for nursing facilities statewide, we create clarity on the testing practices that will protect adult care home workers, residents, and communities from the […]

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KSHSHAA goes back on their decision

After much backlash from disgruntled parents across the state, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Board met today to revote on their former ruling regarding fans attending middle and high school athletic events. The board voted 54-24 to allow two parents or guardians in for athletic events. The new ruling will be in effect from Dec. 10- Jan. […]

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Roy A. Van Buren, 73, Hillsboro, died on Nov. 29, 2020, due to complications of Covid-19. His family will gather with friends on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church at 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro. Memorial contributions in Roy’s name may be directed to Assemblies of God One Hope, providing Bibles to children around the […]

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DEATH: Ira D. Schroeder

Ira D. Schroeder, 71, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Parker, CO. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery, Goessel. Memorial contributions may be made to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, to go towards their cemetery fund, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053. He was […]

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Quarantine length altered for Marion County

The Marion County Health Department has made some changes to the COVID-19 guidance. As of today: “In consultation with Dr. Hodson, KDHE, and surrounding counties, Marion County will opt in to CDCs shortened COVID-19 guidance. You may be aware that we have been sending all non-household contacts to KDHE for monitoring. KDHE will be implementing the 10 day period and may […]

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Kansans urged to prepare for winter storm

It is too soon to tell if we will have a white Christmas, but snow is definitely in the forecast for Kansas. A severe winter storm will enter the northwest region of the state tonight, there is a potential for up to six inches in south-central Kansas.  The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is urging all Kansans to take precautions, […]

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Tabor College board appoints Rusty Allen as acting President

Susan Franz Koslowsky, Board chair, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Tabor College has appointed Rusty Allen as Acting President.  “This decision is in response to President Jules Glanzer’s hospitalization and care in the ICU to treat his COVID-19 diagnosis,” Koslowsky said. In addition, the Tabor College Executive Management Team, made up of Rusty Allen, Frank Johnson and […]

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