Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Lawrence “LB” Page Brenneman

Lawrence “LB” Page Brenneman, 56, a resident of Ft. Myers since 2015, formerly of Bowling Green, KY, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019.  He was born February 1, 1963, in Altoona, PA. Lawrence was of the Mennonite faith. He was an excellent high school and college basketball player winning significant awards.  His professional life included teaching and coaching in Wichita, […]

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DEATH:Elva Plett

Elva Plett, 93, formerly of Lehigh died on March 18, 2019, at Bethesda Home in Goessel. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Rural Goessel. Interment at 2:45 p.m. at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery rural Goessel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Bethesda […]

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DEATH: Malvin Schmidt

Malvin Schmidt, 89, died March 18, 2019, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church officiated by Pastor Brian Allen. Memorials to Hillsboro M.B. Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born June 2, […]

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DEATH: Richard Herbel

Richard Herbel, 75, of Solomon died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Community Bible Church in Abilene with Pastor Lindsey Brummer officiating. Burial followed at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon. The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral […]

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DEATH: Myrna Jost

Myrna Jost, 86, Hillsboro, died March 12, 2019, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church rural Hillsboro. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to Ebenfeld Church in care of Jost Funeral […]

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DEATH: Helen Schafer

Helen Schafer, 93, died on March 16, 2019, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. The Funeral Service is at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service time at the Funeral Home. Memorials to Kansas Christian Home or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of […]

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Hillsboro Community Hospital files bankruptcy

Hillsboro Community Hospital files bankruptcy

HCH The Hillsboro Community Hospital declared bankruptcy on Wednesday, March 13. The Empower owned hospital was placed fully into the hands of the Receiver, Cohesive Healthcare Management and Consulting, on March 5. Olivia Robinson, who works in Human Resources at the hospital, responded to questions regarding the bankruptcy with a prepared statement. She said, “On behalf of the Hillsboro Community […]

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DEATH: John Savoia

John Savoia, 91, Hillsboro, died March 9, 2019, at Parkside Home in Hillsboro. A Celebration of Life Service was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro. Memorials to M.B. Missions in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com. He was born June 5, 1927, […]

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KDOT announces pavement reconstruction

The Kansas Department of Transportation released the following information: US-56/US-77 Pavement Reconstruction Beginning Monday, March 11, work will begin on a three-mile-long section of US-56/US-77 for pavement reconstruction. The section begins five miles north of Lincolnville and extends north to the Marion/Dickinson county line. Traffic can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Traffic will be carried through construction around the […]

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Hillsboro water declared safe

The results of the tests of the Hillsboro water have come in, and the boil water advisory is now rescinded. The water is completely safe. “The analysis of the water samples that were delivered to the PACE laboratory in Saline came back showing no sources of contamination. We had four test samples of water taken from various places around town and […]

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