Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Katherine M. “Kathy” Boesker, 65

Katherine M. “Kathy” Boesker, 65, a registered nurse of Marion, died March 24 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion. Visit­a­tion is from 6:30-8 p.m. Tues­day, also at the funeral home. Burial is at Marion Cemetery, Marion. She was born May 8, 1951, […]

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DEATH: James L. “Jim” Ottensmeier, 68

James L. “Jim” Otten­s­meier, 68, of Marion, and employed as a metal fabricator, died March 13 at his home. A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at Claney Cemetery in rural Marion. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861. Online condolences may […]

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DEATH: Janice E. Laubhan, 74

Janice E. Laubhan, 74, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Hillsboro, was a maintenance supervisor at Okla­ho­ma State University and worked in real estate, died March 13. A graveside service is at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hillsboro, with pastor John Werner officiating. Memorials may be made to the Senior Activity Center in her name, 1015 E. […]

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Tabor men lose to Indiana Wesleyan in NAIA quarterfinals, 64-62

The Tabor College men’s basketball team gave top seeded Indiana Wesleyan everything it had in Saturday’s NAIA Division II national championship quarterfinal game but came up just short, 64-62. The Bluejays narrowed what had been a seven-point first half deficit to within three, 33-30, at halftime, having shot the ball with 40 percent accuracy (12-for-30), while Indiana Wesleyan made 34 […]

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Tabor men advance to quarterfinals with 88-82 win over Robert Morris

Tabor men advance to quarterfinals with 88-82 win over Robert Morris

Lance Carter The Tabor College men’s basketball team advanced to the NAIA Division II national championship quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years with a second-round victory over Robert Morris Friday, 88-82. Tabor held the Eagles to 10 points below their average for the game. Neither team shot the ball well at the start, as Robert Morris made one […]

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Tabor women lose to top-ranked St. Francis, 69-53

In its second game of the NAIA Division II national championship, the Tabor College women’s basketball team succumbed to first-seeded and overall top-ranked St. Francis Friday, 69-53. St. Francis came into the game with just one loss on the season—an 88-64 defeat to Saint Xavier in late February—having rattled off 31 straight wins prior to that. Tabor started the game […]

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Tabor men earn first-round victory over Davenport

Tabor men earn first-round victory over Davenport

Julian Winton The Tabor College men’s basketball team broke a three-year, first-round losing streak by defeating Davenport Thursday, 78-70, at the NAIA Division II national championship. The Bluejays limited the Panthers to nearly 14 points below their average, defending well, coach Micah Ratzlaff said, which fueled Tabor’s offense. Tabor pushed the tempo from the start, bursting to a 10-0 lead […]

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Hillsboro boys lose heart-breaker to Sacred Heart in 2A opener

The Hillsboro boys nearly gave the top-seeded team at the Class 2A state tournament a sacred heart attack on opening night, but the Knights from Sacred Heart survived to play another day with a 55-54 win Wednesday over the Trojans in Bram­lage Coliseum. Sacred Heart came into the contest with a 22-1 record while the Trojans, as the lowest seed, […]

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Tabor women earn first-round win over Indiana Tech, 67-58

The Tabor College women’s basketball team opened play in the NAIA Division II National Championship with a first-round victory over Indiana Tech Wednesday, 67-58. The fourth-seeded Warriors entered the contest scoring an average of 79 points per game, and averaging 9.6 made three-point attempts per game. The Warriors also presented an inside presence, their leading scorer, Keanna Gary, a 6-foot, […]

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Trojan boys tame Lyndon Tigers to earn 2A state berth

Defense wins championships. Cliche became reality Saturday as the Hills­boro Trojans put on one of their finest defensive performances of the season to shut down Lyndon and win the Class 2A sub-state at Canton, 43-32. Hillsboro built an 11-5 lead after one quarter by limiting the Tigers to 2-for-11 shooting, pulling down most of the defensive rebounds and forcing four […]

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