Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Wanda I Ratzlaff

Wanda I. Ratzlaff, 66, Newton, former music teacher, church secretary and organist, died Wednesday, June 28, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. A family service is planned for 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, in the chapel at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, rural Goessel, followed at 10 a.m. by burial in the Alexanderwohl Cemetery. A public memorial service is planned for […]

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DEATHS: Alfred Thiessen

Alfred Thiessen, 90, retired farmer, died June 24 at Dallas, Texas. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Lafon?taine Christian Church in Lafon?taine, Kan., with pastor Lee Suderman officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hills?boro. He was born June 18, 1918, to Henry and Lydia (Jantz) Thiessen at Whitewater. On […]

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HCMC assets sold; purchaser will build new facility

FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY HILLSBORO COMMUNITY MEDICAL
CENTER FOLLOWING THE DECISION BY THE HILLSBORO CITY COUNCIL, AT A
SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, TO SELL THE HOSPITAL?S ASSETS TO
HMC/CAH CONSOLIDATED INC. THE FREE PRESS WILL FOLLOW UP WITH ORIGINAL
AND EXPANDED COVERAGE IN ITS JUNE 25 ISSUE.

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DEATHS: Peter N. Knak

Peter N. Knak, 94, farmer and contractor, died May 20 at Hillsboro. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hillsboro United Methodist Church with pastor Charles Grant officiating. A private family burial is planned. He was born Sept. 10, 1913, to Anton and Maria (Nickel) Knak at Hillsboro. On May 15, 1942, he was married to Martha Groening, […]

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DEATHS: Ida Horst, 94

Ida Gladys Horst, 94, nurse, died Tuesday, May 20, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. A memorial service is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston. A private burial will take place Friday morning at Eastlawn Cemetery. She was born March 29, 1914, to Adam and Cora (Grove) Eshleman in Hagerstown, Md. On June 4, 1937, […]

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DEATHS: Arthur Janzen, 89

Arthur Janzen, 89, former Hesston Corp. employee and woodworker, died Saturday, may 17, at Kidron Bethel Health Care in The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, with pastor Gordon Smith officiating. Burial will precede the service at 9:30 a.m. at the Tabor Church Cemetery, rural Goessel. He was born Nov. 27, 1918, to Dan […]

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Class 3A regional pairings for softball and baseball

CLASS 3A SOFTBALL REGIONAL May 12-13 at Council Grove   MONDAY, May 12 First round 1. Rock Creek (17-3) vs. Bye 4. Council Grove (6-8) vs. 5. Riley County (6-14), 4:45 p.m. 3. Herington (10-8) vs. 6. Marion (2-20), 4:45 p.m. 2. Hillsboro (13-7) vs. 7. Northern Heights (0-18), 6:30 p.m.   TUESDAY, May 13 Semifinals Rock Creek vs. Council […]

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Marion City Council meeting, May 5

The Marion City Council began its April 5 meeting with a 90-minute tour of the progress being made on the $12 million indoor swimming pool/gymnasium complex the city will share with the Marion school district. Council members hailed the the large pool, gymnasium and entire complex as impressive. City Administrator David Mayfield showed members the area for a proposed drainage […]

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DEATHS: Ruth Wenger, 90

Ruth Wenger, 90, farmer, died Wednesday, April 30, at Salem Home in Hillsboro. The funeral was 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Dave Plett officiating. The burial was private. She was born Aug. 27, 1917, to G.M. and Helena (Klassen) Warkentin at Lehigh. In September 1938 she was married to Nroman Wenger, who predeceased […]

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DEATHS: Vera Harder, 90

Vera Alice Harder, 90, homemaker, died Thursday, May 1, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial will precede the funeral at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro MB Cemetery. She was born Dec. 4, 1917, to Peter and Caroline (Hein) Suder?man at Hillsboro. […]

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