Category: Breaking News

Braves sweep Bluejays

The Ottawa men's basketball team's 2-headed monster of David Birch and Phil McClintock powered the Braves' conference-leading offense to a 93-74 win over Tabor Saturday in Hillsboro. Birch (27 points) and McClintock (26 points) flashed the form that has them ranked second and third in individual scoring, but it was their swagger at a pivotal moment that proved decisive. The […]

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MHS girls trip Hoisington 59-43

Behind 19 points from Kayley Heerey, the Marion High School girls basketball team defeated Hoisington 59-43 Friday. Heerey scored five 3-pointers, including a pair that helped pace the Warriors to an 18-8 run in the second quarter. Marion led 39-16 at halftime. Julia Zeiner and Lindsay Hett each finished with 13 points. Zeiner scored six on three 2-pointers in the […]

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Hillsboro loses two heartbreakers to Halstead

It was a heartbreak Friday night in Brown Gymnasium, Jan. 16 as Hillsboro lost a pair of one-point games to Halstead in the final seconds. The Trojan girls lost their game 26-25 while the boys fell short, 53-52. The girls? game was close from start to finish, though both teams struggled to put the ball through the basket. Halstead led […]

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Bluejays get skunked at Sterling

The Tabor College men's basketball game came into Thursday night's visit to Sterling with aspirations of catching the KCAC standings leaders, but were thrown for an 81-69 loss despite limiting the Warriors snipers to 0-for-5 from 3-point range. Sterling entered the night leading the conference in 3-point shooting percentage, but the only player on either team to find the range […]

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DEATH: Lovisa Duerksen

Martha Lovisa Duerksen, 84, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 15, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 S. Prairie Pt., Hillsboro, with pastor Dave Platt officiating. Visitation is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. Burial will […]

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Marion seals deal with education cooperative

Marion County Special Education Cooperative is in the process of moving its offices from Florence to Marion, according to information presented at the Monday, Jan. 12 city council meeting. Doug Kjellin, economic development director, told the councilors that all the utilities have been transferred from the city to the cooperative?s new building on East Lawrence. In addition, the council agreed […]

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DEATH: Helen Schierling

Helen L. Classen Isaac Schierling, 95, died Jan. 13 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston pastor Beverly Baumgartner officiating. Burial will be at Buhler City Cemetery in Buhler. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Peterson Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., […]

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Marion boys edge Haven 50-48

The Marion High School boys basketball team shot down the Haven Wildcats 50-48 Tuesday in Marion. The Warriors slammed Haven 29-12 in the first half and held on for the win. Brian Fruechting's foul shots with 10 seconds left turned a desperate situation into a comfortable lead. Before Fruechting's free throws, Haven had put together an 11-2 run that saw […]

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Hillsboro takes both games from Smoky Valley

The Hillsboro boys overcame an six-point halftime deficit with some outstanding defensive play to beat Smoky Valley Tuesday night at Lindsborg, 57-42. The Trojan girls, meanwhile, used an 11-0 run at the end of the first half to fuel themselves to a 37-26 victory. In the boys? game, the outcome of the game was very much in doubt in the […]

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Tabor takes both at Bethel

Behind Zack Vanselow's 15 points, 11 rebounds double-double, the Tabor College men's basketball team upended Bethel 66-59 Saturday in North Newton. The Tabor women won 69-59. The men spread the offense around, with 10 players finding the bottom of the net–but it was swarming team defense that ultimately carried the Bluejays to victory. Tabor held the Threshers to under 30 […]

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