Category: Breaking News

Hillsboro hoopsters clip Marion twice

Both games were hard fought, worthy of an intra-county rivalry. But in the end Hillsboro defended its home-court pride with a pair of victories over Marion Friday night (Feb. 20) in Brown Gymnasium. The Hillsboro girls overcame a first quarter deficit to win 45-37 while the boys came from behind in the second half to escape with a 59-49 win […]

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DEATH Myron Fensky, 81

Myron C. Fensky, 81, a farmer, died Friday, Feb. 20, at his home in rural Moundridge. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Mound Township Cemetery, Moundridge, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the St. John's Lutheran Church, 411 N. Christian Ave., Moundridge. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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TC women top Ottawa in OT; men win, too

On the way to winning 72-66 at Ottawa Thursday, the Tabor College women's basketball team climbed out of a 13-point hole in the second half to force overtime on the strength of two late scores by Stephanie Silvas, two late steals by Kirsten Watson and an offensive rebound and layup by Gina Hullet. Hullet's score made it 58-56 with 22 […]

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UPDATE: County extends burn ban to at least Feb. 23

The Marion County Commission decided at its Tuesday, Feb. 17, special meeting to extended the county-wide burn ban until at least Monday, Feb. 23, the date of its next regular meeting. The ban was extended because the U.S. Weather Service reported expectations of dry, windy weather until then. Michelle Abbott-Becker, director of Marion County Emergency Management, said conditions reports updated every […]

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Hillsboro sweeps Ellinwood

Hillsboro?s basketball teams took care of business at Ellinwood Tuesday night as the favored Trojans squads both came away with double-digit wins. The Hillsboro girls won 39-19 while the boys won by a similar margin, 61-42. In the girls? game, it was apparent early that the Trojan defense was more than capable of containing the low-flying Eagles (5-12 and 0-8 […]

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Sterling sweeps season series vs. Tabor

The Sterling College men's basketball team spoiled both Aaron Whitelaw's return to the lineup and Damon Dechant's 20-point night, using a 41-point second half to claim a 66-52 victory Saturday night in Hillsboro. The Sterling women steamrolled the Bluejays 76-52. The Tabor men (9-7) ended the night in fifth place in the KCAC. The women (6-10) are caught in a […]

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GHS tromps Remington 70-50

The Goessel High School boys basketball team used a 20-12 run in the first quarter of Friday's 70-50 win in Goessel. The Bluebirds led 35-25 at halftime, and each team doubled its score in the second half. Craig Banman scored 21 points, Austin Unruh scored 20, and Kendall Voth scored 12. Unruh's 12 rebounds gave him a double-double for the […]

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Hillsboro boys win, girls lose at Nickerson

The Hillsboro basketball teams split their games at Nickerson on Friday night. For the second straight game, the Trojan girls lost a close game to one of the top teams in the league, falling on the short end of a 41-38 score. Meanwhile, the boys got off to a strong start and managed to hold off the Panthers by a […]

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MHS nets 18-point win over Hesston

The Marion High School girls basketball team more than outplayed the Hesston Swathers Friday night in Marion?the Warriors crushed them, 75-57. The Hesston boys flipped the tables in the late game, cruising to a 70-34 final that saw both teams reprise the same lineups as finished the JV contest?a 42-40 Hesston victory?for much of the varsity fourth quarter. Hesston unloaded […]

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DEATH: Betty J. McGee, 77

Betty McGee, 77, a retired bookkeeper and librarian, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Wichita. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita. She was born Nov. 23, 1931, to Park and Edna Wiles in Delaware County, Okla. On March 16, 1941, she was married to Harry W. McGee Jr., who predeceased her. Survivors […]

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