Category: Breaking News

Hillsboro Community Foundation awards six grants

The Hillsboro Community Foundation announced the recipients of its second annual Impact Fund grants Friday, Jan. 9. Six applicants were approved with a total of $6,000 awarded. Following are the 2009 recipients, plus their application statements. Hillsboro High School Chess Guild ($500). ?The award will provide patrons of all ages, particularly Hillsboro students, chess lessons by a Kansas Scholastic Chess […]

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DEATHS: Norman E. Abrahams

Norman E. Abrahams, 85, optometrist from North Newton, died Jan. 8 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. A public memorial service is planned at Bethel College Mennonite Church on a date to be announced later. Visitation with family is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Miller Funeral Home in Goessel. He was born Jan. 16, 1923, to […]

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Sedgwick sweeps Goessel

Sedgwick used an 18-8 second quarter run to jump into the driver's seat on the way to a 52-38 win over the Goessel High School boys basketball team Friday. The GHS boys had taken a 13-8 lead in the first quarter on the strength of 3-pointers by Travis Fensky and Kendall Voth, and a layup-and-1 by Austin Unruh. But Sedgwick's […]

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MHS swats Lyons

The Marion High School girls basketball team used an 18-5 first quarter to put the Lyons Lions on their heels, and the visiting cats all but turned tail in Friday's 53-29 Warriors win. The MHS boys clawed their way to a 27-18 lead with two minutes left in the first half, but Lyons scored seven straight points to close the […]

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Hillsboro swept by Swathers

The Hillsboro boys simply couldn?t overcome 72 percent shooting from the field by Hesston in the second half and dropped a 63-44 decision to the undefeated Swathers on Tuesday night (Jan. 9) in Brown Gymna?sium. The Trojan girls lost their game to the Swathers, 41-30. In the boys? showdown, Hillsboro got off to a good start, taking an early 8-2 […]

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DEATH: David D. Unruh

David D. Unruh, 39, Hillsboro, a mechanic for Cooperative Grain & Supply, died Jan. 8 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, with pastor Jeff Wintermote officiating. Burial will precede the service at 10 a.m. at Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. The family will receive guests […]

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DEATH: Wayne Ewert

Wayne Ewert, 52, a geophysicist, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at St. Vincent?s Hospital in Billings, Mont. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Ln., Billings, MT 59105. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Michelotti- Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave, Billings, MT 59102. He was born Nov. […]

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DEATH: Marcella Klaassen

Marcella Marie Klaassen, 93, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash, Hillsboro, with pastor Randy Smith officiating. Prior to the service will be a private burial in the Haven of Rest Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 p.m. to […]

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Malone lifts TC women over Spires

Chelsea Malone lifted the Tabor College women's team to a 38-37 win despite a tough shooting night for everyone involved. Trailing 37-36 with time running out, Andrea Robinson attacked the basket with a dribble drive, but could not put the shot in?but Malone tracked down the offensive rebound, squared her shoulders and banked home the right-wing winner as her momentum […]

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DEATH Reece

Ryder Owen Reece, infant son of Casey and Hollie Reece, died Wednesday, Dec. 31. A private service will be held at Wesley Memorial Chapel at Wesley Medical Center. He is survived by his parents; grandparents Charlie and Cindy Rice and Shelli Dechant; aunts, Hilarey and Travis Friesen and Hope Dechant; uncles Chip and Amy Reece, Chance Reese, great-grandparents Frances Norris, […]

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