Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Ronald L. Break, 79

Ronald L. Break, 79, a retired state employee, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Robert Dole Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Florence Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence with pastor Phil Smith officiating. No visitation will be held. He was born Aug. 18, 1929, to Ernest and Pearl (Caley) Break […]

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DEATH: Elmer P. Zehr, 88

Elmer P. Zehr, 88, a teacher, and business owner, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Services will be at 11 a..m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main, Hesston, with pastors John Murray, Cheryl Hershberger and Fred Obold officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Eastlawn Cemetery at Hesston. Visitation […]

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DEATHS: Dorothy Pankratz, 77

Dorothy Pankratz, 77, homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Hillsboro. A graveside service is planned for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. She was born June 13, 1931, to Herman J. and Sara B. (Eitzen) Funk in Hillsboro. On May 27, 1952, she was […]

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Hillsboro tames Lions twice

Both Hillsboro High School basketball teams looked sharp following a week off, sweeping a pair of games at Lyons on Tuesday night (Feb. 3). In the girls? game, Tiffany Rooker and Dakota Kaufman each scored 13 points to fuel the Trojans past the Lions by a 41-23 margin. HHS led 8-6 after one quarter, but Rooker and Kaufman combined for […]

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Goessel boys top Berean 54-48

The Goessel High School boys basketball team used strict defense in the second quarter to secure a 54-48 home win Tuesday night (Feb. 3) against Berean Academy. After the first quarter ended in an 8-8 draw, the Bluebirds outscored Berean 10-6 to lead 18-14 at halftime. The Bluebirds added a point to their lead with a 15-14 third quarter, and […]

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KW takes two on Tabor’s home floor

The Tabor College men's basketball team lost a spot in the conference standings with Saturday's 64-58 defeat at the hands of Kansas Wesleyan. Meanwhile, the Tabor women lost their game by a score of 69-59. In the men's game, the Coyote offense revolved around Trey Sims, who scored 21 points on 10 field goal attempts, and the Wesleyan defense focused […]

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USD 410 hires a new superintendent

The USD 410 Board of Education voted unanimously Saturday morning to accept a two-year contract with the next superintendent of Hillsboro-Durham-Lehigh public schools. Steve Noble, currently assistant superintendent for the Haven school district, was the candidate chosen among the three finalists that were invited to on-site visits and public receptions in Hillsboro earlier in the week. Noble has been in […]

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GHS boys trounce Little River

Pithy sayings are rarely quantitative, so the qualitative expression "more than doubled-up" may be the pithiest description available for the utter thumping that the Goessel High School boys basketball team dealt Little River in Friday's 56-24 win. The Bluebirds limited Little River to six points in the first half and ran their own offense through the post, with Kendall Voth, […]

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Hetts Lift Marion to 42-39 win vs. Council

The Marion High School girls basketball team thrashed Council Grove 68-39 Friday. Marion used a 21-9 second quarter to open a 37-20 halftime lead, and never looked back. Julia Zeiner scored 21 points, Lindsay Hett had 15, Kayley Heerey notched 12 and Kristen Steinborn finished with 12 as the Warriors forced 31 turnovers and scored 29 points on the bonus […]

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Tabor aces out Southwestern 67-66

Kyle de Blonk's last-second shot saved the Tabor College men's basketball team's bacon Saturday night in Winfield. Tabor led 32-27 at halftime, but had to come from behind to win 67-66. After back-to-back Kyle Kroeker 3-pointers slashed an 8-point Southwestern lead, Jared Hett tied the game at 56-56 with a pair of foul shots with 4:16 to go. Hett gave […]

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