Category: Breaking News

Hillsboro girls fall to Hesston in semifinal

The Hillsboro girls played a competitive first half against the Hesston Swathers in their Trojan Classic semifinal game on Thursday night. Unfortunately, they couldn?t maintain their intensity in the second half and dropped a 45-28 decision. The Trojans scored the first four points of the game and were still tied with the Swathers at 6-6 at the first break. Hesston […]

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DEATH: John Hayen

John H. Hayen, 74, a cattleman and farmer from Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident near Marion. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion the pastor Mike Eurit officating. Burial will be in Grant Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 […]

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DEATH: H. Leroy Riggs

H. LeRoy Riggs, 84, retired from Marion National Bank, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Memorial Hospital in McPherson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Marion Christian Church pastor Carl Helm officiating. Burial will be in Grant County Township Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm […]

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Hillsboro teams advance to Classic semifinals

Both Hillsboro basketball teams advanced from their first-round games in the Trojan Classic on Tuesday night. The sixth-seeded Trojan boys took the court first and outlasted third-seeded Wamego 54-51. The girls then capped the second day of tournament play by defeating Sunrise Academy, 32-25, behind Dakota Kaufman?s 15 points. In the boys? game, both teams came out firing, but Hillsboro […]

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No. 2 seed Republic Co. tackles Marion

The Marion High School boys basketball team gave the Republic County Buffaloes everything they could handle for two quarters, but ultimately lost its first round game 59-46 on the second night of the Trojan Classic in Hillsboro. Republic put four players in double-digits, and, despite 22 points from Elliot Hett, Marion simply could not match that pace. Republic entered the […]

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DEATH: Ted Friesen

T. A. (Ted) Friesen, 88, a farmer, died Monday, Jan. 19, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at First Mennonite Church of Hillsboro with pastor Randy Smith officiating. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. He was born Feb. 3, 1920, to […]

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DEATH: Jo Ellen Wilcox

Jo Ellen Wilcox, 75, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 19, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Birzer Funeral Homes in Sterling the pastor Charles Grant officiating. Burial will be in Sterling Community Cemetery. She was born Sept. 10, 1933, to Wilbur E. and Edna Wilste Savage in Sterling. On Sept. […]

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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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