Category: Breaking News

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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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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