Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Dorothy Louise Lawrence, 91

Dorothy Louise Lawrence, 91, formerly of Marion, died Feb. 28 at Emporia. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Marion Chris­tian Church. Interment will follow at Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. A memorial has been established with the Marion Christian Church.

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DEATH: Junior L. “Jay” Fortner, 85

Junior L. “Jay” Fort­ner, 85, a retired heavy-equipment operator for NCRA, died Feb. 26 at The Cedars in McPherson. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson. A private family interment preceeded the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with “The Jesus Film,” in care of Olson’s Mortuary, […]

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Marion boys end season with overtime loss to Inman

Marion boys end season with overtime loss to Inman

Zachary Stuchlik The Marion boys’ season came to a close Tuesday with a 64-60 overtime loss at Inman in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A Hillsboro substate. Marion had opportunities down the stretch but came up just short at the end of the extra period. The Warriors led a majority of the first three quarters of play, but momentum began […]

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Hillsboro boys roll past Goessel in 2A quarterfinals

Coming off a 10-day stretch without a game, thanks to wintry weather, the Hillsboro Trojans took to their home court Tuesday for the first round of the Class 2A sub-state tournament in Hillsboro. The Trojans, seeded No. 2 in the tournament, took care of Goessel, the No. 7 seed, with a 64-24 running-clock victory. With the Trojans adjusting to live […]

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Marion girls defeat Herington in 2A substate quarterfinals

Marion girls defeat Herington in 2A substate quarterfinals

Kourtney Hansen Marion defeated Herington, 40-24, Monday in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A substate tournament hosted by Hillsboro. When Marion shots refused to fall, the Warriors relied on their defense, which forced 28 Herington turnovers. Herington struggled from the field, too, and Marion took control from the start, building an 8-0 lead—thanks to four consecutive baskets by Kourtney Hansen. […]

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Resurgent Bluejay women upset OKWU in KCAC semifinals

The Tabor College women continued their resurrection post-season, coming from 10 points behind in the third quarter to knock off Okla­homa Wesleyan University, 60-50, on the Eagles’ home floor and earn a berth in the KCAC tournament championship game on Monday. The home team came out confidently and jumped to a 9-4 lead within the first 3:30. By the end […]

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DEATH: Barbara A. Morton, 84

Barbara A. Morton, 84, a retired grocery store clerk and homemaker, died Feb. 22 at The Cedars in McPherson. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Canton United Metho­dist Church; interment will be in the Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Olson’s Mortuary in Canton.

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Marion splits games with Berean Academy

Marion split two games with Berean Academy Friday. The girls won, 36-35. The boys lost, 53-38. Girls—Marion defeated Berean Academy, 36-35, Friday at home in a game postponed twice because of weather. Marion trailed, 12-7, after the first quarter, and 18-14 at halftime. But the home team benefitted from a big third quarter, doubling its score and outscoring Berean, 14-9, […]

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OKWU men slam the door on Tabor’s basketball season, 114-86

The Tabor College men made the trip to Bartlesville, Okla., on Friday hoping to steal a road trip win from 20th-ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan University. It appeared the Bluejays were going to give them a fight, trailing by only 48-43 with a minute left in the first half. But back-to-back 3-point baskets by the Eagles may have been a knockout punch. […]

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Seventh seed Tabor upsets No. 2 Bethany in KCAC first round

The Tabor College women, whose season a few weeks ago seemed to be a setting sun on the horizon, have seen the dawn of a new day with a 70-60 first-round victory over Bethany College in the quarterfinal round of the KCAC tournament on Wednesday in Lindsborg. The Bluejays, seeded No. 7 in the tournament, have renewed their chemistry with […]

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