Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Rhonda Hyman, 61

DEATH: Rhonda Hyman, 61, retired city clerk formerly of Smith Center, died May 15 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Mon­day, May 21, at the Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary in Smith Center. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date. Survivors include daughter Jessica Bowman of Hillsboro; a sister, Christina […]

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DEATH: Brent Dale Buller, 21

◼ BRENT DALE BULLER, 21, of Peabody, died May 7, at St. Luke Hospital, Marion. The service is at 10 a.m. May 15 at Peabody United Methodist Church. Burial is at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Visitation with family is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Peabody United Metho­dist Church. He was born Aug. 30, 1996, to Dale and Sheila […]

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Regional tournament brackets/times released for Marion, Hillsboro

The regional tournament seedings are in for the Marion and Hillsboro softball and baseball teams. SOFTBALL—Marion (14-6), the No. 1 seed, will receive a bye in the first round. The No. 4 Trojans (10-10) will square off against the Canton-Galva Eagles (7-11) at 4:30 p.m. May 14 in Galva. If the Trojans win, they will play Marion in the semifinal […]

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DEATH: Elvera Fern Dirks

ELVERA FERN DIRKS, 79, a 30-year radiology worker with Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, died April 27 at Comfort Care Homes in New­ton. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at Shalom Men­no­nite Church in Newton. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. May 8 at Shalom. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at Shalom Men­no­nite […]

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DEATH: Robert “Bob” Mushrush, 88

Robert “Bob” Mushrush, 88, of Elmdale, died May 1 at his home in rural Elmdale. The service is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, at First Presbyterian Church USA, Cottonwood Falls. Burial will follow at Prairie Grove Cemetery. No formal visitation is scheduled. He was born June 15, 1929, to William Roy “Pat” and Blanche Marian (Smith) Mushrush at Cottonwood […]

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DEATH: John F. Wiebe, 84

John F. Wiebe, 84, died Monday, April 23, at Hills­boro Community Hospital, Hillsboro. The service is at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro. Burial is at 10 a.m. Friday at Springfield Cemetery in rural Hillsboro. Visitation with family is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. He was born Feb. 19, […]

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DEATH: Clifford J. Jantz, 97

CLIFFORD J. JANTZ, 97, a retired postmaster of Can­ton, died April 18. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, at the Canton Christian Church. Interment will be in Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. A memorial has been established with Canton Christian Church in care of Olson’s […]

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DEATH: Arlo D. Schmidt, 87

Arlo D. Schmidt, 87, a farmer, died March 27 at Bethesda Home, Goessel. A graveside service is at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Alexanderwohl Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m., at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, 1304 Kansas Highway 15, Goessel. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 30, at Be­thesda Home Chapel, Goes­sel. […]

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Commission behavior questionable at March 19 meeting

The March 19 Marion County Commission meeting was anything but smooth sailing for the county treasurer and commission chair; both took potshots from the only other commissioner present. It didn’t get any better when a man during the public forum said he wasn’t going to obey burn bans, and the county’s Emergency Medical Services director surprised the commissioners by tendering […]

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U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall will participate at legislative event in Hillsboro

Katie Sawyer, district director for U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, has announced that Rep. Marshall will be attending and giving a brief Washington D.C. update during Saturday’s legislative coffee event hosted by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. Also participating are State Rep. Don Schroeder and State Sen. Rick Wilborn. The coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m. March 24 at the Hillsboro […]

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