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Becker selected next 1st district commissioner

Becker selected next 1st district commissioner

Kent Becker of Durham will succeed Lori Lalouette when her resignation takes effect March 20 Kent Becker of rural Durham will replace Lori Lalouette, who is resigning as 1st District commissioner March 20. In addition to 15 delegates attending the convention at the Scout House in Hillsboro Feb. 16, about 25 visitors witnessed the procedure. Two other candidates, Jared Jost […]

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Tabor men claim another conference crown on their home court

Tabor men claim another conference crown on their home court

Lance Carter and the rest of the Tabor College men’s basketball team cut down the net Saturday after winning their third-consecutive regular-season KCAC title. Tabor defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan, 94-67, that night to finish the regular season with a 19-3 conference record, 22-8 overall. Tabor will host Oklahoma Wesleyan in the KCAC tournament quarterfinals 7 o’clock tonight.

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Hillsboro foundation celebrates $2 million in total assets

Hillsboro foundation celebrates $2 million in total assets

Todd Jost, president of the Hillsboro Community Foundation Board moves the “speedometer” to the $2 million mark in celebration of reaching $2 million in assets, which was the goal for the “10and2” campaign that was launched in 2014. Celebrating with Jost are members of the HCF board, local business leaders and friends of the foundation. In 2014, the board of […]

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Dale’s Supermarket moving into Heartland building

Dale’s Supermarket moving into Heartland building

Dale’s Supermarket will be moving from its customary downtown location into the former Heartland Foods building in Hillsboro Heights. Co-owner Dale Franz hoped to move into the remodeled building in late summer or early fall. Dale’s Supermarket will be moving into the former Vogts/Heartland Foods building in Hillsboro Heights by late summer or early fall. Dale Franz, co-owner, said Saturday […]

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Community constituent connection

Community constituent connection

Rep. Don Schroeder from Hesston addresses the gathering of about 25 people who came to the annual coffee. State budget shortfalls, expand­ing Medicaid and potential cuts to schools were among the themes that surfaced during the annual Cham­ber of Commerce coffee with Rep. Don Schroeder Saturday at Hillsboro City Hall. Schroeder represents District 74 in the Kansas House, which includes […]

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Hillsboro looking at $4.5m water-line project

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil affirmed at its Feb. 7 meeting a list of water-line related projects identified around the city that were projected to cost in the neighborhood $4.5 million. The affirmation did not authorize the projects, but provided City Admin­istrator Larry Paine with direction for the scope of work needing to be done to upgrade the city’s water lines. […]

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County hears proposal from eco-devo council

County hears proposal from eco-devo council

Tammy Ensey of Marion presents a portion of the economic-development proposal of the Marion County Economic Council during the Feb. 13 commission meeting. The Marion County Commission at its Feb. 13 meeting unanimously approved an eco­n­omic development plan presented by its appointed task force with a fund­ing commit­ment of $163,000 for five years. Commission Chair Randy Dallke said that within […]

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‘He was going to be great’

‘He was going to be great’

Joel Frias (right) with Yordano Ventura following the Royals’ World Series victory in 2015. When Ventura and the team returned to Kansas City, he invited Frias and a handful of others to join him to celebrate. Frias and Ventura met while playing baseball in the Dominican Republic and later reconnected in Kansas City. Ventura was killed in a car crash […]

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Goessel’s Miller spells victory in annual county showdown

Goessel’s Miller spells victory in annual county showdown

MarionCoSpellWinners2017-wide beetIt wasn’t a history contest, but Annalise Miller of Goessel Junior High remembered how to spell “Alamo,” and when she did she became the 2017 champion of the Marion County Spelling Bee. Christian Albin of Marion Middle School was the runner-up at the competition held Feb. 1 in the Marion Performing Arts Center. The pair were the last spellers […]

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Book fills a void, provides an outlet for county women

Book fills a void, provides an outlet for county women

Phoebe Janzen and dog Charlie at home in Hillsboro with photos and friends. “I just wanted women to let me take photos and put them in the book, so it didn’t matter what you did or didn’t do—just that you were,” she says. Phoebe Janzen needed a purpose to occupy her mind as she adjusted to life without her husband, […]

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