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Perseverance led to stroke of good fortune for golfer
Perseverance led to stroke of good fortune for golfer

Perseverance led to stroke of good fortune for golfer

Daniel Kunantaev graduated from Hillsboro High School last month with knowledge that no diploma can truly recognize: Persever?ance and hard work really do pave the path to your dreams.

Kunantaev achieved the dream of his youth a week ago Monday when he became the Class 3A golf champion at the state tournament in Hays, and the first HHS golfer to win a state title.

?It?s really pretty awesome,? Kunantaev said of his life since posting his one-stroke victory. ?I?ve worked so hard for this, and to finally see the results and have it pay off?it?s been awesome. I?ve been getting a lot of congratulations and phone calls and text messages.?

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With band in place, Chingawassa Days ready to (rock and) roll
With band in place, Chingawassa Days ready to (rock and) roll

With band in place, Chingawassa Days ready to (rock and) roll

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After months of preparation and thousands of dollars spent on new, wider sidewalks, electrical upgrades and other improvements at Marion?s Central Park, the stage is set for Chingawassa Days starting Friday.

In addition to making sure the park would be shipshape in time for the three-day festival, Margo Yates, executive director of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event, told city council members at a recent meeting that she needed to call in a big favor.

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Model T hobbyists enjoy local sites and hospitality
Model T hobbyists enjoy local sites and hospitality

Model T hobbyists enjoy local sites and hospitality

Sixteen Model T Fords, from Kansas and Missouri car clubs, rolled into Hillsboro Friday as part of a three-day historical tour that included the Santa Fe Trail.

Gary Hylton of Prairie Village, trip organizer and member of the Kansas City Chuggers Club, said the group left Thursday morning from Olathe, stayed overnight in Council Grove and spent Friday touring.

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Huffman resigns as chair of troubled MCEDC

The future of the Marion County Economic Development Council is in limbo following news that the chair, one of its members and possibly others were stepping down after Wednes?day?s meeting in Marion.

Teresa Huffman, the county?s economic development director, said at the meeting that she will continue in that capacity, but will no longer be involved with the council as its chair or liaison between the council and commissioners.

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Bookless ready for change at ministry
Bookless ready for change at ministry

Bookless ready for change at ministry

After more than 11 years at Main Street Ministries in Hills?boro, Lillian Bookless, facility director, said it?s time for her to step aside and make room for all the good changes coming.

Even though she said it is hard to leave, she knows it is time for new blood.

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Five sports, five state appearances for HHS
Five sports, five state appearances for HHS

Five sports, five state appearances for HHS

Hillsboro spring sportsstate athletes at play:(above from left) Grant Shewey, Daniel Kunantaev, Dakota Kaufman,Franny Gottsch, Tyler Ediger. Tennis and golfhave completed their seasons while track andfield, softball and base-ball will begin statecompetition Friday.

Last year, Hillsboro High School made history by having all five of its spring sports programs represented in state competition.

This year, history has repeated itself.

Trojans in tennis, golf, track, baseball and softball have, or will shortly, play at the state?s highest level again this season.

?It?s a great feeling,? said Robert Rempel, HHS activities director. ?Our softball team has had those expectations, and our baseball team, too. I know there were times during the season when we weren?t sure.

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Final bell for Lost Springs school
Final bell for Lost Springs school

Final bell for Lost Springs school

When the school year officially ends Thursday for Centre Unified School District 397, so will an era for all of Marion County.

The doors of the building in Lost Spring that houses Centre Elementary School will be locked for the final time as a classroom facility. It will mark the first time since the building was constructed in 1925 that the voices of children and teachers will not echo through its hallways when fall rolls around.

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Hillsboro High graduates 48 seniors Sunday
Hillsboro High graduates 48 seniors Sunday

Hillsboro High graduates 48 seniors Sunday

Hillsboro High School principal Max Hein?richs goes over a few last minute reminders while the HHS Class of 2010 prepares for its commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon in Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.

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Tabor to move its 100th commencement outdoors

For many years, parents, alumni, educators and students have crowded into the Tabor College gym to sweat out the graduation ceremonies.

Not this year.

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Love story continues seven decades for Durham couple
Love story continues seven decades for Durham couple

Love story continues seven decades for Durham couple

Not many couples get to say they?ve been married 70 years, or that they shared their special day in a double-wedding ceremony. But for Irvin and Muriel (West) Christiansen of Durham, those are fond memories.

Each year on May 25, the Christiansens can relive what they call the happiest day of their lives as they reminisce with family and friends about how it all started and the years since.

Irvin, who was born and raised in Durham, was in the truck-hauling business when he would see Muriel at the local restaurant or grade school where she taught.

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