Totally snowed

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Spring storm dumps 8 to 10 inches of winter on Marion County

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Large snowflakes?some the size of potato chips?began falling in Hillsboro in the early afternoon.

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5-year-old Garrett Helmer, son of Todd and Dawn Helmer of Hillsboro,
actually caught a snowflake on his tongue while at his grandma and
grandpa?s house.

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Hillsboro High School students Nick Carlson (left) and Nathan Vogel
created a snow mountain in the Vogel front yard with the snow they
shoveled off the driveway.

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Tia Rivera (left) and sister Skye, daughters of Antonio and Nichole
Rivera of Hillsboro, worked most of Saturday morning and afternoon
putting together the best snowman they could.

An unusual spring snowstorm hit Marion County and much of Kansas starting Friday afternoon and extending into Saturday. The storm contributed to a fatality car accident south of Hillsboro (see article below), and prompted early dismissal from school on Friday and the postponement or cancellation of numerous school, church and community events. At the same time, the storm also created opportunities for good memories (counter-clockwise, starting from the top photo)

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