THE WEEK THAT WAS / 5 & 10 years ago

5 years ago

? More than 20 members of the public attended Monday?s county commission meeting, many of them protesting a special mail-in referendum on whether to allow construction of gambling casinos in Marion County.

? Bill Smithhart resigned as Marion County?s noxious weed director after the completion of a grievance hearing.

? Main Street Cafe in Durham reopened this month after undergoing an expansion project to enlarge its dining area to nearly twice the former capacity, according to owner Wendell Wedel.

? Choral music instructor Lynn Just is sitting in the director?s chair for the first time as Hillsboro High School students prepare for the fall production of ?Good News? later this month. Just had worked as assistant director the past 12 years.

? The No. 8 nationally ranked Tabor College football team (8-0) knocked off Ottawa, 29-7, even though its No. 2 ranked offense was held 180 yards below its average of 324.

? Andrew Topham of Peabody-Burns won the Class 2A individual championship in Class 2A at the state cross-country meet in Wamego with a time of 16:30.

? Coming off a blowout loss to Marion that eliminated the Trojans from district contention a week earlier, the Hillsboro High football team claimed a moral victory with a 26-7 loss at Southeast of Saline (8-1) in the regular-season finale. The Trojans finished 4-4 for the year.

? The Marion High football team?s aspiration for a state playoff berth ended with a 21-6 loss to Hesston. The Warriors, led by running back Casey Nelson, finished 7-2 for the year.

? Canton-Galva improved to 9-0 in football with a 60-26 win over Sedgwick. The Eagles are ranked fourth in Class 2A.

? Goessel improved to 7-2 and clinched a state playoff spot in football with a 36-28 win over Hartford.

10 years ago

? Lehigh residents received word that the town was awarded a $66,454 Kansas Community Block Grant to aid in the razing of the old Lehigh school buildings. About 40 people showed up at city hall to hear the announcement and to celebrate with refreshments.

? Hillsboro won a district football title by upsetting previously undefeated Hesston, 14-13, at Reimer Field in Hillsboro. Jeremy Loewen scored both Trojan touchdowns as HHS improved to 7-2.

? The HHS cross-country team placed second in Class 3A at the state meet in Wamego. Members of the team were Garrett Call, Danny Yoder, Aaron Yoder, Matt Unger and Adam Jilka.

? Tabor College defeated St. Mary 54-12 for its second win of the year. The winless Spires sported a roster of 25 players compared to 73 for Tabor (2-6).

? The Tabor women?s soccer team will ride a 14-game winning streak into the KCAC playoffs next week after a 5-0 win over McPherson to close out the regular season. The men?s team will enter the playoffs as the regular-season KCAC champs.

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