We’ll miss Bud’s smile and heart

The city of Marion has lost one of its favorite sons with the passing of Roger “Bud” Hannaford. He was a special person and probably the most pleasant and accommodating guy I have ever met.

I believe I first met him through the many Kiwanis pancake feeds in Marion and Hillsboro beginning in the late ’70s. Later, through Hannaford Abstract and Title Co.

He always had a big smile, a friendly word and a big heart for family, friends and Marion. I know I will miss seeing him at the many familiar events we experienced through the years.

Internet TV is something no one should ignore. With big advances in flash media it is possible to watch movies and lots of football games from all over the country.

I mentioned firstrowsports.tv in a previous column, but am doing it again in case you want to check it out. The KU-OSU game wasn’t on regular television Saturday, but it was listed as being on the Web. When it came time to watch, it wasn’t available (I’m glad it wasn’t). But many other games were, such as K-State and Missouri.

You could have watched from a list of probably 40 games all over the U.S., including Lehigh vs. Bucknell and Sewanee vs. Trinity.

Plug the computer into the TV and run the sound through your tuner and it’s just like real television.

The special sales for airline tickets are not nearly as good as they used to be, but once in a while a great deal comes along.

We haven’t been to Atlanta in about a year now and the sale couldn’t have come at a better time.

The Camelis just broke ground for another restaurant, which will be built from the ground up. It is located right on the edge of Little 5 Points, which is a very happening area not far from where they live.

I went on Google street view and “drove” from their house to the spot where it will be located. If you haven’t tried this feature, it is definitely worth doing.

I’ve had people tell me they can’t find the link on the Free Press website for the Tabor College football and volleyball games.

It is partly my fault because at first we advertised it as being in Breaking News. However, we didn’t think that was prominent enough, so we created a skyscraper banner on the left side of our home page that links to our livestream feed.

In big white letters on a Tabor blue background it says, “Watch Tabor College Sports.”

So, you can watch the games live—and even Tabor’s away games by going to the opposing school’s livestream—all provided by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and available through our link.

If you miss any of the games, they are archived on our website and can be watched at your convenience.

Our own Patty Decker has been busy shooting video of events all around the county.

If you want to see the tour of the health department building with Commissioner Holub, the Marion Art and Stroll or clips from Lincolnville’s Octoberfest, go to Breaking News on our website.

If you don’t see some of the video links, simply click on the header to see more.

If you wish to share your comments or ideas, my e-mail address is joel@hillsborofreepress.com.

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