5 years ago (week of Nov. 12, 2008)

n Physician Randolph Whitely announced plans to leave his medical practice in Hillsboro Dec. 31 and move to greater Wichita to join his family. Whitely has been part of the Preferred Medical Association Family Practice Clinic for about five years.

n Non-profit care home administrators in Marion County are disappointed and somewhat surprised that independent living units their operations include could be part of what commissioners from Marion County and Harvey County want to see on property tax rolls as an issue of fairness. The issue was discussed at a recent meeting of the Marion County commissioners.

n Tabor College officials told the Hillsboro City Council that the school has developed a plan to hard-surface several of its larger parking lots and an alley way. The college?s decision to refinance some long-term financing has freed funds for the project.

n Changes are in store for the ?new? Mid-Central Activities Association next year. Marion and Hoisington will be joining the league, which already includes Hillsboro. The two additions will increase membership to 12 schools.

n Conway Springs, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A high school football, defeated Hills?boro, 42-14 in the regional champion game at Reimer Field. Kyle Jilka and Daniel Deckert scored Hills?boro?s touchdowns as the Trojans ended their season with a 7-4 record. Earlier in the week, the Trojans defeated Riley County 18-6 to win the bi-district championship.

n Marion dropped a 24-6 decision to Hesston in their regional championship contest with Calvin Riggs scoring the Warriors? lone touchsdown. Marion ended its season at 9-2. Marion had defeated Medicine Lodge 10-0 to win the bi-district championship earlier in the week.

n The Tabor College Blue?jays ended a 23-year victory drought against the South?western Moundbuilders with a 35-28 win at Winfield.

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