5 years ago (week of Oct. 15)

n Heavy rains last Wednes?day night, particularly to the west of Hillsboro, caused the South Cottonwood River to overflow its banks on Thursday. Rainfall reports in Hillsboro ranged from 3 to 5 inches.

n Rolland ?Bay? Lawrence, a Tabor College standout football player from the early 1970s who went on to become an all-pro in the National Football League, had his Bluejay jersey retired at Tabor?s homecoming game with Friends University. In January, Lawrence was inducted into the National Association of Inter?collegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.

n Cell-phone users in the Hillsboro area can look forward to better reception with the anticipated erection of a new Alltel tower on the north edge of town.

n The current price for U.S. cattle, highest in history, could bring prosperity to rural areas like Marion County?barring the discovery of ?mad-cow disease? in the national beef supply. Fat cattle have been selling for $1.08 per pound, compared to a low of 74 cents in August.

n Dale Franz and family celebrated the ?grand re-opening? following an expansion and remodeling of Dale?s Super?market in downtown Hillsboro.

n The Marion City Commis?sion heard from Susan and John Howell of Kansas on the Net, about their Wichita-based company, developing a Web site for the community and city government. The cost for creating the site was estimated at $3,500.

n The 17th-ranked Tabor Bluejay football team improved its record to 5-0 with a 41-12 win over Bethany College. Tyson Ratzlaff, a Hillsboro High grad, caught three touchdown passes in the victory.

n Derek Hamm threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the HHS Trojans (4-2) to a 21-12 win over Sterling.

n Steven Boone scored four touchdowns to power Marion (5-1) to a 44-0 derailing of Hering?ton.

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