Five years ago (Feb. 25, 2009)

Five years ago

n Marion County commissioners discussed a State Board of Tax Appeals decision that would exempt a rails-to-trail group while charging adjacent land owners property tax.

n Hillsboro City Council reviewed an interlocal agreement concerning a feasibility study with the Kansas Water Office.

n Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning requested a pay increase for reserve officers from $8 per hour to $10 per hour.

n Goessel City Council appointed Joe Base as the city?s chief of police at its Feb. 19 meeting.

n After starting the season at 0-7, the Tabor men?s basketball team defeated Friends Univer?sity Saturday, 78-69, to claim the undisputed championship of the KCAC.

n Clay Sewey, a seventh grader at Hillsboro Middle School, won the Marion County Spelling Bee Friday at Centre High School. Twenty-two students from Marion County public schools and home schools competed in the event.

n Mike Gardner succeeded Tim McCarty as Tabor?s head football coach. ?The opportunity to be head coach at Tabor College is one of the best I?ve ever had in my career,? Gardner said.

n Hillsboro and Marion each qualified three athletes for this weekend?s Class 1-2-3A state wrestling tournament.

10 years ago

n Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to narrow the field of seven candidates?Clariece Schroeder, Don Isaac and Glenn Thiessen from the East Ward, and Mark Brown, Leonard Coryea, Stanley Eitzen and Geneva Stacy from the West Ward?to two from each ward.

n Mayor Delores Dalke said the city of Peabody won?t receive water from Hillsboro until at least this fall. A week ago the Hillsboro City Council signed a contract and lease for Peabody to purchase water from Hillsboro, but the contract won?t be made official until April.

n The Hillsboro Trojans defeated Sterling 72-45 Saturday to move their record to 18-0 on the season and clinched the MCAA Mid Division title (7-0).

n The Hillsboro Recreation Commission sponsored the coed Snowball Classic Softball Tournament at the Sports Complex Saturday. Four teams?two from Hutchinson, one from Newton and one from Tabor College?braved the blustery north wind.

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