Daily archives: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HES playground project awarded $25,750 grant

The parent-led effort to renovate the playground at Hillsboro Elementary School took a big step forward last week with the announcement that Hillsboro Com?munity Foundation will be awarding a grant of $25,750 toward the project. ...

Whooping cough cases on the rise

The Marion County Health Department has been investigating an increased number of whooping cough cases in the county. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial disease that is easily transmitted from person to person. It is spread through the air during talking, sneezing or coughing. It can be a serious illness, especially for young infants. Diedre Serene, department ...

Two residents challenge Hillsboro council about Wal-Mart response

Two Hillsboro residents who have been active locally in resisting the arrival of a Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro, challenged city council members and city officials during the Oct. 7 meeting regarding their handling of the situation. Mark Pankratz, 218 N. Adams, had requested a spot on the agenda to make a presentation on the issue. Jon Hefley, a ...

Daily Life

Lost Kansas towns focus of discussion The Marion City Library is hosting a Kansas Human?ities ?Lost Kansas Com?munities? at 7 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Santa Fe Room at the library, 101 Library St. The presentation, by M. J. Morgan, will explore ...

Senior Scribbles

HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER We want to thank Ben Steketee, Hillsboro fire chief, for providing fire safety tips during Fire Prevention Week. Haris Zafar will be here for hearing aid checks at 11 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, and on Thursday, Oct. 16, is our Marion County Senior Center annual meeting. For this meeting, dinner ...

Births

Grant Watson Tom and JoAnn Watson of Olathe announce the birth of their son, Grant Henry Watson, born Sept. 10 at the Shawnee Mission Birthing Center at Shawnee Mission. He weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches long. Grandparents include Sharon Kase and Dave Bockting, Dave Kase, all of New Haven, Mo. , and Bob and ...

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Engagements

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Waner, Klassen schedule wedding Mike and Tina Waner of McPherson and Jeremy and Valerie Duerksen of Hills?boro announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Sydney Waner to Andrew Klassen, son of Dale and Kay Klassen. The bride-elect attended Hutchinson Community College and is employed at American Mapland in McPherson. The ...

Deaths

? THOMAS E. DUGGAN, 80, of Tampa, a farmer, rural carrier and postmaster, died Oct. 10. The service was Oct. 15, at Holy Redeemer Church in Tampa. Burial was at St. Mary?s Cemetery in Tampa. He was born Nov. 20, 1933, to Thomas P. and Elizabeth Katherine (Coyne) Duggan, at Salina. On Nov. 29, 1975, he was married to Dolores ...