Daily archives: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Marion drops two at Moundridge

Bailey Robson shoots for two at Moundridge Tuesday.

The Marion basketball teams lost two games at Moundridge Tuesday. The girls lost, 46-31, and the boys lost, 52-30. Girls?The Warriors got off to a slow start in Tuesday?s 15-point loss to the fifth-ranked Wildcats. The Wildcats? leading scorer, Ashley Holler, opened scoring with a three-pointer, and Moundridge built to an 8-0 lead. Marion managed only ...

Jays soar to the top

Andrew Thomas, Tabor College?s 6-foot-7 post player, soars toward the rim during a victory against Bethel College Saturday night. With their sweep of the Threshers, both the men?s and women?s team are perched in sole possession of first place in their respective divisions of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. For more about those games and other athletic endeavors in Marion County, see Sports. Janae Rempel / Free Press

?Tabor basketball teams stand alone atop KCAC Andrew Thomas, Tabor College?s 6-foot-7 post player, soars toward the rim during a victory against Bethel College Saturday night. With their sweep of the Threshers, both the men?s and women?s team are perched in sole possession of first place in their ...

Feds seeking tips to ID eagle killer at Marion Reservoir

A bald eagle was shot and killed at Marion Reservoir last Wednesday. An investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

                                  ? Protected species shot on Wednesday. A bald eagle was shot and killed Feb. 4 at Marion Reservoir, and state and federal officials are investigating the incident. Not only is ...

Flu takes a toll in county schools

?School officials hope the worst has past School officials in Marion County reported dips in attendance because of flu-type illnesses in late January and early February, but all agreed the worst is behind them. Marion Elementary School was probably the hardest hit with the flu bug and colds, according to information Lee Leiker, superintendent of the Marion School District provided. ?One ...

Commission gives school farm project unanimous OK

The Hillsboro Planning Commission voted unanimously at its Jan. 29 meeting to recommend that the city council approve a special-use permit for USD 410 to develop a school farm on the elementary school campus. The two-hour meeting was a follow-up to a 21?2-hour meeting Dec. 11. About 20 people ...

Daily Life, Feb. 11, 2015

FFA chapter to host Feb. 12 blood drive The Hillsboro High School FFA Chap?ter will host a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. Thurs?day, Feb. 12, in the middle school gym. If anyone from the ...

Deaths, Feb. 11, 2015

? AUDREY ESTELLA BARTEL, 82, died Feb. 3 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She was born May 24, 1932, to David and Anna (Classen) Bartel at Durham. Survivors include sister-in-laws Ann Bartel of rural Durham and Juanita Bar?tel of Lenexa, four nieces and one nephew. The celebration of life service was Feb. 9 at Jost Funeral ...

Senior scribbles, Feb. 11, 2015

HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER A group of ladies enjoyed playing dominoes during Monday?s games and fellowship, which started this month. Anyone who would like to join in the fun is encouraged to first have a meal, and then play games after lunch. We also play bingo every Wednesday after the noon meal. Programs and ...

Births, Feb. 11, 2015

Crew Unruh Corey and Lauryn Unruh of McPherson announce the birth of their son, Crew Michael Unruh, born Dec. 16 at Salina. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 191?2 inches long. Welcoming him home was his sister, Collyns, 2. Maternal grandparents are Dale and Lisa Mayfield of Hillsboro. Paternal grandparents are Rick and Lori Unruh of McPherson. ...

Future farm

? The Planning Commission was right in giving its full support to USD 410?s school farm project. We are pleased the Hillsboro Planning Commission gave the USD 410 school farm project strong affirmation by voting unanimously to recommend that the city council grant a special-use permit for the project. We urge the council to respond favorably to the recommendation. We see ...