Daily archives: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tabor men a No. 2 seed, women a No. 3 in respective national tournaments

Tena Loewen

The brackets for the NAIA Division II Women?s and Men?s basketball championships were released Wednesday. WOMEN?Tabor is the No. 3 seed in the Duer Bracket, one of four teams seeded third in the 32-team field. The Bluejays (26-7) will face No. 6 Hastings (19-11) Thursday, March 10 at 8: 30 a. m. With a win, Tabor ...

USD 410 board issues 2-year superintendent contract to Max Heinrichs

The Unified School District 410 Board of Education voted 7-0 Wednesday to offer a two-year contract to Max Heinrichs to serve as its next superintendent of schools, starting July 1. He will succeed Steve Noble, who has accepted the superintendency of the Topeka Seaman school district. No ...


MARION: Barker, Wilborn challenged

Marion County Commissioner Dan Holub (right) and Sen. Rick Wilborn of McPherson exchange views during the legislative coffee in Marion. Members of the public pushed Wilborn and Rep. John Barker on a variety of issues during the session.

About 20 people attending the legislative coffee in Marion Saturday gave Sen. Rick Wilborn, R-District 35, and Rep. John Barker, R-District 70, an earful on the property tax lid, school funding and other concerns facing rural communities. Mayor Todd Heitschmidt explained how angry he was regarding the tax lid issue and how there wasn?t a hearing on it. The bill puts ...


USD 410 fires staff advocate

Sarah Hopkins

The Unified School District 410 Board of Edu?cation voted Monday to terminate the employment of Sarah J. Hop?kins as a preschool family advocate. Hopkins began her employment with the district in August 2015. Criminal charges ...


Vassar booked for Chingawassa Days

Phil Vassar

The Chingawassa Days committee announced last week that country star Phil Vassar will be the headline act Saturday night when the annual festival takes center stage June 3-5 in Marion. Sheila Hett, of Chingawassa Steering Committee, said the group is excited about Vassar. ?It?s an understatement ...

HILLSBORO: Schroeder questions budget process

Rep. Don Schroeder responds to a question about school funding during Saturday?s legislative coffee in Hillsboro.

The turnout was small, but those who came to the annual Chamber of Com?merce legislative coffee in Hillsboro Saturday morning affirmed Rep. Don. Schroe?der?s perspective regarding the Kansas Legislature?s activity so far this session. Schroe?der aligned himself with those who question the Legislature?s budgeting process, its ...

Study projects 2/3 fewer county residents by 2064

Cumulative population change, 2014-2064<p>According to the Center for Economic Development and Business Research, Kansas? working-age population is projected to increase by 10.3 percent, while the state?s population that is older than 65 years old is forecast to almost double during the next 50 years. The Kansas youth population is projected to increase by 1.5 percent, considerably slower than the state?s working age and retired population groups. In 2034, the population of Kansas residents older than age 65 is forecast to exceed those younger than 18 for the first time in state history.

Concerns expressed during recent county-wide meetings to discuss economic development and the future of Marion County have been reinforced by a recent study of Kansas population trends. A forecast released by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University is projecting that Marion County will lose two-thirds of its population by 2064 if current trends continue. While ...

Daily Life (March 2, 2016)

State AG to speak on scams March 11 Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will speak about how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft at 2: 30 p. m. Friday, March 11, in the Peabody Township Library, 214 N. Walnut St. The public is invited to this event, which highlights National Consumer Protec?tion Week. TEEN meeting March ...


Senior Scribbles (March 2, 2016)

hillsboro senior center March is here and Easter is close to the end of the month. We are having Easter dinner March 25 and encourage everyone to call early for a reservation. Chair massages are March 2, and Alisa Schmidt, medical doctor, will talk March 3. The community breakfast is from 7: 30 a. m. to 12: 30 ...


Card Shower/ Mary Ann Woelk

Mary Ann Woelk

80th birthday plans for Goesselite Mary Ann Woelk of Goessel will mark her 80th birthday March 10. Her family members request a card shower to help celebrate the occasion. The address is P. O. Box 116, Goessel, KS 67053. ...