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A scoop of verenika filling awaits the next dough circle being cut by Janett Wiebe of Newton Tuesday at Marion County Fairgrounds. Tables like these took up nearly half the space in the 4-H Building, as more than 200 volunteers made around 20,000 verenika to benefit the Mennonite Relief Sale Friday and Saturday in Hutchinson. In the background are Alma Schmidt of Newton and Sue Funk of Hillsboro.
Outdoorsman and all-around handy man Tanner Lacy sits in the driver's seat of "Olga," his "hippie van," Friday in rural Hillsboro. Lacy uses his van for work during summers.
Hillsboro Trojans distance runner Emily Sechrist puts on the third-place medal she won competing in the elite division 1,600-meters race of the Shocker Pre-State Challenge at Wichita State University Thursday. Sechrist earned another third in the elite 3,200, open to runners from all high school classifications. She was all smiles again Monday at Hillsboro High School, where the accomplished senior committed to run cross-country and track next year for Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Hillsboro Trojans distance runner Grant Knoll runs in the middle of the pack in the elite 1,600-meter race of the Shocker Pre-State Challenge at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium. Competing against runners from other school classifications, Knoll placed eighth with a time of 4 minutes, 53.48 seconds, one place better than where he was seeded. In the Class 1A-3A 3,200, Knoll was seeded fourth, but placed second with a time of 10:39.97, just .07 off his qualifying time.