• Ambulance service questioned

    Hillsboro officials on Monday expanded their public campaign for more ambulance staffing in Hillsboro when a contingent of 10 community members appeared before the county commission. However, with one-third of the days when Hillsboro’s ambulance will not be staffed this month already having passed, no significant problems have been noted. On one of the days, there were no calls in the Hillsboro area. On another day, the only call was an inter-hospital transfer handled by another county ambulance.

  • Tabor graduate answers the call to law enforement

  • Streets to be fixed

    Three Hillsboro streets will get work after city council set them as priorities at Tuesday’s meeting. B St. from Washington to Adams will be stripped to the base and rebuilt.

  • Protest group organizes to oppose wastewater well near Burdick

    A group calling itself Flint Hills Stewards is protesting an application by Quail Oil and Gas Co. of Garden City for permission to inject saltwater into a new Morris County well near Burdick. The group contends that the well is close to a large fault line and could make the Flint Hills earthquake prone, as apparently has happened in areas of Oklahoma where disposal wells are sometimes connected with a different oil and gas extraction technique called fracking.


  • A crop fit to kill: Rye grass impoves soil

    People living west and north of Lincolnville may have noticed fields of tall, thick plants that were lush and dark green, then turned brown after being sprayed. Those fields were planted into rye grass by Shane Svitak and his father and Svitak thinks it is improving the porousness of the soil.

  • Scientists to lecture at Alexanderwohl

    Two researchers who have investigated issues related to Mennonite life and history will speak about their findings at 7 p.m. Sunday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. Mennonite communities, because of their histories and unique lifestyles, offer a unique opportunity to determine causes of complex diseases.

  • 100-yard strip for remote-controlled airplanes at lake could cost thousands

    Would county commissioners spend $35,000 to install a hard-surface runway for remote-controlled airplanes over the world record marshmallow roast burn pit at the county lake? “It’s just common sense that this commission doesn’t do $35,000 for something like that,” Commissioner Randy Dallke said last week.


  • Theodore Heath

    A graveside committal service for Peabody native Theodore “Doug” Heath Jr., 84, who died April 29 in Camarillo, California, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody He was born May 24, 1933, to John and Myra (Fryburgher) Heath in Peabody. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and was a retired veterinarian.

  • Helen Murray

    Former Burns teacher Helen L. Murray, 93, Newton, died Sunday. Born June 2, 1923, to Ernest and Carrie (Spiller)Farrar at Norwich, she attended school in Norwich and received an associate’s degree from Southwestern College and taught for two years in Burns.

  • Carolyn Woerz

    Carolyn B. Woerz, 84, died May 10 at Marion Assisted Living. Born Aug. 4, 1932, to Richard and Claudia Bernice (Walthall) Hoffman in Kansas City, Kansas, she graduated from Wyandotte High School and Kansas City Junior College. After graduation, she taught school in Kansas City, Kansas.


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  • Coping with an uptick in outdoor parasites

    Health authorities are predicting a robust number of ticks and rising rates of tick-borne illnesses through September. Scott Amos, a public land manager for Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, encountered a lot of ticks last month.

  • Middle schoolers learn to avoid drugs

    How to achieve a “natural high” was the focus of a family fun night for middle schoolers and parents April 26. The event, sponsored by Peabody-Burns High School Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol, included student presentations, videos, and literature about positive alternatives to drug use.


  • A room with a view

    I’m probably the only person who can tell you right off the bat how many stairs lead up to the north courthouse entrance. That would be 10, unless you don’t want to count the final step up as a stair; then it would be nine. Would you like to know what bargains are hitting the shelves of St. Luke Auxiliary Shoppe next? Call me.


  • Couple plans June wedding

    The parents of 2016 Marion High School graduates Katie Kay Nordquist and Wesley Allen Dicks have announced their children’s engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is a student at Butler Community College in El Dorado. The future groom is employed at Hillsboro Industries.

  • Card shower to mark 60th

    The children of Donald and Jane (Klassen) Hiebert are organizing a card shower for the couple’s 60th anniversary. The Hieberts were married May 25, 1957, in Halstead. He has worked as a farmer and stockman. She has worked as a teacher and housewife.

  • Christensens to celebrate 60th anniversary

    The children of Eugene and Marge Christensen have invited people to attend a celebration of their parents’ 60th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Wesley Center at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. The Christensens were married May19, 1957, in the Evangelical Church in Marion.

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    Mother's Day guests visit area

    Author speaks at church salad supper


  • Tabor hands out student, faculty honors

    Two students and a faculty member received special recognition at Tabor College’s annual honors convocation Thursday. Senior Maryn Robson of Sterling and junior Braden Vix of Sawyer, North Dakota, were recipients of Hiebert Outstanding Student Merit Awards.

  • Tabor instructor to participate in prairie art program

    Tabor professor Shin-hee Chin has been selected to participate in this year’s Tallgrass Artist Residency program developed in 2016 by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Sunday through May 31, she will give public presentations, talks, workshops, demonstrations, or performances at various locations.

  • Golfers take 3rd at regionals, head to state

    Placing third of five golf teams at regionals Monday in Salina, Hillsboro’s earned a chance to tee off at the state golf tournament for the second year in a row. “Obviously, I am pleased with the third place team finish and an opportunity to return to the 2A state tournament,” coach Scott O’Hare said.“However, aside from Elias [Werth] shooting his career low round, I don’t think anyone else is really pleased with the score that they posted. Luckily, they did enough to earn another shot next week. This entire group seems to be so close to breaking through.”

  • Shaw a bright spot for Trojans

    Trojan thrower Wes Shaw just keeps getting better even as competition gets tougher. Shaw won the shot put at the Central Kansas League meet Friday at Wiens Stadium, setting a school record with a heave of 55 feet, 1½ inches.

  • Holada leads Goessel golfers to state

    Goessel’s Michal Holada shot a 79 Monday at Carey Park Golf Course in Hutchinson to win the Class 1A regional and propel his team to state. The Bluebirds’ top scoring foursome of Rhett Makovec, fifth at 94; Braden Roby, 11th at 101; Dylan Lindeman, 14th at 105; and Holada shot a combined 379, good enough for second and a slot in Monday’s 1A state championship in Goodland.

  • Goessel girls finish 2nd despite winning relays

    Goessel’s girls nearly pulled off another Wheat State League championship last week but came up seven points short of a small Herington squad that demonstrated how to score points with only a few girls. Herington girls won eight individual events and placed second in two other events.

  • 20 teams to compete in softball tourney

    Twenty traveling teams from across Kansas will participate in a fast-pitch softball tournament for girls 12 and younger Saturday at Hillsboro. Additional games will be played at Canton-Galva. In the past, they often were scheduled for Marion. However, tournament sponsor Doug Sisk, who also is Hillsboro’s recreation director, said Marion’s sports complex was not available this year.

  • Hillsboro and Marion face off in baseball regional today

    School classifications and season records go out the window today when the Hillsboro/Peabody-Burns baseball team plays Marion/Centre at 1 p.m. in second round regional action at Southeast of Saline. It’s a rematch of an early season doubleheader that Marion won 6-5 and 13-3. Marion enters as the favorite with an 18-1 record, No. 1 seed, and first-round bye.

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  • Area school menus


  • Weekly horseshoes games begin soon

    A series of free summer horseshoes games will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in Marion Central Park. Games will start as a casual social situation but may evolve into tournaments.

  • Food program starts May 30

    The “Summer Food 4 Kids” program starts May 30 from noon to 12:30 p.m. The lunch program is for USD 410 children who receive free and reduced lunches.

  • Free Bible schools planned

    Registrations are being accepted for two free vacation Bible schools planned for June 5 to 9 in Goessel. Tabor Mennonite Church’s school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. those days.

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