Vol. 105 , No. 45
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Hillsboro, KS 67063
Flooding creates life-or-death drama for driver
Up to four inches of rain in less than two hours Monday inundated Marion County, sending the Cottonwood River 13 Kevin Steele of Marion says he is lucky to be alive after rushing water pushed his Pontiac Grand Prix off Nighthawk at 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Flooding takes toll countywide
Torrential rain Monday flooded streets and caused the Cottonwood River and creeks to overflow, but the effects weren’t uniform across the county. Peabody
Daughter faces 4 charges; 2 Tabor players also charged
A special prosecutor appointed to file final charges related to a party July 12 filed four charges against Whitney Dawn Gordon of Marion. Gordon is charged with:
Peters family shares love for cattle showing
Six-year-old Ashley Peters led her black-and-white Maine-Anjou steer, 3-times her size, into the show ring Friday, hoping he would bring a good price. Her steer, Leopard—or Leopold, depending on the day—won grand champion in its class at the Marion County Fair.
Lowest city taxes in county may quadruple
Durham residents can expect their city property taxes to almost quadruple in 2014. An estimated tax rate of 28.054 mills proposed in Durham’s 2014 budget will pay for repairs to streets and the city’s sewer pond and water tower, Mayor Mike Sorensen said Monday.
Death near Florence a likely suicide
The body of 67-year-old Raleigh Heskett of Lyndon was found Thursday east of Florence. Sheriff Rob Craft said a coroner’s report identified Heskett, who had been reported missing July 15 in Osage County. He died of a single gunshot to the head. It appeared to be self-inflicted, Craft said.
Tabor bowling to have new home
Tabor College’s bowling team will have a new home next season. Hillsboro Development Corp., Tabor College, and other investors, have purchased Trail Lanes.
Four Tabor players on KCAC preseason team
Four Tabor College football players were named to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason team last week. Quarterback Simon McKee and running back James Monroe join unanimous selections defensive lineman Terach Antoine and linebacker Nic France on the team.
Vannocker farm damaged Monday by wind storm
Brad and Becky Vannocker came home Monday evening to discover their 7-acre farm had been ravaged by a windstorm. The roof of their hog barn was ripped off and strewn all over the place. Their two-car garage was lifted off its foundation. Most of the trees decorating their front yard were torn to shreds.
Tallgrass Express headlines Threshing Days
The Tallgrass Express string band will bring the music of the Kansas Flint Hills to the 40th Country Threshing Days celebration in Goessel. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Goessel High School auditorium. There is no admission fee, but donations will go to the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum.
Support hometown health care
Health care has changed significantly over the years. Doctors can easily find themselves practicing “cookbook medicine” governed by insurance companies. Care is divided between many different providers due to health care cost and reform. From what I can tell, these changes are what can give our patients the impression that they are on an assembly line. I left a large hospital full of protocols and divided care to practice in Hillsboro. In my short time here, I have had the opportunity of a lifetime. I have been able to see the compassion and support of this community.
Northwest of Durham
Durham Senior Citizens met July 17 for hamburgers and potluck sides. Members shared memories of past county fairs. The board and Dallas Redger supplied hamburgers. Wayne and Grace Wagoner and Calla of Dalhart, Texas, were overnight guests July 20 of Roy and Nadine Davis. They were dinner guests July 21 of the Orlin Entz family of Hillsboro.
Round the town
Tim and Donna Diener and Marissa visited Arlene Pankratz the evening of July 19. Jack Owen Nickel of Hesston spent the weekend with his grandparents, Tim and Donna Diener.
Fundraiser still planned at senior center
Cottonwood Valley Band will provide music for a sloppy-joe and ice cream social fundraiser Aug. 23 at Hillsboro Senior Center. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $3.15. The full price for anyone 59 or younger is $5.
Vincent F. Garber, 70, of Lyons died Friday at his home. Garber was born Dec. 14, 1942, in Fremont, Ohio, to Frank Richard and Alya May Dymond Garber.
Civil division cases
County Jail bookings and arrests
Criminal division cases
Marriage licenses issued
Police incident reports
Traffic division cases
Enrollment signals end to summer vacation
Peabody-Burns students and staff will be returning to school soon. The district has announced a schedule for enrollment for the coming school year. Students will enroll Aug. 8 and 9 in Brown Gymnasium at Peabody-Burns High School. Three sessions are planned for Aug. 8 — 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. The remaining session will be 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 9.
Teachers enjoy "light bulb" moment
Teaching is more than just a job for two new USD 408 teachers. Kelsey Metro, who will teach middle school science, is returning to her alma mater.
School supply drive scheduled
For the second year, Butler Community College is organizing a supply drive for USD 408 students who cannot afford new crayons, pencils, washable markers, glue, scissors and notebook paper. Boxes will be located at the Chamber of Commerce, Carlsons’ Grocery, Marion Health Mart Pharmacy, St. Luke Hospital, Marion Presbyterian Church, Marion Senior Center, and Butler of Marion.
Tabor prepares for return of students
Tabor College’s full student-life staff returned to work Monday to prepare for students. Most of the staff takes a 1½-month break during the summer to recharge. Dean of Students Jim Paulus and administrative assistant Kaylene Unruh are the only student-life workers who stay all summer.
Two new graduates follow different paths to college
Like many recent graduates, Tabatha Rose has plans for college. A spring graduate of Centre High School, she already has been accepted at Kansas City Art Institute, where she will study illustration and graphic design. However, she is delaying admission to spend more time with her family and earn money to cover what financial aid won’t pay.
Future collegians study today to save tomorrow
Centre High School juniors Daniela Svitak and Tabitha Oborny did not get much of a summer vacation, but they are OK with that. Svitak and Oborny were taking general psychology for college credit at Butler Community College of Marion. They finished Thursday.
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