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y all appearances, Lilly Benda of Hillsboro looks like a healthy, happy 15year-old girl. But three years ago, on her 12th birthday, a severe asthma attack, followed by seizures, turned her world upside down. It was frightening for Lilly and her mother, Karen Benda, who said both of them had no idea what was happening or what to do. The first incident happened in June 2011, the summer before Lilly’s eighth-grade year at Hillsboro Middle School. While on the baseball field, Lilly had a severe asthma attack and was LifeWatched to Wichita. “The next day I was released and that night I had a seizure (at home),” she said. Karen said the seizure came without warning, just like the asthma attack. Lilly was again LifeWatched to Wichita, and this time, she said she was hoping to get the help she needed. Type of seizure After months of tests, doctors told Lilly they didn’t think her

seizures were caused by epilepsy. Instead, the diagnosis was psychogenic seizures, formerly known as pseudoseizures. This type of attack is caused by stressful psychological experiences or emotional trauma, but the diagnosis and management are difficult to treat. “A handful of people didn’t believe these seizures were real,” Karen said, “and thought Lilly was faking because they were called pseudoseizures.” Understanding Karen said it’s important for people to understand that nonepileptic seizures are genuine. These seizures, she said, are not about seeking attention or pretending. Until doctors can come up with a more accurate prognosis, many of the things Lilly said she likes to do will stay on the back burner—things such as sports and learning to drive a car. Until the seizures are under control, she cannot pursue them. Among her favorite sports are basketball and baseball. She said she also likes drawing, playing trumpet and music. She also enjoys volunteering at a nursing

The possibility of seizures has become an unwelcomed companion for 15-year-old Hillsboro girl

home, working on toy drives for hospitalized children and helping with the annual Relay for Life. “I also have a pen pal in Afghanistan,” she said, “and I

want to have a fundraiser to send a care package to a unit in Afghanistan.” Karen said she has often wondered if the asthma attack had anything to do with the on-

slaught of the seizures, but doctors don’t believe so. When the first seizure happened, the doctors couldn’t be sure if it would happen again or  See Silent, Page 7


The world for Lilly Benda and her mother, Karen, has turned upside-down since a severe asthma attack followed by seizures entered their lives on Lilly’s 12th birthday.

Land option withdrawn for local ‘mystery business’  Hillsboro city leaders notified via letter.



Hillsboro softball, Marion baseball, track athletes prepare for state Athletes and teams from the six schools in the Free Press coverage area battled last week for the opportunity to compete at the state level in their respective sports. Two area teams made it by winning their regional tournaments: Hillsboro softball, which is headed to the Class 2A tournament in Great Bend, and Marion baseball team, which is headed to the Class 3A tournament in Topeka. Track and field athletes from five of the six schools will be competing individually at the state meet in Wichita. For a complete report of these achievements, see Sports, starting on Page 8.  Members of the Hillsboro softball team are: front row (from left), Savannah Unruh, Kalen Moss, Danae Bina, Bradli Nowak, Allison Weber, Shannon Heiser; back row, coach Stephanie Sinclair, Julie Sinclair, Emily Jost, Mesa Merrell, Madison Klein, Kennedy Lucero, manager Claire Heyen, Destiny Sharp, assistant coach Jill Hein.  Members of the Marion baseball team are front row (from left), coach Roger Schroeder, Peyton Heidebrecht, Caleb Williams, Dylan Seacat, Bret Voth, Luke Steele, Taylor Heidebrecht, Remington Putter, assistant coach Jordan Metro; back row, Raul Villaplana, Hikaru Kikirikura, Jacob Baldwin, Zac Lewman, Dylan Cochran, Grif Case, Timo Zech, Trevor Kruse, Seth Savage, Nathan Baldwin, Dylan Pippin, Zach Robson.

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approached city leaders in Hillsboro. Clint Seibel, the city’s economic development BY DON RATZLAFF The Free Press director, said the unnamed The identity of the “mys- store would be able to sell tery business” that was con- fuel, groceries and pharmasidering a move to Hillsboro ceuticals. “The business planned remains a secret, but it’s future in the community is for Hillsboro will be a smaller version of what the not. company offers in larger The unnamed business cities,” Seibel had added. It will not be coming to town was expected to after all. employ 20 to 30 Hillsboro “From the peopeople. Mayor Delores Because of a Dalke confirmed ple that felt confidentiality last week that the this new busiagreement signed city has received ness would by Dalke, the a letter from the step on their name of the busiland agent who toes, they’re ness has never negotiated an extremely been released— option to buy and likely won’t land in Hillsboro elated that it’s not happenbe. Heights that the “I signed the option has now ing.” confidentiality been withdrawn. —MAYOR DELORES agreement, and “They have DALKE that still goes notified the title on,” Dalke said. company that “It doesn’t come to an end they no longer will be comnow.” ing here,” Dalke said. The holding company In March, the city council accepted an offer from a that approached the city about the land was Southregional holding company east Kansas Development, to purchase the option to LLC, which is owned by Ben buy 3.7 acres—roughly three lots—in the Hillsboro Hawkins, a partner in a larger company called Heights subdivision. Hawkins Edwards Inc., The holding company based in Spokane, Wash. was looking for new develSoutheast Kansas opment sites for an unidenDevelopment would have tified Fortune 500 parent  See Mystery, Page 6 company and had



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May 29—Hillsboro Senior Center will be serving pulledpork sandwiches and potato salad. This is a “Sell Anything Night.” Look for the Hillsboro Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Memorial Park. Your patronage is appreciated. Questions about the market should be directed to Lena Hall at 947-3506.

Fall-prevention classes in Peabody

Ebenfeld to host drama on Simons

Marion County Department on Aging is offering the fall-prevention program The public is invited to a “Matter of Balance” in dramatic performance by Peabody from 2-4 p.m. startJulia Reimer, Fresno Pacific ing Monday June 2 at the University associate profesIndian Guide Terrace sor of theater, at 9:45 a.m. Apartment community Sunday, June 1, at Ebenfeld room. MB Church, 1498 Kanza This class will meet on Road. Monday for eight weeks. Reimer will perform as Individuals will learn to Gertrude Simons, wife of view falls as controllable, Menno Simons, an early make changes to reduce fall Anabaptist leader whose fol- risks and learn an exercise lowers became known as program to increase Mennonites. strength and balance. Reimer wrote this solo The cost is $12. To regisperformance for the 150th ter call Marion County anniversary of the MennoDepartment on Aging at 620nite Brethren Church in 382-3580, or Ruth Lott at 6202010 and has presented it in 983-2226 or 620-983-2958.

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Outdoor Youth Event Saturday, May 31 8am - 12pm

French Creek Campground 1 mile N of Hwy 56 on Kanza, 1 mile E on 210th

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Contact Scott Amos at 620-732-3946 Sponsored by: Marion County Quail Forever, Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Tampa Farmers Market set June 4 The Tampa Farmers Market starts at 6 p.m. June 4 with dinner at the Tampa Senior Center. The public is invited and all vendors are welcome. For more information, call 785-965-2639.

Mennonite men’s chorus to sing

The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus is having a concert at 4:30 p.m. June 8 at Presser Hall on the Bethany College campus in Lindsborg. This is a joint concert Vacation Bible school at with the Kansas City Metro Zion Lutheran Church will be from 9 a.m. to noon June Men's Chorus. The chorus is a large, all11 and 12 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. volunteer male choir, and in June 13. Registration for recent seasons, the memberVBS is at 8:45 a.m. ship has topped 300. This year’s theme is

Zion Lutheran VBS begins June 11

HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER We are having Bingo Wednesday, May 28, and May 29 is our fundraising event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Farmers Market. The menu includes pulled pork, cabbage salad, cookie and water for $6. June menus are available or if you would like one mailed, call and let us know. Elton and Ella Berg plan to share stories of their ministries June 2. Gregory Erb, a physician at Hillsboro Clinic, is providing a program June 3. Chair massages changed to every first Tuesday instead of the first Wednesday. We hope you can join us soon at the center. Also remember to drink plenty of water on these hot days and stop by the senior center to cool off. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to let us know. The suggested meal prices for those age 60 and over are $3.15. Anyone 59 and under pays $5. We are here from 8 a.m.

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WEDNESDAY, May 28 Open-faced turkey sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, onions, coleslaw, tropical fruit, milk. THURSDAY, May 29 Lamb. FRIDAY, May 30 Fish, diced potatoes, carrots, Mandarin oranges, whole wheat bread, milk. MONDAY, June 2 Chicken and noodles, broccoli, fruit, milk, wheat bread. TUESDAY, June 3 Fish, diced potatoes, beets, fruit, wheat bread, milk. WEDNESDAY, June 4 Sloppy joes, chips, coleslaw, fruit, milk.


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She had some big shoes to fill when our former cook left, but she has stepped up and is doing a fine job. Memorial Day is past, school is out, the weather is warm, so it must be summer. The AARP Smart Driver Course is here from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 and 3, and anyone may attend. Participants will learn skills, new traffic laws and rules of the road. By taking the course, it could also mean a discount on insurance premiums. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Call for more information. Next month’s birthday dinner is Wednesday, June 11, featuring our traditional oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and the trimmings. Please come celebrate your June birthday with us, and if you don’t have a birthday in June, help others celebrate. Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator with the Marion County Department on Aging, is having a fall prevention class in Peabody. It is an FRIDAY, May 30 eight-week program every Fish or alternate, creamed red potatoes and peas, coleslaw, fruit, garlic Monday beginning June 2 toast, milk. through June 21 at Indian MONDAY, June 2 Guide Terrace. Closed. TUESDAY, June 3 Bingo is June 19 and the Ham and beans, fruit, cornbread, prize basket has ample milk. treats. Grab a card and have WEDNESDAY, June 4 Cheeseburgers, lettuce, tomatoes, some fun. onions, sweet potato tots, fruit, Our local board meeting dessert, milk. is June 16, and the Marion PEABODY SENIOR CENTER County board meeting is We are very pleased to June 20, both at Florence. announce that we have a For more information new cook on board. about the center or to make reservations, stop by the center at 106 N. Walnut St. A Memorial for in Peabody or call us at 620983-2226. —Ruth Lott, director


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to 4 p.m. and are located at Lucille Bitner brought treats for her birthday May 212 N. Main St., or call 62020. We also were the site for 947-2304. —Brenda Moss, director the Kansas Food Bank food giveaway in our parking lot. WEDNESDAY, May 28 Gene Winkler is instrumenChicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, Brussels sprout or mixed vegtal in organizing these etables, lemon bar, roll, milk. events. THURSDAY, May 29 Senior Center Day was Liver and onions, alternate chicken pattie, baked potato, peas, carrots, May 21. Sue Clough conangel peach, dessert, roll, milk. ducted the business meetFRIDAY, May 30 ing. Pork roast, macaroni and cheese, peas, cucumbers and onions, fresh The program was given fruit, roll, milk. by Barb Smith on her recent MARION SENIOR CENTER trip through the Panama The quilters finished the Canal. quilt they had worked on We welcomed Elsie forever and are taking a Reiswig back as a dining break before tying. room volunteer and Evelyn We don’t want these Obermeyer after a recovery women to be idle for long. period. We had Denise Groene, Come join us June 4. The state director of the program will be a musical Wichita-based Better one by Gerry Henderson Business Bureau, here May and Keith Allison. 15 to talk to us about scams. For more information or Their services are free. Call lunch reservation, call 620them about problems. 382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of We hosted the Marion the meal. We are located at County Senior Citizens 309 S. Third St. board members May 16. — Janet Bryant, director We are guessing the WEDNESDAY, May 28 Cheeseburgers, lettuce, tomatoes, amount of money in our onions, sweet potato tots, fruit, penny jar. Some people are dessert, milk. very good at this. No one THURSDAY, May 29 Mexican casserole, corn, peas, fruit, wins the actual coins, but breadsticks, milk. they receive great honor.

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a variety of settings in the United States and Canada. Historians know little about Gertrude Simons, so Reimer based her script on accounts of other Anabaptist women that are found in court documents, martyr songs and the 17th century “Martyr’s Mirror” as well as the writings of Menno Simons. For more information, call the Ebenfeld MB Church office at 620-9473871.


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DEATHS  CAROLYN MARTIN EMBERS, 73, of Hutchinson, died May 21 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. The graveside service was May 24 at Canton Township Cemetery. She was born Aug. 12, 1940, to Marshall and Ida (Wilkinson) Martin at McPherson. On Nov. 3, 1961, she was married to Ronald G. Embers, who predeceased her Nov. 17, 2010. Survivors include son Ronald R. and wife Susan Embers of Hutchinson; sister Edith Martin of Salina; brother John Martin of Canton; two grandsons and one aunt. Memorials may be made to Central Christian School or Canton Township Carnegie Library, and sent in care of Olsons Mortuary, 130 S. Main St., Canton, KS 67428.  JEWELL MAY VOGTS, 92, a homemaker and farm wife in rural Canton, died May 19 at McPherson Hospital. The service was May 24, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 703 26th Ave., Canton. Burial was at Immanuel Church Cemetery. She was born May 8, 1922, to George and Eva (Campbell) Adamson at St. John. On Aug. 17, 1947, she was married to Floyd M. Vogts, who predeceased her Feb. 19, 2004. Survivors include sons George and wife Melanie Vogts and Leo and wife Roxanna Vogts, all of Canton; daughter Phylis and husband Bryce Brucker of Topeka; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and sent in care of Olson’s Mortuary, 130 S. Main St., Canton, KS 67428.

Because you care. The Free Press publishes obituaries on our website the same day we receive them so you can be informed in a timely manner of the passing of acquaintances and the services planned in their memory. Check the “Breaking News” section on our home page, or click on Daily Life and scroll to “Deaths.”


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PUBLIC RECORDS DISTRICT COURT Criminal Alan L. Bentz arraignment at 10 a.m. June 16. Christopher Dale Carr preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. June 4. Daniel V. Catlin II sentencing at 11 a.m. June 16. Cody D. Cook status hearing at 10 a.m. June 16. Kara Maureen Davis bench trial at 8:30 a.m. July 10. Melinda Dougherty sentencing at 10 a.m. June 16. Todd D. Drinnen preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. June 18. Shawn Patrick Gilligan arraignment at 1:15 p.m. July 8. Michele L. Gonzalez arraignment at 1:15 p.m. July 8. Travis R. Grosse sentencing at 10 a.m. July 7. Florence Halstead hearing at 8 a.m. Aug. 20. Jacob Lewis Harper motion hearing at 10:30 a.m. June 18. Brett Dee Harvey arraignment at 1:15 p.m. July 8. Bonnie Sue Hein arraignment at 10 a.m. July 9. Kendall Hein sentencing at 10 a.m. June 16. Andrea D. Hendricks arraignment at 1:15 p.m. July 8. Kenneth Henson status hearing at 10 a.m. May 28. Jennifer Lynn Humphrey preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. June 18. Denise Sue Jantz pre-trial conference at 10:45 a.m. June 2. John Kasper arraignment at 1:15 p.m. July 8. Daniel Lee Kopfman bond appearance at 10:30 a.m. June 16. Daniele Breanne Lee arraignment at 10 a.m. June 16. Richard Todd Litton preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. June 4. Patrick M. Love arraignment at 10 a.m. June 16. Anthony Aaron Magee pre-trial conference at 9:15 a.m. May 28. Mary Faye Maxwell plea hearing at 9 a.m. May 28. Jeff Allen Miller arraignment at 10 a.m. July 9. Tyson R. Owens-Green arraignment at 10 a.m. June 16. Jennifer Lynn Reedy arraignment at 10 a.m. June 18. Tamara L. Savage trustee hearing at 8 a.m. July 16. Gary L. Scheffler, hearing at 8 a.m. Aug. 20. Oceanna Scobee arraignment at 10 a.m. June 16. Justin Silhan status check and scheduling conference at 10 a.m. June 2. Levi Jason Smith arraignment at 9 a.m. May 28. Jennifer Elizabeth Swanson arraignment at 10 a.m. July 9. Carolyn Denise Tyson diversion status check at 10 a.m. June 2. Mark A. Vanhorn arraignment at 9 a.m. May 28. Shannon D. Watt motion hearing at 9:45 a.m. June 16. James Williams diversion status check at 1:45 p.m. June 18. Cyle Wilson preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. June 4. Trevor Zellers arraignment at 9 a.m. May 28. May 21, Kenneth Shryl Christensen, diversion agreement for one count of disorderly conduct to be administered through the Marion County attorney’s office. The defendant shall not violate any laws of the United States or of any state, or any ordinance of any municipalities. The defendant shall pay court costs and surcharge of $156 and a booking fee of $45. All costs and fees

were to be paid at the time of filing the agreement. This diversion agreement shall terminate within six months from the date of the agreement and upon the defendant’s successful completion of the terms and conditions set out in the agreement. The defendant understands and agrees that failure to fulfill the terms of the agreement at any time will result in the Marion County attorney setting the matter for bench trial. May 22, Darrin James Hanneman, order of dismissal. Domestic Cody O. Steele vs. Codi K. Steele, contempt hearing at 8 a.m. June 18. State of Kansas ex rel, petitioner vs. Shane A. Daniels, respondent, hearing at 8 a.m. June 18. Matthew Garcia vs. Nancy D. Garcia, hearing at 8 a.m. June 18. Ariel Depler, petitioner vs. Brandon Tyler Coleman, protection from stalking hearing at 9 a.m. June 23. Lenae Nelson, petitioner vs. Shaun Morris Melte, respondent, contempt hearing at 8 a.m. July 16. State of Kansas ex rel Department of Social Rehabilitation Services vs. Janice Lewis, hearing at 8 a.m. July 16. Brenda L. Salas vs. Candelario J. Salas, hearing at 8 a.m. July 16. Andrew V. Hein, petitioner vs. Elizabeth Palmer, respondent, hearing at 8 a.m. Aug. 20. Kansas Department for Children and Families, petitioner vs. Amanda H. Shrole, respondent, contempt hearing at 8 a.m. Aug. 20. May 19, Terry A. Steiner vs. Kristina K. Steiner, decree of divorce. Probate In the matter of the estate of Evelyn Ruth Delk, status hearing at 9:30 a.m. July 21. May 19, in the matter of the estate of Raymond C. Schlichting, journal entry of final settlement. May 19, in the matter of Braxton Miles Caldwell, letters and oath of co-guardian. Civil May 20, Discover Bank vs. Viola F. Gossen, petition on a credit card. Traffic Sept. 21, 2006, Robert J. Rolus, speed, $170 fines and fees. March 6, Dustin C. Curley, over weight limits on wheels and axles, $291 fines and fees. March 8, Sierra D. Webber, speed, $141 fines and fees. March 8, Chun Kit Yim, official traffic control devices; required obedience, $171 fines and fees. March 11, Patrick Andrew Debusk, speed, $336 fines and fees. March 20, Ingrid Jamileth Romero Pinto, speed, $141 fines and fees. March 28, Megan Kristine Lance, speed, $153 fines and fees. March 31, Mary A. Ishmael, speed, $195 fines and fees. April 7, Ashley Larissa Searles, speed, $228 fines and fees. April 8, Zackary Brandon Singleton, speed, $141 fines and fees. April 9, Kelly L. Thiessen, improper driving on laned roadway, $171 fines and fees. April 12, Megan E. Herbers, speed, $201 fines and fees. April 18, Elizabeth J. Krause, failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $171 fines and fees.

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James Findley, 34, Peabody, failure to appear. Accidents At 6:30 p.m. May 13, Anna M. Garcia, 22, Peabody, was driving a 2007 Nissan Altima east on U.S. Highway 50 at Pawnee when she attempted to make a right turn onto Pawnee and overshot the intersection. The vehicle hit a stop sign post and stopped in the bottom of the ditch, caught fire in the dry grass, and burned up. Deputy M.E. Ottensmeier investigated. At 9:56 p.m. May 16, Alexander Steven Milby, 20, Derby, was driving a 2003 Infiniti G20 south on U.S. Highway 77 when a deer came out of the ditch. The driver could not avoid hitting the deer. Deputy T. Wilson investigated. At 11:50 p.m. May 16, Taylor Dane Thiessen, 18, Hillsboro, was driving a 2002 Chrysler Concorde west on 190th when she came upon two work-zone cones placed in the middle of both lanes by an unknown person. She hit the brakes to stop and was rear-ended by Barney Everett Gilbreath, 68, Gainesville, Texas, who was driving a 2007 Ford F15 pickup. Deputy Travis Wilson investigated. At 6:44 a.m. May 19, Lasana L. Kamara, 36, Worthington, Minn., was driving a 2000 Nissan Altima east on 140th near Pawnee with passenger Malia Boakai Franklin, 34, Worthington. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the road to the right. She over-corrected and the vehicle left the road to the left, then overturned, coming to rest in a field on its roof. The driver was transported by Marion Emergency Medical Services to St. Luke Hospital. The passenger was transported by Peabody Emergency Medical Services to St. Luke Hospital. Deputy Derek Fetrow investigated. Offenses Sometime between 3 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. May 4, a 2002 Tahoe valued at $8,000 was stolen from a location in Baldwin City. The vehicle was recovered in Ramona. At 12:19 p.m. May 6, a Miller welder/generator Roughneck valued at $5,000 and a two-wheeled  See Records, Page 6

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MARION. CO. REGISTER OF DEEDS May 16, Willis Peterson, husband, and Karyn Peterson, wife, and Warren Peterson, by power of attorney, to Steve Morton, QCD, lots 1-8, Block 14, Union Town Co., Lost Springs, and lots 13-16, Block 11, Union Town Co., Lost Springs. May 16, M. Lisa Wildin, now known as M. Lisa Anderson, wife, and Bill Anderson, husband, to Bruce M. Skiles, husband, and Belinda H. Skiles, wife, WD, W2 W2 Lot 52, Miller’s First Addition, Marion. May 19, E. Ann Pritz and Janelle Marie Ignatowicz, wif,e and Antek W. Ignatowicz, husband, and Amy J. Wong, wife and Matthew S. Wong, husband, to E. Ann Pritz, trustee, QCD, SW4 SE4 30-18-5 with exception. May 20, Donna Jean Gray to Wayne A. Gray and Heather Gray, TODWD, undivided 1/2 interest in W2 SW4 27-20-3. May 20, John C. Masson to Ronald L. Duerksen and Randol Pete Duerksen, WD, lots 12 and 13, Block 5, Weber’s Addition, Lehigh. May 21, Edmund Santos, husband, and Arlene Santos, wife, to Alan D. Peters Trust and Lois J. Peters Trust, WD, Lot 1, Block D, Eastshore Development, Marion County. May 21, Ray Charles Grosse, by power of attorney, to Gary M. Turner, WD, S2 Lot 3, all Lot 4, Block 82, North Peabody, Peabody. May 21, David Goering, husband, and Hannah Goering, wife, to Alan C. Schwarz Trust and Amy L. Schwarz Trust, WD, Lot 3, Block 6, County Clerk’s 7th, Hillsboro. May 21, Brian T. Nickel, husband, to Christopher W. Nickel and Anthony W. Nickel, WD, S2 S2 SE4 4-20-1. May 21, Allison M. Roberts, wife, and Jeff Roberts, husband, to Christopher W. Nickel and Anthony W. Nickel, WD, S2 S2 SE4 4-20-1. May 21, Lori E. Failes, wife, and Josh Failes, husband, to Christopher W. Nickel and Anthony W. Nickel, WD, S2 S2 SE4 4-20-1. May 21, Alicia N. Tangeman,

wife, and Darrin K. Tangeman, husband, to Christopher W. Nickel and Anthony W. Nickel, WD, S2 S2 SE4 4-20-1. May 22, Karen Mick, formerly known as Karen Suffield, wife, and Stephen Mick, husband, to Kevin Krch, husband, and Kelly Krch, wife, QCD, W33’ lots 1-4, all lots 1924, Block 12, Lincolnville, except W100’ lots 22-24. MARION COUNTY SHERIFF Jail roster, May 16-23 Todd Beneke, 29, Herington, failure to appear. Justin Fitzmaurice, 25, Wichita, possession of methamphetamines, possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended. Troy Harlin, 46, Wichita, obstruction, transporting an open container. Justin Chrisjohn, 37, Marion, court commit. Dakota Dillashaw, 20, Arkansas City, court commit. Richard Litton, 30, Wichita, failure to appear. Travis Brinson, 46, Geneseo, failure to appear. Kristopher Wade, 28, Wichita, burglary, theft, criminal trespass, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia. New arrests Richard Pope, 30, Newton, court commit. Melissa Tajchman, 22, Marion, failure to appear, Newton municipal warrant. Ino Castenada, 47, Taylor, Texas, criminal trespass on a railroad. Allena Barnett, 29, Peabody, court commit. Johney Strotkamp, 32, Peabody, driving while suspended. Dana Riling, 55, Hillsboro, failure to appear, Hillsboro municipal warrant. Jennifer Humphrey, 31, Topeka, held for court. Gerry Buendia, 29, Wichita, driving while suspended. David Bean, 43, Marion, probation violation. John Bradley Flickinger, 47, Ramona, failure to appear, Ramona municipal warrants. Cody Fistler, 24, Lyons, failure to acquire ankle bracelet, failure to appear.

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When faces ring a bell...


Murky business  The ‘mystery business’ story is now completed, but the issues surrounding it are ongoing.


ow that the outcome of the “mystery business” situation in Hillsboro is known— even if the identity of the business remains mysterious—it’s a good time to thoughtfully consider the challenges that come with the effort to bring economic growth to a small, rural community. The question: Should community leaders regulate which new businesses will be allowed to set up shop here and which will not? Hillsboro city leaders have essentially said no: Small towns don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing which legitimate enterprises can come to town and which cannot. Other voices have disagreed. In this most recent case, some residents have criticized the city council for even allowing the possibility of a Fortune 500 company to set up a business that would compete against well-established, locally owned businesses. This newspaper should be the last voice to criticize the idea of new businesses competing with established ones. That was precisely our situation when we launched the Free Press in 1998. We concluded that the established newspaper was no longer serving the community adequately—and we were grateful the county was open to give our venture a try. But we also realize the most recent situation was different from ours. We came in as a locally owned business; we weren’t outsiders, and we certainly didn’t come in with deep pockets. We understand the misgivings about letting in a new business backed by a mega-company with no local commitment. City leaders have suggested that local businesses, to protect their future, need to operate so profitably that outside competition will be disinclined to locate here. Or, that the city has a strong enough economic base to support both the local business and the newcomer. Especially in these economic times, we question whether either scenario is a reasonable caveat. Most of our retail business have already flipped every switch they can think off to make themselves more profitable. The battle to survive in a small town is challenging, even when the corporate competitors are a half-hour away. One positive we can take away from this most recent situation is that Hillsboro was perceived to have a strong enough local economy that the big boys took positive note of it. Beyond that, the battle for economic growth in small towns will continue and so will these murky issues. —DR

Seeing ourselves in ‘The Middle’ of it


ecently, my family and I have become devoted fans of “The Middle.” If you’re not familiar with the ABC sitcom, “The Middle” is a show about the adventures and misadventures of the Hecks, a middle-class family living in the middle of the country. Sounds a lot like most of the families around here, right? It’s not very often that a TV show focuses on what it’s like to be average. But “The Middle” does, and that’s what makes it so relatable and fun to watch. The Heck family, which consists of the dad, Mike, the mom, Frankie, and children Axl, Sue and Brick, is a fairly typical Midwestern family, with some slightly exaggerated mishaps and personality quirks.

As we sit in our living room and relax while watching an episode of “The Middle,” my HORIZONS family and I can’t help Bailey but laugh Kaufman when we see ourselves in the characters and situations. Sometimes it’s as if the writers had been watching our family with a hidden camera when they wrote some scenes. While I don’t relate to one Heck child in particular, I think I, along with most other teens, have a little bit of all three in me. Axl, the oldest son, is lazy, under motivated and more concerned about  See Kaufman, Page 5

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Survivors are memorable, too “For what it’s worth; it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay PARTS OF the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can SPEECH make the best or worst of Shelley Plett it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” —F. SCOTT FITZGERALD


Js getting the crowd on their feet, 800-plus people hanging out in clusters, throwing out fist-bumps and high fives and lip syncing whatever songs are spilling out of the giant speakers. And a token few in the corner waving their hands in the air like they don’t care. And a lot of references to butts. Yes, I finally figured out where the cool kids hang out. A colorectal cancer awareness 5K fun run. Who knew? If you’ve been to a fun run, you know how upbeat the atmosphere can be. Whether walking or jogging it (or sprinting for an elite few,) it’s the kind of thing that makes you feel good about getting some air and pushing yourself a little.

And/or makes you feel incompetent for not training like you obviously should have. (In a still-satisfying way because at least you’re off the couch and got the tshirt.) Well, there’s no doubt that this particular evening run, held after a couplehour downpour in downtown Wichita, raises the bar for “upbeat.” But that’s the way it goes. Who inspires more than a survivor? What motivates more than courage? And who is stronger than someone who has walked directly through fire, then booked it straight ahead without looking back at the inferno? I am blessed to know some of these people, some directly and some indirectly. Cancer survivors among them. But other survivors too and their energy rubs off. It may be Memorial Day and the flag hanging by my front door. It may be seeing the lines of American flags in the parks and cemeteries. It may be the whoops and hollers of the cancer survivors standing in a line at the fun run having their picture taken. It may be the book I just finished about living in whatever “little infinity” you are graciously given or the book I’m reading now about the beginning of women’s rights. Or it could be the Ted talk I watched by a writer named Andrew Solomon  See Plett, Page 5

Love story has lasted 42 years


n June 2, Deborah and I will celebrat our 42nd anniversary together. Taken in the context of our age, as of today, we have known each VIEW FROM other and have been THE HILL together for the majority of our lives. What began Paul Penner as two teenagers going on their first date to a spring banquet at Tabor College in 1969 has blossomed into a lifetime of memories of children and grand-children. Heroes are not born. They are created from raw humanity, taught and formed by the challenges thrown at them as they move from one experience to another. They face their reality headon and make the right choices that, while walking through fire, are tested and hardened into the character that makes them great. I have a short list of people I admire and are heroes like that. Deborah is on that list. Not long after our first son was born, we were expecting our second child. Late one night, I awoke to a loud noise, a scream of intense pain coming from my wife. After regaining my senses, I realized she was in grave danger. Her abdomen was swollen and growing larger. I concluded she was bleeding internally. I quickly dressed and drove her to

the emergency entrance of the hospital, where ER personnel could not even find a pulse. The rest of the night was pretty much a blur for me as the hospital geared up for emergency surgery. They were short of her blood type. One phone call later, the Kansas Highway Patrol made a speedy delivery of whole blood from Wichita. How Deborah survived the wait, I do not know. Doctors indicated she had lost nearly her entire supply of blood. Later, she described her experience as being in a pool of water, struggling to come up for air, focusing on the need to survive to care for her 2-year-old child. Had she not fought so hard to live, we would not have experienced the joy of welcoming our two younger children into the family. My life and that of our oldest son would have changed dramatically. Later, as our family had grown to three children, we were thinking about the future and where it might lead. Deborah’s desire to teach began the journey into academia that continues to this day. Before the concept of adult education became popular, Deborah re-entered college after having left to start a family. Her tenacity and dedication to see it through to the end cannot be overstated. She earned her doctorate in literature and vriticism after six years of classes in Wichita and Indiana, Pa., while teach See Penner, Page 5

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ne thing that always worries me when we have the allschool reunion is PARTLY that I will NONSENSE see someone Joel Klaassen whose face is familiar but I can’t put a name with it. There is the old saying that I don’t know who that is but his face rings a bell.  Way back in olden times a monastery was looking for a bell ringer to keep the town current on the time by ringing the bell on the hour each day. A respectable young man applied for the job but did not have any arms. The monk asked him how he planned to take care of ringing the bell each day at the proper time. The young man said he would demonstrate how he would ring the bell. So they both traipsed up the stairs to the bell tower and he leaned back and smashed into the bell with his face making a beautiful ring. So he was hired. One day he was going down the stairs from the bell tower to ground level and tripped and fell over the edge of the open stairway and was lying dead in the courtyard below. A crowd gathered around and many wondered who this person could be. Finally someone said, “I don’t know his name, but his face rings a bell.”  The monastery was now in need of another bell ringer. The deceased bell ringer’s twin brother applied and also got the job. After many months of climbing the stairs to the bell tower and ringing the bell, he too tripped and fell into the courtyard and lay motionless on the ground. Again a crowd gathered around and many wondered who this person could be. Finally someone said, “I don’t know his name, but he is a dead ringer for his brother.”  I’m not bragging, but I made some sweet potato pancakes the other Sunday morning and I must say they were mighty tasty. You just add water to the mix and the finish is a nice, smooth and crispy outside and the insides were just a little gooey. Next time I will turn down the heat just a bit to deal with the insides.  It was great to see many of my classmates again over this past weekend. I recognized all of them, but I had an unfair advantage as I had been working on a booklet about them for the past couple of months. There were several who hadn’t changed much at all and looked like they did 50 years ago. I would mention names but that wouldn’t be fair to others, would it? The problem with a oneday reunion is you really don’t get to talk with all of them for any length of time. A lot of things mentioned I remembered, but some of it not so much. If we had more time, we could have gotten to the bottom of it.  My dad’s name came up a couple of times and the words spoken were that he was very supportive of people. It was good to hear. He has been gone since 1990. If you wish to share your comments or ideas, my email address is joel@



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Larry Cushenberry plays taps on the cornet during Monday’s Memorial Day Services in Hillsboro. A similar scene was played out in numerous communities in the county as citizens gathered to recognize the sacrifices of the men and women who have served their country in the military.

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Paying it forward could lead to a lifetime direction of kindhearted deeds, which was part of Monday’s Memorial Day Service message at Hillsboro Memorial Park. The guest speaker, (retired) Col. Tim Marlar, a representative with the VA

Hospital in Wichita, spoke about how everyone can do good deeds. “We have an opportunity to pay it forward in whatever we do,” he said. “What is it you can do to help pay it forward?” Gratitude Citing examples, Marlar told a story about Myles Eckert, an 8-year-old boy,

who found $20 in an Ohio Cracker Barrel parking lot on his way to lunch with his family. “(Myles) wanted to buy a Lego game for his computer, but as fate would have it, he was seated across the dining room hall of an Air National Guardsman having lunch,” he said.

Once he saw the soldier, Lt. Col. Frank Dailey, he decided to give the money to that soldier and thank him for his service. Marlar said Myles then picked up a note and wrote: “Dear Soldier—My dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this $20 in the parking lot when we  See Memorial, Page 13

around if we know where to look. I saw this quote the other day: “Allow beauty to shatter you regularly. The loveliest people are the ones who have been burnt and broken and torn at the seams, yet still send their open hearts into the world again and again and again.”

These are the ones I am thinking about this Memorial Day. I take full participation in the spirit and reason of the holiday and I fly my flag in appreciation for military service, my dad and other family members among them. But I also give thanks for the people who live their

truths and find ways to show firsthand the three things I am concentrating on this Memorial Day week: 1. Sacrifice matters. 2. Bent isn’t broken. 3. Fortitude trumps pain. Actually, four things…. 4. Sometimes you just need to wave your hands in the air like you don’t care.

Internet revived my interest in writing. My passion had waned after college. As I  from Page 4 explored the avenues of diging college-level English and ital media, Deborah encouraged me to consider raising a family. writing, doing something Deborah has left her more than chatting online mark on our family. Our home is a place where read- as a way to develop my skill. ing and singing would influIn retrospect, one might ence not only our children, ask, “How do you define but also yours truly. Though love”? As a noun, love is a my family home was a place deep, tender, ineffable feelwhere music and education ing of affection and soliciwas important, her love for tude toward a person, such literature and music as that arising from kinenhanced that experience ship, recognition of attraceven further. tive qualities, or a sense of The early days of the underlying oneness.

It may also be a feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair—the emotion of sex and romance. I got this definition from a search on Yahoo!, so I do not take credit for it— though I do not disagree, either. Love is more than that, however. It also is a statement about commitment, of affirmation, a recognition that a bond exists that will never be broken. It is about building a relationship, investing time, energy and every available resource to

strengthen that bond. That said, I am imperfect. So is my wife. We still get along and we do enjoy each other’s company. Love with patience is a practiced virtue, 365 days a year, year after year. So is the art of forgiving one another. Looking back, little did I know that my first encounter with a shy 16-year-old, blonde, blue-eyed girl, sitting in the church choir, would be transformed into a lifetime of experiences. Happy 42nd anniversary, Deborah!

child. He usually is reading a book and has a habit of repeating words to himself  from Page 4 in a whisper, which is surprisingly quite entertaining sports than academics. Yet to do while talking. deep underneath that, he Brick is an example of shows flashes of kindness the unsocial side of a lot of and cares for his family. While it’s not a characteris- us. At least for me, there have been several times I tic I’m proud of, I’ll admit would rather read a book by that I can be lazy at times, myself than having to although I’m not quite as socialize with other people. underachieving as Axl. As I watch “The Middle,” Sue is my favorite charI often wonder who else acter on the show, and I think we should all try to be watches the show. I assume a little more Sue-like. She is the audience is made up of those like me who are in overly optimistic, full of school spirit and bubbly, and “the middle” and can relate to the show’s situations, at the same time a little socially awkward. The walls along with those whose lives are completely different and of her room are covered like watching a different with motivational posters kind of lifestyle. and she never gives up, As Frankie narrates the despite consistently failing. show, she often describes If Sue lived in Hillsboro, I would definitely want to be what it’s like “out here in the middle.” The show usuher friend. ally comes pretty close to Brick is the odd, exceptionally intelligent youngest answering that question,

but for those of us who are there, what really is it like out here in the middle? Life’s not super glamorous, that’s for sure. There are no beaches and palm trees, no mountains for skiing. Originally, I had planned to go far away once I graduate and get a job. I wanted to go somewhere with skyscrapers or beaches. And while I still hope to travel all around the U.S. and the world, something still draws me back here to “the middle” every time: It’s home. Out here in the middle, we don’t need big, tall buildings or tropical beaches (although they would be nice) because this is home,

and that’s where the heart is. Out here in the middle, family is the most important thing. The people in the middle are what make it special. Ball games, campfires and family gatherings don’t require fancy things, but they’re some of the small things that make living in the middle worthwhile. Just like in “The Middle,” most of us have crazy, sometimes dysfunctional families that we love anyway. There’s a lot to love about the middle (although it would be a little more lovable without the wind and tornadoes) and that’s why we all call it home.

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about how our worst moments propel us into a future already carved out for us. I’m sure it’s all the above. There are some seriously positive vibes floating



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ow that summer is upon us, I’m super excited about getting to spend some time outside. Just like every summer, I’ll be attempting to garden a bit, by which I mean I’ll be watering a bunch of tomato plants that won’t give me any tomatoes and some flowers that will be lucky to SPICE UP thrive through July. To be fair, I have a very sneaky squirYOUR LIFE rel who likes to steal anything good out Lindsey of my garden, but to be honest, I’m a Young pretty terrible gardener. I’m going to keep trying, though, because not only am I too stubborn to give up on it, but I also love eating things I grow myself. For those of you who are much better gardeners, I have a great recipe for pasta salad for you to try this summer as your gardens begin to overflow with deliciousness. This recipe comes from a blog called “The Seven Year Cottage.” I followed the directions almost completely, although I think you could substitute in any other veggies you have on hand. You can find the original post at *** Pasta Salad Ingredients 1 pound rotini pasta (I used whole grain) 1 green pepper (seeded and diced) 1 cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced) 3 Roma tomatoes (diced) 1 cup shredded carrots 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used mild) 6-ounce can black olives (drained) 16-ounce bottle Italian salad dressing (I used zesty, fatfree) Freshly cracked black pepper to taste Directions Boil a pot of salted water. Add pasta and cook until it’s al dente. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water to cool off. Combine the pasta and other ingredients in a large bowl (This makes a ton of salad. I ended up using a large pot to stir mine because my bowl was overflowing.). Stir everything together gently. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight. *** This turned out really well, and while it was delicious when I first made it, it was even better once it sat in the refrigerator overnight. Hopefully, you’ll have plenty of plants to harvest this summer, and even if you don’t, we’re extremely blessed to have some great farmers markets in our area, so at least you can be like me and take advantage of others’ green thumbs. And if anyone is in need of a veggie-loving squirrel, I have one I’d love to give you.

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Hillsboro council OKs contribution for city employees gested the city designate $500 toward the flex plan of each employee for one year. With the mayor casting the deciding vote, the Hills- The discussion moved to a boro City Council agreed at $25 per month contribution its May 20 meeting to match match, but two motions on the issue failed to gather employee contributions up sufficient support. to $41 per month for the At Tuesday’s meeting, city’s flexible spending McCarty said he wanted the account for health-related matching contribution to expenses. increase to $41 per month— Councilor Byron which comes close to McCarty made the motion Paine’s original suggestion after the council had completed its published agenda. of $500—to “show the employees we appreciate He encouraged City Administrator Larry Paine what they do for us.” Councilor Bob Watson to make it clear to employseconded the motion. When ees that the financial gescouncilors Shelby Dirks and ture is guaranteed for only Marlene Fast cast dissentone year. At its May 6 meeting, the ing votes, Mayor Delores council had discussed a one- Dalke voted yes to break the 2-2 tie. year contribution to the If every city employee employee FSA as a way to offset a deductible increase participated in the matching contribution, the plan from $750 per year under would cost the city about the city’s current health plan to $1,400 under the new $13,000. Photography feted plan from Blue Cross Blue Mark Chesney, chief Shield the council adopted executive officer and genduring the same meeting. eral manager of the Kansas The new BCBS policy is Power Pool, was at the meetexpected to save the city ing to present Hillsboro resiabout $69,000 in premium payments for the next year. dent Tom Stoppel with a $50  See Council, Page 7 Paine originally had sug-



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Hillsboro resident Tom Stoppel (middle) holds his winning photo that was inclouded in the Kansas Power Pool annual report. With him are Mayor Delores Dalke and Mark Chesney, KPP chief executive officer.

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been the initial purchaser of the land until the parent company was ready to move ahead with the store. Various theories about the identity of the parent company circulated for weeks. Wal-Mart frequently was mentioned, but was neither confirmed or denied by Dalke, the only local person who knows its identity. “From the people that felt this new business would step on their toes, they’re extremely elated that it’s

not happening,” Dalke said in regard to the recent letter. “Other than that, I haven’t been talking to people on the street that much, (but) I have talked to the people that felt it would have a direct effect on their business.” Criticism of the council’s decision to sell the land to a Fortune 500 company frequently centered on the possibility that locally owned competing businesses would suffer, and perhaps be forced out of business. But Dalke said last week she was disappointed by the letter of withdrawal.

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City of Florence receives grant money for swimming pool pump Florence Mayor Mary Shipman (right) accepts money from the Florence Community Foundation on behalf of the city to pay for a new swimming pool pump. Chauncy Gerbitz (middle) is a representative from the Central Kansas Community Foundation, which is the umbrella foundation for the Florence Foundation. At left is Sara Dawson, president of the Florence Community Foundation board. Shipman received a $1,000 check from the foundation. This is the third year the foundation has awarded grants to worthy causes in Florence. Recipients must be not-for-profit groups in order to be eligible. The money donated to FCF will stay forever in Florence and 5 percent of the fund is given out each year in the form of grants. This amount will continue to grow as the fund grows.

Farmers’ fortunes blowin’ in the wind BY JOHN


Kansas Farm Bureau

Most Kansas farmers and ranchers have seen about everything. Still the sight of the white combine headed for a wheat crop, or soil leaving the home, is enough to make their blood run cold. That’s just what April and May have ushered into the Sunflower State—day after day of winds 20, 30 and 40 mph with gusts more than 60 mph. These winds never quit. They’re relentless. Traditionally, Kansas winds slow when the sun goes down. Not the last couple months. All across the state winds continue to howl long into the night and strengthens when the sun rises the next day. “Of course, I’m always disappointed if we aren’t able to keep somebody that we thought was coming (to town with a new business),” she said. The mayor said small, rural communities can’t afford to turn away legitimate business ventures, even when they may be in competition with existing businesses. “What happens when the next one comes along?” she asked. “I said to a couple of businesses that felt like it would step on their toes, ‘You’re just going to have to make your business so prosperous that nobody else will think they want to come in.’ “Or else they might

county, Newland says. In fact, it’s blown across the entire southeastern part of “I’ve never seen this Kansas. kind of wind in my life“You see plenty during a time,” says Joe Newland, lifetime,” the 60-year-old Wilson County farmer. “A farmer/stockman says. “But couple weeks ago, the day turned dark and you could- when you see the soil blow off your farm, it’s like getn’t see to drive in a few ting hit in the gut. It’s a areas.” harsh feeling when you Newland grows, corn, soybeans, wheat and some can’t do anything about it. During previous years hay while running about when the winds kicked up 350 head of momma cows and started to blow, in southeastern Kansas. Newland would hook a He’s farmed nearly 50 rotary hoe behind his tracyears. tor and run strips across the Winds in his region of blowing land breaking the the state sometimes blow soil into clods that would for a day or two in a small stop the dirt from blowing. field or section of a field. Wind-control measures Never for too long or too haven’t worked as well this strong, but that’s not the year but farmers keep trycase this spring. ing. Plain and simple, there It’s blown for days on just hasn’t been enough end throughout the entire moisture. Spring rains in April come in anyway because totaled 1.5 inches across his this is a good place to do business.” Dalke said though she is disappointed in the recent turn of events, she is not  from Page 3 discouraged about the homemade trailer valued at $600 future. were reported stolen from a loca“I don’t think that based tion on 80th Road, Florence. Sometime between 12:01 a.m. on the fact that this one (business), at this point, has May 19 and 11 a.m May 20, a TriCounty Telephone billboard in Linfallen through that we’re colnville was damaged. Value of the sign and labor was placed at going to quit recruiting,” $600. she said. Sometime between 12:45 a.m. “I don’t know who the and 1:20 a.m. May 21, burglary was attempted at a residence in Goesnext one is going to be—no sel. more than I knew who this At 11:50 p.m. May 21, John Rayone would be (when the city mond Cope, 52, Andover, was drivwas approached),” she said. ing a 2001 Dodge R15 pickup southbound in the 1200 block of In“But we’re going to have to digo near 130th. The vehicle hit and killed a black cow that was keep recruiting if we’re standing in the traffic lane. Deputy going to keep growing here M.E. Ottensmeier investigated. in town.”



PUBLIC AUCTION Offering Personal Property for sale at Public Auction, located at 513 Spruce Ave., Moundridge, KS on:

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Legal Description: Lot 18, Block 43 of 27-21-2, to the City of Moundridge, Kansas. Property is improved with a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1164 sq. ft. home built in 1961, with a full basement, CH/CA, attached single garage, oversize double detached garage. This property has a Hot Spring Spa enclosed hot tub, lawn sprinkler system, solar panels, pellet stove, kitchen appliances and large trees . Attend this Auction prepared to BID AND BUY!!!



TERMS: Cash day of sale. Statements made day of sale take precedence over advertised statements.

1990 GMC Sonoma pickup, 103,631 miles; Swisher ZTR Big Mow riding lawn mower; 5 pc. bedroom set; dresser & mirror; sofa; blue rocker; wooden rocker; Waterfall dresser; sm. Walnut table; kitchen table with 2 benches; clocks; buffet; old mirrors; chest-of-drawers; leather sofa & recliner; TV; washer & dryer; Oak coffee & end tables; sm. apt. refrigerator; sm. apt. upright freezer; exercise equip.; wicker coffee table; desk; leather rocker; entertainment center; bar stool; wooden book shelves; fan; lamps; pictures; glassware including: amber, pink, green, blue depression, uranium, cannisters; china set; animal figurines; pottery; VHS & DVD movies; children’s & numerous books; records; CD’s; jewelry & jewelry boxes; old purses; games & toys; flute & music stand; metal shelving; socket sets; drill & bits; patio table & chairs; lawn chairs; lawn spreader; bird feeders; office divider walls; bicycles; garden tools; ladders; hand tools; folding chairs; camping supplies; cookbooks; Tupperware; Corning Ware; pots & pans; blender; coffee makers; vacuum; microwave; quilt rack; linens; bedding; step stool; craft items; Christmas decorations; numerous boxes not opened.


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LAND AUCTION Offering for sale at Public Auction, located from the 4-way stop in Hesston, KS 4 miles east & 2 miles north or from the intersection of Goessel, KS & K-15 Hwy. 5 miles south & 3/4 mile west on:

Tuesday, June 17 at 10:00 am 50 +/- Acres Harvey County Land Legal Description: Part of the N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of 6-22-1E, 50 acres more or less, Harvey County Kansas. This tract consists of 46.7 acres of tillable ground, balance in trees & ROW. The soil consists of Ladysmith silty clay loam & Goessel silty clay with an approximate slope of 0-1%. Attend this Auction prepared to BID AND BUY!!!

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nect in the 100 block of North Ash. Officer conducted DARE class at the elementary school. May 14: Subject reported a lost wallet. Property dispute in the 300 block of North Madison; dispute over a dog. Report of an illegal dump at Tabor College; someone had thrown tires in a Dumpster. Report of a reckless driver in Memorial Park. Checked suspicious activity in the 100 block of North Main. Report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of South Washington; a 24-year-old Hillsboro woman and a 26-year-old Hillsboro man were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail. May 15: Damage complaint in the 200 block of South Birch; subject reported damage to a fence. Report of a minor traffic accident in the 200 block of North Main; no report taken. Harassment complaint in the 300 block of North Madison. May 16: Theft report in the 600 block of South Washington; subject reported her keys stolen; the keys were later located in her car. Report of a skunk in the 200 block of South Adams. Parking complaint in the 200 block of South Lincoln. Camper hook up in Memorial Park. May 17: Property dispute in the 900 block of East D Street; dispute over the sale of a baby crib. Traffic control for Tabor College graduation. Parking complaint in the 400 block of South Adams. Assist the Salina Police Department with a threat complaint. Child custody dispute in the 300 block of North Main. Park curfew violation in Memorial Park. Report of an illegal vehicle being operated in the 200 block of North Jefferson.

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Seller: The Estate of Frank Matson Auction Location: 126 PEARL ST., COTTONWOOD FALLS, 66845 AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: Frank was a true craftsman and had top of the line tools. Most of the tools, appliances and household items are in like new condition, Frank took immaculate care of his things. This is a great opportunity to get some high quality items. We hope to see you at the auction!


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HILLSBORO POLICE DEPT. Daily log, May 11-17 May 11: Report of juveniles playing with air soft pistols in Memorial Park. Report of a disorderly juvenile in 400 block of South Main; juvenile was yelling profanity at other juveniles. Report of an out-of-control juvenile in the 300 block of North Birch; the juvenile was angry and throwing objects. May 12: Report of a stolen bicycle. Burglary report in the 200 block of West Grand. Assisted the Department for Families and Children with an investigation. May 13: Traffic complaint in the 100 block of North Birch. K-9 unit searched the schools. 911 discon-

fields this spring. Little precipitation has fallen so far in May. Typically, southeastern Kansas receives the most rain in the state during this time frame. “Most years, we receive several rains of two and three inches in March, April and May,” the veteran farmer/stockman says. These abundant rains fill farm ponds and pave the way for plenty of pasture growth and healthy corn, bean and milo crops. This year, unfortunately, a few pond levels have dropped nearly 50 percent. While his cow herd still has enough grass, due to the lack of rain his fescue isn’t the lush green color it typically is. “Some of it’s turning that off-green color,” Newland says. “Our grass needs rain.”

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The Goessel City Council decided at its May 19 meeting to set Friday, June 20, as the date for a come-and-go farewell reception for City Clerk Anita Goertzen. The reception, marking her 24 years of service to the city, will be from 2-5 p.m. in the city building community room. Goertzen began working for Goessel in 1990 as the utility billing clerk. She became city clerk in 1996. She will end her employment at the end of June. Goertzen and husband Arlen are moving to Colorado. The council also discussed its water warning. Even though some rain has fallen recently, the area is still considered in a drought, and the city is still under a Stage 2 warning. As a result, addresses with odd numbers may water on odd-numbered days, and addresses with even numbers may water on even-numbered days. Other business In other business, the council:  welcomed Jennifer Whitehead as the new city clerk “in training.” Her first day was May 19, and her hours will increase to fulltime in July.  reappointed Greg Nikkel as municipal judge, Marilyn Wilder as city attorney and Donna Cook as city treasurer.

 reviewed the police report: two warnings for illegal parking, five tickets and nine verbal warnings for speeding. Two of the tickets were for speeders driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. Police also checked on a semi that was broken down for four hours at the K-15/215 intersection because of a broken axle.  viewed a sample of a new website for the city that Fern Bartel had created. She used the library’s new projector for her council presentation. “I really enjoy the creative process,” she said. The city did have a Web page with Blue Skyways, but the state is discontinuing that as of June 1. Laura Daily had maintained that website, and the council expressed appreciation for her service. Wix is the new Web host that the city is considering. Pictures and a Goessel city map would be included on the site. Wix charges a monthly fee of $8.85, and a Facebook page is linked to the website. Mayor Dave Schrag said, “This is user-friendly.” Councilor Jim Wiens said the city will have to reregister the city’s domain name with Wix every year or two. He estimated the cost for re-registering at around $20.  viewed a DVD of the water tower. Public Works Director Karen Dalke said  See Goessel, Page 12


Florence library receives $1,000 grant from local foundation Florence City librarian Ali Johnson (middle) accepts $1,000 from the Florence Community Foundation on behalf of the city to pay for repairing windows at the facility. Chauncy Gerbitz (right) is a representative from the Central Kansas Community Foundation, which is the umbrella foundation for the Florence Foundation. At left is Sara Dawson, Florence Community Foundation board president.

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gift card as the winner of a KPP photography contest. KPP provides wholesale electric service more economically by negotiating better rates as a pool of communities. Hillsboro and Marion are KPP members. For the contest, local citizens in member communities were asked to provide photos displaying the use of electricity in their cities. “The theme was to draw attention to simple ways electricity in a modern society not only created convenience, but in a lot of cases created vitality,” Chesney said. Stoppel’s winning photo was of the downtown business district showcased at night with Christmas lights. The photo was used in KPP’s annual report booklet for 2013.

“Put something soft or fears of people looking at under their head,” she said, me differently,” Lilly said. “so they don’t get a concusSensitive to her condi from Page 1 sion or brain damage. Antion, Lilly said her feelings other important thing to do at times are easily hurt. not, but Karen said the atis call for help, especially if “One kid said I looked tacks have been continuous. you don’t know what to do. like I was possessed by the “When she does get a And look for any medical devil (during a seizure),” seizure, hers are pretty alert bracelets.” she said. “Things like that much grand mal,” Karen Karen said Lilly’s really bother me.” said. After leaving HHS, Lilly seizures can be a lot differA grand mal-type episode ent from the kind other peoenrolled at the Marion results in a loss of conple endure because she gets sciousness and violent mus- County Learning Center. so still. But at some point, she cle contractions. “She will be so tense that wants to return to high Terrifying experience she grabs onto tables, arms school if her situation alOne of the biggest conof chairs and anything can cerns when Lilly is having a lows. fall down on top of her,” “Right now I am doing seizure is keeping her head Karen said. some credit recovery,” she and neck from being inOne of Karen’s biggest said, “because I was so jured. concerns is Lilly not reafraid to go to class that I She stiffens up and, acsponding to her. wasn’t doing my work.” cording to Karen, there’s “I have seen Lilly take a Lilly is also enrolled in not a lot she or anyone can mechanical pencil and bend two classes and will take ando—except hold her head. “I will black out and feel other one over the summer. it in half with three fingers on one hand,” she said. What to do paralyzed and can’t get anyLilly’s worst seizure so If someone is having a one’s attention,” Lilly said. far occurred at the Hillsboro seizure, Lilly said to make “It’s frightening for me not knowing if I will have a con- sure there’s nothing close to Bowling Alley March 25. “All of a sudden, I saw the person to latch onto. cussion, broken bones or even worse, be paralyzed.” The seizure itself, Karen said, can last between 30 seconds to an hour. Sometimes there is a warning before it hits. Lilly said it’s called an aura and “sometimes my stomach hurts or feels funny.” This type of experience, allows Lilly time to prevent injury to herself or others. Karen said at night she might hear her daughter fall to the floor or the family’s Chihuahua will let them know something is wrong. Her seizure disorder also forced her to leave Hillsboro High School during her 1500 E. Main Street sophomore year. Now Leasing One and Two Bedroom Units “I had fears of interruptMust be at least 55 year of age and ing the class with a seizure,



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Paine said a print is being made of the winning photo and it will hang in the city office. Chesney also encouraged the council to consider taking advantage of KPP programs intended to help a community “take greater pride in public power.” The programs range from understanding the challenges and complexities of the electric industry, to community beautification, to local economic development grants. Paine currently is serving as president of the KPP board of directors. Kiwanis donation In his report, Paine announced the local Kiwanis Club has donated $250 toward the second annual Hillsboro Youth Adventure program planned for June 18. Paine said 13 to 14 middle school youth have signed up to participate, which is about twice as

many as participated in the inaugural event last summer. He said the Kiwanis donation will cover most of the expenses for the oneday event, which is intended to introduce youth to the services provided by city government. Other business In other business, the council:  was informed by Paine of target dates in the process for developing the 2015 city budget: June 17 and July 2 for council work sessions; July 15 for setting Aug. 5 as the date for a public hearing; Aug. 5 for the actual public hearing and Aug. 19 for adoption of the final budget.  agreed to purchase two easements from USD 410—one at the elementary school and one at the high school—for $1 each as a requirement for the construction of wider sidewalks for the Safe Routes to School project.

her go into this far-off look and it was about a 25-minute seizure,” Karen said. Life today Lilly said she continues to see a neurologist. “My immune system is very weak,” she added. Her mother sees how the seizures have affected Lilly’s daily life. “I am not comfortable going someplace because I don’t know when they are going to happen,” Lilly said. “I just stay at home.” Prior to her 12th birth-

day, Lilly had no history of seizures. That Lilly was adopted further complicates her situation, according to Karen. “The first five years of her life are unknown (as far as health-related issues),” Karen said. At this point, doctor’s offer no longterm prognosis. “I think a lot of it will need to come from Lilly, and some team effort, but I am hopeful she will go to college and do what she wants to do,” Karen said.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Marion County Board of Commissioners is looking for a volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Any resident in the Burns/Florence area interested in serving, please contact the Marion County Clerk’s office. 200 S. Third, Suite 104, Marion, KS 66861 1-800-305-8851

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Marion clinics merging St. Luke Physician Clinic and Marion Family Physicians will be merging June 2. Roger Schroeder, marketing director at St. Luke Hospital and Living Cente, said the new clinic will be called St. Luke Medical Clinic and will be located at 537 S. Freeborn. Schreoder said the location is where Don Hodson’s clinic is established. Providers include Hodson, Paige Hatcher, medical doctors; and Melissa Batterton and Jaynette Miller, both nurse practitioners. The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with a walk-in clinic available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Tammy Snelling, clinic manager, 620-382-3722 or St. Luke Hospital at 620-3822177.

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TICKET VALIDATION Hillsboro softball and Marion baseball earn state berths as No. 1 regional seeds



Julie Sinclair prepares to fire a pitch to homeplate during the regional championship game against Inman. Sinclair limited the Teutons to one hit while striking out a school record 17 batters in Hillsboro’s 7-0 victory.

Members of the Marion baseball team show off the regional championship plaque they won on their home field with a 3-2 win over Wichita Independent last Tuesday. The team will make its second consecutive appearance at state this weekend.

Sinclair strikes out 17 in regional title game

Marion slips past two Wichita schools for title

with an 8-3 win over league rival Sterling in the semifiFueled by a school-record nals, then shut down Inman pitching performance in the 7-0 behind a one-hit, 17finals, the Hillsboro softball strikeout effort by junior left-hander Julie Sinclair. team validated its No. 1 The Trojans set the tone seeding by winning the Class 2-1A regional tourna- for the title game in the first inning. After Sinclair ment at Moundridge last Tuesday with a pair of con- struck out the side to start it, Hillsboro scored two runs vincing victories. in the home half off Inman The Trojans made it to starter Kristen Knackstedt. the championship game



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Allison Weber led off with a walk and Danae Bina got on when Inman’s catcher dropped her pop fly in fair territory. After the runners advanced on a fly ball by Madison Klein, Weber scored on a ground out by Bradli Nowak and Bina came home on Emily Jost’s single. Hillsboro bumped the  See Title, Page 11

over Wichita Collegiate earlier in the day. In the championship, the The Marion baseball team is headed to the Class Warriors again found them3A state tournament for the selves tied with their opponent heading into the final second consecutive year inning. after defeating Wichita And, just as in the Independent, 3-2, in the Collegiate game, Trevor Marion Class 3A regional Kruse scored the winning last Tuesday. run in the bottom of the The game followed a inning with Taylor similar story line to Heidebrecht at the plate. Marion’s semifinal win



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“They want to make you make mistakes,” coach Roger Schroeder said of Independent. “They’re aggressive on the base paths, not because they’re particularly fast, they just understand that some teams aren’t fundamentally sound. They ran themselves out of some innings early against us because we  See Marion, Page 15

12 Warriors to represent MHS at state track meet gold in the 4x400 relay with a school-record time of 4:08.8. Twelve Warriors will Alicia Maloney earned represent the Marion track the girls’ third gold medal and field team at the state by winning the pole vault by meet in Wichita this weekclearing 10-6. end after qualifying with “Alicia faces basically the top-four finishes at the Philsame competition in the lipsburg Class 3A regional state meet next weekend, meet Friday. “What a great day for the and it will be a great way for her to finish her career Warrior track and field here,” Thierolf said. teams,” coach Grant Additional state qualiThierolf said. “In what was fiers for the girls include arguably the toughest Mermis, third in the 400 regional meet, we per(1:01.55); Kristen Herzet, formed very, very well.” Marissa Jacobson led the fourth in the discus (99-10); and Emily Schneider, Hess, the girls by winning the triple jump with a leap of 36 Ehrlich and Maloney, fourth feet, 13⁄4 inches. She took sil- in the 4x100 (51.69). “We were really proud of ver in the long jump (16-51⁄2) the girls’ 4x100 relay for and the 400 (1 minute, 0.71 finally hitting the handoffs seconds). Jacobson and teammates right and posting a seasonbest time to qualify for Katey Ehrlich, Kelli Hess and Marshelle Mermis won state,” Thierolf said.



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Marissa Jacobson led the Marion girls at the Phillipsburg Class 3A regional meet Friday with a gold medal in the triple jump (36 feet, 13⁄4 inches). She placed second in the long jump (16-51⁄2) and the 400 (1 minute, 0.71 seconds). A total of 12 Warriors will represent Marion at the state meet this weekend.

As a team, the Marion girls placed third with 63 points behind Hesston (69) and Hutchinson Trinity (66). For the boys, James Jones, Kyle Palic and Nick Meyer led the scoring effort. Jones placed third in the long jump (20-101⁄4) and fourth in the triple jump (4211⁄2) “James had a veteran’s day today in the jumps,” Thierolf said. “He didn’t feel well but still jumped far enough to qualify in the long and triple jumps. He got into the third-place spot on his last long jump of the day, mustering up the strength to hit a good mark on that jump.” Meyer won gold in the discus (146-3), while Palic was a close second (146-2).  See Warriors, Page 15

Six Trojans to compete in 10 events at state meet “Emily once again showed why she is one of the premier distance runBattling lightning and rain as well as top competi- ners in the state,” coach Dennis Boldt said. “Few tors from 15 other schools, the Hillsboro track and field girls can boast qualifying in three events. Her 3,200 and team qualified six athletes 1,600 races are her best in a total of 10 events for races and that is our focus. this week’s state meet dur“Knowing she could ing the Class 2A regional qualify in the 800, she Friday at Joel H. Wiens elected to run the race Stadium. Trojan distance runners despite it being before her 3,200. The state schedule is were well represented as juniors Emily Sechrist and an advantage to Emily since she will run the 3,200 Friday Grant Knoll combined for evening then have recovery five state berths. time before her 1,600 the Sechrist won the 3,200 next day. The 800 is the last meters by more than a event on her schedule.” minute with a time of 11 Knoll, meanwhile, placed minutes, 58.19 seconds and third in his 3,200 in 10:46.64 the 1,600 by just over 2 secand third in the 1,600 in onds in 5:29.69 and placed 4:39.35. third in the 800 in 2:32.19.



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“Grant knew exactly where he stood yesterday— his races were going to be tough,” Boldt said. “There will always be a few challengers in distance races when you get to regionals because athletes will focus on only one or two races. The order of events is a great advantage to Grant as he runs the 1,600 prior to the 3,200.” Hillsboro’s other regional champion was sophomore Marah Franz, who cleared 9 feet, 6 inches in pole vault to win by 6 inches and earn a ticket to state for the second year in a row. PHYLLIS RICHERT PHOTO “Marah has quietly been Marah Franz shows the form that earned her a regional championship Friday at the winning medals throughout Class 2A regional meet in Hillsboro. The sophomore cleared 9 feet, 6 inches for the gold  See Trojans, Page 11 medal, which ensured a repeat ticket to the state meet this weekend.



Tabor’s series run continues bringing Kevin Seeger to the plate. Seeger hit a sacrifice fly to deep The ninth-seeded Tabor College right field, and Silva scored to win the game in walk-off fashion. baseball team survived to see In the first inning, Georgia another day with a thrilling, comeGwinnett got on the board quickly from-behind 6-5 victory over No. 6 Georgia Gwinnett in walk-off fash- with a run on three hits. Tabor managed three hits over ion Monday in the Bluejays’ third the first four innings, and the score outing of the 2014 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, remained 1-0 in favor of the Grizzlies until the Bluejays used a Idaho. big fifth inning to take a 4-1 lead. Trailing 5-4 heading into the Armando Castillo led off with a bottom of the ninth, Tabor used a walk, then Pete Lelich reached hit and an error to score two runs base on a sacrifice fielder’s choice. and win the game. Castillo advanced safely to second. With one out, CJ DeDeaux Shaun Reid then bunted and reached on a walk. Grant Silva reached on a base hit to load the knocked out a double on a full count, allowing pinch runner Ryan bases with no outs. Tabor’s first run came when CJ DeDeaux was Neufeld to advance to third and hit by a pitch. Silva walked to score then score the tying run on a misanother, Baez hit an RBI single, played grounder. and Kirk Rocha contributed a sacWith Gadiel Baez at the plate, rifice fly. Kevin Seeger was hit by a Silva stole third base. Both Baez and Kirk Rocha were intentionally pitch to again load the bases, but Troy Torres grounded into a douwalked, loading the bases and



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ble play to end the inning. Georgia Gwinnett responded by tying the game with three runs on three hits (two of them doubles) and two errors in the top of the sixth inning. The Grizzlies then took a 5-4 lead with a solo home run in the top of the eighth, a margin that remained until the final half inning. Tabor totaled six hits to Georgia Gwinnett’s 13. Silva was 2-for-4, including a double, with one RBI. Russell Longworth was the winning pitcher. In one inning, he gave up one hit and no runs. He walked no one and struck out two. Jean Acevedo got the start for Tabor. In 5 1/3 innings, he gave up nine hits and four runs (three earned) while walking one and striking out three. Alex Mann pitched 2 2/3 innings, LILY ARTHUR PHOTO allowing three hits and one run Kevin Seeger reaches second base after hitting a double during the (earned) with one walk and one second inning against Southern Poly Friday in the first game of the strikeout. NAIA Baseball World Series. Seeger later scored the game’s only run  See Tabor, Page 13 to give Tabor the 1-0 victory.

Late rally ends Trojan season ter—plus the team’s only fielding error of the day— If the outcome of a game conspired to turn victory into the agony of an 8-7 seawas always predictable, son-ending defeat. sports wouldn’t be as excit“The bottom line is, the ing when things go unexfirst order of defense is to pectedly well—or as throw strikes, and we didn’t devastating when things go do that,” coach Doug Dick unexpectedly wrong. said. Unfortunately, things Seeds of debacle were went unexpectedly wrong planted almost from the for the Hillsboro baseball start. Senior Jordan Faul, team at the worst possible coming off brilliant pitching time. performances in his last two Leading Inman 7-3, and needing a mere three outs to starts, wasn’t as sharp against Inman. advance to the Class 2-1A “He walked a few guys regional championship game last Tuesday, the strike and was getting behind in the pitch count, but the botzone turned into the Twitom line was his pitch count light Zone for Trojan pitchtotal was up,” Dick said. ers. “Already in that sixth Five walks and a hit bat-



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Jordan Faul fires a pitch during the early innings against Inman. The Trojans led 7-3 when he left the game in the sixth inning.

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The Marion softball team’s season came to a close Monday in a heartbreaking 8-7 loss to No. 4 Hutchinson Trinity in the first round of the Class 3A regional tournament hosted by Southeast of Saline. “Overall, I just felt like we again couldn’t convert on all our opportunities,” coach Jennifer Felvus said. “It was a great fight, which

has characterized our entire season.” Competing at Hutch Trinity, the fifth-seeded Warriors tied the game at 7 with a run in the top of the seventh inning. But the Celtics scored the gamewinning run in the final half inning. Marion jumped to a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Sam Davies and Megan Richmond each knocked out doubles to aid the cause. The Celtics evened the

score at 2-2 after two innings before Marion added a run in the third. Trinity scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-3 lead. In the top of the fourth, Shyla Harris and Bailey Robson hit back-to-back singles, and Sam Davies brought them home with a two-run double that tied the game at 5. In the bottom of the inning, the Celtics scored twice to reclaim the advantage.

Marion drew within 7-6 with a run in the sixth and tied the game in the top of the seventh, using singles by Richmond and Kline. But the Celtics gained the winning run with a run in the bottom of the inning. Sam Davies was 3-for-3 (all doubles) with two RBIs. Richmond was 3-for-4, including a double, and had two RBIs. Marion concludes the season with a record of 1110.

Daugherty 3rd at national track meet Garrett Daugherty led the Bluejays by placing The national-qualifying third in the 800-meter run. His preliminary time of track and field athletes from Tabor College traveled 1:52.33 set a new Tabor to Gulf Shores, Ala., for the record, surpassing the mark set by Landon 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track Goertzen in 2004. and Field Championships. In the finals, Daugherty “We had a great weekend crossed the finish line in both on and off the track,” 1:51.41, outpacing the coach Dave Kroeker said. “Three school records were fourth-place finisher by three hundredths of a secbroken last weekend, and ond. the kids all competed The third-place finish extremely well on the biggave Daugherty his second gest stage of the year.”



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All-American honors for the year. He was also honored for his performance in the indoor 1,000-meter race last March. Hannah Holmes set a new school record in the marathon with a time of 3:23:04.20, placing her 13th among 44 competitors. The mark bettered the previous record held by Christina Addison. Brielle Lund also competed in the marathon, finishing 17th in 3:25:18.70.

Alex Grier bettered his school record in the 200meter dash with a time of 21.52, placing him ninth in the preliminary round. He missed qualifying for the finals by 0.11 seconds. Grier also ran the 100, recording a time of 10.81 in the preliminaries. Caleb Blue, Daugherty, Josiah Oyebefun and Grier competed in the 4x100meter relay. They finished 24th in the preliminaries in 42.29.


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qualified 10 athletes for Canton-Galva—The eight state events at the Eagles participated in the Class 1A regional meet at Class 2A regional track Burlington Friday. meet in Hillsboro Friday. “Both are the highest Cody Savage qualified numbers we have achieved for state in the 100 with a he’ll complete it as abor College’s second-place finish in 11.56 in quite a few years,” coach director of athletics Athletic seconds. Savage also quali- Alan Stahlecker said. and recreational Banquet was Ty Simons led the boys fied in the 200, placing sports and chairman more emotional by placing second in the 110 fourth in 24.02. of the sports studies than usual this year. hurdles (16.42). Nick SalaCompleting the state department at It’s not every day mone finished fourth in qualifiers were Ethan Hillsdale College, you induct a living Loyd, Savage, Trey Moddel- high jump (5-8), while where he’s served legend and the most mog and Zach Snow with a Grant Srajer, Salamone, SIDELINE since 2008. successful long-term Dakota Stimpson and fourth-place finish in the SLANTS Rusty Allen, vice coach in Tabor hisConner Montgomery took 4x100 (46.34). president for intertory into the Hall of Joe fourth in the 4x100 (47.91). As a team, the boys Fame. And while Kleinsasser collegiate athletics As a team, Centre placed placed ninth with 19 points. at Tabor, introduced Don Brubacher Berean Academy won with 13th with 16 points. SouthBrubacher and welcomed would never say it, that’s ern Coffey County won 104. him to the college’s Athletic exactly what he is. Centre—The Cougars  See Track, Page 16 Hall of Fame. Allen rightly After leaving Tabor six years ago for reasons known noted that Brubacher took a chance by hiring Allen as only to a few Taborites, returning for the honor may women’s basketball coach at 705 East Randall – Hesston, Kansas have come with mixed emo- Tabor years ago, even Dr. Mark S. Hall, MD • Dr. Joseph Aiyenowo, MD • Jay Wedel, PA-C though Allen only had high tions for Brubacher. Marcy Brubacher, PA-C • Susan Krehbiel, APRN • Maureen Entz, APRN school coaching experience While on sabbatical in 8 am to 7 pm at the time. fall 2007, Brubacher probaFAMILY PRACTICE Call Monday-Thursday “Don Brubacher served bly anticipated finishing his Internal Medicine 620-327-2440 8 am to 5 pm - Fri. Pediatrics Tabor College with excelcareer at Tabor. Now, it For Appointment (Hospital based in Newton) 8 am to 12 pm - Sat. appears more likely that  See Sideline, Page 15



inning, he was at 110 (pitches) maybe. He was tired, and it was hot. I could just tell he was having a hard time with his control.” After Faul issued his fifth walk of the game with one out in the sixth, Dick brought in sophomore Dylan Nelson, who ended the inning when a fly out turned into a double play. Nelson began the fateful seventh with a walk, but then got two outs on a fielder’s choice and a strikeout. With one out to go, Nelson walked Inman’s Blayne Konrade, then hit Wyatt Regehr with a pitch to load the bases. Senior Cody Delk came in

from shortstop to relieve Nelson, but momentum was slipping away. The first batter reached on an error, then Delk walked the next two. With the score at 7-6 and the bases loaded again, Trojan ace Austin Cross, who was penciled in to start the championship game, came in. No. 7 hitter Greyson Wood managed a ground-ball, two-run single to right. Cross retired the next batter, but by then five Teutons had crossed the plate. The Trojans still had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the seventh. Delk managed a base hit with two outs, but the season  See HHS, Page 14

AREA BASEBALL Canton-Galva—The No. 6 Eagles hosted a Class 2-1A regional baseball tournament last week but lost their first-round game to No. 3 Inman, 13-12, Monday. “We walked and hit too many batters as 10 of the runs that scored for Inman were given a free pass,” coach Kelly Nelson said. “We outhit Inman 10-7 but also had some baserunning mistakes that cost us. “The boys competed hard to the end but just came up short.” Connor Farnham and Jacob Struber were each 3for-4 with one RBI. Ethan

Loyd led with two RBIs. Relief pitcher Jacob Dailey absorbed the pitching loss. Over 12⁄3 innings, he gave up two hits and one run (earned) while walking one batter and striking out one. “Jacob Dailey was the hard luck loser as he only gave up one run in relief but it happened to be the winning run,” Nelson said. Nick Bray started and went two innings, Tanner Klingensmith pitched 21⁄3 innings. Canton-Galva concludes the season with a record of 6-15.



Hillsboro 8, Sterling 3

Inman 8, Hillsboro 7

May 20, regional semifinal at Moundridge Sterling (10-11) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0— 3 7 4 Hillsboro (19-2) 0 0 4 1 0 3 x— 8 9 1 HHS pitching: Weber (W 9-2), 7 innings, 28 batters, 7 strikeouts, 0 walks, 6 hits, 3 run, 1 earned run. Catcher: Klein. HHS hitting (ab-r-h-rbi): A. Weber 4-2-1-0, D. Bina 3-3-2-0, M. Klein 3-1-1-1, B. Nowak 40-1-1, E. Jost 4-1-0-0, J. Sinclair 3-0-2-2, S. Heiser 3-0-1-0, S. Unruh 2-0-0-0 (M. Merrell 10-0-0), K. Lucero 3-1-1-0. Totals: 29-8-9-4. 3B: Klein. 2B: Weber, Bina, Sinclair.

May 20, regional semifinal at Galva Inman (12-8) 200 010 5—8 3 6 Hillsboro (13-6) 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 — 7 14 1 HHS pitching: Faul 5.1 innings, 22 batters, 2 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 5 walks, 7 strikeouts; Nelson 1.1 innings, 6 batters, 0 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 1 hit batter; Delk (L 2-2) 0.0 innings, 4 batters, 0 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts, 1 hit batter; Cross 0.1 innings, 2 batters, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts. Catcher: Hanschu. HHS hitting (ab-r-h-rbi): M. Allen 4-1-3-2, C. Delk 4-1-0-0, J. Faul 4-2-1-0, A. Cross 3-1-2-0, D. Dick 2-0-1-0, J. Hanschu 4-0-2-2, D. Nelson 4-0-1-1, B. Vogt 4-1-1-0, J. Hilliard 3-1-2-0. Totals: 32-7-14-5. 2B: Allen, Vogt, Dick.

Hillsboro 7, Inman 0 May 20, regional finals at Moundridge Inman (13-9) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0 1 3 Hillsboro (18-2) 2 2 0 0 0 3 x— 7 10 2 HHS pitching: Sinclair (W 11-0), 7 innings, 26 batters, 17 strikeouts, 1 walk, 1 hit, 0 runs. Catcher: Nowak. HHS hitting (ab-r-h-rbi): A. Weber 2-2-1-0, D. Bina 1-2-1-0, M. Klein 4-1-2-3, B. Nowak 20-0-2, E. Jost 4-0-2-2, J. Sinclair 4-1-2-0, S. Heiser 4-0-2-0, S. Unruh 3-0-0-0 (M. Merrell 10-0-0), K. Lucero 1-1-0-0. Totals: 26-7-10-7. 2B: Bina, Klein, Heiser 2.

Hutch Trinity 8, Marion 7 May 19, regional 1st round, at Hutchinson Marion (11-10) 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 — 7 12 2 Hutch Trinity 0 2 3 2 0 0 1 — 8 13 3 MHS pitching: Richmond, 61⁄3 innings, 13 hits, 8 runs, 7 earned runs, 5 walks, 12 strikeouts. MHS hitting (ab-r-h-rbi): Felvus 4-1-2-1, S. Davies 3-1-3-2, M. Davies 3-0-0-0, Kroupa 31-1-0, Richmond 4-1-3-2, Kline 4-0-1-1, Harris 4-1-1-0, Robson 3-2-1-0, May 3-0-0-0, Meyer 1-0-0-0.

Marion 3, Independent 2 May 20, regional final at Marion Independent 000 200 0—263 Marion (21-1) 002 000 1—321 MHS pitching: Voth, 7 innings, 29 batters, 6 hits, 2 runs, 0 earned runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts. Catcher: Steele. MHS hitting (ab-r-h-rbi): Robson 1-1-0-0, Lewman 3-0-0-0, Voth 3-0-1-0, Seacat 3-0-0-0, Kruse 0-1-0-0, Heidebrecht 3-1-1-1, Baldwin 3-0-0-0, Williams 3-0-0-0, Steele 2-0-0-0, Case 2-0-0-1.

Marion 2, Collegiate 1 May 20, regional semifinal at Marion Collegiate 100 000 0—130 Marion (20-1) 001 000 1—251 MHS pitching: Case, 7 innings, 25 batters, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts. Catcher: Williams. MHS hitting (ab-r-h-rbi): Robson 3-1-1-0, Lewman 2-0-0-0, Voth 3-0-1-0, Seacat 3-0-0-0, Kruse 0-1-0-0, Heidebrecht 4-0-2-1, Baldwin 3-0-0-0, Williams 2-0-0-1, Steele 3-0-1-0, Case 2-0-0-0.



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the season in pole vault and she has found herself with the top jump yesterday,” Boldt said. Her brother, senior Avery Franz, qualified for state with a couple of second-place finishes. His mark of 41-73⁄4 in the triple jump was less than 4 inches behind the winner. “Avery was excited to jump in the rain, he doesn’t let the elements affect his performance,” Boldt said. “He has gained great confidence in his triple and that was obvious today.” Franz’s time of 53.37 in the 400 meters left him 1.5 seconds behind Ethan Carter of Oswego. “He was determined to qualify in the 400 and when I saw his start, I knew he established himself as a top place winner by the end of his first 200 meters,” Boldt said. Senior Taylor Vogt and junior Tara Proffitt turned in season-best performances to book their tickets to state. Vogt finished as the runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 36-13⁄4. Proffitt placed fourth in the open 400 in 1:04:21. “Having your best day as a senior in regional competition is the hope of every athlete and coach, and that is what happened to Taylor today,” Boldt said. “She basically ignored the elements and concentrated on the task at hand and did a great job today.” Boldt said Proffitt, who had yet to medal in the 400 at a major meet this season, is an example of why an athlete should never give up. “She has done a much better job getting out of the blocks early and stretching out the backside of the track,” Boldt said. “Her strong final 30 meters carried her through for a qualifying finish.” Beyond the athletic

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Hillsboro’s Kennedy Lucero slides safely into third base on Allison Weber's blooper between first and second base during the third inning of the game with Sterling. lied for four runs against Sterling pitcher Sarah Stallings. The Black Bears were their own worst enemy, committing two errors in the inning—including a dropped pop-up by the second baseman with two outs and two runs already in. Julie Sinclair followed with a single that brought home Danae Bina, who had singled earlier, and Emily Jost, who was the beneficiary of the dropped pop-up. The four-run burst proved to be all the support pitcher Allison Weber (9-2) would need. She scattered seven hits over seven innings while recording seven strikeouts. “Allie was very effective,” coach Stephanie Sinclair said. “She threw well the first time we faced them, and it seemed like her confidence got stronger each inning. I was really pleased to see her finish the seventh inning strong.” Sterling did score an error-aided run in the fourth inning to narrow the lead to 4-2, but the Black Bears returned the favor by dropping a fly ball in right field that enabled Bina to score from second base. A three-run burst in the bottom of the sixth secured the win. Another dropped fly ball in right field enabled Weber and Bina to score

after they had doubled and singled, respectively. Nowak then singled home Klein, who hit the fly to right. Seven Trojans contributed to the team’s ninehit total. Bina and Sinclair each had two hits, including a double each. Klein contributed a first-inning triple. “Everyone in the lineup is a threat,” Coach Sinclair said. Coming—Hillsboro will be the No. 3 seed at the Class 2-1A softball tournament in Great Bend this weekend. The Trojans (20-2) will open against No. 6 McLouth (17-4) at 7 p.m. Thursday. With a win, Hillsboro will play the winner of No. 2 EllSaline 23-0 and No. 7 Spearville (16-7) in the semifinals at 10 a.m. Friday. On the other side of the bracket, No. 1 Chase County (23-0) will face No. 8 Oswego (15-8) in one first-round game Thursday, while No. 4 Udall (20-3) will take on No. 5 Yates Center (19-4) in the other matchup. The third-place game will begin at noon Friday and the championship game will begin at 1 p.m. All games will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex. “State will have good competition,’” coach Stephanie Sinclair said. “We will continue to refine and practice to be best prepared.”

“This event is about the athletes—all the athletes who competed—and I wanted to let everyone who helped make this event possible we appreciate their efforts. “Our facility is second to none, and quite frankly I don’t know if this event would have been finished tonight hosted by the majority of other schools.” State meet—Class 2A will join 1A and 3A in the afternoon session Friday, and then all day Saturday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Avery Franz in triple jump, Taylor Vogt in shot put and Marah Franz in DON RATZLAFF / FREE PRESS pole vault will be the first Senior Taylor Vogt qualified Trojans to battle for a medal for state with the best efwith their events beginning fort of her season: 36 feet, at 3 p.m. 13⁄4 inches. Avery Franz and Tara Proffitt will run in the 400 accomplishments, weather preliminaries at 3:35 and was a constant story line. 3:55, respectively. Lightning prompted a oneEmily Sechrist will run hour delay early in the the 3,200 at about 7:20 p.m. meet, and with additional off-and-on rain showers, the Friday. The next day, the 1,600 will run around 1:20 event lasted until 9:30 p.m. “There were a lot of peo- p.m. and the 800 around 5:05 ple who made this event pos- p.m. Grant Knoll will run his sible, including so many 3,200 at around 7:40 p.m. who braved the elements to ensure the kids had a great Friday and the 1,600 at around 2:05 Saturday. day,” Boldt said.

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Jasee Hamm, 9, of Hillsboro, was one of several children scrambling for bullet casings following the conclusion of Monday’s Memorial Day Service. “I found this one over there where they were shooting,” she said. “I collect them and have 10 (casings) so far.” Jasee is the daughter of Carla and Jason Hamm.

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got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.” Dailey looked at the note and was amazed at the gratitude shown by Myles, Marlar said. According to Marlar, when Myles was only weeks old, his father, Andrew, was killed by a roadside bomb. “(Andrew) was deprived of seeing the young man he had grown into,” he said, “but he was proud of his son for the “pay it forward” attitude. Selfless acts Another group that pays it forward every year is the American Legion Post 366, he said. “They have a ceremony like this to commemorate the memory of those who passed before us or even the nine soldiers and sailors who are written on the monument behind me,” Marlar


said. “They all paid the ultimate sacrifice.” In addition to the ceremony, the AL Post puts up an avenue of flags. “It is a glorious, beautiful avenue of flags,” he said. Seeing this, Marlar said he recalls a quote from his wife’s Uncle Eddison Schmidt, a sergeant in WW II and a veteran, whose name will be called during

the roll call of the dead. “He would say: There is nothing more beautiful than Old Glory flying in the breeze.” Marlar said the flags are a testimony to that and what the AL Post 366 does for the community when it pays it forward. The AL Post also has other programs that help out the family of service members when they return,

one hit—a single by Kevin Seeger in the top of the eighth.  from Page 9 Jacob Webb sustained Oklahoma Baptist— the pitching loss. He scatTabor’s efforts against toptered six hits over eight seeded Oklahoma Baptist innings and gave up three fell short Saturday in the runs (one earned). He Bluejays’ second outing of walked four batters and the World Series. struck out six. Tabor mustered three Oklahoma Baptist’s hits to OBU’s six and lost, 3- Julian Merryweather gave 1. It was the teams’ second up three hits and one meeting this year. In the unearned run in nine first, Tabor lost, 6-5. innings. He walked three Oklahoma Baptist struck Bluejays and struck out 14. first after hitting an RBI sinRocha, Seeger and Jean gle in the bottom of the sec- Acevedo each had one hit ond inning. for Tabor. The Bluejays answered Southern Poly—Tabor with a run in the top of the gained a 1-0 victory over No. fifth. Kirk Rocha singled to 8 Southern Poly (Ga.) score pinch runner Ryan Friday in the first game of Neufeld, who had entered the World Series. the game after CJ DeDeaux With Jean Acevedo on reached base on a misplayed the mound in relief of grounder. starter Junior Mustain, The Bison broke the tie Tabor earned the win when in the bottom of the sixth, Southern Poly stranded the using a hit and an error to tying run on base in the top score a run. They took a 3-1 of the ninth inning. lead with a run in the botThe final half inning tom of the seventh, again began with a Hornet double using one hit and one error down the left-field line, folto score. lowed by a sacrifice bunt to Over the next two move the runner to third. innings, Tabor mustered Acevedo and the Bluejays

escaped unscathed, however, when the next two batters grounded out. Mustain got the start for Tabor, scattering five hits over 71⁄3 innings. He walked three batters and struck out five to earn the win. Acevedo was credited with the save. Over 12⁄3 innings, he surrendered one hit, walked two batters and struck out one. “Junior was great today,” coach Mark Standiford said. “He made pitches when he had to, and our defense rose to the challenge. We turned three double plays in crucial situations. “Jean got a big strikeout with the bases loaded in the eighth. It was a big win.” The Bluejays got on the board in the bottom of the second inning. Kevin Seeger led off with a double down the right-field line, and Troy Torres followed with a single. After Armando Castillo grounded out, Seeger scored when Pete Lelich grounded out. Tabor managed three hits over the next seven innings and left a total of six runners on base in the

is below average in maturity and doesn’t look as lush and healthy as it should.  from Page 6 “We’re getting a taste of While this region of the what farm ers and ranchers state looks great compared in central and western to western Kansas, the grass Kansas have coped with for in Wilson and Neosho coun- many years,” Newland says. ties is about half the height “It’s a taste we don’t much it typically grows to in mid- care for.” May. Grass 6 inches tall is Oftentimes fall crops in the norm so far this spring southeastern Kansas rather than 8, 10 or 12 receive too much moisture inches. with spring rains. Then Cropping conditions con- flooding can occur and tinue to suffer as well. Corn wash away corn and bean

crops. Not so this year. While Newland hasn’t planted his soybeans yet, it’s drier than it typically is this time of year. He would sure like to see a couple of 2-inch rains before he pulls his planter into the fields. Having farmed for four decades, Newland is far from throwing in the towel. He knows the weather can



tion and he did. Marler said that deployment turned into one of the longest deployments of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “It was 15 months and no other unit stayed that long,” he said. “In the closing months of that, Peter was with his section and they were ambushed. Sgt. David Barry paid with his life and Sgt. Peter Richert paid by losing the bottom half of his right leg.” Marlar said he got the call that the convoy had been attacked and there were casualties. Richert was reassigned to Walter Reed Hospital and Marler said he heard from Sgt. Roger Sinclair that Richert wanted to see him. One of the first things Marlar said they talked was the conversation they had at Ft. Sill. “Do you remember that conversation,” Richert asked. Marlar responded that a day doesn’t go by from the time he heard about the attack and every day after that he doesn’t think about those interviews and the men he game. assigned to do that. The Hornets threatened “Yes, I do remember, in the top of the seventh Peter,” he said. inning with runners on first Looking at the colonel, and third with one out, but Richert said: “I made the the fourth batter grounded right decision.” into a double play to end the half inning. In the top of the eighth, the Bluejays again escaped without surrendering a run. Acevedo entered in relief of Mustain, inheriting a baserunner after the Hornets hit a leadoff single and a sacrifice bunt. The next batter lined out, but after two walks, the bases were loaded. Acevedo struck out the sixth Hornet batter to end the inning. Southern Poly tallied six hits and stranded a total of 11 base runners. 310 S. Grant, Marion - 2 bed 1 These Bluejays each conbath SOLD tributed a hit: Grant Silva, Kirk Rocha, Seeger, Torres and Shaun Reid. Lelich had Tabor’s only RBI. Coming—Tabor was scheduled to face the loser 303 S. Cedar Hillsboro - 2 of No. 3 Oklahoma Wesleybed 1 bath totally remodeled home with fenced in yard an and No. 10 Cumberland $32,000 (Tenn.) Tuesday at 3 p.m. PDT. The winner of that game will play Wednesday at 3 p.m. PDT.

he said, and that is a pay it forward tribute. Sacrifice Another pay it forward story, Marlar said, happened is when he was a battalion commander. “I had the dubious honor to be able to pare down 500 of my soldiers assigned to me to a group of 100 to deploy to Operation Iraqi Freedom,” he said. “I did everything that a good commander would do. I looked at records, deciding to send the best people and people, who could afford being away from their families because had 500 to choose from,” he said. One of the individuals interviewed was Peter Richert of Hillsboro, who was left off the list. But later that evening at Ft. Sill, Okla., Richert came to Marlar asking about how most of his section was picked to go to Iraq. “I said: Yes, Peter, but you have a track scholarship and you have a family.” Richert, however, was determined to go with his sec-

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The message Most people won’t have the opportunity to pay it forward like Richert, Barry or the nine people behind the podium, Marlar said, “Some of us won’t even have the opportunity to give like the people who sacrificed to serve their country when their country called them. “But we do have an opportunity to pay it forward. “God bless you all and may God continue to bless the United States of America,” he said. Other highlights from the service included singing by Yvonne Cushenbery; prayer by Legion Chaplain Wayne Friesen; Memorial Day prayer by Kathy Carr; Larry Cushenbery, coronet and bugler; Lewis Hagen, bugler; the Sons of the American Legion; the AL Auxiliary; the color guard and members of the firing squad for the 21-gun salute. The nine people who gave their lives in service to their country between 1944 and 1970 were: Roy Flaming, Ervin Harder, Herbert Jantzen, William Klassen, Alfred Schroeder, Ronald Schultz, Winston Toews and Leo Warkentin. Post Commander Josh Plenert welcomed the more than 300 people attending the service.

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Largest graduating class at Hillsboro High School gathers for 40-year anniversary The Class of 1974 was the largest class to ever graduate from Hillsboro High School with a total of 90 students, according to class members. Thirty-one people, or one-third of the class, attended a 40-year reunion gathering Saturday at the Parkview Activity Center. They were: back row (from left), Gail (Stotts) Coe, Wilmer Bartel, James Enns, Brad Penner, Kurt Funk, David Loewen, Sandra (Wall) Garrard, Loren Harder, Kim Kaufman, Kevin Jost, Leroy Schmidt; middle row, Terri (Westhafer) Pitts, Gail (Lohrenz) Kliewer, Brenda (Unruh) Enns, Viola (Funk) Penner, Glen Pankratz, Karen (Mohn) Haug, Cheryl (Regier) Shrum, Delora (Reimer) Kaufman, Terri Groening, Debbie (Seibel) Fuller, Angie (Cook) Jost, Barb (Peters) Friesen, Debbie (Suderman) Foth, Gary Penner, Glenda (Loewen) York; front row: Linda Schultz, Sue (Bartel) Wadkins, Sandy (Regier) Rigby, Barb (Regier) Mize and Dick Hein.


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ended when the next batter flied out. Dick said a few more timely hits could have negated Inman’s late rally. “Over the course of the game, we left a lot of run-

ners on base,” he said. “We had 14 hits and only scored seven runs.” The Trojans left a base runner stranded on third in four of the first six innings. Lead-off hitter Micah Allen led Hillsboro’s attack with three hits in four atbats, including a double and two runs batted in.

Jakob Hanschu went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Cross and Justus Hilliard also contributed two hits. Having no way of knowing how events would unfold in the seventh, Dick said he had no regrets about following the game plan he and assistant coach Adam McCormick had laid


out prior to the tournament. “I don’t know—you expect kids to be able to battle at that point and come through for you,” Dick said. “It’s hard to go home knowing we were—at least I thought we were—the best team in the regional. That’s the hardest thing to swallow. “We should have been



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better for how they competed as seniors.” The Trojans ended the season with a 13-6 record and thoughts of what might have been. “I think we had a great season, but it becomes just a good season when you go home early,” Dick said.


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lence and hard work for better than 30 years,” Allen said. “Personally, he was a mentor to me and I have deep appreciation for the time we worked together. God used his gifts in amazing ways. Not only in the Tabor Athletic Department, but the entire institution benefited from all that he gave.”

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were fundamentally sound.” Locked at 2 in the seventh inning, Marion’s defense came up big, mixing two ground outs with a walk and a fly out to prevent Independent from taking the lead. With one out in the seventh, Zac Lewman reached on an error. With Kruse pinch running for Lewman, Bret Voth hit a single up the middle to put runners on first and second . Independent’s pitcher, Avery Riedmiller, then threw eight straight balls, walking Zach Robson to load the bases, then walking Heidebrecht to bring Kruse home for the winning run. “Taylor won both games for us,” Schroeder said. “It was really weird how you can work something out like that, basically six hours apart, to get the same guy at

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Mason Pedersen placed third in the 110 hurdles (16.27). “He is a freshman in a junior/senior dominated event, and as he gets into the weight room and gets stronger, he will be something to watch in the coming years,” Thierolf said. Seth Snelling placed fourth in pole vault with a personal-best height of 12-6. As a team, the boys placed fifth with 46 points. Beloit won with 108. Coming—Marion will compete at the all-class state track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. The Warriors will kick off competition Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Pedersen in the 110 hurdles. The girls’ 4x100 preliminaries is set for 2:55 p.m., while Snelling will pole vault at 3 p.m. Jacobson and Mermis will run the 400 preliminaries at 3:35 p.m. Jacobson will long jump and Jones triple jump at 4:45 p.m., with the girls’ 4x400 relay preliminaries to follow at 5:55 p.m. Maloney will pole vault at 6:30 p.m. and Herzet will throw the discus. On Saturday, Meyer and Palic will start the day by throwing discus at 8 a.m. Jacobson will triple jump at that time. Jones will long jump at 1:15 p.m. Finals for the 110 hurdles, 4x100, 400 and 4x400 will also take place Saturday.

Following the introduction and a standing ovation, it was Brubacher’s turn to speak. He mostly kept his emotions in check, but he paused to compose himself on a couple of occasions. Most of all, he was gracious and moved by the number of former student-athletes who attended. Brubacher congratulated the current student-athletes and coaches for their accomplishments. He expressed appreciation for the honor the plate and the same guy scoring the winning run.” Marion accomplished the win with only two base hits. The Warriors used one of those hits, and a couple of errors, to score two runs in the bottom of the third. After Robson walked with one out, Heidebrecht singled. Dylan Seacat reached on error to load the bases, bringing Grif Case to the plate. Case reached base on a failed attempt at a double play, and Robson scored. With Williams at the plate, Case left first base, and Riedmiller attempted to throw to second for the tag out. However, the throw carried into right field, allowing Heidebrecht to score. “We did to them what they wanted to do to us, which was make us make a mistake,” Schroeder said. Marion, however, gave up two tying runs in the top of the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fourth, and over the next two innings, Independent accounted for the only hit in the game, setting up the final inning. Voth was the winning pitcher. Over seven innings, he gave up six hits and two runs (none earned). He walked three batters with no strikeouts. Heidebrecht and Voth were both 1-for-3 at the plate. Independent made it to the championship game by shutting out Sedgwick, 6-0. Collegiate—After a firstround bye, Marion relied on pitching and defense to come from behind and defeat Wichita Collegiate, 21, in the semifinals Tuesday. Grif Case pitched a complete game, giving up three hits and one unearned run. He walked four batters and struck out eight.

of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. And he shared several stories about his years at Tabor. Brubacher even poked fun at himself for not knowing one of the unusual rules in college women’s basketball during the time (no over-and-back call at midcourt) when he coached the women’s team. After realizing he was wrong for questioning the call, he said he learned not to question officials’ calls after that.

Yeah, right. While he was a very good student-athlete, it was Brubacher’s long-term coaching success that set him apart from anyone in Tabor’s history. Brubacher was named KCAC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year nine times. His teams won 10 regular-season conference championships and two post-season tournament championships. He also coached women’s

soccer for three years and school. was named KCAC Women’s What we know now is Soccer Coach of the Year that Rusty Allen is successtwo times. fully leading Tabor’s athWhen he stepped down letic programs while after his speech, Brubacher Brubacher continues his received yet another standoutstanding career at ing ovation. Hillsdale College. Prior to the event, BruWhatever happened in bacher told me: “I accept it the past, both Tabor and as an honor, deserved or not, Don Brubacher have moved for efforts made to conforward. And both made the tribute to the mission and Hall of Fame induction a goals of the college.” night to remember. Editorial comment: Now that the Hall of Brubacher is far too humFame honor is in Tabor’s ble. If he doesn’t deserve the rearview mirror, the natuhonor, you might as well ral step would be for the pretty close to on time, but it throw out the Hall of Fame school to name the gymnaMarion faced a talented Max Moxley on the mound, was a little bit off-line. altogether. Sustaining sucsium or basketball court in who struck out 17 Warriors Trevor slid in and we left cess for that long doesn’t his honor, because it’s the during the game. them on the field, Schroeder happen very often at any right thing to do. “He was the best pitcher said. we’ve seen all year, hands Heidebrecht was 2-for-4 down,” coach Roger with one RBI. Schroeder said. “We knew State tourney—The he was going to be a strikeWarriors (22-1) are the No. 2 out guy.” seed in the tournament and The Warriors surrenwill get a rematch of last dered an unearned run in year’s first-round game the top of the first inning when they face No. 7 Silver but answered in the third Lake (14-7) Thursday at 4 when Zach Robson scored p.m. at Falley Field in on a bases-loaded walk. Topeka. Last year, Marion “We had a couple hits in lost to Silver Lake, 4-2, in the inning,” Schroeder said. Manhattan. 130 West Main • Marion “We ran the bases well, and If victorious, Marion we were able to scratch a will face the winner of No. 3 run out. We left the bases Wellsville (21-2) and No. 6 loaded, so we had an oppor- Leon-Bluestem (16-7) Friday tunity to do some damage at 1:30 p.m. The champiand we didn’t.” Specializing in matching onship game is scheduled The teams remained tied OEM Colors for Friday at 6:30 p.m. until the final inning. The other half of the Schroeder praised Case’s Auto Windshield Repair & bracket features No. 1 efforts on the mound. Replacement Council Grove (23-0) against “Grif pitched exceptionNo. 8 Galena (12-11) and No. ally well,” he said. “He got Complete Professional Collision 4 Rock Creek (18-5) against stronger as the game went Repair from the Frame Up No. 5 Lyons (18-5). on. He struck out six of his Coach Roger Schroeder eight in the last three said his team is excited at innings.” We work with all the chance to play Silver The Warrior defense Lake a second time. insurance companies! backed Case up, Schroeder “If they would’ve just added, citing the sixth kicked our teeth in last year, “BUILDING ON CUSTOMER SERVICE” inning in which Collegiate I could see our guys being led off with a base hit. like, ‘I don’t want to play “They tried to sacrifice bunt, and we threw the lead them again,’ but because we played OK and we played runner out,” Schroeder said. “Caleb made an excel- them close and we know there’s so much more to our lent call from behind the plate; Grif threw the ball on game than what we showed, I think they’re fired up.” the money to Dylan.” He said the team has In the top of the seventh, high hopes for this year’s after a Collegiate fly out, Case struck out the next two tournament. “I think what we saw last batters. The bottom of the inning year and the experience we began with a strikeout and a had can help us,” he said. “We have to go up there and walk before Bret Voth sinwe have to win Thursday, gled. After a second strikebut our plan isn’t just to be out, Taylor Heidebrecht happy to be there and just singled to score pinch runwin one game. Our goal is to ner Trevor Kruse. “The kid had the throw win the whole thing.”



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pole vault (8-0), the 4x100 relay (55.51) and the 4x400 (4:36.49). As a team, the girls placed seventh with 32 points. Marias des Cygnes Valley won with 107. Heath Goertzen was the sole qualifier for the boys for his performance in the triple jump (39-3¾). The boys’ team placed 11th with 24 points. Southern Coffey County won with 71. Peabody-Burns—The Warriors competed at the Class 2A regional track meet hosted by Hillsboro Friday. “The Warrior track season came to a close Friday night as we did not have any participants qualify for the state meet,” coach Brian Lightner said. “Competition was very good in the events we were participating in, and we were unable to break into the top four.” The Warriors’ top finisher was Junior Edmondson, who placed fifth in the 400 in a personal-best time of 56.16 seconds.


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