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Hillsboro, Kansas News

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Suicidal gunman dies in officer-involved shooting A brief but tense standoff with an intoxicated and suicidal gunman who fled into a shed in Lehigh ended in a fatal shooting Tuesday evening. Although law enforcement officers would not immediately identify the victim or confirm that he had died, radio tra
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 13 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
EMT called to own house, where wife lay dying in yard Among calls ambulance personnel receive, one provokes anxiety above all others. Here is small-town Kansas, almost every call is someone you know, emergency responder Ben Steketee said. But its almost unfathomable to think of responding to one of your love
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 17 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Storm doubles couple's bad luck If all were right in the world of Tom and Cheryl Potts of Peabody, they would have ridden out Thursdays storm in their 102-year-old two-story house at 612 N. Walnut St. in Peabody, and they still would have a car. However, a December electrical fire rende
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Mini-cows found 7 miles away A half-dozen miniature cattle, missing and feared stolen for five days, were recovered by their owners Sunday from a pasture seven miles away in Butler County. Rudy, Blue Belle, Duck, Daisy, Bessie, and Rosie were in their own pasture, with the gate chain
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Fights break out after Bluegrass at the Lake Two fights, both leading to ambulance calls and one leading to an arrest, broke out after Bluegrass at the Lake this weekend at Marion County Lake The Sheriffs Department, Marions canine unit, and Marion ambulance responded to both incidents one just befo
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Intern finds Kansas's hospitality refreshing Jackson, Mississippi, and Marion, Kansas, are vastly different cultures, but Lee Jones finds Marions culture a pleasant change. A Jackson native, the soon-to-be senior at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, is in Marion for a summer internship
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bureaucratic dollars and sense: How the county spends our money Back when we had a democracy instead of a bureaucracy, county officials were required to publish, in newspaper legal notices, the payee and amount of every check they wrote. Citizens would pore over the published lists of checks, technically called warran
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Commissioners split on awarding re-bid contract County commissioners debated Monday whether to award a contract to demolish the Florence school to the lowest bidder or to a local business whose bid came in close but higher. In the end, they awarded the contract to Belle Plaine-based H Excavating. H Exc
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
From koi ponds to rustic relics, garden tour offers taste of paradise This year, patrons of Marion City Librarys eighth annual Garden Tour can expect to experience five delightful country stops and chance to acquire rustic garden items and refreshments. The tour will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24 throughout the count
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Traffic stop leads to drug, weapon charge Two semi-automatic handguns, 6.5 grams of marijuana, and paraphernalia were reportedly found under a front seat during a traffic stop June 12 at Industrial Rd. and US-56. At 12:32 a.m., Marion officer Lee Vogel pulled over a Chevylet Camaro with a defecti
Hillsboro Star-Journal | 18 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend

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