• SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro

    Hillsboro head swim coach Stephanie Moss (right) and assistant coach Kalen Moss cheer on members of the swim team during Saturday’s Mid-Kansas League Championship meet while dressed as R2-D2 and Princess Leia. Stephanie said the tradition of wearing costumes to the meet is a throwback to a former summer coach of hers on the Brookridge Swim Team, who, with assistant […]

    SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro
  • PARENTS AS TEACHERS: Read books to your youngsters

    Made from recycled materials, “Chips in a Can” helps children ages 14 to 24 months practice motor skills and eye-hand coordination by dropping small metal lids in the container. They can also develop language skills by identifying the sticker images. “Kids love this game,” said Susie Kliewer, Parents as Teachers coordinator. “Parents get tired of the sound, but it just […]

    PARENTS AS TEACHERS: Read books to your youngsters
  • St. Luke halfway to $1.5 million goal for senior home

    Architect renderings offer a glimpse of the interior, including a fireplace, near the entryway, and the exterior look of the entrance, which is part of a 1,000-square-foot addition to the St. Luke Living Center project. Mike Norris says the “Moving Forward Together” campaign is about halfway to the $1.5 million goal. With staff settling into the expanded and improved St. […]

    St. Luke halfway to $1.5 million goal for senior home
  • A boost for young families

    The Sorensen family of Hillsboro—parents Tania and Wade, and children Aaliyah, 5, Lucas, 8, and Sam, 11—have benefitted from early children programs available in Marion County, including Parents as Teachers, Early Intervention Services and Head Start. “Especially with your first child, you don’t know all the milestones they should be reaching, and they help you with that,” Tania said about […]

    A boost for young families
  • Remember your pets as temps approach triple digits

    With temperatures expected in the high 90s, and Wed­nes­day’s forecast to hit 100, Ivy, a 6-year-old Terrier/Pit mix, sat patiently in the driver’s seat, windows down, watching for her owners, Corey Shields and Chris Haddock of Marion, to exit the Dollar General store. Responsible pet owners like Shields and Haddock understand that leaving windows open just a crack doesn’t count, […]

    Remember your pets as temps approach triple digits
  • Hillsboro Museums opens its exhibit on pioneer trunks

    One of the more ornate moving trunks that are part of the exhibit About 60 people turned out Saturday for the opening of the Hillsboro Museums’ exhibit of immigrant and traveling trunks that Men­nonites from South Russia and Poland used to immigrate to the United States nearly 150 years ago. With museums coordinator Steve Fast holding the microphone, Raymond Wiebe, […]

    Hillsboro Museums opens its exhibit on pioneer trunks
  • Hillsboro Rocks! Family-oriented rock-finding fad is taking off locally

    Analisa Defiesta, administrator of the Facebook page, said 200 members have signed up. The page allows other avid treasure hunters to show off what they find and even find out where their favorite rocks have been. A new activity is catching on in Hillsboro that requires no special talents, no expensive equipment, is free, family-friendly and fun. Known only as […]

    Hillsboro Rocks! Family-oriented rock-finding fad is taking off locally
  • City closes big slide because of new law

    The “big slide” at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice. The big slide at the Hills­boro Family Aquatic Center was officially closed to public use July 1 and will remain closed until further notice, thanks to a new law passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor this spring. The “Kansas Amuse­ment Ride Act […]

    City closes big slide because of new law
  • Hillsboro swim team continues its summer dominance

    lsboro swim team won its third straight swim meet Saturday at Abilene. Here, Sonja Jost glides toward the finish line to win the age 15-18 division in the 200-meter freestyle. For complete results for Hillsboro, see Sports, Page 7A.

    Hillsboro swim team continues its summer dominance
  • Woman credits God for her century of life

    Elfreda Fast will celebrate her 100th birthday with her children, family and friends Sunday afternoon at Park Villa, the assisted-living facility where she resides. e siblings—Janet van Houten of Rapid City, S.D., Dale and Ruth Fast of Chicago, and Lavon and Randy Sperling of Lincoln, Neb.—plan to attend their mother’s birthday celebration Sunday afternoon at Park Villa in Hillsboro. Elfreda […]

    Woman credits God for her century of life

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SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro

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July 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

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Hillsboro wins fourth-consecutive MKL title

Hillsboro wins fourth-consecutive MKL title

July 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Marion’s Arthur Thornhill swims during the boys’ 9-10 100-meter medley relay Saturday...

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County votes to form ‘road study committee’

July 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Marion County commissioners addressed the ongoing concerns for county roads at their regular Mon­day meeting. County residents Linda Peters and Max Hayden, former county...

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Campaign includes expanding and updating medical clinic

July 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The St. Luke Medical Clinic has been expanded and updated with several changes, thanks to the first leg of the “Moving Froward Campaign.” “We expanded the clinic to...

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Firefighters lend a hand with STEM camp for kids

Firefighters lend a hand with STEM camp for kids

July 19, 2017 at 12:41 pm

<p><p>Local firefighters assisted the Hillsboro Recreation Commission’s...