• YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age

    The four high-school age gubernatorial candidates wait to share their views. From left: Alexander Klein (standing in for Jack Bergerson of Wichita); Ethan Randleas, a Libertarian candidate from Wichita; Tyler Ruzich, a Repub­li­­can from Prairie Village; and Dominic Scavuzzo, a Republican from Leawood. Adults who assume modern youth couldn’t care less about politics, current events and the future of their […]

    YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age
  • HHS alum highlights his son’s super traits

    Chip Reece answers a question posed to him by Zaylee Werth, a sixth grade member of the Hillsboro Middle School Council. Chip Reece, a 1999 graduate of Hillsboro High School, spoke to middle students during an “Book Talk” Feb. 9 in the school’s auditorium. Janet Whisenhunt, director of the Wiebe Media Center, said Reece started his career right in this […]

    HHS alum highlights his son’s super traits
  • Hillsboro council approves interim city administrator

    >Don Osenbaugh of Derby will take on city administrator duties part-time during Larry Paine’s medical leave of absence. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved arrangements at its Feb. 6 meeting to hire a part-time interim city administrator while Larry Paine recuperates from surgery. In late January, Paine was hospitalized in Topeka after collapsing on the steps of the Capitol, where he […]

    Hillsboro council approves interim city administrator
  • Marion student wins county

    spelling bee

    Abby Wesner, representing Marion Middle School, spelled 11 words flawlessly on her way to becoming the 2018 Marion County Spelling Bee champion. Abby qualified for the Kansas Spelling Bee when she spelled “sphinx” correctly. This may have been one of those odd years when the championship word at the Marion County Spelling Bee was one of the easier words that […]

    Marion student wins countyspelling bee
  • Recalling Harvey Girl days

    Helen A. Collins talks about a crate that was used by Fred Harvey to transport items years ago. This and other Fred Harvey artifacts are in the Halstead depot museum in Halstead. Dressed in her perfect white uniform, with all her waitressing training behind her and possessing job qualifications of being upstanding and having a good reputation, Helen A. Collins […]

    Recalling Harvey Girl days
  • Hillsboro: 2017 was a year for completion

    Hillsboro citizens gathered May 4 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital. Five and a half years after the ground-breaking, HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. completed construction on the $11.4 million facility along U.S. Highway 56. Several significant construction projects that were years in the making came to completion in Hillsboro during 2017. “I think […]

    Hillsboro: 2017 was a year for completion
  • From Tabor to trainer

    Jeremiah Randall, head athletic trainer for the Houston Astros, walks with shortstop Carlos Correa during a game. In his role, Randall is directly involved with the team’s Major League roster, handling health issues from common colds to broken bones.<p> Until last month, Jere­miah Randall hadn’t set foot in Hillsboro since graduating from Tabor College in 2004. He’s done a few […]

    From Tabor to trainer
  • Winning competitive Kansas photo contests runs in the family

    Courtesy Photo Trudy Hein, a sixth-grader at Hillsboro Middle School, won first place out of 627 sixth-grader entries in the statewide “Happy Birthday, Kansas” photo contest. Her winning photo was taken during wheat harvest at her grandparents’ house north of Hillsboro. Trudy received an iPad as her prize. Her parents, Kerry and Rachel Hein, and their three daughters attended the […]

    Winning competitive Kansas photo contests runs in the family
  • Symphony will be Flaming Center’s first guest performance

    >The newly opened Shari Flaming Center for the Arts will welcome the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra for its first guest performance this Saturday. The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra had a dilemma, and the Tabor College Music Department found a solution. The result: The music department will host its first guest performance in the newly opened Shari Flaming Center for the […]

    Symphony will be Flaming Center’s first guest performance
  • Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

    Surrounded by his current team, Darrel Knoll displays the plaque he received for 500 basketball victories, which Knoll achieved midway through his 30th season at Hillsboro High School. Success in basketball is doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time. And work hard during practice. That formula for winning basketball games was celebrated Jan. 9 in […]

    Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

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YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age

YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age

February 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm

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Marion girls win twice, record climbs to 15-4

Marion girls win twice, record climbs to 15-4

February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Courtney Herzet splits a pair of Inman defenders during the first half of Tuesday’s game...

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Food commodities to arrive in county Feb. 21

February 14, 2018 at 11:56 am

Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Feb. 21. Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute...

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HHS student launches photography business

HHS student launches photography business

February 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm

This photo of Jessi Dalke serves as a photographic “self-portrait,” and is an example...

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Goessel school board reviews ‘Career Cruising’ program

February 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

The Goessel school board listened to school counselor Janna Duerksen explain at the Feb. 12 meeting the “Career Cruising” program that is set up for all students, K-12....