• Area high school sports teams kick off official practices Aug. 18

    HHS1stDayFBpractice725 HHS1stDayFBpractice725 Members of the Hillsboro High School football team take off on another run-jog interval across the length of the elementary school field as part of the first official day of practice for fall sports teams on Monday. The Trojans are led by coach Lance Sawyer, who begins his third year at the helm. The first game of the […]

    Area high school sports teams kick off official practices Aug. 18
  • Tabor art prof featured in international magazine

    SDJFall08.QXD Shin-hee Chin, Tabor College associate professor of art and design, is featured in the summer edition of “Surface Design,” a leading international publication in the field of design, fiber and textile arts. Chin’s self-portrait, on the cover of the magazine, shows strips of recycled red, white and blue fabric, twisted into single strips. Editor Marci Rae MacDade chose a […]

    Tabor art prof featured in international magazine
  • USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts

    LeeLeiker002 School started Aug. 14 for students at USD 408 Marion-Florence, and Superintendent Lee Leiker told Marion Chamber of Commerce members Friday that a lot is happening in the district. “We are a better district now than we have ever been, and we continue making that our focus and with less (money)” he said. Some of those successes include athletic stadium […]

    USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts
  • Pumper truck finds its way to Hillsboro

    Hillsboro Fire Chief Ben Steketee poses by the 2004 Pierce four-wheel drive pumper truck that arrived in Hillsboro Aug. 13. The truck primarily will serve the needs of the rural townships that are part of the city’s fire-protection agreement. Christmas Day arrived Aug. 13 evening for the Hillsboro Fire Depart­ment, as it finally received the gift it has been anticipating […]

    Pumper truck finds its way to Hillsboro
  • Hagens feted for 50 years as Ford dealership owners

    Kevin Klossner (left), Ford regional manager, presents the 50th Year Continual Family Owned Dealership Award to Hillsboro Ford owners and brothers Randy (middle) and Terry Hagen. Hillsboro Ford Inc. is celebrating 50 years of ownership under the Hagen family this year. The local dealership received the 50th Year Continual Family Owned Dealership award from Ford Motor Co. in July. The […]

    Hagens feted for 50 years as Ford dealership owners
  • Getting educated

    Evan Yoder, principal at Hillsboro Elementary School, meets with teacher Tracy Boldt to polish final details for inaugural all-day kindergarten classes. To enhance learning and better prepare students for the transition to first grade, this fall Hillsboro Elementary School joins other schools in Marion County and will offer full-day kindergarten sessions. “The additional time for many of our children will […]

    Getting educated
  • Tabor hires new bowling coach

    Daniel Dick will head the Tabor College bowling program. A former bowler at Wichita State University, Dick’s goals for Tabor’s bowling program include building the team and increasing the college’s presence in the bowling world. Sometimes things happen in life better than any human could script. Tabor College’s head bowling coach, Daniel Dick, credits divine intervention for turning a foot […]

    Tabor hires new bowling coach
  • Goessel’s Threshing Days draws engine enthusiasts of all ages

    John Deer Baby Mother and daughter combine their talents and enthusiasm for vintage John Deere tractors as they roll through downtown Goessel during the Saturday morning parade. Good weather drew hundreds people during the three-day weekend of activities. For a feature on one of the sponsoring organizations, see Page 10.

    Goessel’s Threshing Days draws engine enthusiasts of all ages
  • Ratzlaff competes with USA Volleyball

    Alex Ratzlaff, far left in the photo above, poses with the team she competed with in the USA High Performance Championships in Tulsa July 17-27. Ratzlaff was one of 22 girls selected to compete on USA Volleyball’s Girls’ Youth Continental Team. The program involved five days of training followed by five days of competition. Hillsboro High School junior Alex Ratzlaff […]

    Ratzlaff competes with USA Volleyball
  • County officers destroy 2,429 plants of marijuana

    A total of 2,429 marijuana plants were pulled and cut by the Marion County sheriff’s office and city of Marion police from a field in the southern half of Marion County. The plants were transported to an undisclosed burn site. A total of 2,429 marijuana plants were discovered in the southern half of Marion County in mid-July, but because of […]

    County officers destroy 2,429 plants of marijuana

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ABCA names TC’s Standiford regional ‘Coach of the Year’

ABCA names TC’s Standiford regional ‘Coach of the Year’

August 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm

mark_standiford_148_mba The accolades keep coming for the 2014 Tabor College...

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Homestead Senior Residences plans open house Friday

August 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

The extensive rehabilitation of the Homestead Senior Residences atrium building, 1500 E. Main St., Marion, is now complete, A ribbon-cutting is planned for 1 p.m. Friday,...

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Corn harvest still shows strong potential

August 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

The corn harvest here is likely to start the end of this week or only a few days past that. Marion County may have a record corn crop for modern times this year, according...

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USD 411 welcomes five new teachers

USD 411 welcomes five new teachers

August 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Teachers USD 411-Goessel is welcoming five new teachers this fall, including...