• Play grounded

    Rain showers at mid-day Friday created water ponds under most of the playground equipment. As a result, second-graders were not allowed to play with the equipment during their afternoon recess. For years, Hillsboro Elementary School has done what it can to ensure that no child is left behind academically. Unfortunately, the school has been less successful applying the same goal […]

    Play grounded
  • Marion High School football, volleyball teams plan scrimmages

    Marion Football Members of the Marion High School football team warm up before practice last Friday. The Warrior volleyball and football teams will each participate in a public scrimmage Friday. Volleyball’s Sports Drink Scrimmage is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Marion Sports and Aquatics Center. Football’s Soap Scrimmage is slated to follow at Warrior Field at 7 p.m. The […]

    Marion High School football, volleyball teams plan scrimmages
  • 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

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August 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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Marion High School football, volleyball teams plan scrimmages

Marion High School football, volleyball teams plan scrimmages

August 26, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Marion Football Members of the Marion High School football team warm up before...

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Marion considering golf carts and ATVs on streets

August 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Marion might soon be offering residents another option for getting around their neigh­bor­hoods and in town. The city council discussed at its Aug. 18 meeting an option...

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St. Luke designated Level IV trauma center

August 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

St. Luke Hospital and Living Center has been designated as a Level IV trauma center by the Kansas Depart­ment of Health and Environ­ment. “Trauma center designation is...

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Durham High School classmates mark 60 years

Durham High School classmates mark 60 years

August 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Class of 1954 Holding their commemorative T-shirts, seven members of the Durham...