• 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
  • Hamm claims title at 42nd derby

    Mike Brandt and Lloyd Anderson battle for position during the first heat of the Figure-8 race Saturday at the 42nd annual Demolition Derby. Brandt won the heat and later placed second in the finals. Anderson finished third. Despite an increase in temperature for the 42nd annual demolition derby Saturday night at the Marion County Fair, attendance may have increased as […]

    Hamm claims title at 42nd derby
  • Weber feted by USPS for safe driving

    Eddie Weber, an employee with the U.S. Post Office in Hillsboro, reviews his award for 30 years of accident-free safe driving and membership into the Million Mile Club. Rebecca Larsen, Hillsboro postmaster, presented the award to him. Not many carriers with the U.S. Post Office can boast about 30 years of safe driving or being a member of the “Million […]

    Weber feted by USPS for safe driving
  • In Peak Form

    The view of Handies Peak (center and in the shade) from the saddle between Redcloud and Sunshine peaks, three of the Colorado 14ers, which rise above 14,000 feet. Sisters Darlene Bartel and Phyllis Van Horn can mark July 11-15 as their 10th year hiking summits of Colorado’s Rocky Moun­tains. Their hiking trips began in 2005 after Phyllis, who lives in […]

    In Peak Form
  • Dog show one of three 4-H events before the fair officially begins

    Eleanor Eleanor Silhan and her Australian Shepherd, Ozzie, compete in the large dog agility course at the Marion County 4-H Dog Show Saturday at the fairgrounds. Betty Ensz, contest judge, said she was glad to see so many different sizes and types of dogs. “I am very proud of all of you,” she told the handlers. 4-H competitions actually began […]

    Dog show one of three 4-H events before the fair officially begins
  • Leihy earns silver at FCCLA nationals

    Mary Leihy shows the display that was part of her silver-medal project at the FCCLA national conference. Mary Leihy, who will be a junior this fall at Hillsboro High School, received a silver medal for her STAR Events project during the FCCLA National Leader­ship Confer­ence July 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas. STAR (Students Tak­ing Action with Recognition) Events is a […]

    Leihy earns silver at FCCLA nationals
  • Schwab to led TC cross country

    Eric Schwab is the new head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Tabor College. Schwab spent the past 20 years coaching at Fresno Pacific University and is excited for the opportunity to build Tabor’s program. He will also serve as an assistant track coach. Running has been a part of Eric Schwab’s life since his high school years. The […]

    Schwab to led TC cross country
  • With gratitude they paint

    Three Marion County volunteers—Joy Waldbaurer on scaffolding, and Skye Young (foreground) and Alyssa Young on the ground—have begun repainting the huge American Flag mural at Liberty Park in Marion. Two adults and one child have volunteered to touch up the American flag mural at Liberty Park in Marion. Joy Waldbauer of Dur­ham and Skye Young of Hillsboro and her granddaughter, […]

    With gratitude they paint
  • Art, in an abstract sense

    Artist Shin-hee Chin with her mixed-media work, “The Bridge,” now on display at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green. ‘I want my art to be a bridge between my Christian faith and the secular world, using art as a medium,’ she says. An exhibit of mixed-media paintings by Shin-hee Chin is on display through Sept. 29 at the Gallery at Pioneer […]

    Art, in an abstract sense
  • Comeback journey

    After a trying year of challenges, Luke Moore is grateful to friends and the community for the support that helped him endure his battle against Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The scar on his right knee is from the surgery to remove the tumor behind his knee and replace inches of his tibia with 4-inch titanium rod. The […]

    Comeback journey

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July 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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Hamm claims title at 42nd derby

Hamm claims title at 42nd derby

July 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Mike Brandt and Lloyd Anderson battle for position during the first heat of the Figure-8...

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County officers destroy 2,429 plants of marijuana

County officers destroy 2,429 plants of marijuana

July 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm

A total of 2,429 marijuana plants were pulled and cut by the Marion County sheriff’s office...

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Democrats have two contested races on the ballot

July 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Democratic voters in Marion County will find only two contested races on their ballots next Tuesday. Both races are for national offices. Seeking the party’s nomination...

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Goessel High School class of 1949 gathers for 65-year reunion

July 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm

The Goessel High School class of 1949 celebrated its 65-year reunion June 21 with the following present: (from left) LaVern Unruh, LeRoy (Sam) Banman, Laura (Schmidt) Flaming,...