• Finding Father

    A devoted teacher, Ernest Hiebert died trying to save two of his drowning students during a swimming outing 72 years ago this week. People who lived through the trauma of those times have called it “the saddest day in Hillsboro history.” During an otherwise routine school outing at a popular swimming hole near Marion, a beloved Hillsboro teacher and principal […]

    Finding  Father
  • Bluejays win opener, 36-0

    Tabor quarterback Simon McKee scrambles while looking for an open receiver during the third quarter Saturday. McKee, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, returned to lead the Bluejays to a 36-0 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan in the season-opener. McKee led the team in rushing with 91 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Through the air, […]

    Bluejays win opener, 36-0
  • Surprising HHS dominates in season opener

    Hillsboro’s David Dick snags a pass from quarterback Justus Hilliard near the 5-yard line. The Trojan senior than powered his way into the end zone for the team’s third touchdown in a 54-20 win against Sterling. Question marks turned into exclamation marks as the Hillsboro High School football team rolled to 54-20 conquest of Sterling in the season opener for […]

    Surprising HHS dominates in season opener
  • Marion whips Wildcats in first game

    Marion quarterback Jack Schneider runs for 24 yards during the first quarter Friday at Moundridge. The play set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Adam Janzen for Marion’s first score in the 38-7 victory. Marion showed it had what it took to defeat Moundridge in the football season-opener Friday night. With a strong defensive showing—Marion maintained a shutout until the […]

    Marion whips Wildcats in first game
  • ‘Birds have always been my thing,’ says canary fan

    Esther Wiebe of Hillsboro enjoys an up-close and personal moment with Crippy, one of the 21 canaries she is raising at her residence on South Wilson. “Birds are very interesting to watch,” she said. “I have a television in the same room with the birds, but I watch the birds more.” Esther Wiebe of Hills­boro has 21 little feathered friends. […]

    ‘Birds have always been my thing,’ says canary fan
  • Hillsboro claims preseason tournament title

    Hillsboro’s Alex Ratzlaff goes for the kill shot past the defense of Sterling’s Chelsey Riffel (8) and Kasady Smith (33) during the championship game of the Central Kansas League Preseason Tournament Saturday in Hesston. The Trojans won the title for the third consecutive time with a 5-0 sweep. The Hillsboro volleyball team showed it will be a force to be […]

    Hillsboro claims preseason tournament title
  • Carnival raises $6,500 for playground improvements

    Yoder Hillsboro Elementary School Principal Evan Yoder waits with good humor for the next person to drop him in the dunk tank during the Back To School Carnival organized by the HES Site Council Friday at the fairgrounds. The fundraiser, which drew between 300 and 400 people, raised around $6,500 for playground improvements at the school, according to Erin Beavers, […]

    Carnival raises $6,500 for playground improvements
  • 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

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Finding  Father

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September 9, 2014 at 11:52 pm

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Bluejays win opener, 36-0

Bluejays win opener, 36-0

September 9, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Tabor quarterback Simon McKee scrambles while looking for an open receiver during the third...

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Wal-Mart announces plans to build store in Hillsboro

September 11, 2014 at 10:24 am

Hillsboro’s “mystery business” is no longer a mystery. Wal-Mart announced plans today for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 605 Orchard Drive. It is expected to open...

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Wal-Mart announces plans to build store in Hillsboro

September 11, 2014 at 10:24 am

Hillsboro’s “mystery business” is no longer a mystery. Wal-Mart announced plans today for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 605 Orchard Drive. It is expected to open...

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Carnival raises $6,500 for playground improvements

Carnival raises $6,500 for playground improvements

September 2, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Yoder Hillsboro Elementary School Principal Evan Yoder waits with good humor...