• HHS senior leads recycling project

    Sonja Jost has used her own funds to buy three recycling carts that are available to students in strategic places—like the vending machines. If you think it’s a challenge trying to teach old dogs new tricks, try convincing teenage high school students that it’s cool to place recyclables into recycling bins instead of trash cans. That’s the challenge senior Sonja […]

    HHS senior leads recycling project
  • Colleagues recollect a ‘Winkler in Time’

    The year was 1962. John F. Kennedy was the 35th U.S. president, Wal-Mart opened its first store, Johnny Carson took over as “The Tonight Show” host, and locally, Doris Winkler of Marion, accepted her first full-time job. But what Winkler couldn’t have known when hired as a secretary with the Marion County Research and Extension office, was that it would […]

    Colleagues recollect a ‘Winkler in Time’
  • Sterling snatches victory over Tabor in KCAC showdown

    Tabor College defensive back Sean Kelly (far right) tries to put the stop on Sterling quarterback Eric Butler during the first half of action at Smisor Stadium in Sterling. The Bluejays built 21-3 lead in the first quarter, but Butler led his team to a dramatic and controversial 23-21 victory when the Warriors got two extra shots at the end […]

    Sterling snatches victory over Tabor in KCAC showdown
  • Harvest Giving Walk draws 50 participants

    Courtesy photo by Yvette Nickel

    Harvest Giving Walk draws 50 participants
  • Coming home to Marion

    The classes of Marion High School rocked the parade with entries such as this “Rock the Future” float. Hundreds of people attended the 106th annual Old Settlers Day parade Saturday, with this year’s theme: “Moving Forward Together to the Next Century of Progress.” Casey Case was this year’s Old Settlers Day parade announcer with David Mueller of Tampa, and Commissioner […]

    Coming home to Marion
  • Buzz growing for ‘Beesponsible’ awareness

    Worker honeybees surround their queen, but the honeybee population has been declining dramatically in recent years. One of Hillsboro’s largest employers is taking on a cause that not only supports the business, but could also impact the food supply across North America. Launched in November 2016, Barkman Honey has gone public with its “Beesponsible” program, which seeks to stabilize a […]

    Buzz growing for ‘Beesponsible’ awareness
  • BIG TRUCKS for little kids of all ages

    Chrissy McFall, secretary at Marion Middle School, and Mia Spencer, seventh grader, looked at the message recently placed in the girls’ restroom. The Marion County Early Childhood Task Force picked a great evening for the 13th annual Big Truck Night, which drew a sizeable crowd. Children were free to explore a variety of large trucks as well as play stations. […]

    BIG TRUCKS for little kids of all ages
  • Artifacts expert says local find could be 10,000 years old

    Doug Kjellin of rural Marion (left) shows Bill Olson, president of the Mud Creek Chapter of the Kansas Anthropological Association at McPherson, one of the artifacts he found on his family’s farm. Olson and other archeologists identified the artifact as a Dalton spear point, which dates back about 10,000 years ago. Doug Kjellin of rural Marion wanted to know more […]

    Artifacts expert says local find could be 10,000 years old
  • Emergency responders debut new emergency strategy

    Fortunately the weather cleared by noon for a safe and successful event.<p> Two departments within the city of Hillsboro and two from Marion County worked together in carrying out an emergency safety plan, which was just in time for the Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning said it was the first time a plan like […]

    Emergency responders debut new emergency strategy
  • Hillsboro mayoral candidates make their case

    Hillsboro mayoral candidates Charlotte Kennedy-Takahashi begins her comments at the Tabor College Lifelong Learning forum on Friday while candidate Lou Thurston waits his turn. The forum was moderated by Ron Braun, vice president of advancement at Tabor.<p> CHARLOTTE KENNEDY-TAKAHASHII’m going to start the story that there were two working girls before World War I and they had gotten degrees at […]

    Hillsboro mayoral candidates make their case

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HHS senior leads recycling project

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Bluejays back on track vs. Moundbuilders

Bluejays back on track vs. Moundbuilders

October 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Charles Beale (20) hurdles a Southwestern defender as he returns a punt 50 yards during the...

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Courtesy is key with start of hunting season

October 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm

In a month the Kansas fields, hills and woods will awaken to the sound of booming shotguns and barking dogs. Nov. 11 is the official opening day of upland game hunting. Hunters...

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Hospital garden provides homegrown health

Hospital garden provides homegrown health

October 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Hillsboro Community Hospital staff member Dan Schaefer takes a break from his official duties...

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Goessel board hears preschool update

October 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm

The Goessel school board heard from Bonnie Gaed­dert, the new teacher for the Kinder Haus preschool, during its Oct. 9 meeting. The preschool and public school are now working...