• 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
  • 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

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Council votes in favor of 6.2 mill increase

August 12, 2014 at 10:19 pm

By a unanimous vote, the Marion City Council on Monday approved a 6.2 mill increase for its 2015 budget. City Administrator Roger Holter said the main expense is the debt...

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Preseason football polls announced

Preseason football polls announced

August 12, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Tabor College head football coach Mike Gardner speaks at the KCAC Football Media Day last...

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Angel Food cake brings in nearly $1500

August 12, 2014 at 10:13 pm

For one Marion County youth, her reason for entering an angel food cake in the project auction at this year’s county fair was for charity. Cassie Meyer said she told the...

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Tabor and Hesston make articulation agreement

August 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Tabor College announced Monday that it is partnering with Hesston College to provide HC students with the opportunity to continue their education after receiving a two-year...

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Schools welcome new teachers to county classrooms

Schools welcome new teachers to county classrooms

August 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Haslouer Marion-Florence and Hillsboro school districts have four new faculty...