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Area high school sports teams kick off official practices Aug. 18

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 […]

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Tabor art prof featured in international magazine

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 […]

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USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts

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 […]

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Pumper truck finds its way to Hillsboro

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 […]

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Council votes in favor of 6.2 mill increase

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 service, which is slightly more than $5 million. In dollars and cents, Holter explained the mill increase is equivalent to about $40.61 a year for an average homeowner. While most […]

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Getting educated

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 […]

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Write-in county commission race decided

Write-in county commission race decided

Crawford Registered voters in Marion County exceeded Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s prediction of a 22 percent statewide turnout during the Aug. 5 primary election. According to the county’s election office, 27 percent of the 7,700 registered voters in Marion County let their preferences be known regarding Republi­can and Democratic candidates seeking a spot on the general-election ballot in November. […]

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College gives a big economic boost to county

College gives a big economic boost to county

Students A recent study conducted by the Kansas Independent College Association found that Tabor College generated $7.5 million in income to the Marion County economy during the 2012-13 fiscal year. The revenue equaled about 2.8 percent of the county’s gross regional product. According to the study, during the analysis year, Tabor’s economic impact on Marion County included: • College operations—Tabor […]

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Goessel’s Threshing Days draws engine enthusiasts of all ages

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.

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Council OKs land contract for ‘mystery business’

It appears that infamous “mystery business” is coming to Hillsboro after all. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil voted 3-2 at a special meeting Tuesday, July 29, to accept a revised contract to purchase 3.7 acres in the Hills­boro Heights commercial development. The land agent, Ben Haw­kins of Southeast Kansas Development, LLC, has stated in the past that he is acquiring the […]

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