• 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
  • Two Trojans on winning club team

    Shannon Heiser (left) and Alex Ratzlaff of Hillsboro hold the championship trophy after their club volleyball team, Crossfire, won its division of USA Volleyball’s 2014 Girls’ Junior National Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., last week. The seven-member club team is in its first year of existence and is coached by Amy Ratzlaff. Two Hillsboro High School athletes are members of a 16-year-old […]

    Two Trojans on winning club team
  • County communities prepare for Fourth of July festivities

    The crowd at last year’s Fourth of July celebration in Peabody await the start of the community’s well-known fireworks show. Organizers hope for another large turnout this year. Most Marion County communities started selling fireworks Friday and will continue through Saturday, July 5. In addition to individuals and families planning private fireworks displays, some communities are planning much bigger celebrations. […]

    County communities prepare for Fourth of July festivities
  • Sunday rain halts ‘pretty fair’ wheat harvest

    Hillsboro wheat producer Ron Hiebert unloads the bin of his combine into a grain wagon Thursday afternoon as he and his crew cut a wheat field between Hillsboro and Goessel. By the time rain arrived in Marion County on Sunday evening, the 2014 harvest was already a little over half completed, according to the estimate of Dick Tippin, grain coordinator […]

    Sunday rain halts ‘pretty fair’ wheat harvest

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In Peak Form

In Peak Form

July 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm

The view of Handies Peak (center and in the shade) from the saddle between Redcloud and Sunshine...

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14 TC teams earn scholastic award

July 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Fourteen of the 16 Tabor College varsity athletic teams have earned the NAIA Scholar Team Award for their academic efforts during the fall and spring semesters of the 2013-14...

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Keystone rep explains system for monitoring pipeline leaks

July 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Concerns about potential oil leaks from the Keystone TransCanada pipeline–– which crosses Marion County––were allayed at Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting...

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Handlers increase for county 4-H dog show

Handlers increase for county 4-H dog show

July 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Carly Deines and her pomeranian-poodle mix, Teddy, mastered the teeter-totter without any...

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Tabor authorized for $190,000 in tax credits

Tabor authorized for $190,000 in tax credits

July 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Tabor College will sell the $190,000 in state tax credits to help fund the construction of...