• 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
  • 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 […]

    Tabor art prof featured in international magazine
  • 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 […]

    USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts
  • 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 […]

    Pumper truck finds its way to Hillsboro
  • Hagens feted for 50 years as Ford dealership owners

    Kevin Klossner (left), Ford regional manager, presents the 50th Year Continual Family Owned Dealership Award to Hillsboro Ford owners and brothers Randy (middle) and Terry Hagen. Hillsboro Ford Inc. is celebrating 50 years of ownership under the Hagen family this year. The local dealership received the 50th Year Continual Family Owned Dealership award from Ford Motor Co. in July. The […]

    Hagens feted for 50 years as Ford dealership owners
  • 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

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Hillsboro claims preseason tournament title

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September 2, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Hillsboro’s Alex Ratzlaff goes for the kill shot past the defense of Sterling’s Chelsey...

  • TC volleyball 2-2 at Salina

    The Tabor College volleyball team split four games last weekend at the Kansas Wesleyan tournament. The Bluejays...

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    The Tabor College men’s soccer team opened the 2014 season with a 6-1 loss at home to the University of Texas...

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    by Kevin Haskin Topeka Capital-Journal There are walk-ons who contribute for Kansas State. Then there is another...

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Marion considering golf carts and ATVs on streets

August 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Marion might soon be offering residents another option for getting around their neigh­bor­hoods and in town. The city council discussed at its Aug. 18 meeting an option...

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Job seekers and employers in Kansas have access to a new online solution geared to foster the right connections. Kansas Publishing Ven­tures, in partnership with TheJobNetwork,...

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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...