• 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
  • Marion youth aims for ‘Voice’

    Justin Terrel hugs his mother, Sharon, prior to his departure Friday for Denver, Colo., and a regional audition for “The Voice” television show. Justin Terrel was just 3 years old when his preschool teacher noticed he had a talent for singing. Now at age 17, the Marion teenager has his sights set on NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” and on […]

    Marion youth aims for ‘Voice’
  • City makes splash with touchpad

    Hillsboro swim team coach Stephanie Moss makes sure the touchpads at the Family Aquatic Center are ready for use prior to Saturday’s home swim meet. The new touchpad timing system came about through a partnership between the Hillsboro Recreation Commission, Hillsboro Community Foundation and Tabor College. A new state-of-the-art touchpad timing system is in place at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic […]

    City makes splash with touchpad
  • Hillsboro swimmers win third straight

    Emily Paulus swims the freestyle leg of the girls’ 9- and 10-year-old 100-meter medley relay Saturday in Hillsboro. She and teammates Ellie Noble and Katie Rempel placed third in 1:45.90. The Hillsboro swim team won its third straight meet Saturday at home by accruing 5001⁄2 points. Hesston placed second (477), Herington third (3031⁄2) and Solomon fourth (218). “This was an […]

    Hillsboro swimmers win third straight
  • Florence Fire Department finally acquires thermal imaging camera

    Thermal Imaging Florence Fire Chief Mark Slater demonstrates the importance of the new thermal imagining camera the department has acquired. The purchase has been a long time in the making, according to Slater. “The camera cost $9,300 and was paid for through donations from pancake feeds, memorial gifts, grants and personal contributions,” he said. Prior to having its own camera, […]

    Florence Fire Department finally acquires thermal imaging camera

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With gratitude they paint

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July 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm

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Thomson to lead TC women’s soccer

Thomson to lead TC women’s soccer

July 15, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Former All-KCAC goalkeeper Ian Thomson is the new head women’s soccer coach at Tabor College....

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Commissioners hear of dog problems at county lake

July 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Marion County Lake and Park Superintendent Steve Hudson told the Marion County Commission Mon­day that dogs running loose at lake residences are causing enough problems for...

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Two businesses recognized for community impact

Two businesses recognized for community impact

July 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Flanked by Clint Seibel, Hillsboro economic development director, and Renee Lippincott,...

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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...