• Big trucks, big fun

    While some children explored the big trucks, these youngsters simply got a kick playing in a stock tank containing plastic balls. More than 400 people attended this year’s “Big Truck Night” Thursday at the Hillsboro Elementary School. Lori Soo Hoo, director of Marion County Parents as Teachers, said the turnout represented about 119 family units, which was a higher turnout […]

    Big trucks, big fun
  • Finding Father

    A devoted teacher, Ernest Hiebert died trying to save two of his drowning students during a swimming outing 72 years ago this week. People who lived through the trauma of those times have called it “the saddest day in Hillsboro history.” During an otherwise routine school outing at a popular swimming hole near Marion, a beloved Hillsboro teacher and principal […]

    Finding  Father
  • Bluejays win opener, 36-0

    Tabor quarterback Simon McKee scrambles while looking for an open receiver during the third quarter Saturday. McKee, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, returned to lead the Bluejays to a 36-0 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan in the season-opener. McKee led the team in rushing with 91 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Through the air, […]

    Bluejays win opener, 36-0
  • Surprising HHS dominates in season opener

    Hillsboro’s David Dick snags a pass from quarterback Justus Hilliard near the 5-yard line. The Trojan senior than powered his way into the end zone for the team’s third touchdown in a 54-20 win against Sterling. Question marks turned into exclamation marks as the Hillsboro High School football team rolled to 54-20 conquest of Sterling in the season opener for […]

    Surprising HHS dominates in season opener
  • Marion whips Wildcats in first game

    Marion quarterback Jack Schneider runs for 24 yards during the first quarter Friday at Moundridge. The play set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Adam Janzen for Marion’s first score in the 38-7 victory. Marion showed it had what it took to defeat Moundridge in the football season-opener Friday night. With a strong defensive showing—Marion maintained a shutout until the […]

    Marion whips Wildcats in first game
  • ‘Birds have always been my thing,’ says canary fan

    Esther Wiebe of Hillsboro enjoys an up-close and personal moment with Crippy, one of the 21 canaries she is raising at her residence on South Wilson. “Birds are very interesting to watch,” she said. “I have a television in the same room with the birds, but I watch the birds more.” Esther Wiebe of Hills­boro has 21 little feathered friends. […]

    ‘Birds have always been my thing,’ says canary fan
  • 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

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Big trucks, big fun

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Trojans repeat as SES tourney champions

Trojans repeat as SES tourney champions

September 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Shannon Heiser (27) and Lakyn Johnson go up to block the hit of Abilene 6-footer Claudia...

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Commissioners approve funding for child advocacy work in county

September 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The Marion County Com­mission heeded a call for help Monday from Suzanne Robinson, county attorney legal secretary, during a time of fiscal shortage by giving $250 to Child...

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Bean harvest has ‘potential’

September 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Just as June rains arrived to boost the corn crop to completion in Marion County, late August and September rains have arrived in time to potentially boost the soybean crop...

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Tabor student still pursuing a career on the race track

Tabor student still pursuing a career on the race track

September 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Will Wolf, a student at Tabor College, was one of 18 contestants selected nationwide to participate...