• 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
  • Hillsboro swim team wins at Marion

    Megan Bechtold swims in the 11- and 12-year-old girls’ 200-meter medley relay Saturday at Marion. She and teammates Millie Sechrist, Eva Noble and Sarah Paulus placed second in 2:52.32. The Hillsboro swim team gained its second win by taking first place at Marion Saturday with 6341⁄2 points. Marion placed second (463) and Herington third (3751⁄2). “Hillsboro swimmers continue to impress […]

    Hillsboro swim team wins at Marion
  • Rain transforms fall crop outlook

    Recent rains have worked wonders for fall crop potential, including this field east of Hillsboro. Extension Agent Rickey Roberts said he agrees with statements that you can almost see the corn growing taller day by day. The outlook for Marion County crops this year after two weeks of abundant rains is looking much better, although nobody can pronounce the drought […]

    Rain transforms fall crop outlook

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Comeback journey

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July 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

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Two Trojans on winning club team

Two Trojans on winning club team

July 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Shannon Heiser (left) and Alex Ratzlaff of Hillsboro hold the championship trophy after...

  • Local bowling team 186th at state

    The Tampa State Bank bowling team from Marion placed 186th in a field of 341 teams at the Kansas State USBC Association...

    July 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm
  • Brown plays in Hawaii show case

    Maddi Brown participated in the NoKaOi Volleyball Showcase in Honolulu, Hawaii, a two-day tournament held June...

    July 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  • Hillsboro swimmers second at Lindsborg

    The Hillsboro swim team took second at Linds­borg Saturday with 5571⁄2 points behind the host team (7011⁄2)...

    July 8, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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Parade, fireworks highlight Peabody Fourth of July

July 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

A young onlooker waves to a passing entry during Peabody’s Fourth of July parade Friday. The parade was just one of a number of events to highlight the 93rd annual celebration,...

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HHS only TSA team from Kansas to score at nationals

HHS only TSA team from Kansas to score at nationals

July 8, 2014 at 8:14 pm

This TSA team represented Hillsboro High School at the national conference June 26 to July...

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Centre Cadettes race for Silver Award

Centre Cadettes race for Silver Award

June 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Olivia Carlson, 7, was the youngest runner to complete the 5-K. She ran it with her mother,...