• Reclaiming a treasure

    Roger Hofer of Trinity maneuvers his self-propelled mower for another swath of tall grass. A couple of area Kansas history buffs joined forces with a cadre of volunteers from Trinity Mennonite Church Saturday to uncover a local historical treasure. The group mowed grass and weeds, trimmed trees and bushes and picked up trash that was threatening to swallow the 19th-century […]

    Reclaiming a treasure
  • Hillsboro native finds calling among prisoners

    Dawn Abrahams displays the plaque she received at Ellsworth Correctional Facility as its 2016 Volunteer of the Year. The wood product of the plaque, shaped as the state of Kansas, was crafted by ECF inmates.<p> Cowboy boots and bandannas, sports bras for “boobage,” a wedding dress to fit a 6-foot bride—Dawn Abrahams hunts down “just-right” costumes for her actors in […]

    Hillsboro native finds calling among prisoners
  • Noble effort, noble cause

    Steve Noble says a strong board with innovative vision has kept USD 410 vital even in the face of declining enrollment and revenue. “It’s important work,” he added. “We have a roll-up-their-sleeves kind of staff. We have a board that sees the big picture. I can’t emphasize that enough.” As he concludes his seven-year tenure as superintendent of Unified School […]

    Noble effort, noble cause
  • Family affair: All for one, all for gymnastics

    D’myia Cox, 11, flanked by her dad, Demetrius, and mother, Ciara, proudly wears medals she’s earned as a competitive gymnast. Her brother, Demarius, 13, and younger sister, D’asia, 6, also travel weekly to Emporia where D’myia and D’asia train with Skywalkers Trampoline and Tumbling. Demetrius and Ciara Cox, as students at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, stood in their kitchen […]

    Family affair: All for one, all for gymnastics
  • Prime time in the Flint Hills…

    Recent rains prompt a luscious view of the rolling green pastures near eastern Marion County Hillsboro resident Judy Harder hikes along the grassy hillsides, enjoying the undulating greenery of the Flint Hills where the Harder family has a cabin. She and husband Keith hosted almost 20 people from First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro who responded to an invitation to join […]

    Prime time in the Flint Hills…
  • ‘Lucky to be alive’/Hillsboro resident Paul Morrison survives another near tragedy.

    Paul Morrison’s Chrysler Sebring as it appeared shortly after the accident in Illinois. Hillsboro resident Paul Morrison says he feels fortunate to be alive after a harrowing car accident on a recent trip home from Troy, Ohio. Morrison said he was approaching Highland, Ill., a city of about 10,000 people in the extreme northeast corner of the state, when near-disaster […]

    ‘Lucky to be alive’/Hillsboro resident Paul Morrison survives another near tragedy.
  • Organizers: Saturday car show ‘one of the best in years’

    Dakota Patterson (foreground) and brother Lonney, both of Florence, view a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T owned by Fred Gilmore, who was recognized as having the best Mopar. The event was at Memorial Park Saturday in Hillsboro. The 19th annual 56 Classic Cruisers Car Show was one of the best years in the club’s history, according to Pat Kinning, one of […]

    Organizers: Saturday car show ‘one of the best in years’
  • Music sets the tone

    LindsayEll415 The 20th annual Chingawassa Days at Central Park in Marion was considered a success by organizers. Jenna Brunner, a committee members, called the event “hit another home run.” Brunner estimated some 1,500 people attended the three-day event June 3-5, including vendors, volunteers and buttons sold. “We have heard nothing but great things about Phil Vassar,” she said. “He was […]

    Music sets the tone
  • MHS, HHS on board for first alumni football game

    C161QP24010C Maybe it’s rekindling the dream of former gridiron glory, or reliving the camaraderie of competition, or it may turn out to be a wakeup call about physical deterioration as years go by. At any rate, 70 alums from Hillsboro and Marion high schools, ranging in age from 19 to 44, have literally paid their dues to compete in the […]

    MHS, HHS on board for first alumni football game
  • A bird in the hand…will receive rehabilitation for its injuries

    DavidLoewenMissKite0271 With an assist from Eleanor Jost, David Loewen carefully inspects an injured Mississippi kite before wrapping the bird a towel Wednesday at the Jost residence in Hillsboro. Jost said she first spotted the bird in her yard Tuesday night. She contacted Ken Lockwood at the Eagle Valley Raptor Center in Cheney for permission to capture the bird and gain […]

    A bird in the hand…will receive rehabilitation for its injuries

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Reclaiming a treasure

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June 28, 2016 at 9:36 pm

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Hillsboro swimmers first at Abilene despite reduced roster

June 28, 2016 at 9:02 pm

The Hillsboro swim team prevailed in a relatively close battle between three competing teams Saturday in Abilene. Hillsboro finished on top with 539.5 points, followed by...

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KDHE downgrades algae status at Marion Reservoir

June 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment downgraded its blue-green algae alert for Marion Reservoir from “warning” to “watch” on June 23. Both alerts mean hazardous...

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Sorghum buyers from China visit Countryside Feed as part of U.S. Grains Council tour

Sorghum buyers from China visit Countryside Feed as part of U.S. Grains Council tour

June 28, 2016 at 9:05 pm

CountrySideFeedChinese Countryside Feed hosted a 13-member delegation from...

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Mchomes students presentannual showcase event

Mchomes students present

annual showcase event

June 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Mchomes Showcase The Marion County Home Educators had their “Mchomes End...