• Banana cookies extend past partisan’chip

    Joey and I were watching TV once, early in our marriage, and an advertisement for a brownie pan that would let you have all edges brownies came on. I reacted to it by laughing. “Who would want only edge brownies,” I said. “The middle brownies are the best ones.” Joey looked at me like I was crazy. “No, the crispy […]

    Banana cookies extend past partisan’chip
  • Opening back up

    The dream team of Kristin Ebaben, Angela Albin and Jennifer Hett have been anxiously awaiting the reopening of Signatures, the shop they all work at that Ebaben owns in Marion. Signatures is just one of many hair and nail places in Marion County that re-opened last week. All three shared that while it has been good to spend extra time […]

    Opening back up
  • Getting to know the quiet leader of the Hillsboro Wrestling team

    Until their recent trip to state with multiple athletes this year, not a lot of people knew much about the Hillsboro/Canton-Galva Wrestling team. And probably even fewer know their quiet leader, Scott O’Hare, even though he has been coaching and teaching at Hillsboro High School for 24 years now. O’Hare is a strong and steady presence in the wrestling program, […]

    Getting to know the quiet leader of the Hillsboro Wrestling team
  • Getting COVID-19: Local Woman explains, in her own words, what it was like to have the virus

    This whole pandemic thing is weird. Isn’t it weird? Gathering spaces and businesses are shut down, people are hoarding toilet paper and not leaving their homes. If you see people talking it is always outside and at a more than respectable distance. Is the apocalypse happening? Was “I Am Legend” a prophecy? In all seriousness, it is a scary time. […]

    Getting COVID-19: Local Woman explains, in her own words, what it was like to have the virus
  • Feeding the multitudes

    Goessel’s Keith’s Foods raises money for MCC with no annual sale These are just a few of the people picking up the approximate 700 meals on Sunday sold for Mennonite Central Committee. GOESSEL—The activity on Sunday echoed the sign painted on the east side of Keith’s Foods in Goessel, which reads, “Small town, big heart.” People from all over demonstrated […]

    Feeding the multitudes
  • Marion woman uses skill for good during pandemic

    Caitlin and her mom Shana Thornhill have been making masks for medical professionals and others for free asking simply that they pay the kindness forward. With the Coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading throughout the country, the CDC has urged people to wear protective face masks when out in public, and with the virus continuing, there has been a shortage of masks […]

    Marion woman uses skill for good during pandemic
  • Making the most of no prom

    While Goessel did not have their prom, a few of the girls still got dressed up and had some fun. Even though Goessel and Marion were both supposed to have their proms on Saturday, each was canceled due to COVID-19, and many students decided to still have some fun. Way to take a sad situation and make the best of […]

    Making the most of no prom
  • Marion couple celebrates miracle pregnancy in spite of obstacles

    Christa and Bronson Shipman, both serving on the front lines of the pandemic, dreamed of having a baby for a while before they were able to conceive. But they almost didn’t get to have their maternity photoshoot. Photo by Karrie Rathbone   Christa and Bronson Shipman had been trying for a while to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) […]

    Marion couple celebrates miracle pregnancy in spite of obstacles
  • Front Steps Project leads to quarantine creativity

    #frontstepsproject is a global project where photographers capture (from a safe social distance) some of the stories going on in individual homes. Three area photographers hit Hillsboro homes as well as two Marion ones to capture some stories. These pictures were done by Jessi D. Photography. The Driggers family acted out some “Star Wars” scenes since they have been rewatching […]

    Front Steps Project leads to quarantine creativity
  • Goessel Goal Getters give their monthly report

    The Goessel Goal Getters held a winter party at The Core in Hillsboro on Feb. 16. The monthly meeting of the Goessel Goal Getters was held at 7 p.m. on Feb 10 in the Goessel High School library. Roll call was “Guess how many candies were in the jar.” It was answered by 35 people. The pledge leader was Mackenzie […]

    Goessel Goal Getters give their monthly report

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Superintendent says goodbye to Goessel community

Superintendent says goodbye to Goessel community

June 3, 2020 at 5:03 pm

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Census Bureau announces resumed field operations

May 29, 2020 at 1:10 pm

The Census Bureau has announced that they have resumed some 2020 Census field operations in compliance with federal, state, and local health guidance. Kansas re-opened the...

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Goessel, Marion host Zoom 4-H meetings

Goessel, Marion host Zoom 4-H meetings

April 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

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Hillsboro Elementary receives national recognition for commitment to empowering students

May 6, 2020 at 1:58 am

Hillsboro, Ks. – Hillsboro Elementary announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative...

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In need of a pep talk? Don’t give up!

June 4, 2020 at 4:42 pm

If you participated in sports in school or in a summer rec program, you undoubtedly needed or received an occasional pep talk from your coach. The fact is we all can benefit...