• 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
  • Marion Cheer enjoys fun season

    Marion High School currently has a varsity cheer squad with 9 female members. Two upperclassman captains help the coaches oversee the team’s day to day routines. The squad performs at every varsity football game, girls & boys basketball games, special appearances around the community, and assist in school events that help encourage school spirit. During the football season the team […]

    Marion Cheer enjoys fun season
  • Many students are learning skills beyond the classroom

    A student at HHS helps out at the Hillsboro Senior Center Monday through Thursday in order to learn vocational skills for after he graduates from high school. He is hoping to soon get a job doing similar work.     Hillsboro High School has implemented a special program taking kids who are in special education classes and matching them up […]

    Many students are learning skills beyond the classroom

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Marion County Health Department issues next set of recommendations

May 27, 2020 at 5:20 pm

A message from Marion County Health Administrator, Diedre Serene: I would like to thank the residents of Marion County for doing their part in keeping the cases at 0 since...

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Marion Co. Conservation District announces cost share program through water fund

May 22, 2020 at 11:54 am

The Marion County Conservation District announces a new sign up period for the Water Resources and Non-Point Source cost-share programs funding provided by the Division of...

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Goessel, Marion host Zoom 4-H meetings

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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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When it comes to sports, security matters

May 13, 2020 at 5:27 pm

Whatever the age of athletes, from T-ball to pro sports, we look forward to seeing athletes perform again someday. For those involved with game administration, thoughts will...