• 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
  • Studio 23 Dance now offering adult classes

    Amanda Abrahams (front left) and Crystal Holmes (front right) teach several adult classes at Studio 23 Dance in Hillsboro. They currently offer barre, tap and WERQ classes. Amanda Abrahams grew up doing dance. But she had no idea just how useful her training would be for her as an adult. Recently, Abrahams joined the staff at Studio 23 Dance in […]

    Studio 23 Dance now offering adult classes
  • Hillsboro students show off Mr. Roboto

    Competing well at last Saturday’s Derby Robo Challenge Turning Point Robotics tournament were teams 4101A Off Balance, consisting of Zachary Denholm and Nathan Lopez; 4101B Endeavor, consisting of Hardy Dirks and Sam Pohlman; 4101C Amigos, consisting of Garrett Helmer and Cole Moss; 4101D Optimistic Scorers, consisting of Olivia Slater and 4101J Circuit Overload, consisting of Jacob Denholm and Austin Rempel. […]

    Hillsboro students show off Mr. Roboto
  • City of Hillsboro announces new 1-gigabit speed internet plan

    Hillsboro high school students attended Tuesday’s city council meeting where they heard about plans for faster and more reliable internet. On Tuesday, Feb. 4 the Hillsboro City Council meeting was full of exciting news about the council moving forward in an agreement with Tri County Wireless (TCW) to provide Hillsboro residents and businesses with up to 1-gigabit speed. They will […]

    City of Hillsboro announces new 1-gigabit speed internet plan
  • Marion student wins Masonic Lodge award

    Les Allison and Blaine Warkentine, both of the Masonic Lodge in Florence, awarded Marion High School Student Laura Savage her 3rd place certificate as well as a check for $2000 for her essay on forced volunteerism. Over 80 high schoolers around the state entered the contest. Savage said she wasn’t even going to submit her essay since she didn’t think […]

    Marion student wins Masonic Lodge award
  • Hangin’ with the kids

    Hillsboro Police officers and Marion County Sheriff deputies spend lunchtime with students. Jim Philpott, Marion County Sheriff’s office, visits with fifth-grader Kyson Gawith during lunch. Gawith and friends enjoyed hearing stories and asking questions while eating lunch with the officers. Hillsboro Police officer Aaron Christner shows the students one of his tools that he uses as he talks about the […]

    Hangin’ with the kids
  • Celebrity sighting as Nelson visits Hillsboro

    Hillsboro eighth-grader Lane Mayfield (left) poses with Jordy Nelson at HMHS on Friday, Jan. 24. In addition to the normal basketball excitement that happens in Hillsboro around the Trojan Classic, attendees of the games on Friday and Saturday got to experience the rush of seeing celebrity Nelson who is from Riley County and came to cheer their team on. Nelson’s […]

    Celebrity sighting as Nelson visits Hillsboro
  • Former local win Alumni Award

    Alumni Award winner followed winding path from farm to city to world. Bethel College’s 2019 Young Alumnus Award winner lives in one of the country’s largest cities, but says his entrepreneurial drive originated on a farm in the middle of Kansas. Chad Unrau, The Woodlands, Texas, accepted his award near the end of the fall 2019 semester from the Bethel […]

    Former local win Alumni Award

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Hillsboro Chess Guild takes first place at tournament

Hillsboro Chess Guild takes first place at tournament

December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm, Jason Latham, Joshua Diener and Nathan Lopez...