• Young person dies in tragic truck accident in Hillsboro

    For many in Hillsboro, Thursday, June 25, 2020, has become one of those moments that will always stand out in their minds. The day that they will always remember what they were doing when they heard—the news that a child had been killed at the four-way stop at Ash and D. For many, it was because they worried that it […]

    Young person dies in tragic truck accident in Hillsboro
  • Thinking of others

    Hunter Ogle turned 9 recently. All he wanted for his birthday was for his family to donate food to Main Street Ministries so that families in need could have plenty of food. So his family did just that. They had a birthday party for him and all of the family members brought food items to donate and then they went […]

    Thinking of others
  • Paine saying goodbye to administration role

    A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. – Jackie Robinson This quote sums up Hillsboro City Administrator Larry Paine, not just because it was said by a baseball player, but because it so accurately describes all of Paine’s professional life. Paine has spent all of his career serving others. Even in the very […]

    Paine saying goodbye to administration role
  • Cheerleaders host blood drive

    (from left) Tanner Plett, D’myia Cox, Adrian Unruh and Sarah Paulus. The HHS cheer squad was on hand on Monday to help out the American Red Cross with volunteers at the Hillsboro blood drive. The American Red Cross is taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe in light of COVID-19. All volunteers working and donating blood have to wear masks, […]

    Cheerleaders host blood drive
  • Hillsboro family loses everything in house fire

    It is unusual to hear a siren in town in Hillsboro in the middle of the afternoon and it is almost unheard of to hear multiple sirens for an extended amount of time. So residents knew that something serious was happening on Thursday afternoon when multiple sirens could be heard and fire trucks were seen heading down Ash street where […]

    Hillsboro family loses everything in house fire
  • Black Lives Matter in Hillsboro

    The heat and possibility of controversy did not stop droves of people from showing up on Sunday for Hillsboro’s first-ever Black Lives Matter March. The event was started in the brain of Hillsboro resident Shelby Johnson. Right after the death of George Floyd, she was thinking about it all while at work. She initially thought about doing a cookout with […]

    Black Lives Matter in Hillsboro
  • Black Lives Matter March Speech

    Here is the entire speech given by Donya Anderson at the Black Lives Matter Comm’unity’ Event and March in Hillsboro on Sunday, June 14: You know, most people are deathly afraid of speaking in public, but I love it! Especially if I’m given a microphone. I am sure we are all aware of the revolution that is taking place in […]

    Black Lives Matter March Speech
  • Hillsboro puts out candles in remembrance of anniversary of death of local young resident

    The Hillsboro Community honored the memory of Demarius Cox Saturday night on the eve of the one year anniversary of the teen’s sudden death. Cox died last year while at summer camp with his friends and classmates. His short life impacted so many in his community and that impact was seen as candles were lit and set out on porches […]

    Hillsboro puts out candles in remembrance of anniversary of death of local young resident
  • 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
  • Ratzlaff hold fun family graduation in Hillsboro

    (from left) Zaylee Werth, Kyan Jost, Barb Shannon and Dayton Foster attend their family graduation at the Mainstreet Ministries basketball court. Grandpa Glenn Ratzlaff and Grandma Barb Shannon held a graduation ceremony for their grandkids during which both prayed for each graduate. Family members were interviewed for advice and a special rap was performed by the kids in attendance for […]

    Ratzlaff hold fun family graduation in Hillsboro

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Counties work together to restore peace in Marion

June 30, 2020 at 11:23 am

Marion experienced some unusual police activity for a typically quiet Sunday evening on June 28. It began around 6 p.m. when Marion Police officers noticed some suspicious...

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Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

June 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Matt Hein and Merlin Funk of the Hillsboro Fire Department accept the close...

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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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‘I know other people struggle’

July 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm

Most track athletes compete in relative obscurity compared to those playing popular team sports. Unless you follow college track closely, you’ve probably never heard of...