• Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale

    Phyllis Richert photo Tabor College running back Drevion Cooper adds to his yardage total Saturday during the Bluejays’ 65-21 win over Bethany College in the final game of 2017. Cooper rolled up a school-record 324 yards on 23 carries, giving him 1,218 yards for the season. Tabor finished as KCAC co-champions with an 8-1 record, but the Sterling Warriors were […]

    Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale
  • First local election in fall goes smoothly

    Lou Thurston won the competitive Hillsboro mayoral race with Charlotte Ken­nedy Takahashi by a vote of 520-200. The Marion County Commission canvassed the votes Monday, but the final number of votes won’t be available until later in the week. Even though the number of votes weren’t available at press time, the winners were, said Tina Spencer, county clerk. In Hillsboro, […]

    First local election in fall goes smoothly
  • Patrons come to hear about wind turbine project

    The Marion County commissioners recessed from their normal location in the commission room to accommodate about 30 people attending the discussion and action needed approving a conditional use permit for the Diamond Vista Wind Project. Marion County commissioners moved Monday’s meeting upstairs to the courtroom when about 30 people arrived to attend a particular portion of the meeting regarding wind […]

    Patrons come to hear about wind turbine project
  • Age makes a difference

    Diana Dalton poses with three of her student friends from Lenna Knoll’s third-grade class at Hillsboro Elementary School. Dalton is the first participant in the Foster Grandparents program that the school is developing. Pictured with her are Allie Cardinell (left), Lydia Moser (seated) and Meladen Champion. Hillsboro Elementary School has initiated a new resource for students that features an aging […]

    Age makes a difference
  • Toy Run fun

    Kim Abrahams, one of the organizers of the Marion County Toy Run, looks over the toys that were collected at Hillsboro State Bank from those who rode their motorcycles and classic cars from Marion to Hillsboro on Saturday. Spectators at this year’s 24th annual Marion County Toy Run saw 148 motorcycles and 16 classic cars Saturday rumbling down the main […]

    Toy Run fun
  • County health fair draws positive reviews

    Children enjoyed hands-on activities at the St. Luke Hospital booth while their parents visited other exhibitors. Organizers of this year’s Marion County Health Fair on Saturday were pleased with the positive reception the event received. Thirty health-related organizations and providers stationed themselves in the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center, offering information and giveaways to attenders. About 166 members of […]

    County health fair draws positive reviews
  • From sideshow to sidewalks

    The front page of the May 12, 1977, issue of The Florence Bulletin captured the excitement of a Hollywood movie project using Main Street as a backdrop. The made-for-TV movie, titled “Mary White” was released 40 years ago this month and will be shown to the public during a fundraising event to replace the sidewalks around the library. Supporters and […]

    From sideshow to sidewalks

    Hillsboro Community Hospital employees Kathy Ehrlich, records manager, standing, looks at one of the old documents Lillian Bookless, social services designee and transcriptionist, reviews. The two women are wanting to match the rightful parents with the unofficial copy of the birth certificate and footprints. When the Hillsboro hospital at 701 S. Main St., moved to the new facility at 101 […]

  • Commissioners may have met against the law

    Because two Marion County commissioners and the county’s transfer station director visited an area transfer station, questions were raised at Monday’s county commission meeting whether that event violated Kansas open meeting laws. The reason the event could be construed as a violation is because neither the press nor the public were notified prior to the “meeting.” Commission chairman Randy Dallke […]


    SCMC honors retired nurses The Senior Citizens of Marion County highlighted the careers of nine retired nurses during its 57th annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Marion Senior Center. Each honoree was nominated by friends, neighbors and family for recognition. Pictured above are: Virgina Hammond, Margaret Tice, Lavonne Hanna­ford (seated), Rhonda Brenzikofer, Sue Clough, Mary Ann Conyers, Eleanor Herbel, […]


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Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale

Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale

November 14, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Phyllis Richert photo Tabor College running back Drevion Cooper adds to his...

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Tabor claims KCAC 3-peatwith 65-21 win over Bethany

Tabor claims KCAC 3-peat

with 65-21 win over Bethany

November 14, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Tabor running back Drevion Cooper looks for an opening behind his lead blocker, Carlos DeLeon,...

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Marion city council establishes local land bank

November 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm

The Marion City Council, approved at Nov. 6 meeting the establishment of a land bank, a mechanism municipalities can use in returning abandoned, tax-delinquent properties...

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Marion-Florence officers 3rd at FFA conference

November 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Officers of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed third overall at the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference Nov. 6 at Arkansas City High School. The conference...

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TC writing center named in honor of professor, writer

November 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

The Tabor College Writing Center received a fresh look and a new name over the summer. The English department, which is located on the main floor of the Lohrenz Build­ing,...