• Bluejays are Iowa-bound!

    Tabor earns NAIA tournament berth with win over Trinity Christian With Tabor College volleyball head coach Amy Ratzlaff looking on with a smile, Bluejay teammates and assistant coaches charge the floor to celebrate the team’s five-set win over the Trolls from Trinity Christian College. This was the first NAIA home-court event in the history of Tabor College volleyball. The Bluejays […]

    Bluejays are Iowa-bound!
  • County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start

    In the right photo, Thomas Gill is cleaning door windows with his rotation with the maintenance department. Having completed the first of three 10-week rotations, the first three interns enrolled in Tabor College Project SEARCH are successfully navigating the path of personal growth and future employability. “I really think it’s going as well as can be expected at this point,” […]

    County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start
  • 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
  • FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

    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 […]

    FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

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November 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

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MOVING ON; Tabor College earned a trip to the NAIA Volleyball Championships by defeating Trinity Christian College before a home-court crowd.

MOVING ON; Tabor College earned a trip to the NAIA Volleyball Championships by defeating Trinity Christian College before a home-court crowd.

November 22, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Tabor head coach Amy Ratzlaff huddles with her players prior to the fifth and determining...

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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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Parkside Homes named one of the best nursing homes by USN&WR

Parkside Homes named one of the best nursing homes by USN&WR

November 22, 2017 at 11:57 am

As a celebration of being named one of the best nursing homes for 2017-18...

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Goessel school board hears of public support

November 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The Goessel school board met Nov. 13 and listened as Scott Boden, junior high/ high school principal, read excerpts of three letters he had received in support of Goessel’s...