• Strike two!

    • Lightning strikes trees 10 feet and 13 years apart According to conventional wisdom, lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But Merlin and Penni Funk can testify that give it 13 years and it just might. On June 25, 2003, an elm tree on the north side of their Hillsboro home at the corner of Lincoln and First streets […]

    Strike two!
  • Hillsboro seeking CDBG

    of $400,000 for streets

    This is the target area the Hillsboro City Council’s street-replacement projects intended for the north edge of town. The city will be submitting an application for a Community Development Block Grant for $400,000, to be matched by city funding. Successful grant applications will be announced in January. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took initial steps during its Sept. 20 meeting toward […]

    Hillsboro seeking CDBG of $400,000 for streets
  • MHS students take on service project around town

    Marion High School service project Marion High School students not only painted their assigned parking lots for the year, but also helped with a variety of projects around town to include yard work, lake cleanup, float building, museum and Old Settlers Day last Thursday. Senior Haley Wattson doesn’t own a car, but it didn’t stop her from painting her concept […]

    MHS students take on service project around town
  • Weather cooperates as an estimated 35,000 people converge on the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair

    The downtown business district was filled with vendors and browsers and shoppers Saturday for the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair. The day began in a blanket of fog, but by mid-morning it turned into a bright, clear and sunny day that drew another large crowd. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning and his officers estimated the turnout may have […]

    Weather cooperates as an estimated 35,000 people converge on the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair
  • MARION ART IN THE PARK

    Ginger and Nellie Sauerwein of Walton were intrigued by the many pieces of magnetic necklaces that not only were beautiful, but also have medicinal purposes. The owner of the booth, Pat Petz of McCracken said she has found the jewelry to help treat migraines, arthritis, tendinitis, swelling, fibromy­algia and much more. CJ Brockus, along with husband Rod of Wakita, Okla., […]

    MARION ART IN THE PARK
  • Two local youth pedal their way to nationals

    Charlotte Silhan and Kyle Epp proudly hold the trophies they won Sept. 11 at the Kansas State Fair. They duo qualified for the National Pedal Pull Championships in Mitchell, S.D., by placing among the top two competitors in the 4-year-old division.<p> By finishing among the top two in their age category at the Kansas State Fair, two Hillsboro youth qualified […]

    Two local youth pedal their way to nationals
  • A TRIBUTE

    TO FALLEN COMRADES

    Hillsboro emergency response vehicles were parked in front of city hall Sunday, from mid-morning to evening. The idea was initiated by Rusty Moss, a training officer with the Hillsboro Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services. Hillsboro firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel won’t soon forget Sunday. It was a day Rusty Moss, training officer with the Hillsboro Fire Department and […]

    A TRIBUTE TO FALLEN COMRADES
  • Hillsboro plans for 279 vendors

    Repurposed treasures are expected to be popular again at the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair. Plans for the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair are coming together with the potential to become another memorable event this Saturday. Even the weather is cooperating. While rain and storms are possible most of this week, the area forecast is calling […]

    Hillsboro plans for 279 vendors
  • Marion under new management

    Shoppers and browsers inspect a booth during the 2015 Art in the Park. Marion’s 38th annual Art in the Park, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, might be under new management, but organizers say vendors and shoppers alike will see few, if any, differences this year. Margo Yates, director of Parks and Recreation, said the city […]

    Marion under new management
  • A new season, a new beginning

    Hillsboro sophomore running back Brooks Gardner gestures as he scores the Trojans’ first touchdown of the 2016 season to spark a 35-0 win over Lyons in Friday’s season-opener. The victory set the Trojans on a new path after an 0-9 season last year and ended a 12-game losing streak dating back to 2014 district play. The Trojans scored all five […]

    A new season, a new beginning

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Bluejays defeat Spires, 31-10

September 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The 13th-ranked Tabor College football team earned a 31-10 road victory at the University of Saint Mary Saturday. Both offenses were slow to start as the teams alternated...

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County to provide flu shots during October

September 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm

The Marion County Health Department will offer clinics around the county for administering free flu shots during October. The clinics actually began Sept. 20 at the department’s...

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State ag leaders working to lift trade embargo with Cuba

September 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

Engage Cuba, a leading coalition of private companies and organizations working to lift the travel and trade embargo on Cuba, joined Kansas Wheat and local leaders to launch...

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Tabor College maintains similar rank on 2017 U.S. News Best College list

September 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Tabor College ranks 41st on the 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges list. Tabor appears on the organization’s rankings for Regional Liberal Arts Colleges, Midwest. “We are thrilled...