• 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
  • Local sisters open up fun, inexpensive shop in Marion

      Sisters Megan and Grace opened a small boutique in Marion in November. They sell clothing and accessories as well as home goods.   New boutique West Main Company is bringing in business for Marion County and giving the community a fresh taste of fashion and an opportunity to buy great products at great prices. Sisters Megan Semer and Grace […]

    Local sisters open up fun, inexpensive shop in Marion
  • Hillsboro host chess tournament

    Jason Latham considers his next move in the KSCA chess tournament hosted by Hillsboro on Saturday, Jan. 18. Latham placed first in the 12th-grade division. Demarcus Cox, Hillsboro Middle School sixth-grader, watches his opponent closely in the KSCA chess tournament that HHS hosted on Saturday, Jan. 18. Cox was one of many area students who participated. Hillsboro High School Chess Guild […]

    Hillsboro host chess tournament
  • Local softball team finishes second at state tournament

    Hillsboro 10U softball team placed second at the state softball tournament in Cottonwood Falls on July 6. The team also won Best Sportsmanship Award. From left: Khloe Funk, Ella Potucek, Abby Beavers, Brooklyn Thiessen, Cheyanne Plenert, D’Asia Cox, Rylee Voran, Mackenzie D’Albini, Haley Gilkey, Chloe Dirks, and Makenna Fenske. The team was coached by Carissa Thiessen, Wendy Funk, and Erin […]

    Local softball team finishes second at state tournament
  • DEVASTATED– Durham experiences worst flood since 1951

    Much of downtowvn Durham was flooded on July 4. Some places reported water as high as four feet in businesses and homes. Photo submitted by Jared Dyck While many were enjoying holiday festivities and preparing for a fourth of July filled with fun and relaxations, Durham residents faced a very different reality. Rainfall over several hours during the night Wednesday […]

    DEVASTATED– Durham experiences worst flood since 1951

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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...