• County fair entertainment a mix of old and new

    Several evening attractions will return for this year’s Marion County Fair. The Kraft Rodeo will take center stage Wednesday and Thursday, the Antique Truck & Tractor Pull is planned for Friday night preceded by the fair parade through downtown Hillsboro at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the fair’s most popular spectator event, the demolition derby on Saturday, is adding three new events […]

    County fair entertainment a mix of old and new
  • A fair rate of exchange at Goessel High

    Nils Bührmann, Sarah Wagner, Saskia Clostermeyer, Freddy Scheffe, Ana Lopez and Marvin Swatek (from left) asked for a photo shoot by the Goessel city sign before leaving the community in May. These kids bonded well with each other along with peers and host families, according to photographer Dale Wiens. • International students at GHS broaden the horizons of those who […]

    A fair rate of exchange at Goessel High
  • Hillsboro TSA members compete at nationals in Nashville

    TSA Nationals Five students from Hillsboro High School competed at the 2016 Technology Student Association National Competitive Events Conference June 28 to July 2 at the Gaylord Opryland convention center in Nashville, Tenn. In attendance were (from left) Jacob Funk, Reece Berens, Nathan Simhiser, Jon Hinerman and Avery Unruh. The students were accompanied by Creigh Bell, TSA adviser. The System […]

    Hillsboro TSA members compete at nationals in Nashville
  • Flood of July weekend

    • Reports of 6 to 8 inches of rain over the weekend dampened spirits for the Fourth of July weekend. Off and on showers over three days results in minor flooding in familiar areas of Marion County Even with varying reports of 6 to 8 inches of rain falling upon Marion County from Friday night through Sunday, Emergency Management Director […]

    Flood of July weekend
  • Chiropractic office opens in Marion

    Heather Fay, co-owner of Fay Family Chiropractic, demonstrates her care on a new patient. “It’s important to be very gentle and specific,” she says. Fay Family Chiropractic at 410 E. Main St. is one of the newer businesses in Marion with emphasis on helping people from birth to retirement. “We are a family practice, and family is important to us,” […]

    Chiropractic office opens in Marion
  • Reclaiming a treasure

    Roger Hofer of Trinity maneuvers his self-propelled mower for another swath of tall grass. A couple of area Kansas history buffs joined forces with a cadre of volunteers from Trinity Mennonite Church Saturday to uncover a local historical treasure. The group mowed grass and weeds, trimmed trees and bushes and picked up trash that was threatening to swallow the 19th-century […]

    Reclaiming a treasure
  • Hillsboro native finds calling among prisoners

    Dawn Abrahams displays the plaque she received at Ellsworth Correctional Facility as its 2016 Volunteer of the Year. The wood product of the plaque, shaped as the state of Kansas, was crafted by ECF inmates.<p> Cowboy boots and bandannas, sports bras for “boobage,” a wedding dress to fit a 6-foot bride—Dawn Abrahams hunts down “just-right” costumes for her actors in […]

    Hillsboro native finds calling among prisoners
  • Noble effort, noble cause

    Steve Noble says a strong board with innovative vision has kept USD 410 vital even in the face of declining enrollment and revenue. “It’s important work,” he added. “We have a roll-up-their-sleeves kind of staff. We have a board that sees the big picture. I can’t emphasize that enough.” As he concludes his seven-year tenure as superintendent of Unified School […]

    Noble effort, noble cause
  • Family affair: All for one, all for gymnastics

    D’myia Cox, 11, flanked by her dad, Demetrius, and mother, Ciara, proudly wears medals she’s earned as a competitive gymnast. Her brother, Demarius, 13, and younger sister, D’asia, 6, also travel weekly to Emporia where D’myia and D’asia train with Skywalkers Trampoline and Tumbling. Demetrius and Ciara Cox, as students at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, stood in their kitchen […]

    Family affair: All for one, all for gymnastics
  • Prime time in the Flint Hills…

    Recent rains prompt a luscious view of the rolling green pastures near eastern Marion County Hillsboro resident Judy Harder hikes along the grassy hillsides, enjoying the undulating greenery of the Flint Hills where the Harder family has a cabin. She and husband Keith hosted almost 20 people from First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro who responded to an invitation to join […]

    Prime time in the Flint Hills…

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Allen returns to lead Tabor cross-country program

Allen returns to lead Tabor cross-country program

July 19, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Joel Allen has returned to his alma mater to serve as the head cross-country coach at Tabor...

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County facing bridge issue caused by river erosion

July 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm

The Marion County Board of Commissioners began its regular Monday meeting with the observation that erosion is leaving a washout hole under the west end of the South Cottonwood...

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Reversal of fortune: Yields up, profit down

July 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

It doesn’t seem right that farmers you should get “kicked in the teeth” for doing a good job. But, in the midst of recent abundant harvests, it appears the farmers who...

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MHS graduate receives $500 education scholarship

MHS graduate receives $500 education scholarship

July 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Sydnee Baldwin Sydnee Baldwin, a 2016 graduate of Marion High School, is being...