• $4,000 FOR FUN

    One of the more popular places was the photo booth. Fourth-grade students Kainoa Defiesta, Colton Rempel and Lincoln Wickert (from left) laughed at the results. The third annual Hillsboro Elementary School Carnival on Friday offered fun, food and games for students, families, faculty and staff. Erin Beavers, HES Carnival Committee chair, said more than 200 meals were served, but the number […]

    $4,000 FOR FUN
  • ‘Appreciation’ is the theme for Florence Labor Day events

    The Labor Day parade through downtown Florence on Monday is one of the popular events of the weekend. The parade begins at 11 a.m The Labor Day parade through downtown Florence on Monday is one of the popular events of the weekend. The parade begins at 11 a.m The 79th annual Florence Labor Day Celebration will have magic in the […]

    ‘Appreciation’ is the theme for Florence Labor Day events
  • Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school

    Hillsboro Middle School sixth-graders Jessenia Maciel, Paige Gore, Tanner Plett and Alana Suder­man (from left) chat last week about the start of a new school year on Aug. 18. Sixth- through eighth-graders were allowed to come in between 2-4 p.m. to set up their lockers for their first year in middle school. They had the chance to get to know […]

    Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school
  • Local chef has a lot on his plate these days

    Rob Scott knows his way around home and commercial kitchens, like this one at the former Olde Towne Restaurant in Hillsboro. In addition to managing Parkside Homes’ food service, Scott has been teaching several community cooking classes for the Hillsboro Recreation Commission and running a catering business on the side. Rob Scott has found his niche: sharing with others his […]

    Local chef has a lot on his plate these days
  • Athletes lead the return to Tabor

    Tabor College athletes moved early in Friday to train with their teammates and prepare for a new school year. Top photo, Teddy Harness from New Orleans has his arms full as he helps his brother, Allen Armstrong, move into the dorms. Armstrong is a freshman outside linebacker from Huntsville, Ala. Bottom photo: Sophomore volleyball player Keeley Kroeker moves a load […]

    Athletes lead the return to Tabor
  • Relay raises $22,526

    As per tradition, the 2016 Relay for Life began Saturday in Marion with the march of cancer survivors around the stadium track. The Marion County Relay for Life event Saturday raised $22,526 for the Ameri­can Cancer Society, according to Debbie Conner, local coordinator. With the theme, “Paint Your World Purple,” the event featured many old favorite events along with new […]

    Relay raises $22,526
  • Northview to partner for job options

    Northview Develop­mental Services Endowment Founda­tion of Newton is partnering with the Marion County Special Education Coopera­tive in the start-up of Project Search, which will provide a structure leading to competitive employment for individuals with disabilities. David Sheppard, MCSEC executive director, and Laura Baldwin, MCSEC special education coordinator, released this statement in their funding request: “Transitional students with disabilities have an […]

  • Marion copper artist featured in Kansas Profile series

    Tracy Hett poses with his signature piece: a three-dimensional seal of the great state of Kansas. The seal is nearly two feet in diameter, complete with everything including the lettering. by Ron Wilson Huck Boyd Institute – K-State As the wheat in a Kansas field ripens, it turns from green in color to a rich gold, tan, and brown—accented with […]

    Marion copper artist featured in Kansas Profile series
  • The tradition rolls on…

    Lucas Hiebert, a 2015 Goessel High School graduate, drives the 1950 Model “A” John Deere he restored in the Goessel Country Threshing Days parade Saturday morning. Hiebert has been driving a tractor in this parade since the summer following his seventh-grade year.<p> Attending Goessel’s Country Threshing Days has been a tradition of Lucas Hiebert’s for as long as he can […]

    The tradition rolls on…
  • Rain couldn’t dampen that threshing spirit

    Parade onlookers either braved the light rain that fell Saturday morning, or took cover under umbrellas. The cool, wet weather was a radical change from the summer heat of the past few years. After a series of several summer sun-baked celebrations, cooler weather provided a respite from the usual heat over the weekend at Goessel’s 2016 Country Thresh­ing Days. Despite […]

    Rain couldn’t dampen that threshing spirit

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August 30, 2016 at 7:43 pm

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Jays lose, 3-2, to ranked Pioneers

August 30, 2016 at 7:21 pm

Pitted against nationally-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene, the Tabor College volleyball team was tested in its season-opener last Tuesday. The Bluejays battled the 10th-ranked...

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County towns keep tabs on mosquitoes

County towns keep tabs on mosquitoes

August 30, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Mosquito season isn’t quite over in Kansas, and for cities in Marion County,...

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Brunner: Ranchers should not dwell on ‘side issues’

Brunner: Ranchers should not dwell on ‘side issues’

August 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm

In a slide picture show, during the Beef Producers Information Seminar at Emporia, Tracy...

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State commissioner of education tours two county school districts

State commissioner of education tours two county school districts

August 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Randy Watson, commissioner of education for Kansas, drops in on a high school physics class...