• 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
  • Incumbent commissioners survive primary challenges

    Poll volunteer Lynette Barkman hands a ballot to Sheryl Richert of Hillsboro during last Tuesday’s primary election. About 32 percent of Marion County’s registered voters cast a ballot, according to Tina Spencer, Marion County election officer. Two candidates from the primary election plan to throw their hat back in the ring this November as write-ins challenging Dan Holub and Randy […]

    Incumbent commissioners survive primary challenges
  • Marion County Fair blends tradition and innovation in its 86th year

    The 86th annual Marion County Fair blended familiar events with some new ones over six days of activities and entertainment last week. • Members of the TJ Ranch team work their calf toward the trailer during the loading competition at the Coed Ranch Rodeo on Tuesday evening. • The McPherson Bagpipers Ensemble from McPherson made its debut during and after […]

    Marion County Fair blends tradition and innovation in its 86th year

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Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school

Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school

August 23, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Hillsboro Middle School sixth-graders Jessenia Maciel, Paige Gore, Tanner...

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Four Bluejays earn preseason football recognition

August 23, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Four members of the Tabor College football team are represented on the 2016 All-KCAC preseason team. Two Bluejays were preseason selections on offense: senior fullback Joe...

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County receives S25,000 grant to battle underage drinking

August 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm

The Marion County Sub­stance Abuse Prevention Coalition was one of 17 organizations around the state to receive a grant last week from the Kansas Department for Aging and...

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Career path leads PA to Peabody

Career path leads PA to Peabody

August 23, 2016 at 5:22 pm

Physician’s assistant Joe Black has followed his commitment to rural medicine to Heritage...

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Hillsboro, Canton-Galva, Peabody-Burns welcome staff

Hillsboro, Canton-Galva, Peabody-Burns welcome staff

August 23, 2016 at 5:13 pm

New Staff Hillsboro USD 410 has four new staff members this fall: one counselor...