• POKÉMON INVADES

    Jimmy Janzen holds a cell phone showing Pokémon GO’s augmented reality feature, which makes Pokémon creatures appear on the screen as if they are part of the scene in front of the player. In the background, Staci Janzen, holding daughter, Quin, 2, assists 5-year-old Koehn with directions. The Janzens are new to Pokémon and said playing the game has become […]

    POKÉMON INVADES
  • Marion County Fair is this week.

    Cadence Craig leads her horse, Bailey, in the junior showmanship division during Monday’s 4-H/FFA Horse Show as judge Kellie Jensen observes. The official start of the Marion County Fair is Wednesday, July 27, and concludes with a 9 a.m. Sunday, July 31, service featuring Wild Horse Ministries.

    Marion County Fair is this week.
  • 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

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Fox excited for new opportunities at Tabor College

Fox excited for new opportunities at Tabor College

July 26, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Mark Fox is the new assistant men’s basketball coach at Tabor College. He has also taken...

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Bridge construction dominates county meeting

July 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Deteriorating county bridges and what to do about them continues to be a major discussion for the Marion County Commission. After discussions Monday with area farmers who...

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St. Luke Hospital offers soft tissue treatment

St. Luke Hospital offers soft tissue treatment

July 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Alex Brooks demonstrates the Astym treatment, a new soft tissue mobilization treatment available...

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Tabor College Prof. conducts research at Wichita State

July 26, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Norman Schmidt, professor of chemistry at Tabor College, has a unique opportunity this summer to participate in a fellowship with the physics department at Wichita State University. Schmidt’s...