Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Student drop means more cuts for 410

Student drop means more cuts for 410

Noble The unexpected drop in enrollment that led to Hills?boro High School?s drop from Class 3A to Class 2A earlier this month will have more serious ramifications district-wide?this year and beyond. Superinten?dent Steve Noble said this year?s enrollment loss, combined with decreased state funding since 2008, will cause a district deficit approaching $750,000 over the next couple of years. ?This […]

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Give and take

Give and take

Marion quarterback Taylor Heidebrecht hurdles a Hillsboro defender during Friday?s game. Heidebrecht scored two touchdowns and ran for 82 rushing yards on 16 carries. It was a game where a 3-4 Hillsboro squad could ill afford to make mistakes against the 6-1 Marion Warriors. But eight Trojan turnovers?four interceptions and four lost fumbles?led to five Marion scores as the Warriors […]

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Class Act

Class Act

Hillsboro?s Addie Lackey pounds a kill shot down the line against Remington in the title game. The Trojans were not seriously threatened during their blitz through the 2A sub-state tournament at Herington. The Hillsboro volleyball team lived up to its billing as the top-ranked squad in Class 2A by securing a berth in the state tournament in Emporia with an […]

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Three Trojans race to 2A state berths

Three Trojans race to 2A state berths

Three Trojans qualified for the Class 2A state cross-county meet by running well at the regional race Saturday at Mound City. Pictured: Emily Sechrist.. Three members of the Hillsboro cross-country team qualified for state Saturday by finishing among the top 10 finishers in the Class 2A regional race at Sugar Valley Golf Course near Mound City. To no one?s surprise, […]

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Water wisdom

We have disagreed with several of Gov. Sam Brownback?s policy initiatives, so when he comes up with a good one, we?re happy to get on board. Last week the governor announced his intention to develop a 50-year plan to ensure the future of Kansas water. Brownback charged his administration with leading the effort and called upon the Governor?s Council of […]

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Class project aims to integrate students with local businesses

Class project aims to integrate students with local businesses

Devin Dick, a Tabor College student from Hillsboro, serves during an early round of team four-square. For about three hours last Tuesday evening, the main business intersection in downtown Hillsboro became home for the first Tabor College four-square tournament. The event, organized by upper-level students Kaitlyn Brown, Molly Clark and Taylor Loewen as part of instructor Derek Hamm?s Graphic Design […]

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First science fair deemed a successful experiment

First science fair deemed a successful experiment

The hydraulics experiment developed by Sam Martinez (left) and Charlie Peters drew an interested crowd during the first fourth-grade science fair Thursday at Hillsboro Elementary school. The robotic arm was able to pick up not only the aluminum water container but a 1-inch-by-2-inch eraser. Perhaps the biggest exper?i?ment on display at the first Hills?boro Elementary School fourth-grade science fair last […]

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Presidents say colleges ready to resume football tradition

Presidents say colleges ready to resume football tradition

Glanzer Schneider The presidents of McPher?son College and Tabor College are expecting ?just another game? when the Bulldogs and Bluejays meet at McPherson Stadium Saturday afternoon. The game will mark the first gridiron meeting between the two programs since the beating death last fall of Tabor College student-athlete Brandon Brown, 26, and the eventual arrest of two McPher?son College student-athletes. […]

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?Dual-community fun?

The banks of Hillsboro and Marion, in cooperation with the two school districts, will be offering free admission to Friday night?s district football game between Hillsboro and Marion high schools. Lee Leiker, USD 408 super?intendent, said the evening also will offer on-site college and career-training information for students and adults, plus a tailgate dinner provided by Midway Motors in Hillsboro. […]

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Council OKs downtown intersection for Tabor student event

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil agreed at its Oct. 15 meeting to block off the inter?section at Main Street and Grand Avenue during the evening hours of Oct. 22 for a Four Square tournament involving Tabor College students. The request came from three upper-level graphic arts students as part of a class assignment to develop ways to increase interaction between students […]

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