Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

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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Sechrist breaks 15 minutes in CKL win

Sechrist breaks 15 minutes in CKL win

Emily Sechrist nears the finish of the CKL girls? race Thursday. The junior won with a time of 14:40, breaking her own school record by 20 seconds. Emily Sechrist broke the 15-minute barrier to lower her own school record and win her second straight Central Kansas League championship Thursday at Hesston. The Trojan junior finished the 4-kilometer course in 14 […]

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Trojans one bullet short in shootout loss to Moundridge

Trojans one bullet short in shootout loss to Moundridge

Justus Hilliard (5) follows the blocking lead of Evan Ollenburger during a second-half kickoff return in the opening district game between Hillsboro and Moundridge. The Trojans ended up on the short end of an offensive shootout, 40-35. The first round of district play Friday turned into a shootout between two teams with nearly opposite attack strategies. In the end, the […]

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Weber rallies for 6th place at state

Weber rallies for 6th place at state

Hillsboro?s Allison Weber returns volley during her opening match at the Class 3-2-1A state tennis tournament Saturday in Pratt. She lost this match to Sterling?s Madison Thrasher in a super tie-breaker, but came back Sunday to beat Thrasher on the way to a sixth-place medal. Hillsboro?s Allison Weber is nothing if not steady and determined. After a disappointing first-round loss […]

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