Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
HHS cruises to 4th tournament title

HHS cruises to 4th tournament title

Hillsboro?s Shannon Heiser scores on a block against Rock Creek?s Lyla Lenauer during the first set of the championship match. The Trojans claimed their fourth regular-season title with a two-set win over the Mustangs at the 20th Trojan Invitational. You have to be a pretty good team when you win your home invitational tournament with a 5-0 record and in […]

Read more ›

?Post? time

It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that we were trumpeting the start of the fall sports season. Suddenly, high school teams are knocking on the door of post-season opportunities and challenges. Girls? tennis, always the early-bird sport in fall, has already completed its state tournament?and we congratulate Hillsboro?s Allison Weber for achieving a sixth-place medal with her […]

Read more ›

KDHE denies permit for feedlot near Canton

Concluding the project would pose a threat to groundwater, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment denied a permit for the creation of a 9-acre feedlot for up to 999 cattle between Canton and Goessel. Developer Brad Klaassen had applied for the permit for a facility that was to be located at 29th Avenue and Iron Side Road?about five miles […]

Read more ›

Hillsboro volleyball seeded No. 1 at Herington sub-state

Hillsboro will begin its post-season quest for a third consecutive state volleyball title Saturday as the No. 1 seed at the Class 2A sub-state tournament in Herington. The two-time defending 3A champs will bring a 35-1 record against a first-round opponent to be determined by a play-in game between Solomon (10-24) and Berean Academy (6-21). If Hillsboro wins in the […]

Read more ›
Moundridge wins 40-35 shootout over Hillsboro

Moundridge wins 40-35 shootout over Hillsboro

Hillsboro linebacker hits Moundridge quarterback Garrett Higgins as he prepares to fire a first-half pass during Friday's game. The first round of district play Friday turned into a shootout between two teams with two different attack strategies. In the end, the ground game of Moundridge prevailed over the passing attack of Hillsboro, 40-35, on a damp and cold night at […]

Read more ›
Good eats for Goessel

Good eats for Goessel

Branding Iron Cafe owners Rod Boese (left) and John Soller Jr. have passed the one-year anniversary of the opening of their ?burger joint? in Goessel. Despite a few naysayers at the start, the two friends say the community has ?done real well? in supporting the enterprise. Having passed the one-year anniversary earlier this month, Branding Iron Cafe owners and managers […]

Read more ›