Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Peabody girl enhances look of courthouse

Peabody girl enhances look of courthouse

Nicole Sanders of Peabody poses with the landscaping project she completed on the southwest corner of the Marion County Courthouse during September. She took on the project with the hope of earning a Silver Award, the highest award for a Cadette in Girl Scouts. Nicole Sanders didn?t let her age or the prospect of hard work keep her from accomplishing […]

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Hillsboro falls to undefeated Smoky Valley, 48-12

Hillsboro falls to undefeated Smoky Valley, 48-12

Hillsboro?s Jordan Faul hauls in an interception against Smoky Valley as teammates Evan Ollenburger (4), Levi Mendosa (68) and Jesse Meier (54) close in. Faul also recovered a fumble for the Trojans Friday, but the undefeated Vikings prevailed, 48-12, For the second week in a row, the Hillsboro football team took on an undefeated Central Kansas League foe, and for […]

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Trojans roll to C-G Invit. title

Trojans roll to C-G Invit. title

Hillsboro?s Emily Jost (17) and Alex Ratzlaff attempt to block a hit by Canton-Galva?s Caley Johnson during the first pool-play match at the Canton-Galva Invitational on Saturday. The Trojans won the tournament to improve to 23-0 for the season. The Hillsboro volleyball team capped a 7-0 week with its third tournament title of the season Saturday at the Canton-Galva Invita?tional. […]

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Two Trojans medal at Berean Invitational

Two Trojans medal at Berean Invitational

Hillsboro?s Karyn Leihy closes in on a 13th-place medal at the Berean Invitational. Hillsboro?s Emily Sechrist finished first for the fourth time in five races this season with a 23-second victory Thursday at the Berean Invitational at Harvey County East Park. The Trojan junior, battling warm temperatures and a strong south wind, covered the 4-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 11 […]

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Weber leads Trojans at 3 tournaments

The Hillsboro tennis team capped a busy three-tournament week with a seventh-place finish at the Central Kansas League tournament in Pratt. Allison Weber led the Trojan charge at all three events, including a runnerup finish at Pratt in No. 1 singles. Weber earned a first-round bye, then defeated Katelyn Hageman of Hess?ton (9-1) in the semifinals before losing in three […]

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Decline

The Kansas High School Activities Association?s recent announcement of new high school classifications has done more than shatter a few scheduling assumptions for school districts and team fans. Longtime 3A schools Hillsboro and Marion experienced the biggest jolt: Hillsboro will remain 3A in football, but is now a 2A school in all other activities; Marion will remain 3A except for […]

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Vikings conquer Trojans, 48-12

Vikings conquer Trojans, 48-12

Justus Hilliard completesa 16-yard pass reception during the first half of Friday's game agains Smoky Valley. Hilliard scored one of Hillsboro's two touchdowns in the 48-12 loss. For the second week in a row, the Hillsboro football team took on an undefeated Central Kansas League foe, and for the second time the Trojans endured a licking. A physical Smoky Valley […]

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A final curtain call

A final curtain call

Judy Harder will complete her 26-year run as theater director at Tabor College with the homecoming presentation of ?Godspell? starting tonight with additional performances through Sunday. When the curtain rises this evening for the opening performance of the Tabor College musical ?Godspell,? it will signal both a beginning and an ending for director Judy Harder. It will be Harder?s 74th […]

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Class changes to affect four local districts

When it comes to high school classifications, the times they are a-changin? for four area schools. With the announcement last Wednesday of the Kansas High School Activi?ties Associa?tion?s enrollment counts, fans of Hills?boro, Marion, Goessel and Centre activities will need to get used to new nomenclature?at least for some activities. Hillsboro, a longtime participant in the 3A classification, will drop […]

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Team of young volunteers add fit trail to city park

Team of young volunteers add fit trail to city park

Centre High School volunteers Taylor Peterson, Kristin Vinduska, Kassie Thomp?son and Abigail Svoboda build the knee-lift and toe-raise station?one of 20 stations that comprise the new fit trail in Lincolnville?s community park. About 40 students, mostly junior high through high school, signed up to help with the project. All of the volunteers received a T-shirt, courtesy of the city council. […]

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