Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Hesston’s ranked teams sweep games versus Hillsboro

The Hillsboro basketball teams encountered not one, but two ranked teams when they came to Hesston on Friday for a rivalry matchup. The Trojan girls actually led the Swathers’ No. 8 ranked team in Class 3A after one quarter, but the home team gradually pulled away to a 55-34 final score. The Trojans boys, meanwhile, were blitzed in the first […]

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Hillsboro council approves interim city administrator

Hillsboro council approves interim city administrator

>Don Osenbaugh of Derby will take on city administrator duties part-time during Larry Paine’s medical leave of absence. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved arrangements at its Feb. 6 meeting to hire a part-time interim city administrator while Larry Paine recuperates from surgery. In late January, Paine was hospitalized in Topeka after collapsing on the steps of the Capitol, where he […]

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Marion student wins countyspelling bee

Marion student wins county

spelling bee

Abby Wesner, representing Marion Middle School, spelled 11 words flawlessly on her way to becoming the 2018 Marion County Spelling Bee champion. Abby qualified for the Kansas Spelling Bee when she spelled “sphinx” correctly. This may have been one of those odd years when the championship word at the Marion County Spelling Bee was one of the easier words that […]

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Can you spell ‘success’?

It was refreshing to observe the Marion County Spell Bee again this year. There’s something special about being among students who care about spelling and think it’s worthwhile to excel at it. We work in a profession that cares deeply about words—how they are used, the nuance they carry and especially how they’re spelled. Accuracy is the cornerstone of good […]

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Bluejays rejuvenate for late-season surge- Women’s Results

Bluejays rejuvenate for late-season surge- Women’s Results

Morgan Ediger is fouled by Mary Hutchins as she drives to the basket after a steal. Ediger, the team’s scoring leader, returned to action Wednesday for the Sterling College victory after being sideline with a wrist injury since Jan. 3. A slow start by the Tabor College women contributed to a missed opportunity for a victory Saturday against Oklahoma Wesleyan, […]

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Bluejays rejuvenate for late-season surge- Men’s Results

Bluejays rejuvenate for late-season surge- Men’s Results

Tabor’s Diontre Cutliff drives past OKWU’s Isaak Rowe to score two points for the Bluejays in the first half of a win over Oklahoma Wesleyan on Saturday. Cutliff led with 19 points in the overtime victory. Tabor College earned a measure of revenge Saturday night with an 82-79 overtime victory over Okla­homa Wesleyan University, the second-place team in the KCAC. […]

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Trojan boys soar past Eagles

Trojan boys soar past Eagles

Hillsboro’s Elias Werth shoots over the defense of Kingman’s Tanner Albright during the second half of the Trojans’ 50-38 victory over the Eagles. Werth finished with 17 points and teammate Darian Ratzlaff led the team with 20 points as HHS improves to 14-3. Hillsboro prevailed 50-38 in a physical battle Friday at Kingman. The 12-point win was closer than the […]

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DEATH: Dayle Unruh, 92

Dayle Unruh, 92, of Hillsboro, died Feb. 12 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Celebra­tion of Life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. Interment will be at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro Men­nonite Brethren Cemetery. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

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HHS girls lose to ranked Kingman

HHS girls lose to ranked Kingman

Trojan senior Abby Sechrist is fouled by Kingman’s Brianne Bradshaw as she attempts a shot in the paint during Hillsboro’s battle with the No. 4 ranked team in Class 3A. Sechrist scored seven points, but the hometown Eagles claimed the victory, 55-30. The Hillsboro girls traveled to Kingman Friday for a confrontation with the high-flying Eagles, ranked No. 5 in […]

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Halstead sweeps Hillsboro: girls by rout, boys in double overtime

The Halstead Dragons brought their two state-ranked teams to Hillsboro’s Robert C. Brown Gymnasium on Tuesday, and when the evening was finished, both Dragon teams proved their ranking in Class 3A. The Halstead girls encountered a low-energy effort from the hometown Trojans and rolled to a 49-22 victory. The Halstead boys battled Hillsboro through four quarters and two overtime periods […]

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