Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Hillsboro swimmers claim Abilene meet title

Hillsboro swimmers claim Abilene meet title

Ainsley Duell took second place in the 50-yard breast stroke event for girls age 13 to 14. Hillsboro won its second straight meet Saturday in Abilene with 761 points. Abilene was second with 482 and Solomon placed third with 141. The Hillsboro swim team dominated the three-team swim meet hosted by Abilene Saturday. Hillsboro accumulated 761 points, the Abilene Wave […]

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Hillsboro council OKs financial agreement for streets

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved at its June 5 meeting a financial services agreement with Piper Jaffray as the city prepares to begin street projects this summer. One of the major project is to replace Wilson Street once the city replaces the old waterlines in that residential area. The city will be using the state’s revolving loan fund to cover […]

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Hot Time for Fans & Bands

Hot Time for Fans & Bands

Montgomery Gentry, headline act of the weekend, performed Saturday on the main stage for a 9:30 p.m. concert. This year’s Chingawassa Days got off to a hot start, literally, with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity. In spite of the heat, Adam Heerey, a member of the festival planning committee, said attendance was strong with an estimated 1,500 to […]

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Gardner named to CKL first team

Five members of Hills­boro’s 12-10 baseball team received all-league recognition from Central Kansas League coaches. Brooks Gardner was selected to the first-team at third base. The junior batted .420 with 29 hits in 69 at-bats, including four home runs. He led the Trojans in RBIs with 36, and was the co-leader with Kaden Kleiner and Caleb Potucek in runs scored […]

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Five Trojan softball players recognized by CKL coaches

Five members of the Hillsboro’s 12-11 softball team received all-league recognition from the coaches of the Central Kansas League. Heading the list for Hills­boro are seniors Taylor Hel­mer and Sarah Jost. Helmer was named to the all-league first team as a pitcher while Jost was a first-team choice in the outfield. Helmer batted .317 (20-for-63) with six doubles and 21 […]

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Canton lumberyard moves downtown for business

Canton lumberyard moves downtown for business

Norma Nickelson cuts the Chamber of Commerce ribbon marking the opening of Nick’s Canton Hardware & Lumber on Main Street. Husband and business partner Nick Nickelson is to her right. Nick Nickelson and wife Norma have spent most of their years together either operating a lumberyard at various places in Kansas, or traveling coast to coast to help liquidate lumberyards. […]

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DEATH: W. Dale Bandy, 81

W. DALE BANDY, 81, a retired accounting supervisor for NCRA and a farmer, died June 3 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton. Memorials […]

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Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day gathering Monday in Memorial Park. Bright skies and warm temperatures greeted those who came to Memorial Park to honor military veterans, past and present, who served and sacrificed to keep the United States a free nation. Mayor Lou Thurston, the guest speaker, reminded those who listened why Memorial […]

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Editorial: Rural Kansas is dying

Difficult news about declining health travels sometimes fast, sometimes slowly. But it is often received with disbelief and a desire to resist the message as well as the messenger. But something within us knows the message is true. Last week, difficult news arrived in our office by way of a forwarded Internet article. The essay was passed on to us […]

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Trojans 9th at 2A state golf

The Hillsboro golf team, making its third consecutive appearance at state, placed ninth among 12 teams competing at the Class 2A tournament at Crestwood Country Club in Pittsburg. Colin Settle led the Trojans with a 94, which placed him 37th among 88 competitors. Elliot Ollenbur­ger was close behind with a 96 for 39th place. Elias Werth shot an even 100 […]

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