Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Tabor men beat OKWU in overtime, TC women come up just short

Oklahoma Wesleyan University came to Tabor College on Saturday with both their women’s and men’s teams nestled comfortably in second place in their respective Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference races. Meanwhile, Tabor’s teams have been somewhat down, and some say out, by their play in recent games. But on this day, the competitive fire returned for both squads. Both teams fell […]

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Ranked teams prevail between Hillsboro and Kingman

Ranked teams prevailed Friday in a meeting between Kingman and Hillsboro. The Kingman girls, ranked fourth in Class 3A, defeated the Trojans 55-30 while the Hillsboro boys, ranked eighth in Class 2A, outlasted the Eagles in a physical contest, 50-38, at Kingman. GIRLS—Hillsboro’s strong suit was its defense, but the Eagles simply had too many offensive weapons for the Trojans […]

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Hillsboro: 2017 was a year for completion

Hillsboro: 2017 was a year for completion

Hillsboro citizens gathered May 4 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital. Five and a half years after the ground-breaking, HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. completed construction on the $11.4 million facility along U.S. Highway 56. Several significant construction projects that were years in the making came to completion in Hillsboro during 2017. “I think […]

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USD 410 accepts challenge to ‘redesign education’

USD 410 accepts challenge to ‘redesign education’

SUPERINTENDENT MAX HEINRICHS: “Our goal would be to try to make our education more student-centered, and not like a mass-production line like we do,” Heinrichs said. “We want to do more for the individual, so we can engage the individual.” In the ongoing effort to provided the best academic program to equip students for the challenges and opportunities of the […]

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2017 will be remembered as a big year for Tabor

2017 will be remembered as a big year for Tabor

It’s no secret that 2017 was a big year for Tabor College. The evidence is in plain sight on the campus. The long campaign to plan, fund and build the $13 million Shari Flam­ing Center for the Arts was essentially completed by year’s end. Given the effort he invested from the start, it should surprise anyone that President Jules Glanzer […]

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Lifeblood

In the Hillsboro Annual Report that we’ve inserted in this week’s Free Press, you will encounter the economic lifeblood of the community. In addition to the ads that trumpet the wide range of products and services Hillsboro businesses offer, we again are running capsule summaries of every and any business that chose to participate. Later this month, you can expect […]

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HHS swept by Pratt after sweeping Council Grove- Boy’s Results

HHS swept by Pratt after sweeping Council Grove- Boy’s Results

Darian Ratzlaff soars toward the basket between a cluster of Pratt defenders late in the second quarter of Friday’s game. Ratzlaff scored 27 points in the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Greenbacks. An off-shooting night cost Hillsboro a winnable league game Friday, as the Trojans lost to Pratt, 61-55, in overtime. The loss, combined with Tuesday’s win […]

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HHS swept by Pratt after sweeping Council Grove

HHS swept by Pratt after sweeping Council Grove

Hillsboro’s Abby Sechrist rises above the defense of Pratt’s Makenzie Baird during the first half of Friday’s game. Sechrist led HHS with 13 points, but the team struggled offensively in a 33-30 loss. Coming off an impressive upset Tuesday against Coun­cil Grove, the No. 4 team in 3A, the Hillsboro girls lost to a very beatable Pratt team on Friday, […]

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Bluejays battling to stay relevant in KCAC- Men’s Results

The Tabor College men bounced back from a loss Wednesday against Univer­sity of Saint Mary to win an 81-79 nail-biter against Bethany College Saturday at Lindsborg. The split left the Bluejays with a 10-8 mark in the KCAC and an 11-13 record for the season. Tabor established a narrow 36-30 lead as the first half ended, but in the second […]

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Bluejays battling to stay relevant in KCAC- Women’s Results

Bluejays battling to stay relevant in KCAC- Women’s Results

Tabor Bluejay forward Taylor Mires scores two points in the second quarter of Tabor’s 73-56 defeat at Lindsborg on Saturday. The Bluejay women, picked to be a contender for a KCAC title, have struggled through five consecutive defeats as the season heads for the finish line. On the heels of 70-58 loss a loss Wednesday at the hands of the […]

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