Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

DEATH: Clifford J. Jantz, 97

CLIFFORD J. JANTZ, 97, a retired postmaster of Can­ton, died April 18. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, at the Canton Christian Church. Interment will be in Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. A memorial has been established with Canton Christian Church in care of Olson’s […]

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Moving on

Another commencement season will soon be upon us. While most high school and college graduates yearn to be free of lectures, homework and exams, some of us watching from the sidelines wish we were back in what looks to us now as a relatively carefree life of inquiry and discovery compared to the daily grind of job, family and responsibilities. […]

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HHS, MHS compete at Marion CKTL

HHS, MHS compete at Marion CKTL

Kaden Ward prepares to plant his pole on the way to clearing 12 feet to win the pole vault at Marion. Four Hillsboro Trojans competed Friday at the Shocker Pre-state at Wichita State University. Sienna Kaufman won the pole vault by clearing 9 feet, 6.25 inches in the Class 1A-3A division. Kaufman also placed sixth in long jump with a […]

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Trojans win Hoisington opener, weather claims nightcap

Battling a cold, blustery north wind may have been the toughest battle for the Hills­boro baseball team Friday at Hoisington. On the field, the Trojans defeated the Card­inals with a 15-2 blowout to improve to 3-4 for the season and in Central Kansas League play. However, Mother Nature prevailed in Game 2 when the two teams agreed to give in […]

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HHS softball 1-1 at Hoisington, swept at Haven

Hillsboro softball traveled to Hoisington Friday not only to face the Cardinals by powerful winds and cold temperatures as well. The result was a softball split. Hoisington roughed up Trojan ace Taylor Helmer for a 10-0 win in Game 1, but the Trojans were rewarded for their gutty endurance with an 11-9 victory with Cheyenne Bern­hardt pitching in Game 2. […]

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Hillsboro golf team takes third at Sacred Heart tournament

The Hillsboro golf team placed third among the seven schools competing April 12 at the Sacred Heart Invita­tional in Salina. The host team won the title with a score of 289, which was 73 strokes ahead of runner-up Hutchinson Trinity at 362. The Trojans followed at 377. Elias Werth led Hillsboro with a score of 89, to place 14th among […]

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Hillsboro council hears citizen input about dog ordinance

About a dozen residents came to the April 3 Hillsboro City Council meeting to discuss and sometimes challenge the new dog ordinance being considered. One concern that surfaced frequently was the list of 12 breeds of dogs in the ordinance that may be “capable of inflicting life-threatening injuries upon human beings or domestic animals.” During the discussion, more than one […]

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‘Unpublic’ servants

We applaud the Marion County men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers during this, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 14-20. The week is dedicated to public safety telecommunicators who aid in providing 9-1-1 assistance to citizens everywhere. The term “9-1-1” is often associated with rapid emergency response, poise under pressure, aid and compassion in times of distress […]

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Trojans just miss Tiger sweep

Trojans just miss Tiger sweep

Hillsboro senior Jacob Funk beats out an infield single during Hillsboro first game against larned on Thursday. The game was tied at 10 at the end of the regulation seven innings, but Larned scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning for the 13-10 win. Hillsboro came back to defeat the visitors 5-4 in Game 2. The Hillsboro […]

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Softball Trojans go 1-1 versus Larned

Softball Trojans go 1-1 versus Larned

Hillsboro catcher Sam Moss tags out Larned’s Shaylee Martin on a perfect throw from Trojan shortstop Dani Klein in the top of the fifth inning of Game 1 versus the Indians. Larned overcame an 8-6 deficit going into the seventh inning for a 12-8 win over the Trojans, who are now 3-1 for the year. The Hillsboro softball let a […]

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