Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Three wins evens HHS record at 6-6

Three wins evens HHS record at 6-6

Hillsboro catcher Jorge Hanschu beats the tag to second base for a stolen base during the Trojans’ 16-9 win at Memorial Field. Kingman came back to win Game 2 in a 3-1 week for the Trojans following a sweep of Lyons Tuesday. Nine runs wasn’t enough to win a game in Friday’s doubleheader versus Kingman at Hillsboro. The Trojans won […]

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Knoll places third at home JV golf tourney

Three members of the Hillsboro golf team competed at the Trojans’ home-course junior varsity tourna­ment Friday. Joe Knoll placed second in the 40-player field with a score of 47 over nine holes, Paul Glanzer placed fourth with a 51 and Zach Dittert finished 17th with a 59. Lucas Klassen of Hesston won the tournament with a score of 46. This […]

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Grant needed for Schaeffler House repair

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil accepted a bid to address structural “emergencies” at the Schaeffler House Museum during its April 17 meeting. At a previous meeting, Steve Fast, museums director, reported the city had been awarded a grant to restore the Schaeffler House foundation. At this meeting, Fast said ground movement has caused the foundations to be out of plumb, with […]

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Trojans finish mid-pack at first invitational

Trojans finish mid-pack at first invitational

Sophomore Addie Berens competes in the 100-meter hurdles at the Conrad Nightingale invitational track meet in Halstead on Friday. She placed eighth overall. The Hillsboro track and field team competed Friday at the Conrad Nightingale Track and Field Invitational in Halstead, its first invitational meet of the season. The Trojan boys’ team placed ninth among 14 schools competing while the […]

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HHS golf teams win JV tourney, place fifth at Sterling

The Hillsboro golf team placed first at a junior varsity tournament hosted by Hesston Thursday. The Trojans turned in a team score of 361, which put them ahead of Hoisington at 365, Hesston 400, Great Bend 428, Sterling 454 and Marion 459. “Due to scheduling, and with the CKL tournament being at Hesston in May, I made the decision to […]

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Lightning ends hope for wins vs. Pratt

The Hillsboro softball team was in position to win on the road at Pratt, but Mother Nature intervened when lightning warnings ended Game 1 in the top of the sixth inning with the Trojans trailing 11-10. “We had 12 hits and I know we had a good chance to win,” coach Stephanie Sinclair said about the outcome. Whether Game 2 […]

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HHS baseball loses lone game to Pratt

The Hillsboro baseball team jumped in front early in its game at Pratt on Friday, but the good start slipped away as quickly as it arrived in a 11-5 loss to the Green­backs. Hillsboro didn’t get a chance to avenge the loss, however, as Game 1 was called after five innings because of lightning; the second game of the scheduled […]

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410 board questions effort to find local project providers

Confusion over whether local service providers were given an opportunity to submit bids for an $118,480 safety-related project led the USD 410 Board of Education to delay a vote on the project until more information was gathered. The board met via phone for a special meeting Friday to approve the project that will provide a new intercom, clock and bell […]

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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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