Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Report includes two Angus bulls from Harms Ranch

Harms Plainview Ranch, Lincolnville, owns two bulls listed in the 2007 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Associa?tion in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 6,679 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angussiresearch.com. ?This report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers […]

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Donors assist with hog fund-raiser
Donors assist with hog fund-raiser

Donors assist with hog fund-raiser

HogFundraiserPeople.jpg Click image to enlarge Steve Goertzen of Goertzen Farms, Marilyn Unruh, Mike Berger and Steve Glahn (from left) assisted with the purchase and processing of the hog that the 4-H Development Council gave away at a fund-raising drawing during the Marion County Fair last week. The winners of a half hog were Ag Service Inc., Hillsboro, and David Funk, […]

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Goossen a finalist at National show
Goossen a finalist at National show

Goossen a finalist at National show

GossenTyAngus.jpg Click image to enlarge ?Ty Goossen of Hillsboro and Megan Fink of Randolph placed well in the showmanship competition at the 41st National Junior Angus Show July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla. The two, chosen to represent Kansas in the national showmanship contest after finishing first and second, respectively, at state, competed against 52 other state representatives and made it […]

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Shrine-time performance
Shrine-time performance

Shrine-time performance

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?It doesn?t matter whether you?re a big school or a small school?anybody can play,? Lucas Hamm said following his solid performance at the 34th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl game Saturday in Hays.

The 6-foot, 4-inch, 215-pound standout from Hills?boro High more than held his own among fellow all-stars from across the state.

As the starting middle linebacker and special-teams player for the West squad, Hamm was a key contributor during his team?s 26-7 domination of the East team at Lewis Field.

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TC volleyball reloads with 10 recruits
TC volleyball reloads with 10 recruits

TC volleyball reloads with 10 recruits

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TOP (L-R) Colmia, Crosson, Heldenbrand, Hendricks, Hooten, ; BOTTOM (L-R): .Kelley, Large, Lawrence, Perrault, Witham. Click image to enlarge

The Tabor College volleyball program has added 10 players for the 2007 season, according to Amy Ratzlaff, head coach.

?Tabor volleyball will certainly have a different face this year after graduating six key players,? Ratzlaff said.

?However, with 10 high- quality new players and talented returners, our goal is to play volleyball in such a way that we still look like Tabor volleyball. We are as excited as ever to get everyone together on one court.?

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Local athletes places well at Lake Afton

Two Hillsboro women competed at the Mud Water Triath?lon/Dualathlon at Lake Afton near Wichita on Saturday. In the triathlon, Anna Woods finished second in the women?s 20-29 division in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 40 seconds. Her sister, Kate Robin?son of Hutchinson, placed first in 1:24.26. The triathlon started with a 750-meter swim in Lake Afton, followed by a 12-mile bicycle […]

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Jason Hamm wins derby
Jason Hamm wins derby

Jason Hamm wins derby

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Jason Hamm (left) and Matt Foth go nose to nose during the championship heat. They were the only two left at this point. Hamm had smoke/steam coming out of his car, but they continued circling and hitting each other. Moments later Foth's engine caught fire for the second time; Hamm was declared the winner. Phyllis Richert photo. Click image to enlarge

Jason Hamm, Hillsboro, outlasted all other entries to claim the $1,000 championship prize at the Marion County Fair Demo?lition Derby on Saturday.

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Huxman starts one-year stint with USD 410
Huxman starts one-year stint with USD 410

Huxman starts one-year stint with USD 410

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Doug Huxman officially begins his one-year term as USD 410 interim superintendent today, but he?s been unofficially on the job the past few weeks. Click image to enlarge

Doug Huxman already looks at ease sitting at his desk in the central office for Unified School District 410.

Huxman, who officially begins his stint as interim superintendent for USD 410 Wednes?day, has spent unofficial time in the office becoming versed with his new responsibilities.

?I?ve been getting tuned in to what?s going on here, trying to familiarize myself,? he said.

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Goessel Threshing Days to debut arrival of a new ?baby?
Goessel Threshing Days to debut arrival of a new ?baby?

Goessel Threshing Days to debut arrival of a new ?baby?

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The huge deisel engine from the old power plant in Canton is shown in this photo as it arrived aat Goessel's WHEAT Co. grounds earlier this year. The engine will be on display at the County Threshing Days event this weekend, but won't be running until perhaps next year. Click image to enllarge.

Jim Wiens jokes there?s ?a new baby? for people to see during Country Threshing Days at Goessel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday? and it weighed in at 34,500 pounds.

The ?baby? is a big diesel engine that came out of the old power plant at Canton. Wiens said the 100-member Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Co. collectively had its eye on engine for some time.

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Homecoming highs
Homecoming highs

Homecoming highs

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