Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

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Trojans prove the adage:  aggressive defense wins state championships

It was a march to glory that Civil War general William T. Sherman would have loved.

On the way to winning the Class 3A title last week for the first time in 11 years, the Hillsboro High girls used an uncommon confidence and defensive fury to torch the opposition with an average victory margin of 20 points a game.

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TC ends season with 1-1 outing at national tourney
TC ends season with 1-1 outing at national tourney

TC ends season with 1-1 outing at national tourney

The Tabor College women’s basketball season ended Friday with a 61-44 loss to undefeated Indiana Wesleyan in the second round of the NAIA post-season tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Suderman signs for Bluejay football
Suderman signs for Bluejay football

Suderman signs for Bluejay football

Hillsboro High School senior Michael Suderman signed a letter of intent Monday to play football for Tabor College next fall.

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Frick signs football letter with Tabor
Frick signs football letter with Tabor

Frick signs football letter with Tabor

Hillsboro High School senior Troy Frick signed a letter of intent last Tuesday to play football for Tabor College next fall.

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Ratzlaff to lead TC men?s basketball next season

After 25 years as head men’s basketball coach at Tabor College, Don Brubacher will step down and allow his former player and assistant coach Micah Ratzlaff to take over the program reins.

“Becoming a head coach at the collegiate level has always been a career goal of mine,” Ratzlaff said.

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Bluebirds fly fourth at 1A state tourney

Goessel opened the game with a 3-pointer by Travis Buller, and the teams see-sawed back and forth, ending the first quarter 11-10 in Goessel’s favor.

The Bluebirds outscored the Eagles 16-9 in the second quarter. They put on a 7-1 run in the last minute, capped by Jordan Voth’s 3-pointer to pull out to a comfortable eight-point lead by halftime, 27-19.

Olpe’s 6-feet, 4-inch junior, Seth Pargman, drew his third foul and grabbed some bench time, making him ineffective in scoring the first half.

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Farmers wanting CCC loans can seek FSA help

Commodity Credit Corpora­tion (CCC) loan programs are a tool for producers to acquire grain financing by providing price guarantees with low-cost interest operating capital for their farming operations.

Nine-month term loans can be obtained by eligible producers for grains that are stored on the farm or in warehouse elevator facilities.

Producers interested in obtaining a farm-stored type loan must review and agree to specific Kansas farm-stored loan policies.

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Country Lakes Cafe prepares to reopen soon after repairs

Barbara and Larry Smith, plus employees, were running Country Lakes Cafe at 202 E. Main in Marion as a delivery meal business Monday, but were hoping to have the doors open Sunday.

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Beisel loved the work and the people
Beisel loved the work and the people

Beisel loved the work and the people

For Ramona Beisel, going to work at the same job for 26 1⁄2 years was sheer pleasure.

“I loved the work and I loved the people,” said Beisel, whose extended stint as a teller with Great Plain Federal Credit Union ended earlier this month.

“I’ve always I said I had the best job there was, as far as I was concerned,” she said from her home in Tampa. “I just loved the people, and they would become part of your life—customers and coworkers, both.”

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It takes more than athletic talent to win

I have had the privilege of observing two incredible high school girls’ basketball teams this season: Hillsboro girls and the girls from Wichita Heights, where I work as a library media specialist.

Both teams made it to state and won their state titles respectively. I think a lot of times people think it’s easy, and that sheer athletic talent will win the game. But I beg to differ.

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