Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Goessel Cheer squad enjoys activity

Goessel Cheer squad enjoys activity

Katie Wright, a sophomore, has been on the squad for two years. Her favorite part of cheer is having the opportunity to learn new dances and stunts and being able to show the fans what cheer is really about. “I am looking forward to dancing and cheering with the little girls at our mini cheer clinic,” said Wright. Makayla Davis, […]

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Hillsboro City Council discusses special vehicles again

The Hillsboro City Council again met with a packed room thanks to the special purpose vehicle ordinance being on the agenda for the Jan. 7 meeting. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning spoke about his concerns with the council allowing golf carts to not have safety lights. “I firmly believe there should be minimal light requirements during the day, such as […]

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Judge decides to hear wind farm case

Those who have been fighting hard against the wind farms that they believe are attempting to take over Marion County were pleased on Tuesday by Marion County Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Steven Hornbaker’s rulings. “I think it went good,” said Plaintiff Randy Eitzen who filed against the Board of Marion County Commissioners regarding decisions they have made involving Expedition […]

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Taking care of yourself during cold and flu season

Facebook and grocery store conversations have been full of comments about the flu and colds going around over the holidays and during these cold, winter months. While it can be difficult to avoid all of the germs, there are some things you can do to help cut down on the exposure and keep yourself at least somewhat healthy. Thankfully, some […]

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HHS students selected for South Central Kansas Music Educators Honor Choir

HHS students selected for South Central Kansas Music Educators Honor Choir

Two members of the Hillsboro HS Concert Choir were selected to sing with the South Central Kansas Music Educators Honor Choir on Dec. 7. Dillon Boldt and Zach Dittert are juniors in the choir. The SCKMEA Honor Choir performed under the direction of Dr. Ryan Becken, Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University.

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Confessions on a people pleaser

As I have mentioned a time or two in my columns—and anyone who knows me or has interacted with me for more than five minutes has figured out—I am a people pleaser. Like it’s bad. It’s a serious issue. It dominates my thoughts. I’m constantly thinking about if people like me or not. And if I think they might not, […]

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County commission discusses roads, rock

The Marion County Commissioners met for the first time in 2020 on Monday, Jan. 6 where they spent the majority of the time talking about the roads and rocks used on the roads of Marion County. Road and Bridge County Engineer Brice Goebel opened up the business part of the meeting by talking about his recent findings on the local […]

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DEATH: Robert Samuel Flores

DEATH: Robert Samuel Flores

Robert Samuel Flores, Sr. 53, died at his family home in Newton on Dec 31, 2019. A visitation will be held at Peterson Funeral Home from 1-5 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2019. The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Jan 13 at First Mennonite Church in Newton with a reception to follow at Jay’s Place at 220 N. Main […]

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DEATH: Rudolph Gene Newfield

Rudolph Gene Newfield, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the Robert J. Dole V.A. Medical Center in Wichita, Ks. Cremation has been effected. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the Peabody Christian Church. A memorial has been established with the Peabody Christian Church and the Peabody American Legion Avenue of Flags. […]

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DEATH: Lynn Hagaman

DEATH: Lynn Hagaman

Lynn Hagaman, 77, died January 1, 2020, at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at Cottonwood Valley Baptist Church in Hillsboro. Memorials to America’s Vet Dogs in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born September 20, 1942, to Joseph and Lucille […]

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