Articles By: Maddy Daniels

In the wake of coronavirus, summer is coming

Spring, beautiful weather and bright colors everywhere are in full swing, and summer is just around the corner. Even though we are living in a difficult time with many hard and scary things, there is a lot to be thankful for and to look forward to. I am thankful that Coronavirus is happening in spring and not the dead of […]

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Marion woman uses skill for good during pandemic

Marion woman uses skill for good during pandemic

Caitlin and her mom Shana Thornhill have been making masks for medical professionals and others for free asking simply that they pay the kindness forward. With the Coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading throughout the country, the CDC has urged people to wear protective face masks when out in public, and with the virus continuing, there has been a shortage of masks […]

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‘Rona disrupts senior year, all is good

In the last month, I cheered for the last time, sat in class with my teachers for the last time, talked in the halls with my friends for the last time and walked out of my high school for the last time, all without knowing those would be my last times. I might not get a prom or a graduation. […]

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Reflecting on time as a cheerleader

As my last few games where I get to be a cheerleader quickly approach I am becoming more and more sad, but I am left with the best memories and experiences. I tried out for cheer at the end of my sophomore year, and these last two years I have never felt more fulfilled as an athlete. Cheer has brought […]

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County Commissioners continue road discussions

After the lengthiest discussion at its March 2 meeting, commissioner Kent Becker moved that the Marion County Commission vote to maintain a mile and a quarter section of Mustang north of 260th leading to business owner Mike Meisinger’s cattle operation and custom harvesting business. The motion passed 4-1, with commissioner Randy Dallke in opposition. The vote came after Meisinger commented […]

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Recycling is something that needs to be addressed in the county

It has come to the attention of the citizens and administration of our community that our recycling has been, since the beginning of December, being sent to the landfill instead of being recycled. When Hillsboro started the curbside recycling program many people, including myself, were very excited at the opportunity to do our part in helping the environment and being […]

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Big things ahead for senior in high school

And just like that, a decade is over and a new one has begun. 2020 has finally arrived, and even though it is just another new year, the same as every other time the year changes, this one feels different. For me and my generation, this will be the decade that we grow up. The years that we go to […]

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Local sisters open up fun, inexpensive shop in Marion

Local sisters open up fun, inexpensive shop in Marion

  Sisters Megan and Grace opened a small boutique in Marion in November. They sell clothing and accessories as well as home goods.   New boutique West Main Company is bringing in business for Marion County and giving the community a fresh taste of fashion and an opportunity to buy great products at great prices. Sisters Megan Semer and Grace […]

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Autoimmune diseases are complicated

The topic of autoimmune diseases has sparked my interest recently. My mom has been having symptoms of autoimmune diseases, and I also became more curious when I interviewed local woman, Jennifer Rector, for an essay at school. Last month in my college English class I wrote a paper on food deserts, and I took the angle that even though Hillsboro […]

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Columnist is ready for the fall season

Autumn has officially arrived. If you know me or have been reading my articles for a long time, you will know that fall is my absolute favorite thing. The temperature is just right for sweaters, but not so cold you can’t enjoy being outside. There are so many fun things going on in fall like Halloween and football games. It’s […]

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