Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Jim Thiessen

Jim Thiessen, 80, died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro. Interment at Gnadenau cemetery rural Hillsboro. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to M.B. Mission or Parkinson’s […]

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DEATH: Anne Driver

Anne Driver, 76, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at The Hillsboro United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to Salem Home in care of Jost Funeral […]

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DEATH: Manuel Kuchda

Manuel Kuchda, 87, Durham, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Durham. Family will have a Celebration of Life service at a later date. Memorials to Kansas State University Cancer Research Center in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born November 2, 1931, at Ft. Leavenworth to Manuel and Francis (Svestka) Kuchda. He married […]

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Hospital declared safe and reopened

Hospital declared safe and reopened

Authorities declared Hillsboro Hospital safe after a bomb threat this afternoon. The Hillsboro Community Hospital received bomb threats early this afternoon. The emails came to two individuals at the hospital. “Early this afternoon a couple of employees received an email explaining that there was a bomb on the premises. The request was for us to send them over 20,000 in […]

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Hillsboro Community Hospital cleared due to bomb threat

Hillsboro Community Hospital cleared due to bomb threat

Hillsboro Community Hospital received an email regarding a bomb threat. According to KWCH 12’s website, the police were called around 2 p.m. and cleared by 3 p.m. The hospital remains empty except for police, police dogs and a few hospital staff who are searching the premises. Other facilities in Wichita and around the state have also received similar email threats. […]

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Marion and Hillsboro face off on the court

Marion and Hillsboro face off on the court

Hillsboro High School played Marion High School in basketball tonight on Marion’s turf. Both teams had about the same amount of fans which helped add to the competitive atmosphere. Varsity girls kicked off the evening. Both the teams fought hard, but the Hillsboro girls won the game with a final score of 42-27. Varsity boys battled hard the whole game […]

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Toy Run funds distributed

Toy Run funds distributed

The Marion County Toy Run, in conjunction with Route 56 cruisers and Abate of Kansas, presented checks to various organizations in Marion County this on Dec.1.       FACT Director Ashlee Gann accepts a check from Gary Andrews.           Ryan Hefley presents a check to Anna Marie Kraus of Marion Community Christmas.          

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Hillsboro competes in chess tournaments

Hillsboro competes in chess tournaments

HMS Chess Team The Hillsboro High School Chess Guild is off to a very strong start. They completed their fall tournament schedule, taking first place at all three tournaments. On Oct. 13, they played at Smoky Valley with Jacob Denholm getting fifth place, Jason Latham getting ninth place, Kayla Gunn getting 10th place. Kayla also got first place as a […]

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DEATH: Holly Marie Unruh

Holly Marie Unruh, 43, Cedar Vale, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at home. She was born in Goessel, Kansas to Rex M. Unruh and Jody L. (Claassen) Unruh. She is survived by her fiancée, Marvin Smith of Cedar Vale; her daughter, PaytonSmith of Cedar Vale; her son, Trevor Angwin of El Dorado; one brother, Justin Rempel; two sisters, Jennifer D’Souza […]

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Marion Christmas Home Tour

Marion Christmas Home Tour

Marion City Library’s Annual Christmas Home Tour will be on Dec 2. Four beautiful homes will be featured. The Marion City Library is hosting their annual Marion Christmas Home tour this weekend from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. All of the funds raised will go towards the library programs. This event started in 1999. There will be four homes […]

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