Category: Breaking News

Hillsboro advances to post-season with 22-21 OT win over Marion

The showdown at Reimer Field between closely matched rivals couldn?t have been much more dramatic. When the dust cleared, it was Hillsboro who escaped with a 22-21 overtime victory over Marion Thursday night on the strength of a 2-point conversion pass from quarterback Ben Gottsch to sophomore receiver Ben Bebermeyer. Marion had taken a 21-14 lead on the first possession […]

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DEATH Delbert Roper

Delbert E. Roper, 79, a farmer, stockman and cattle buyer, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Hastings, Neb. The service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior, Neb., with Pastor Joyce Beam officiating. Burial was in Hardy Cemetery, Hardy, Neb., with full military rites. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, […]

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DEATH Kathryn Puckett

Kathryn R. Puckett, 93, a retired bank teller, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Asbury Park Healthcare in Newton. The service and burial were held Friday, Oct. 31, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Denver, Colo. She was born Oct. 22, 1915 to Rola and Sidnie (Watkins) Browning in Syracuse. She married Jess Puckett in June 1931 and he preceded her […]

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Halloween activities in Marion County

Many small towns in Marion County are opting out of organized Halloween activities for a variety of reasons, but in Hillsboro, Marion and Lehigh festivities are in place. Hillsboro Trick-or-Treat Main Street is sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau is adding something new this year to the mix. A photographer will be […]

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HHS vollyball team is state-bound

The Hillsboro High School volleyball team earned a berth in the Class 3A state tournament in Salina next week by winning the sub-state tournament title at Remington on Saturday (Oct. 25). Hillsboro started the day with a two-game sweep of Sterling — the Trojans? third victory over the Black Bears in eight days. In the semifinals, Hillsboro lost the first […]

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Tabor slides to 0-7 at Bethel

The Tabor College football team was defeated 54-7 Saturday (Oct. 25) at Bethel. The Bluejays only score came on an 89-yard run by Derek Washington on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Bluejays as a team finished with 89 rushing yards on 38 carries, and totaled just 44 passing yards as injuries continued to pile up at the […]

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SES defeats Marion, 26-12

Southeast of Saline forced five Marion turnovers and defeated the Warriors 26-12 in Marion Friday (Oct.23). After a scoreless first quarter, SES capped an 18-play drive with a 16-yard touchdown run by Bryant Beneke four seconds into the second quarter. Trailing by six, Marion fumbled the ball back to SES, and Beneke hammered in a 1-yard run, and added a […]

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Hillsboro derails Herington, 48-6

The Hillsboro Trojans regained some swagger Friday night (Oct. 24) with an easy 48-6 win over an undermanned Herington Railer squad at Reimer Field. The game was decided early. Chance Reece blocked a Hering?ton punt after the Railers went three-and-out to start the game. Reece recovered the ball for the Trojans at the Herington 30. Two plays later, Ishmael Morris […]

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Marion continues city-wide cleanup

The city-wide cleanup in Marion continues through Friday, but officials are urging residents not to wait until the last minute. The cleanup week has started, but Marty Frederickson, streets superintendent and building and zoning inspector, told the council Monday that few residents have called or left items at curbside to be picked up. Marion?s city-wide cleanup will end Friday and […]

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DEATH: Consuelo Coffey

Consuelo V. Coffey, 84, an employee of the Lutheran Home in Herington, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center in Enterprise. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Rosebank Cemetery in Hope with Pastor Shane Britt officiating. She was born Jan. 15, 1924 in Mexico to Luis Yepiz Coronado and Prima Vegade Yepiz. […]

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