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Bluejays are Iowa-bound!

Bluejays are Iowa-bound!

Tabor earns NAIA tournament berth with win over Trinity Christian With Tabor College volleyball head coach Amy Ratzlaff looking on with a smile, Bluejay teammates and assistant coaches charge the floor to celebrate the team’s five-set win over the Trolls from Trinity Christian College. This was the first NAIA home-court event in the history of Tabor College volleyball. The Bluejays […]

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EMS director challenged on ambulance run

­­­Marion County commissioners asked EMS director Ed Debesis at their Monday meeting why a Tampa ambulance was dispatched instead of one from Marion to a possible heart attack southeast of Lincolnville. Commissioner Dianne Novak said her reason for questioning Debesis was because Tampa to Lincolnville is 18 miles as opposed to Marion to Lincolnville at 11 miles. “It was a […]

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County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start

County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start

In the right photo, Thomas Gill is cleaning door windows with his rotation with the maintenance department. Having completed the first of three 10-week rotations, the first three interns enrolled in Tabor College Project SEARCH are successfully navigating the path of personal growth and future employability. “I really think it’s going as well as can be expected at this point,” […]

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Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale

Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale

Phyllis Richert photo Tabor College running back Drevion Cooper adds to his yardage total Saturday during the Bluejays’ 65-21 win over Bethany College in the final game of 2017. Cooper rolled up a school-record 324 yards on 23 carries, giving him 1,218 yards for the season. Tabor finished as KCAC co-champions with an 8-1 record, but the Sterling Warriors were […]

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First local election in fall goes smoothly

First local election in fall goes smoothly

Lou Thurston won the competitive Hillsboro mayoral race with Charlotte Ken­nedy Takahashi by a vote of 520-200. The Marion County Commission canvassed the votes Monday, but the final number of votes won’t be available until later in the week. Even though the number of votes weren’t available at press time, the winners were, said Tina Spencer, county clerk. In Hillsboro, […]

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Hillsboro council closer to project funding

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took another step closer to securing funding for the city’s $3.1 million water project by approving a resolution at the Nov. 7 meeting that the city will comply with USDA standards regarding procurement, bidding and contract awards. At the council’s Oct. 24 meeting, Don Hellar of EBH Engineers, said the city was applying for a loan […]

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Patrons come to hear about wind turbine project

Patrons come to hear about wind turbine project

The Marion County commissioners recessed from their normal location in the commission room to accommodate about 30 people attending the discussion and action needed approving a conditional use permit for the Diamond Vista Wind Project. Marion County commissioners moved Monday’s meeting upstairs to the courtroom when about 30 people arrived to attend a particular portion of the meeting regarding wind […]

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Age makes a difference

Age makes a difference

Diana Dalton poses with three of her student friends from Lenna Knoll’s third-grade class at Hillsboro Elementary School. Dalton is the first participant in the Foster Grandparents program that the school is developing. Pictured with her are Allie Cardinell (left), Lydia Moser (seated) and Meladen Champion. Hillsboro Elementary School has initiated a new resource for students that features an aging […]

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Toy Run fun

Toy Run fun

Kim Abrahams, one of the organizers of the Marion County Toy Run, looks over the toys that were collected at Hillsboro State Bank from those who rode their motorcycles and classic cars from Marion to Hillsboro on Saturday. Spectators at this year’s 24th annual Marion County Toy Run saw 148 motorcycles and 16 classic cars Saturday rumbling down the main […]

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County health fair draws positive reviews

County health fair draws positive reviews

Children enjoyed hands-on activities at the St. Luke Hospital booth while their parents visited other exhibitors. Organizers of this year’s Marion County Health Fair on Saturday were pleased with the positive reception the event received. Thirty health-related organizations and providers stationed themselves in the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center, offering information and giveaways to attenders. About 166 members of […]

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