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Regional Wrestling Wars: Twists of fate
Regional Wrestling Wars: Twists of fate

Regional Wrestling Wars: Twists of fate

Fortunes took a variety of turns at the Class 3-2-1A regional wrestling tournament in Marion on Friday and Saturday. In the top photo, Hillsboro?s Aaron Bina turns his opponent?s world upside-down in their consolation-finals match. Below, Marion?s Colton Johnson (in red) does a similar number on one of his foes. Both Bina and Johnson qualified for the state wrestling tournament […]

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Ice storm results in 2-fatality accident

A Goddard couple died Saturday, Feb. 20, when their car skidded sideways into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 56 near Marion.

On Monday, Marion County Undersheriff Dave Huntley said Diane Brown, 57, and her passenger, Kenneth Brown, 61, were westbound?at the 300 mile marker?when their 2005 Chevy Impala lost control on the ice-covered bridge near Marion.

As the Impala slid sideways across the bridge, Huntley said, it was hit by an eastbound semi-truck owned by RDG Trucking and driven by Johnny Johnson, 37, of Emporia.

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Hillsboro council to reconsider atrazine arguments

The Hillsboro City Council will be reviewing the arguments that led to its decision last March to join with other cities in a class-action suit against the makers of atrazine, a commonly used agricultural herbicide in the United States.

City Administrator Larry Paine said at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Hillsboro City Council that an executive session based on ?lawyer/client privilege? is planned for council members March 23.

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Legislators to make two stops in county Feb. 27
Legislators to make two stops in county Feb. 27

Legislators to make two stops in county Feb. 27

Kansas Sen. Jim Barnett of Emporia and Rep. Robert Brookens of Marion will be at the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, for a legislative coffee. Following that session, the elected legislators will be at Zimmerman?s coffee shop, 125 E, Main in Marion at 10 a.m. ?Come meet your legislators, have your concerns addressed, […]

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Safety issues lead city to remove play equipment
Safety issues lead city to remove play equipment

Safety issues lead city to remove play equipment

When warmer weather makes Hillsboro Memorial Park a more inviting place for kids to play, families familiar with the playground area will find the park…more spacious.

Two pieces of equipment?the wooden climbing and sliding apparatus installed years ago by local civic groups, and a cactus-like climbing apparatus?have been removed from the park for safety reasons.

The decision to remove them came following an inspection by Doug Sisk, the city?s recreation director, according to City Admini?strator Larry Paine. Sisk had received training in that area about a year ago.

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Historic blaze in Burns
Historic blaze in Burns

Historic blaze in Burns

The community of Burns lost an architectural treasure in the early morning hours Friday when the large, southern-style house known to locals as the ?Barker House? and the ?Antebellum House? was destroyed by fire. The fortunate news is that the current owners, Les and Rhonda Loucks, plus their six child?ren, escaped the blaze unharmed. Chief Terry Lowmaster from the Fire […]

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Nine groups receive Impact Fund grants

The Hillsboro Community Foundation awarded its third round of its Hillsboro Area Impact Fund grants Friday evening during halftime of the Hillsboro High School boys? basketball game. Nine community organizations received grants totaling $9,000. HCF established the Impact Fund as an undesignated endowment that will enhance the quality of life in the Hillsboro area. After raising more than $266,000 in […]

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Former Bronco urges youth to soar like eagles
Former Bronco urges youth to soar like eagles

Former Bronco urges youth to soar like eagles

Former Denver Bronco Steve Fitzhugh?s brand of ?Edu-tainment? made an appearance to Hillsboro High School and Middle School students Wednesday. In an 11 a.m. session with high school students and 2 p.m. session with middle school students, Fitzhugh talked about bad decisions and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and sex. The presentation involved students with games, comedy and interaction. He […]

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HMS seventh-grader wins Marion County spelling bee
HMS seventh-grader wins Marion County spelling bee

HMS seventh-grader wins Marion County spelling bee

Hillsboro Middle School seventh-grader Claire Heyen spelled her way to becoming the 2010 Marion County Spelling Bee champion Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Marion High School auditorium. P-s-y-c-h-o-a-n-a-l-y-s-i-s was the word that clinched first-place honors in the ninth round. In rounds one through eight, Heyen correctly spelled brighten, sculpture, fertilize, guidance, scruple, hysterical, larynx and infatuation. Tylor Baker of Peabody-Burns […]

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Luckey Day
Luckey Day

Luckey Day

Considering he?s a world-class animator with a hall-of-fame resum? of accomplish?ments, Bud Luckey may have been the least animated person in the room.

Low-key and soft-spoken, the retired concept artist who started drawing for Pixar in 1992 answered every question tossed to him last Tuesday when he visited Brian Stucky?s class of 19 Goessel High School art students.

But Luckey made it known at the start that his presentation was going to require some effort on their part.

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