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50th Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale offers vehicles, food and more to raise money for world relief

50th Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale offers vehicles, food and more to raise money for world relief

The 50th annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale is gearing up for this weekend in Hutchinson. The sale offers 24 hours of bidding on quilts and vehicles and tractors, purchasing crafted items, activities for kids and enjoying a variety of foods. The event’s purpose is to raise funds for Mennonite Central Commit­tee—a world-relief organization offering relief, development and peace programs in […]

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Goessel’s man of trails

Goessel’s man of trails

Goessel resident Brian Stucky uses his water dowsing tool near his residence. by Wendy Nugent Newton Now The Kansas sun of the 1870s beat down on the longhorn cattle, numbering in the thousands as they ambled along, grunting and grazing as the wind blew. Cattle as far as one could see. Cowboys on horses. A thundering on the plains. Scenes […]

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Hillsboro considering new dog ordinance

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil at its March 27 special meeting discussed a potential new ordinance for the city regarding dogs. City Attorney Josh Boehm said the new ordinance leans toward addressing the behavior of dogs rather than banning a particular breed. “This is driven by the police department having reoccurring issues regarding dogs—dogs at-large, aggressive dogs and complaints regarding pit […]

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THE HUNT IS ON!

THE HUNT IS ON!

Hundreds of children and their families attended the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at Memorial Park sponsored annually by the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club. Clint Seibel, one of the members, said the group made about 250 baskets, which is about the same as last year. “We hope the parents (and children) will remember to thank the businesses involved.” Seibel said that […]

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‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

Students persevered in bone-chilling wind as they reflect on the 17 people who died as a result of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., March 7. Thirty-five Hillsboro High School students joined in spirit with students from an estimated 3,000 high schools across the country who walked out of their classrooms Wednesday, March 14, to remember the 17 victims from […]

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Hillsboro council prepares for construction ‘campers’

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil at its March 13 special meeting changed its policy regarding the city’s public overnight campground in Memorial Park in anticipation of the start of construction of the Diamond Vista Wind Energy Project in the vicinity of Marion County. Mayor Lou Thurston said the city will likely host construction workers at the campground who come to the […]

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Centre partners win third annualYouth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Centre partners win third annual

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Economic development directors Anthony Roy of Hillsboro and Randy Collett of Marion congratulate the winners of the third annual Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, partners Cole Srajer and Max Svoboda from Centre High School. Eight high school business teams competed in the third annual Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge March 6 in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor […]

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MB Foundation project feted by general contractors organization

MB Foundation project feted by general contractors organization<

MB Foundation’s new corporate headquarters building in Hillsboro was presented with the “Award of Honor for New Construction under $2 million” from the Associ­ated General Contrac­tors of Kansas Inc. The award was presented March 2 at the AGC of Kansas luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Jon C. Wiebe, president and CEO of MB Foundation, joined Conco Construction and […]

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Future teachers learn by doing

Future teachers learn by doing

Future teachers are assembling a small bicycle using a direction manual. More than learning how to assemble a bicycle, the students are learning how to create excitement for learning. The future teachers in Ginger Becker’s Science Methods Class at Tabor College are learning how to create excitement for learning in future students by experiencing it themselves. And they are finding […]

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County issues burn ban as of March 12

County issues burn ban as of March 12

Marion County Emergency Management Director Randy Frank makes his case for a burn ban at the March 12 county commission meeting. Seated behind him is Peabody Fire Chief Mark Penner. The Marion County Commission issued a burn ban effective Monday, March 12, after hearing from Marion County Emergency Management director Randy Frank and Peabody Fire Chief Mark Penner. The proclamation […]

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