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Schooling the next generation of hunters

Schooling the next generation of hunters

Hillsboro sixth-grader Gavin Baker takes aim at the BB-gun shot as part of this fall’s Kansas Hunter Education program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Tourism with assistance from other organizations. Photos & Story by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Kansas is one of the premier states for hunting, particularly upland game, pheasant and quail. Kansas […]

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Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility

Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility

This east half of the city-owned building served as the former home of Hillsboro Community Hospital before it moved to Industrial Road and U.S. 56 Highway this spring. The west half of the building serves Salem Home and will not be sold, city officials said. The city of Hillsboro has received a corporate offer to purchase the east half of […]

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Dream come true Tabor College will dedicate its new / $13 million arts center Saturday Dec. 9

Dream come true Tabor College will dedicate its new / $13 million arts center Saturday Dec. 9

In the final stages of construction, the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts is the largest single construction project in the history of Tabor College. Tabor College will host a dedication ceremony for the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts from 2-4 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and open house to follow. To […]

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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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