Category: Local News

Dr. Erb continues to see patients at Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic

Dr. Erb continues to see patients at Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic

Dr. Gregory Erb currently sees patients in Hillsboro Monday-Wednesday and then in Herington the rest of the week. Many people in Marion County are already familiar with Dr. Gregory Erb from when he worked at Hillsboro Community Hospital and the Hillsboro clinic. Last year, he switched over to Herington Hospital where he spends part of his time. The rest of […]

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Third positive COVID-19 case in Marion County

The third positive case COVID-19has been announced in Marion County by the Marion County Health Department. The case involves a female between the ages of 55-64. The Marion County Health Department is identifying and contacting those individuals whom were exposed. Close contact is defined as being within six feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department will […]

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Second positive COVID-19 case in Marion County

The second positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Marion County today. According to the Marion County Health Department, the case involves a male between the ages of 45-54. They are identifying and contacting those individuals whom were exposed. They will be monitoring contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms. No further information about the patient will be released. According […]

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Prairie View receives a grant to provide services to Peabody schools

Prairie View Receives $2,795 Grant to Provide Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in Peabody, Sedgwick NEWTON, Kan. (April 1, 2020) – Prairie View has been selected as a recipient of a $2,795 grant from the L. Marie Haun Charitable Fund for Children through Central Kansas Community Foundation for the “In School Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Program.” Prairie View currently works with a number of area […]

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Help Great Plains Federal Credit Union brighten up the Community

Great Plains Federal Credit Union in Hillsboro would love to fill their windows with pictures that kids (or adults) are coloring — rainbows, butterflies, etc. You can drop your drawings off at their drive-thru or in their night deposit. Help them fill their windows and make someone smile!

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Hillsboro is implementing a notification system

CodeRED is the FREE community notification system available to Hillsboro residents that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media. Make sure to enter your address without abbreviating.  For example: 118 East Grand Street instead of 118 E. Grand St. If you find that you’re […]

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A Jr. Reporter story: A passion for teaching

A Jr. Reporter story: A passion for teaching

Keli (right) with her husband By: Zaylah Wray (a fourth-grader at Hesston Elementary School) Once there was a girl who lived by the town of Durham on a farm in a big yellow house. Her name was Keli. She loved her siblings. Playing with them was awesome! Whenever they played school she was ALWAYS the teacher. Little did anyone know, […]

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First positive case of COVID-19 identified in Marion County

Until this afternoon, Marion County has remained one of the last few counties to have a positive case of COVID-19. At 3:42 p.m.  today, the Marion County Health Department sent out a press release announcing the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marion County. Testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Laboratories identified the positive case. […]

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USD 410 holds special board meeting in light of COVID-19

USD 410 holds special board meeting in light of COVID-19

  Superintendent Max Heinrichs and the USD 410 school board met on Wednesday, April 1 for a special meeting. The USD 410 School board and Superintendent Max Heinrich met online via Zoom for a Special Board meeting on Wednesday, April 1 to discuss two items. The first item on the agenda was the Resolution of the Board regarding wage payments […]

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Front Steps Project leads to quarantine creativity

Front Steps Project leads to quarantine creativity

#frontstepsproject is a global project where photographers capture (from a safe social distance) some of the stories going on in individual homes. Three area photographers hit Hillsboro homes as well as two Marion ones to capture some stories. These pictures were done by Jessi D. Photography. The Driggers family acted out some “Star Wars” scenes since they have been rewatching […]

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