Category: Local News

Humanities Kansas awards City of Marion with hefty grant reward

Humanities Kansas recently awarded $3,500 to the City of Marion in support of “Marion Historical Museum Photograph Preservation Project.” Peggy Blackman serves as project director. The goal for the grant is to digitize, catalog and store properly as many historic photographs of Marion’s colorful past as possible during the time frame of the grant from Nov. 14, 2018 through Nov. […]

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Poster winners announced in Hillsboro

Poster winners announced in Hillsboro

Hillsboro Lions Representative Richard Reimer poses with first place winner Cassidy Bernhardt and runners up Vasilisa Cherenkova and Emery Dalke and their winning posters from the 6th grade art classes. The theme for this year’s Peace Poster Contest was “Kindness Matters”. The contest is sponsored by the Lions. The local Hillsboro club gave prizes to the top three students. Bernhardt’s […]

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Toy run a success

Toy run a success

129 motorcycles and 19 classics cars brought presents donated to the giving tree at the Hillsboro State Bank on Saturday for the 2018 Marion County Toy Run. Brand new toys and monetary donations can still be given for families in need this holiday season. If you would like to donate, drop off at the Hillsboro Hardware store or at the […]

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Making Sunday a fun day

Making Sunday a fun day

Sunday turned out to be a profitable day for five enterprising young people in Hillsboro. Included from left to right are: Cheyanne Plenert, 9, Cohwen Heimann, 8, Alex Heimann, 12, Jocelyn Smith, 9, and Cheyenne Smith, 8. It was the first lemonade stand Alex said he and his brother, Cohwen, operated. But, Cheyenne said, she and the other two girls […]

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Senior Center Ice Cream Social

Senior Center Ice Cream Social

The Hillsboro Senior Center hosted an ice cream social Friday night. Young, old and in between enjoyed the bierocks, ice cream, live music and socializing. Above Darrell Driggers serves up his grandchildren some homemade ice cream.

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Barter joins Grace as lead pastor

Grace Community Fellowship, Hillsboro, welcomed a new lead pastor in late May. Mike Barter, originally from St. Charles, Mo., comes to Grace after serving as lead pastor at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Mo., for four years. Prior to that, Barter spent more than 12 years as a firefighter and EMT for Central County Fire and Rescue in St. Peters, […]

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Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day gathering Monday in Memorial Park. Bright skies and warm temperatures greeted those who came to Memorial Park to honor military veterans, past and present, who served and sacrificed to keep the United States a free nation. Mayor Lou Thurston, the guest speaker, reminded those who listened why Memorial […]

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‘Click it or ticket’ crackdown continues through June 3

Roadway travelers can expect an increased law enforcement presence May 21-June 3 as 160 law enforcement agencies will actively enforce Kansas occupant restraint and traffic laws. This activity is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Drivers can anticipate strict enforcement of both the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and the Kansas child Passenger Safety Act. These […]

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Girls sell lemonade to help MSM

Girls sell lemonade to help MSM

These ambitious girls operated a lemonade stand on a cold and blustery March 6 to raise money for Main Street Ministries in Hills­boro. The girls raised $34.42, and donated the money to benefit the program. Members of the team are (from left) Rylie, Brianna, Talia, Austyn and Ella.

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Partners to provide food boxes for seniors

The Kansas Food Bank, along with local partners Marion County Food Bank and MAC, are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors. The Commodity Supple­mental Food Program will be available in Marion County to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements. Food packages include a variety of foods, such as […]

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