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Weather cooperates as an estimated 35,000 people converge on the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair

Weather cooperates as an estimated 35,000 people converge on the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair

The downtown business district was filled with vendors and browsers and shoppers Saturday for the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair. The day began in a blanket of fog, but by mid-morning it turned into a bright, clear and sunny day that drew another large crowd. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning and his officers estimated the turnout may have […]

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MARION ART IN THE PARK

MARION ART IN THE PARK

Ginger and Nellie Sauerwein of Walton were intrigued by the many pieces of magnetic necklaces that not only were beautiful, but also have medicinal purposes. The owner of the booth, Pat Petz of McCracken said she has found the jewelry to help treat migraines, arthritis, tendinitis, swelling, fibromy­algia and much more. CJ Brockus, along with husband Rod of Wakita, Okla., […]

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Two local youth pedal their way to nationals

Two local youth pedal their way to nationals

Charlotte Silhan and Kyle Epp proudly hold the trophies they won Sept. 11 at the Kansas State Fair. They duo qualified for the National Pedal Pull Championships in Mitchell, S.D., by placing among the top two competitors in the 4-year-old division.<p> By finishing among the top two in their age category at the Kansas State Fair, two Hillsboro youth qualified […]

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A TRIBUTE TO FALLEN COMRADES

A TRIBUTE

TO FALLEN COMRADES

Hillsboro emergency response vehicles were parked in front of city hall Sunday, from mid-morning to evening. The idea was initiated by Rusty Moss, a training officer with the Hillsboro Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services. Hillsboro firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel won’t soon forget Sunday. It was a day Rusty Moss, training officer with the Hillsboro Fire Department and […]

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Hillsboro plans for 279 vendors

Hillsboro plans for 279 vendors

Repurposed treasures are expected to be popular again at the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair. Plans for the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair are coming together with the potential to become another memorable event this Saturday. Even the weather is cooperating. While rain and storms are possible most of this week, the area forecast is calling […]

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Marion under new management

Marion under new management

Shoppers and browsers inspect a booth during the 2015 Art in the Park. Marion’s 38th annual Art in the Park, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, might be under new management, but organizers say vendors and shoppers alike will see few, if any, differences this year. Margo Yates, director of Parks and Recreation, said the city […]

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Former Kansas guvs unite for ‘fair and impartial courts’

Four former Kansas governors boarded a bus last week to raise awareness for fair and impartial courts in Kansas. The governors are responding to a series of unprecedented political attacks on the courts. They are announcing their support for the retention of the five justices to the Kansas Supreme Court at three news conferences, highlighting the need to keep politicians […]

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A new season, a new beginning

A new season, a new beginning

Hillsboro sophomore running back Brooks Gardner gestures as he scores the Trojans’ first touchdown of the 2016 season to spark a 35-0 win over Lyons in Friday’s season-opener. The victory set the Trojans on a new path after an 0-9 season last year and ended a 12-game losing streak dating back to 2014 district play. The Trojans scored all five […]

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River erosion leads to 190th road closure

River erosion leads to 190th road closure

Marion County Commissioner Dan Holub looks downstream at an area where the Cottonwood River has undermined one of the banks. Standing on 190th Street, the primary road connecting Marion and Hillsboro, Holub also checks the guardrail in front of him. The road was closed last week with a detour established for local traffic. For months the Marion County Board of […]

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Marion council approves land sale

The Marion City Council discussed during its Aug. 28 meeting a land sale proposal in the industrial park with Brendon Kraus, primary veterinarian and owner of Spur Ridge Vet Hospital. After almost 45 minutes of discussion, the council approved the sale of one-quarter of Lot 4 at the full price of $2,200. The council voted 3-2 in favor of the […]

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