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Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school

Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school

Hillsboro Middle School sixth-graders Jessenia Maciel, Paige Gore, Tanner Plett and Alana Suder­man (from left) chat last week about the start of a new school year on Aug. 18. Sixth- through eighth-graders were allowed to come in between 2-4 p.m. to set up their lockers for their first year in middle school. They had the chance to get to know […]

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Hillsboro trims levy increase for 2017 budget

Seeking to soften the cumulative impact of county and city mill-levy increases for local taxpayers, the Hills­boro City Council approved at its Aug. 16 meeting a 3-mill increase for the 2017 budget rather than the 5-mill increase initially proposed. The council unanimously approved a budget authority for expenditures of almost $9.37 million, a net increase of just under 1 percent […]

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Marion council reviews CIP plans

Now that the 2017 budget is locked in, the Marion City Council rolled up its sleeves collectively to discuss and move forward on capital improvement projects at its Aug. 15 meeting. The mill levy for 2017 budget was a slight reduction to 71.152; the 2016 budget levy was 71.025. With the council not wanting to raise any taxes, Holter said […]

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Local chef has a lot on his plate these days

Local chef has a lot on his plate these days

Rob Scott knows his way around home and commercial kitchens, like this one at the former Olde Towne Restaurant in Hillsboro. In addition to managing Parkside Homes’ food service, Scott has been teaching several community cooking classes for the Hillsboro Recreation Commission and running a catering business on the side. Rob Scott has found his niche: sharing with others his […]

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Burdick prepares for 44th Labor Day event

“Boots and Jeans in Twenty Sixteen” is the theme for the 44th annual Burdick Labor Day Cele­bration Sept. 4-5. Sue Talbot, pastor of the Burdick Methodist Church will lead a traditional Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the tennis courts. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring lawn chairs. At the conclusion of the service, rolls and […]

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Still time to register to vote in general election

Even if you didn’t vote in the recent August primary, or even if you’re not registered to vote, you still have time to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. In order to register to vote in Kansas, you must be eligible and registered. Every resident of Kansas who is a U.S. citizen and is 18 years of […]

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Barn quilt author will promote new book

Barn quilt author will promote new book

Author Suzi Parron, author of a new book titled “Following the Barn Quilt Trail” will be appearing at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan Sept. 10 and at Pioneer Bluffs at Matfield Green Sept. 11. The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail will host Suzi Parron, author of a new book, “Following The Barn Quilt Trail,” at two locations in […]

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Florence man dies when struck by freight train

A 71-year-old rural Florence man was struck Sunday by a freight train near U.S. Highway 50 and Union Road at Florence. Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft said the incident was reported at about 4:15 p.m. by the two members of the train crew, who witnessed what happened. “When officers arrived they found a 71-year-old male (Howard Savage) who had been […]

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Athletes lead the return to Tabor

Athletes lead the return to Tabor

Tabor College athletes moved early in Friday to train with their teammates and prepare for a new school year. Top photo, Teddy Harness from New Orleans has his arms full as he helps his brother, Allen Armstrong, move into the dorms. Armstrong is a freshman outside linebacker from Huntsville, Ala. Bottom photo: Sophomore volleyball player Keeley Kroeker moves a load […]

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Relay raises $22,526

Relay raises $22,526

As per tradition, the 2016 Relay for Life began Saturday in Marion with the march of cancer survivors around the stadium track. The Marion County Relay for Life event Saturday raised $22,526 for the Ameri­can Cancer Society, according to Debbie Conner, local coordinator. With the theme, “Paint Your World Purple,” the event featured many old favorite events along with new […]

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