5 years ago (Week of Dec. 3, 2008)

n The Christmas season officially began in Hillsboro with two familiar events: the annual Schaeffler House Open House and the Sund With Santa photo opportunity sponsored by Ameri?can Legion Auxiliary. The rooms in the Schaeffler House were decorated in varying themes and the 100 or so people who came by were asked to vote for their favorite. The front two living room decorated by Prairie Flowers recevied the most votes.

n Eight Hillsboro High School students were inducted into the Trojan Chapter of the National Honor Society on Dec. 1. They were Gina Andrews, Katie Batlzer, Marissa Diener, Sara Hamm, Kelsey Kaufman, Caleb Marsh, Emily Railsback and Emily Ratzlaff.

n Prairie Arts, a new arts and crafts store, opened Nov. 1 in Burns. The business is located in a Quonset building. Burns City Clerk Carolyn Koehn was instrumental in bring the new business to town.

n The Tabor College men?s basketball finished the preseason portion of its schedule still looking for its first win of the season. The Bluejays (0-7) lost both games at its own Thanks?giving Tournament over the weekend.

n The Tabor College women won both games at the Cattle?man?s Classic in Seward, Neb., to improve their record to 5-2. Erica Hemmert poured in a total of 41 points in the two wins.

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