5 years ago (week of Oct. 29 2008)

n Historic-high beef prices have prompted the Mennonite Central Committee mobile meat canner to process turkey during this year?s three-day stop at Hillsboro. Beef was going to cost the relief agency $1.74 a pound while turkey cost $1 a pound.

n Harvey County officials visited the Marion County Board of Commissioners this week were granted Marion County support in their struggle to have the Kansas Legisla?ture overturn tax exemption for independent-living units owned by non-profit entities such as nursing homes.

n The Tabor College football team, ranked 13th nationally, beat the University of Saint Mary, 21-12, to improve to 7-0.

n The Hillsboro High cross-country team qualified for the state meet by finishing second in regional competition at Ellsworth. Members of the HHS team are Aaron Yoder, Daniel Yoder, Kody Borg, Sean Leihy, Karl Magnuson, Ric Johnson and Nate Holmes.

n Second-ranked Hesston (7-1) defeated Hillsboro (5-3), 35-0, in district football action. Now 1-1 in district play, Hillsboro can still advance if it beats Halstead on Thursday.

n Marion rolled over Blue?stem 56-14 to improve to 2-0 in district football action. Steven Boone rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns for MHS.

n The Hillsboro volleyball ended its season in the first round of sub-state play, losing to Southeast of Saline, 19-25, 15-25. The Trojans finished with a 14-13 record under first-year coach Tina King.