• Hometown pharmacist seeks greatest impact

    Affecting people’s lives and improving their health, not making money, is why Jacob Edwards is studying pharmacy. The 2010 Hillsboro High School graduate and fourth year pharmacy student at the University of Kansas returned home to spend his October working at Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy.

  • Alcohol culture change predicted by candidates

    A bearded and long-haired Tabor College student dressed in a plaid shirt, jeans, boots, and an old hat asked the final question Thursday in Hillsboro’s mayoral candidate forum. Both candidates, Lou Thurston and Charlotte Kennedy Takahashi, had expressed a desire for Hillsboro to be more like Lindsborg in channeling cultural heritage into economic gain and a stronger community bond.

  • Artist's house burns to the ground

    A massive inferno consumed an old wooden two-story house in Aulne on Tuesday as firefighters could do little more than make sure the blaze didn’t spread to neighboring properties. Dispatchers received a call at about 1:20 p.m. from a neighbor across the street that the house at 1412 Pawnee, a block north of Aulne United Methodist Church, was on fire. The caller reported that no one was in the house.

  • Wind farm construction traffic will avoid 330th

    Impending wind farm construction in the northwest corner of the county won’t imperil a newly rebuilt 330th Rd., commissioners learned Monday. Nick Coil, a development manager for Lenexa-based Tradewind Energy Inc., told commissioners that Tradewind will avoid 330th Rd., other than to cross it at intersections. A $2.1 million project to fix the road is scheduled to finish by the end of the year, only a few months before the wind farm plans to start construction.

  • Manchester someone to speak for the child

    When a child’s future hangs in the balance, Marion County District Court will now have someone to call upon to help guide decisions. Hope Manchester was sworn in Monday as a court-appointed special advocate for Marion County. Although Manchester has worked as a CASA volunteer in Morris County for about a year, she has spent most of her adult life working with children’s issues as a child psychologist.

  • A slithery surprise for Friday the 13th

    Of all the calls police officers take, none can be more unnerving than one to their own home. Hillsboro officer David Funk got such a call from his wife while he was on duty Friday the 13th, but unnerving? Hardly.


  • Economic development corporation still in limbo

    After 20 months of effort to forge an economic development entity to work for the common good, the two largest towns in the county backed away Tuesday, as did one prospective board member. After a meeting of the interim board at the Historic Elgin Hotel in Marion, Marion County Community Economic Development Corporation’s prospective permanent board is five members short. Four remaining board candidates are split down the middle on whether to commit their time to the board.

  • Man dies at reservoir

    Ambulance sirens pierced the calm Tuesday at Marion Reservoir as emergency responders rushed to Cottonwood Point for a man reported to be unresponsive and possibly not breathing. Marion ambulance arrived within minutes, shortly after noon, but discovered the man was dead.


  • Ralph Dillon

    Services for former farmer and stockman Ralph Edwin “Sam” Dillon, formerly of Hope, who died Sept. 29 at Village Manor in Abilene, were Oct. 3 at St. Phillip Catholic Church in Hope. A military committal service followed at Ashton Cemetery of Hope. He was born May 10, 1927, to George F. and Genevieve (Weishaar) Dillon at Hope.

  • Delora Kaufman

    Services for Delora Kaufman, 61, who died Saturday at Hospice House of Reno County, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. She was born Feb. 6, 1956, in Hillsboro to Aaron and Margie (Bartel) Reimer. She married Kim Kaufman on June 12, 1976, in Hillsboro.


    Mick Summervill

    Jeffrey Harris, LaVerna Hess, Douglas Fisher



  • 'Big Give' lives up to its name

    The first ever “Big Give” auction Saturday at Aulne United Methodist Church exceeded all expectations, according to treasurer Kevin Fruechting. At least $10,218 was raised on items donated for sale by church and community members. Roger Hiebert was auctioneer.

  • Senior center menu


    Wiebe heads to Michigan


  • Mammogram can be 1st step in cancer screening

    The typical first step in discovering breast cancer is a mammogram done at a local hospital. Keri Helmer, mammography and radiology technician at St. Luke Hospital in Marion, said holistic digital mammography has drastically reduced the number of patients who have to be called back for additional testing after an initial mammogram.

  • Voyage through breast cancer easier with help

    Women 60 years old are eight times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women in their 30s. Cynthia Barrett of Marion was a victim of that increased risk when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2013 at 58.

  • Medicare open enrollment underway

    Medicare open enrollment runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, and help is available for county residents needing to enroll in Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part D plans for the first time or find out if their current plan is still best for them. Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy, Lanning Pharmacy in Marion, and CK Pharmacy in Peabody all offer help comparing Medicare Part D plans.

  • Breast cancer treatment decisions geared to case

    Breast cancer patients who must travel out of the county for treatment are likely to find oncologists who believe getting to know patients is an important part of effective care. Radiation oncologist Claudia Perez-Tamayo, who sees patients in Newton as well as Salina’s Central Care Cancer Center, said the first thing she does is help the patient be calm.


  • Trojans fall in district opener

    With two games left in the regular season, time’s not exactly on the Trojans football team’s side when it comes to figuring out how to withstand a potent ground attack for a full 48 minutes. One half is feasible, but two has proven to be too tough to tackle.

  • Lady Trojan spikers capture third

    The Hillsboro High School volleyball team found success Saturday competing in the Trojans Invitational, capturing third place out of eight teams. As the sixth seed, the Trojans went 2-3 on Saturday, tripping the Chapman Fighting Irish in the consolation bracket finale, 2-0.

  • Wheat State crown moves Goessel to 36-0

    Anticipation was high as Goessel played host for the six-team Wheat State League Tournament on Saturday, and the Bluebirds didn’t disappoint, notching coach Crysta Guhr’s 400th win and cruising to the championship. The Bluebirds defeated Little River 25-10, 25-16. Eden Hiebert and Leah Booton scored from the left and Ciera Nolte and Stephany Meyer slapped winners from the right side as Goessel coasted to Guhr’s milestone win.

  • Goessel cross-country teams win league

    Goessel claimed both team championships and an individual crown at the Wheat State League cross-country meet at Harvey County West Park. Julia Nightengale outclassed the competition to claim an individual championship with a time of 23 minutes, 43 seconds. The Bluebirds secured the team title with strong performances from Cassandra Rust in fourth place and Elyse Boden, Maddy Meier, and Neviah Impson taking sixth, seventh, and eighth, respectively.

  • Goessel wins by default

    Goessel players didn’t have to set a foot on the field Friday to add another notch to the win column. Their opponent, St. John, didn’t have enough players due to injury and illness and forfeited the contest.

  • Students to perform concert

    Hillsboro Middle/High School instrumental and vocal musicians will perform their fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Tickets to “Oklahoma,” the high school musical, will be available for purchase.


    Goessel, Hillsboro

    College Degrees and Honors


  • Kaw heritage in spotlight Friday

    History of the Kaw Nation, and in particular the story of its first woman chief, will be explored at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Parkview Church activity center as part of Tabor College’s Lifelong Learning series. Pauline Sharp, a citizen of Kaw Nation and past vice-president of the Kaw Nation Cultural Committee, will tell about the culture of the Kanza people, from whom Kansas took its name.

  • Peter Pan prequel opens run at Tabor

    The story of how an orphan named Peter became the legendary Peter Pan will be told on stage at Tabor College as the theater department performs “Peter and The Starcatcher,” a Peter Pan prequel, beginning tonight and running through Saturday in the Chapel Auditorium. Based on the young adult novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this creative comedy set to music tells the story of how a lonely orphan became the boy who can fly, with a makeshift family and an enchanted island to call home.

  • Business author to speak

    What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur will be the subject of a Nachtigall Entrepreneur Lecture series presentation by bestselling author Ben Kubassek at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Tabor College Chapel. Kubassek is best known for his books “Succeed Without Burnout” and “Five F-Words That Will Energize Your Life.” Raised in a religious commune, Kubassek left it at age 21 to become a successful businessman. He refocused his career on helping people achieve balance in work and life, and helping young entrepreneurs succeed.

  • Campus, Wichita events mark Tabor homecoming

    Sports, food, arts events, and more will be part of Tabor College homecoming events Friday and Saturday in Wichita and Hillsboro. A golf tournament at Reflection Ridge Golf Club, 7700 W. Reflection Rd., Wichita, will kick off festivities Friday, with registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

  • Pumpkin carving class offered

    A pumpkin carving class will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Hillsboro City Hall. Each participant will receive a pumpkin carving kit, patterns, and a pumpkin to carve. Pumpkin preservation tips and recipes also will be provided. The event is sponsored by Hillsboro Recreation Commission.

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