• 190th Rd. reopens

    Closed since August for safety concerns, 190th Rd. between Pawnee and Old Mill Rds. reopened today, restoring the well-used alternative route between Marion and Hillsboro. Excessive erosion of the north bank of the Cottonwood River adjacent to the road caused county officials to close the route, forcing motorists to use US-56 while a solution was sought and implemented.



  • Susupect attempts to flee jail

    One of four people arrested on suspicion of multiple drug charges allegedly attempted to escape police Sunday at Marion County Jail. After being apprehended on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hallucinogenic drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Parker Thompson, 20, Wichita, earned an extra charge, according to Marion assistant chief Clinton Jeffrey.

  • Sign points the way to Kapaun Museum

    Hundreds and thousands of people who make their way to Pilsen every year to honor and learn about Chaplain Emil Kapaun will have an easier time finding the place after the installation of a colorful, prominent sign at US-56 and K-256. The two-sided sign was unveiled Tuesday by five Korean War veterans on the 66th anniversary of Kapaun’s death in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp. The veterans were led by former Marion resident, Bob Reinke.

  • Talk, show to explore Mennonite influence on Plains

    A historical prologue to a new TV film about ethnic migration, including Mennonites’ journey to the U.S., is planned for Sunday at Bethel College. The film, “America: Promised Land,” will air in two parts Monday and Tuesday on the History Channel.


  • Hooked by a 50-year-old goat

    A mint-condition 1967 Pontiac GTO owned by Leroy and Florence Penner of Peabody is more than a vintage car; it’s a throwback to young love and fond memories. It’s the same model they had when they married in 1969, although that one was Signet Gold with a black painted roof, and this one is Tyrol Blue.

  • A quart of prevention can prevent gallons of trouble

    Paying attention to routine car maintenance can help prevent major breakdowns during vacation. Barry Allen, owner of Webster Auto Service in Marion, suggests getting preventive maintenance done before taking off on a long summer trip.


  • Jim Beisel

    Services for James David Beisel, 76, who died Saturday at Newton Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Peabody Christian Church. The Rev. James Pohlman will officiate. Military committal will follow at 4 p.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. Visitation will be 5 to 7 tonight at Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington.

  • Roberta Isaac

    Services for Hillsboro resident Roberta (Friesen) Isaac, 77, who died unexpectedly Sunday, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. Relatives will receive guests from 6 to 8 tonight at Jost Funeral Home. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Gnadenau Cemetery.

  • Jay McClure

    Jay McClure, 71, longtime owner of the Dari-Ette, died Saturday at his residence in Hillsboro. Born July 27, 1945, to John and Pearl (Hagadorn) McClure in Portis, he married Cathy Stacy on Dec. 31, 1971, in Newton.

  • Albert Reimer

    Services for retired Hillsboro auto dealer Albert F. Reimer 90, who died Friday, will be Friday. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. at Jost Funeral Home, followed by a private burial at Gnadenau Cemetery and a public celebration of life service at 10:30 a.m. at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.



  • Honors from a namesake

    It’s almost Memorial Day again, and it would be no surprise that I’ve been thinking about my father, Edward, a World War II veteran who flew transport planes in the South Pacific. My great-uncle, Guy Hadsell, also comes to mind. He served in World War II, lending his banking talents to the Army in France, and was one of the most popular men in Europe on paydays.


    Lost purse returned



  • Hillsboro takes 6th at 2A state golf

    The Hillsboro High School golf team landed square in the middle of the pack, shooting 375 strokes to place sixth of 12 teams Monday at the 2A state golf tournament in Garden City. The Trojans were a mere six strokes shy of tying fifth place finisher Plainville.

  • Shaw leads Trojans to state

    Led by strong performances from sophomore Wes Shaw, Hillsboro’s track and field teams qualified for six boys’ and four girls’ events at this week’s state meet in Wichita. In regional competition last weekend in Herington, Shaw won the shot put with a 50-foot heave, nearly five feet farther than the second-place finisher’s.

  • Goessel girls qualify in 10 track events

    Three-sport sophomore Stephany Meyer is part of a strong Goessel girls’ squad that will participate in 10 events Friday and Saturday at the state track meet in Wichita. “My favorite event is the triple jump,” said Meyer, who also qualified in the 200-meter dash, long jump, and 4x400-meter relay. “Last year at state, I wanted to make the medal stand, and I got eighth in triple jump, which was satisfying. This year I would like to finish higher on the medal stand.”

  • Holada places 2nd at state

    Goessel’s Michal Holada placed second and the Bluebirds as a team finished fourth in Monday’s 1A state golf tournament at Goodland. Holada’s score of 80 was five strokes behind the winner from Immaculata High of Leavenworth.

  • Bina heads to softball world series

    Hillsboro High School graduate Danae Bina of Marion, who won all-conference honors in the Lone Star Conference this season, will be playing later this week with top-rated Angelo State in the NCAA Division II college world series for softball. A gold-glove shortstop in her first season with Angelo State, Bina batted .318 this year with 47 hits, including nine doubles and a homer. She also drew 21 walks and stole a team-high 31 bases.

  • Honor Rolls

  • 177 graduate from Tabor College

    More than 2,000 parents, family and friends gathered Saturday at Wiens Stadium for Tabor College’s 107th Commencement. Degrees were presented to 114 graduates from the Hillsboro campus and 63 who completed degrees in Wichita or online. Twenty of the graduates received master’s degrees.

  • College degrees and honors


  • Hymn sing planned

    The public will be able to select and sing favorite hymns at 7 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Mennonite Brethern Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro. Glenn and Sheila Litke will lead the singing.

  • Fajitas on tap for farmers market

    Fajitas served by a youth group from Alexanderfeld Church will kick off the June menu for the Hillsboro Farmers Market from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Memorial Park. In addition to fajitas June 1:

  • Rodeo coming to Strong City

    The state’s oldest continuous annual rodeo will kick off its 80th edition June 1 through 3 in Strong City.

  • Nightime run planned for fair

    A glow-in-the-dark walk and run around the county fairgrounds at 9 p.m. July 28 will benefit efforts of the new group Hillsboro Young Professionals to empower young people who live, work, learn, or play in Hillsboro. Two courses will be offered — one mile and five kilometers. Registration for $20 includes a T-shirt and glow gear, while supplies last. Children ages 4 to 10 qualify for a $5 discount. Additional glowing swag is available for $5 more.

  • Bullying, teen suicide to be discussed

    Bullying and teen suicide, highlighted in the 2007 novel and current Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” will be the topic of a presentation at 6:30 p.m. June 5 at First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. Prairie View mental health clinicians Allyson Krehbiel, Sara Kopper, and Kylie Moore will summarize each episode of the series and be available to answer questions.

  • Memorial Day: Roundup of rememberence services around the country

    There will be no shortage of remembrance services honoring county veterans Monday, as multiple groups have planned Memorial Day services. Peabody

  • Calendar of events


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