DEATH: Jerry Jost, 80

Don Ratzlaff | January 31, 2017

JERRY JOST, 80, of Hills­boro, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 30. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs­day, Feb. 2, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Wash­ington, Hillsboro. A service is planned for 2 p.m., Feb. 3, at Parkview Church, 610 S. Main, Hills­boro. A graveside service will follow. He is survived by […]


Hillsboro teams lose convincingly at Council Grove

Don Ratzlaff |

Hillsboro’s basketball teams endured a humbling start to the home stretch of their season Tuesday, losing both games convincingly at Council Grove. The Trojans girls, facing the No. 3 ranked team in Class 3A, were smothered by the undefeated Braves, 76-20. The Hillsboro boys, ranked No. 9 in Class 2A, started well but unraveled as […]


Marion swept by Moundridge

Janae Rempel |

The Marion basketball teams lost a pair of games to Moundridge Tuesday. Girls—Marion got off to a poor start in Tuesday’s 39-26 loss to the Wildcats. The Warriors went 0-for-8 from the field in the opening quarter, allowing Moundridge to build a 12-1 lead by the end of it. Courtney Herzet scored Marion’s lone point […]

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Tabor splits games with Saint Mary

Janae Rempel | January 28, 2017

The Tabor College basketball teams split two games with visiting Saint Mary Saturday. Women—Tabor let the game slip away late in a 76-71 overtime loss to the Spires, falling to 13-3 in conference play. The loss comes on the heels of a 71-58 loss at Friends Wednesday. Although the game was tied five times in […]

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Marion loses two at Council Grove

Janae Rempel | January 27, 2017

The Marion basketball teams lost two games on the road at Council Grove Friday. Girls—The Warriors suffered a 61-32 defeat Friday, after digging themselves into a hole early on. Council Grove’s Faith Brintle hit a three-pointer 39 seconds into the contest, a sign of what was to come. The Braves made six of eight attempts […]

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Tabor loses two at Friends

Janae Rempel | January 26, 2017

The Tabor College basketball teams succumbed to Friends on the road Wednesday, each suffering their second KCAC loss of the season. Women—Tabor suffered a 71-58 defeat to the 14th-ranked Falcons Wednesday, snapping a 12-game Bluejay win streak held since Tabor’s Dec. 1 loss to Friends. With the win, Friends improved its KCAC-best record to 14-0; […]

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Rise Up Kansas to present revenue generation plan for Kansas Jan. 29

Don Ratzlaff | January 25, 2017

In the midst of Gov. Brownback’s proposal to shore up the Kansas budget by borrowing more and delaying and deferring funding away from transportation, education and KPERS, Rise Up Kansas is proposing a comprehensive approach to fix the state’s revenue shortfalls. Anyone interested in learning about the fix “Rise Up Kansas” is proposing to Kansas […]


Marion boys lose to Belle Plaine, 68-64

Janae Rempel | January 23, 2017

In a game rescheduled from Dec. 17, the Marion boys basketball team lost to Belle Plaine Monday, 68-64, despite holding the lead heading into the final quarter. Marion built a 21-12 lead by the end of the first quarter, and held a 35-26 advantage at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, Marion was in […]

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Tabor earns two wins at York

Janae Rempel | January 21, 2017

The Tabor College basketball teams swept York on the road Saturday. Women—Tabor used a balanced attack to earn a 65-52 victory over York Saturday. No Bluejay scored in double figures in the contest. Morgan Ediger led the charge with nine points for the game, all scored from beyond the arc. She drained her first trey […]

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Hillsboro boys runners-up at Trojan Classic

Don Ratzlaff |

The Hillsboro boys hooked up with the Hesston Swathers, the No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A, in a championship-worthy showdown Saturday at the Trojan Classic. But when the smoke cleared, it was the Swathers who claimed the tournament crown with a 53-41 victory. The win bumped Hesston’s record to 12-1 for the season while […]


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