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Peabody competes at Elyria track meet

  Aubrey Craig took sixth in the girls 400-meter dash at the Elyria track meet on Tuesday. Caleb VanCurren placed third in the boys 800 meters run for Peabody at the Elyria track meet on Tuesday. Thomas Smith clears the hurdles in the boys 300 Meter hurdles.       Mya Winter ...

Library presented with five-star award

Marion Mayor Todd Heitschmidt presented a plaque from the Library Journal recognizing Marion City Library as a five-star library for 2018. They were the only library in their category to win the rating for the state of Kansas. Photo by City of Marion

The Marion City Library was recently recognized as a five-star library for 2018. The library had received three and four-star ratings in the past, but this was the first time they were given the five-star rating. In addition, the library is the only one to get the five-star rating in Kansas in the $50,0000 to $99,000 budget category. Janet Marler, ...

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DEATH: Vernice Ratzlaff

Vernice Ratzlaff, 81, died March 18, 2019, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 7 p. m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Brian Allen. Memorials to Hillsboro M. B. Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P. O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS ...

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Water issues for Hillsboro

Please see below for a press release for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment regarding the water in Hillsboro. USD 410 will be closing all schools at 10 a. m. We will update you as we get more information.   Boil Water Advisory Issued for The City of Hillsboro, Marion Co.   TOPEKA – ...

Conservation awards given to Svitak, Peabody United Methodist Church

Greg Bowers, board chairman, left, presented Damien Svitak the Conservation District Service Award. “The fun part of being on the board is getting to know many of the men and women for conservation,” Bowers said. “We would like to present ...

Tabor getting into ‘The Jungle Book’

Tabor Theater will delight both children and adults with a unique production of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” adapted for the stage by Ethan Koerner and directed by Laurel Koerner. Performances are scheduled for 7 p. m. on Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2; with 3 p. m. performances on March ...

Marion and Hillsboro girls basketball updates

No. 7 Marion girls (4-16) played No. 2 Allen-Northern Heights (12-6) yesterday in the first round of 2— A Substate. Marion lost with a final score of 56-13. Their season is now over. No. 5 Hillsboro girls (6-13) played No. 4 Eskridge-Mission Valley (8-11) yesterday in the first round of 2— A Substate. Hillsboro won 53-42. Hillsboro will play No. ...

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Tabor professor wins spot in prestigious program

J. Bradley Baker, assistant professor of music in piano and collaborative piano at Tabor College, was notified Feb. 13 by the executive office of the National Association of Teachers of Singing that he is one of three pianists selected for the prestigious 2019 NATS Intern Program. “Being selected to ...

Rod’s Tires Customer Appreciation Pancakes

The line for the warm breakfast was out the door at times. Chris Cakes of Wichita and Rod's Tires kept the line moving with their excellent serving. The business fed over 800 people pancakes and sausage.     ...

Monster truck fun on Valentines Day

  Residents from all over Hillsboro came out to watch the famous monster truck called Bigfoot on Valentines Day.     Bigfoot stands at 15 feet, six inches high, measures 20 feet, five inches across and weighs over 38,000 pounds. The crowd watched in ...