• Growing where it was planted; Church opens doors

    Grace Community Fellowship has been in Hillsboro since April 2012, but Sunday will be the first time the congregation will meet in its own home on N. Adams St. The church is an outplant from Grace Community Church in Newton.

  • Hillsboro police encounter sick raccoons

    Hillsboro police in the last week shot two raccoons, five days apart, which were obviously not acting normal. Assistant police chief Jessey Hiebert said the police department does not go to the expense of having wildlife tested for rabies, but the raccoons were clearly sick.

  • Local Mennonites tour Utah church

    At least a dozen people from the Hillsboro area participated in a July 26 tour of South Mountain Community Church in Salt Lake City. M.B. Foundation, headquartered in Hillsboro, sponsored the tour in conjunction with the United States Mennonite Brethren National Convention.

  • Parkview M.B. recognized for service

    Operation Christmas Child recognized Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church Sunday for 10 years of service as a shoebox gift drop-off location. Pastor Tom Byford and local OCC coordinator Susan Paine were presented with a large, framed certificate from a south central district representative.

  • City budget passed unanimously

    Hillsboro’s 2019 budget will have a mill levy slightly lower than 2018 despite a higher budget. City council members at Tuesday’s meeting approved a $9,503,795 budget for 2019. The 2018 budget is $9,118.903.

  • County commission approves budget, 2-1

    For all the debate about tax levies and allocation of funds over the past month, the county commission’s budget passed Monday with relatively little discussion. The budget hearing, which preceded the county commission meeting, lasted just over 20 minutes.

  • Alcohol may have played a role in death

    A man found dead Aug. 12 next to railroad tracks east of Peabody had been headed for a new life in California, the mother of his half-sister said. Darlene Clark said she knew her children’s half-brother, Timothy Pfeiffer, throughout his life.


  • Strength training pays dividends

    Have you ever experienced a time when you felt listless and depressed, but when you got up out of your chair and found something to do, you felt better? That’s what a group of older adults from the Goessel area experienced when they joined a strength-training program last fall at Alexanderwohl Church.

  • Carnival to benefit elementary

    A carnival to benefit Hillsboro Elementary School is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday. Admission wristbands will be sold at the west gate of Joel H. Wiens football stadium beginning at 5:20 p.m. Wristband prices are $15 for all-access, $10 for six-booth access, $7 for four-booth access, and $5 for two-booth access.

  • Churches work together for Haiti

    Marion Elementary School gymnasium was packed full of people packing bags of food Saturday in an effort led by Marion Christian Church and joined by other churches in the area. Bags were packed at tables of eight to 10 volunteers. Each volunteer measured a specific ingredient, added it to the bag, then passed the bag along to the next person. Each bag will feed six people when the ingredients are boiled in a pot.

  • 4-H receives grant donation from farmer

    Hillsboro farmer Jim Enns has selected Marion County 4-H to receive a donation of $2,500 from an America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant. Enns said he applied online and was happy to be the Marion County recipient of the grant and pass it on to a nonprofit organization.




  • School budget proposed

    With a vote of 6-0, the proposed Hillsboro school budget will remain the same as last year and be sent forward for publication. The board also approved a three percent raise and health insurance for the TEEN director Lena Kleiner.

  • Goessel and Hillsboro School menus

  • Tabor College hires CFO

    Michael F. James has been hired as vice president of business finance and chief financial officer for Tabor College. He will begin Sept. 1. He has 15 years of experience in executive financial roles. Most recently, he was executive vice president at Grace University, Omaha, Nebraska, where he turned a decade of losses into three consecutive years of surplus.

  • Goessel attendance rising

    Goessel school attendance has increased by 13 students, and that growth will bring additional state aid to the schools. After an uncontested budget hearing Aug. 13, school board members voted to adopt the budget as presented.


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