Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:12Nearly $600,000 of the more than $3 million in charitable funds disbursed through MB Foundation during 2012 stayed in Marion County, according to the foundation’s recently released annual report.
Five different charities in the county benefitted from the gifts facilitated through MB Foundation, the Hillsboro-based ministry associated with the Mennonite Brethren denomination.
Other items of note from the report:
• 1,530 clients are using MB Foundation as a conduit to fulfill...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:12
Hillsboro High School senior Nathan Unruh holds the citation naming him recipient of the $1,000 Built Ford Tough-FFA Scholarship through Hillsboro Ford and the Ford Motor Co. Flanking him are Terry Hagen (left) and Randy Hagen, co-owners of Hillsboro Ford. Unruh, son of Warren and Anita Unruh, plans to attend Kansas State University this fall to pursue a degree in agricultural business management. He is working toward a career in farming or ranching.
Written by joomslide Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:11The Marion City Council at its meeting May 13 was alerted to alleged misinformation regarding the park board’s two proposed restroom sites.
Todd Heitschmidt, park board member and city councilor, spoke about the issue during public forum.
“Two weeks ago (the board) made a presentation and it has appreciated the public input thus far,” he said.
The two possible locations would be on the east side of the park near the swingsets and along the driveway or on the west side to the south of the fountain.
Heitschmidt said he was also disappointed about the misleading information provided by a local media outlet, which included whether the park board or city council had the final say on the plans.
When Heitschmidt addressed the city as...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:31Marion County farmers came close to losing their wheat crop Thursday night when temperatures dipped to near freezing.
“We may have gotten lucky last night, dodged our bullet,” Marion County Extension Agent Rickey Roberts was saying by mid-day Friday.
That said, his final words were: “That’s not a sure thing yet. It might take two or three more days going by before damage shows up.”
In general, he said, “Our wheat looks OK here, but given the last two cold spells, golly, we’re living on the edge.”
Before Thursday night, Marion County wheat had escaped prior potential frosts that damaged crops further west, according to Roberts. He’s hoping, along with those wheat farmers, that the cold is ready to moderate for...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:10
Hillsboro Ford has announced that the Drive 4UR School event on April 20 had 239 signups for a free test drive.
This number will need to be officially verified by Ford Motor Co. Once the number is confirmed, Hillsboro Ford will be giving a check to the Hillsboro High School Athletic Booster Club for $4,780.
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