Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 27 February 2008 08:36The list of retailers interested in coming to Hillsboro as the result of Buxton Co. market research was described as “underwhelming” by members of the Hillsboro City Council during its Feb. 20 special meeting.
“The list tilts significantly toward the fast-food industry,” City Administrator Larry Paine said. “Like more than half of them on that list fit the fast-food category, which disappointed me.
“The surprising thing is that our good friend McDonald’s was on that list,”...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 February 2008 11:15To buy photos from this event, click here.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 February 2008 10:43The Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives invites the public to “Free Did Not Mean Welcome” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
The Museum is located at 203 N. Main, Newton. Carmaletta Williams of the Johnson County Community College will present the program about African American settlement in Kansas following Emancipation.
Although Kansas was a “free” state, free did not necessarily mean welcome.
This program is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization with more than 30 years of experience promoting understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community.
Admission to the Museum and to the program on the 24th is free and open to the public.
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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 February 2008 10:41The Tabor College Drama Department will present the play “Lost in Yonkers” at 7:30 p.m., March 6, 7 and 8 in the Theater Lab located on the first floor of the H.W. Lohrenz Building at the main campus in Hillsboro.
The public is invited to attend.
“Lost in Yonkers” revolves around brothers Jay and Arty and the quirky Kurnitz family of Yonkers, N.Y.
The year is 1942 and the boys’ widower father, Eddie, has persuaded iron-clad Grandma Kurnitz to take in his young sons so he can travel to earn money for his family.
In Grandma’s home are Aunt Bella, simple and child-like, Uncle Louie, a small-time gangster, and nervous Aunt Gert, who forgets to stop talking when she breathes in.
The conflict between these eccentric...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 20 February 2008 10:38Marion County Commission Chairman Bob Hein confirmed Monday that after an hour executive session meeting Feb. 12, Jayne Gottschalk was terminated as head of the elderly department.
Hein said Gottschalk’s pay and benefits will extend into March. She had been with the department seven months with no apparent difficulties, he said.
The action followed apparent conflicts between Gottschalk and Lanelle Hett, transportation director in the department.
Gottschalk had said during the earlier meeting that a commission decision might require her to resolve working with Hett or for both of them to lose their jobs.
Hein said there may be other actions or discussion to follow in this week’s Tuesday meeting, delayed from the regular Monday...
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