Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:04Summer is just around the corner and the new co-managers at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center are gearing up for some fun in the sun.
At the end of April, the city of Hillsboro hired Judy Helmer and Marci Cain as co-managers, succeeding Jodi Stutzman.
The mother-daughter tandem is familiar to many Marion County residents.
Cain teaches at Centre Middle School, but two decades ago, she was a lifeguard at the old Hillsboro pool Helmer managed.
“Swimming pools are in my blood, I...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 May 2007 07:40Barber Randy Wiens takes some light-hearted guff from Jim Peters, one of his 700 customers, about taking “too much off the top” during a recent haircut appointment. Wiens is celebrating 25 years of service in Hillsboro on Friday and Saturday.Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge. Open house…
To celebrate his quarter-century of cutting hair in HIllsboro, Randy Wiens is planning an open house at Silver Shears during his Friday and Saturday hours. He is offering refreshments, gifts, door prizes and a drawing for $25 in haircuts.
Randy Wiens jokes that he’s still trying to figure out what to do with his life. In the meantime, he’ll keep barbering.
This Saturday, Wiens will be...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 May 2007 07:17Traffic study plan for emprise bank drive-through. Click image to enlarge.
Emprise Bank received approval last Tuesday from the Hillsboro City Council to proceed with a revised plan for constructing a new drive-through lane at its Main and Grand location.
In late November, the council denied an initial proposal from the bank, even though the plan had been recommended for approval by the city’s Planning Commission.
At the time, the council cited the loss of seven parking spaces on Main Street, and that some of those lost spaces would unfairly affect a neighboring business, Prudent Tours.
The new plan also was approved by the Planning Commission. As in the original proposal, the new plan assumes the removal of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 02 May 2007 07:30Kansas policyholders of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. will receive 15.1 percent of their semi-annual premium back this year, thanks to a record dividend payout by the company.
Insurance policy holders in the state will receive dividends totaling $19.8 million as Kansas’s share of a $1.25 billion policyholder dividend declaration.
The average dividend per vehicle in Kansas is $41, according to the company. Dividend payments were to begin in early April and will continue throughout the year. Most customers will receive their dividend by check.
In Marion County, State Farm insures more than 3,308 vehicles, said Becky Walsh, Hillsboro agent.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 02 May 2007 07:29Hillsboro Community Medical Center is going tobacco-free May 7, hospital officials announced last week.
As of that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted—inside or outside—HCMC property. This initiative will include the elimination of designated areas outside HCMC where employees, patients and visitors currently use tobacco products.
Mike Ryan, chief executive officer, said HCMC has joined hospitals and nursing homes across Kansas in an effort to become tobacco-free.
“As a health-care organization, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees and patients,” he said.
“We believe that we have a responsibility to set an example on this major health issue, and allowing people to use tobacco products...
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