Category: Breaking News

Blue-green algae bloom discovered in Hillsboro Heights pond; warning signs to be posted

The city of Hillsboro soon will be posting warning signs at the retaining pond in the Hillsboro Heights development after discovering a major blue-green algae bloom earlier this week. “The city of Hillsboro will be erecting signs around the pond warning of dangerous conditions for humans and animals — similar to what the Corps (of Engineers) posts at the (Marion) […]

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DEATH: John Masson, 73

John Masson, 73, died Aug. 20 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. A private family service is scheduled. He was born June 2, 1942, to Frank and Sylvia (Clark) Masson at Twining, Mich. His wife, Lenora May Collier, predeceased him in 2008. Survivors include sons Ralph Collier of Pueblo, Colo., and Curtis Collier of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Betty Lou Judd of […]

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DEATH: Edgar Willis ‘Ed’ Auernheimer, 95

Edgar Willis ‘Ed’ Auernheimer, 95, a retired welder, of Goessel, died Aug. 17 at his home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Hesston Cemetery, Hesston. Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m. Aug. 22 at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 Lancaster Ave., Hesston, also in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov. 13, 1919, to Albert […]

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DEATH: Donald L. Funk, 80

Donald L. Funk, 80, of Hillsboro, died Aug. 18 at Hillsboro Community Hospital. The service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Loyal Martin officiating. He was born May 2, 1935, to Benjamin and Esther (Leppke) Funk at Hillsboro. His wife, Gladys Funk, survives. Other survivors include daughters, Danita and husband Brian […]

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Delinquent Tax Notices (2014)

As a public service by the Hillsboro Free Press, find the 2014 Marion County Delinquent Tax list available for download here. Click here

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DEATH: Kathryn Heinrichs, 94

Kathryn Heinrichs, 94, died Aug. 14 at Parkside Home in Hillsboro. The service is at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro. She was born Sept. 11, 1920, to Albert and Helena (Unger) Schroeder at Hillsboro. Her husband, Allan Heinrichs, predeceased her in 1997. Survivors include son Dennis and wife Ruth Heinrichs of […]

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DEATH: Rose Flaming, 93

Rose Flaming, 93, died Aug. 10 at Bethesda Home in Goessel. Services are pending with Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway St., Newton. Check for more details later in the week online or in the Aug. 19 edition.

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DEATH: Amanda Klassen Loewens, 95

Amanda Klassen Loewens, 95, a teacher and secretary at the Mennonite Brethren office, died July 22 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 W. Randall St., Hesston. She was born to Abraham and Justina Wiebe Klassen on Jan. 23, 1920. On June 2, 1944, […]

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DEATH: Cora B. Sorenson, 60

Cora B. Sorenson, 60, a paraprofessional at Lincoln Elementary School in McPherson, died Aug. 4 at her home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at New Hope Evangelical Church, 501 Wickersham Drive, McPherson, with pastors Jim Keil and Ken Schultz officiating. A graveside service was Aug. 5 at McPherson Cemetery. She was born Sept. 11, 1954, […]

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Hillsboro Council approves development agreement for new hospital

Meeting first as the Hillsboro City Council and then as the city’s Public Building Commission, councilors approved the city’s development agreement with HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc., owners of Hillsboro Community Hospital, without a dissenting vote at the Aug. 5 meeting. The agreement obligates the city to provide a bond issue estimated at $1.5 million that would pay for site improvements in […]

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