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BLOWN AWAY

BLOWN AWAY

Old Water Tower A Sunday night storm brought significant rain and highwinds to much of Marion County. The rain—2.43 inches, according to the Hillsboro High School weather station—was welcomed, but winds caused damage in several communities, including bringing down whole trees in the city of Marion (above right). In Hillsboro, the wind blew off the steel roof of the 1926 […]

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Job with Circles rich with opportunities

Job with Circles rich with opportunities

Mark Rogers is quarter-time coordinator of Circles Marion County, becoming the first paid staff member of the young organization that seeks to help people who live in poverty to leave it if they want to. Circles Marion County took the next step in its organizational development by hiring a staff person earlier this year. Mark Rogers of Hills­boro works 10 […]

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‘Birds have always been my thing,’ says canary fan

‘Birds have always been my thing,’ says canary fan

Esther Wiebe of Hillsboro enjoys an up-close and personal moment with Crippy, one of the 21 canaries she is raising at her residence on South Wilson. “Birds are very interesting to watch,” she said. “I have a television in the same room with the birds, but I watch the birds more.” Esther Wiebe of Hills­boro has 21 little feathered friends. […]

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Play grounded

Play grounded

Rain showers at mid-day Friday created water ponds under most of the playground equipment. As a result, second-graders were not allowed to play with the equipment during their afternoon recess. For years, Hillsboro Elementary School has done what it can to ensure that no child is left behind academically. Unfortunately, the school has been less successful applying the same goal […]

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Hillsboroan serves as summer intern for Pat Roberts

Hillsboroan serves as summer intern for Pat Roberts

Hillsboro product Daniel Kunantaev poses with Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts during his internship in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. While most Kansans were getting to know Pat Roberts through his political commercials this summer, one Hillsboro native was up close and personal with the state’s 47-year senior senator from Dodge City. Daniel Kunantaev, a 2010 graduate of Hillsboro High School, […]

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Business group finds no path to block land sale

Angling for a legal way to keep a Wal-Mart Express from locating in Hillsboro, a delegation of nine citizens led by five local business owners left the Aug. 19 city council meeting mostly with disappointment and frustration. The business owners were Eric Driggers from Greenhaw Pharmacy, Jon Hefley from The Lumberyard, Dale Franz from Dale’s Supermarket, Paul Barnes from Heartland […]

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Area high school sports teams kick off official practices Aug. 18

Area high school sports teams kick off official practices Aug. 18

HHS1stDayFBpractice725 HHS1stDayFBpractice725 Members of the Hillsboro High School football team take off on another run-jog interval across the length of the elementary school field as part of the first official day of practice for fall sports teams on Monday. The Trojans are led by coach Lance Sawyer, who begins his third year at the helm. The first game of the […]

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Tabor art prof featured in international magazine

Tabor art prof featured in international magazine

SDJFall08.QXD Shin-hee Chin, Tabor College associate professor of art and design, is featured in the summer edition of “Surface Design,” a leading international publication in the field of design, fiber and textile arts. Chin’s self-portrait, on the cover of the magazine, shows strips of recycled red, white and blue fabric, twisted into single strips. Editor Marci Rae MacDade chose a […]

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USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts

USD 408 super highlights gains amid state cuts

LeeLeiker002 School started Aug. 14 for students at USD 408 Marion-Florence, and Superintendent Lee Leiker told Marion Chamber of Commerce members Friday that a lot is happening in the district. “We are a better district now than we have ever been, and we continue making that our focus and with less (money)” he said. Some of those successes include athletic stadium […]

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Pumper truck finds its way to Hillsboro

Pumper truck finds its way to Hillsboro

Hillsboro Fire Chief Ben Steketee poses by the 2004 Pierce four-wheel drive pumper truck that arrived in Hillsboro Aug. 13. The truck primarily will serve the needs of the rural townships that are part of the city’s fire-protection agreement. Christmas Day arrived Aug. 13 evening for the Hillsboro Fire Depart­ment, as it finally received the gift it has been anticipating […]

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