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Room for conversation

Room for conversation

Sen. Jerry Moran makes a point about Washington politics during his luncheon stop at the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club meeting last Thursday. About 30 people were on hand to listen to the first-term Kansas senator. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran told members and guests at the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting Thursday that if Congress is going to accomplish anything of significance […]

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Dahl accident draws response around Kansas

Dahl accident draws response around Kansas

Dahl Local and state leaders responded with condolences to news of the death of Hills­boro resident and former Kansas House representative Don Dahl, 69, in an ultra-light aircraft accident Friday just a few miles from his hometown. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Dahl was flying northbound at a low altitude about 1:45 p.m. when the aircraft hit a tree […]

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Into the hunt

Into the hunt

Enjoying Candy Four young boys sit patiently on a metal curb pipe waiting for the annual Hillsboro Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt to begin Saturday morning at Memorial Park. From left are Eli Owen,1, Coy Owen, 3, Zayden Janzen, 4, and Zeke Janzen, 3. Jennifer Janzen (red jacket), said her boys and their sister, Zoey, in the stroller, were wearing […]

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USD 410 board OKs all-day kindergarten

Rows of chairs to seat the public remain empty at most monthly USD 410 Board of Education meetings. But the proposal to offer elective full-day kindergarten for 2014-15 brought a contingency of parents to the April 14 meeting. Hillsboro Elementary School principal Evan Yoder reported more than 80 percent of families represented at kindergarten screening requested a preference for the […]

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Former local state representative killed in plane crash

Former local state representative killed in plane crash

Former Kansas Representative Don Dahl, 69, of Hillsboro was killed Friday afternoon in Marion County after the ultra-light aircraft he was flying crashed near a pond about two miles south and one-half mile west of Hillsboro on 170th Road. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Dahl was flying northbound at a low altitude about 1:45 p.m. when the aircraft hit […]

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PACE services for seniors to expand into Marion County

Programs of All-Inclu­sive Care for the Elderly will expand from eight to 59 counties in Kansas—in­cluding Marion County—according to Shawn Sulli­van, Department for Aging and Disability Services secretary. “PACE will offer eligible individuals in our expansion counties an alternative that allows them to stay in their homes and communities,” Sullivan said. “An estimated 11,900 people in Kansas are clinically and […]

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Hillsboro council to explore no parking on front lawns

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil will be considering action to eliminate long-term parking of vehicles on residential front lawns. Mayor Delores Dalke made the request at the council’s April 8 meeting after seeing a story in the Salina Journal about a similar move in that city. “We used to have a town that when people came in here, they would always […]

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Huelskamp’s early town hall attracts low turnout

Huelskamp’s early town hall attracts low turnout

TimHuelskampApril142014_527-2 First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp offers his analysis of the dangers posed by the U.S. national debt during a Marion County town hall meeting at 8 a.m. Monday in the Hillsboro Civic Center. Eight residents showed up to hear Huelskamp speak on a variety of familiar themes, including U.S. monetary policy and the amount of U.S. debt owned by […]

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Superintendent aims to raise money for schools with lower property taxes

Superintendent aims to raise money for schools with lower property taxes

SteveNoble2011-2 The school funding bill passed by the Kansas Legis­lature earlier this month failed to provide much of an increase for K-12 classrooms, but it did provide for property-tax relief at the local level. “There’s nothing wrong with what the Legislature did with the effort to equalize (funding among districts),” said USD 410 Super­intendent Steve Noble. “There’s just no new […]

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Prom season begins

Prom season begins

HHSprom2014JordanAddie-2 Hillsboro High School seniors Addie Lackey and Jordan Faul walk the promenade route Friday evening on the way to the dance in the high school. Hillsboro was one of three high schools in the Free Press distribution area to have its prom on Friday. Marion and Goessel also marked their proms with a promenade. To view a slide show […]

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