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Fair changes draw more people, organizers say

Fair changes draw more people, organizers say

Jim Christensen of McPherson and Kodi Panzer of Hillsboro run past one of the carnival rides during the premiere Barn Burner 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday morning. The race started by the fair arena and the course wound its way through the Sports Complex and then through streets of Hillsboro. Benefiting from a couple of breaks in the summer heat, plus […]

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GOP voters have multiple choices

Republican voters in Marion County won’t be surprised that, in a staunchly Republican state and county, they will find numerous contested races when they go to the polls for next Tuesday’s primary election. Both national offices on this year’s GOP ballot are contested, as are five of the nine state offices. The most unique situation is at the county level, […]

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Two write-ins vie for county commission nomination

Voters in Marion County’s District 1 will face a rare situation when they cast a ballot in next Tues­day’s primary election for someone to represent them on the Board of Commis­sioners. Neither Republicans nor Democrats will see a name listed for that office. Roger Fleming, who currently represents District 1, announced June 2 that he would not seek re-election in […]

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In Peak Form

In Peak Form

The view of Handies Peak (center and in the shade) from the saddle between Redcloud and Sunshine peaks, three of the Colorado 14ers, which rise above 14,000 feet. Sisters Darlene Bartel and Phyllis Van Horn can mark July 11-15 as their 10th year hiking summits of Colorado’s Rocky Moun­tains. Their hiking trips began in 2005 after Phyllis, who lives in […]

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Dog show one of three 4-H events before the fair officially begins

Dog show one of three 4-H events before the fair officially begins

Eleanor Eleanor Silhan and her Australian Shepherd, Ozzie, compete in the large dog agility course at the Marion County 4-H Dog Show Saturday at the fairgrounds. Betty Ensz, contest judge, said she was glad to see so many different sizes and types of dogs. “I am very proud of all of you,” she told the handlers. 4-H competitions actually began […]

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Land proposal returns for council review

Hillsboro’s “mystery business” scenario has reared its head again. Less than two months after withdrawing an option to purchase 3.7 acres of city-owned property in Hills­boro Heights for an unnamed Fortune 500 company, the same land agent submitted an identical purchase agreement for the same property. The city council, at the end of a long discussion that included input from […]

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With gratitude they paint

With gratitude they paint

Three Marion County volunteers—Joy Waldbaurer on scaffolding, and Skye Young (foreground) and Alyssa Young on the ground—have begun repainting the huge American Flag mural at Liberty Park in Marion. Two adults and one child have volunteered to touch up the American flag mural at Liberty Park in Marion. Joy Waldbauer of Dur­ham and Skye Young of Hillsboro and her granddaughter, […]

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Art, in an abstract sense

Art, in an abstract sense

Artist Shin-hee Chin with her mixed-media work, “The Bridge,” now on display at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green. ‘I want my art to be a bridge between my Christian faith and the secular world, using art as a medium,’ she says. An exhibit of mixed-media paintings by Shin-hee Chin is on display through Sept. 29 at the Gallery at Pioneer […]

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Comeback journey

Comeback journey

After a trying year of challenges, Luke Moore is grateful to friends and the community for the support that helped him endure his battle against Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The scar on his right knee is from the surgery to remove the tumor behind his knee and replace inches of his tibia with 4-inch titanium rod. The […]

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Loewen appointed to fill term on Hillsboro council

Loewen appointed to fill term on Hillsboro council

Membership of the Hillsboro City Council changed at the July 1 meeting. In the left photo, East Ward representative Marlene Fast receives a plaque from Mayor Delores Dalke following her resignation after three years of service. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took on a new look with a transition of membership during its July 1 meeting. The council accepted the resignation […]

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