Category: News

Wal-Mart announces plans to build store in Hillsboro

Hillsboro’s “mystery business” is no longer a mystery. Wal-Mart announced plans today for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 605 Orchard Drive. It is expected to open in spring 2015. The new store will offer customers convenient access to fresh and affordable grocery products and pharmacy services, according to a corporate spokesperson. “We are pleased that a company of Wal-Mart’s stature […]

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Finding  Father

Finding Father

A devoted teacher, Ernest Hiebert died trying to save two of his drowning students during a swimming outing 72 years ago this week. People who lived through the trauma of those times have called it “the saddest day in Hillsboro history.” During an otherwise routine school outing at a popular swimming hole near Marion, a beloved Hillsboro teacher and principal […]

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Crash claims two women near Hillsboro

A Topeka woman, formerly of Marion, died in a crash Thursday morning, and a Marion woman, who was critically injured, died two days later, as a result of a two-vehicle collision at the junction of Ash Street and U.S. Highway 56 at Hillsboro. The driver, Joyce A. Smith, 82, died at the scene, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Smith’s […]

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KAC opinion states conflict of interest limited with candidate

According to a written opinion issued by a Kan­sas Associa­tion of Counties attorn­ey, Board of County Commissioners candidate Lori Lalouette Craw­ford would face only limited conflict-of-interest issues if she were to be elected to the position Nov. 4. Based on her write-in victory in last month’s primary election, Lalouette Craw­ford’s name will appear on the fall ballot as the Repub­li­can […]

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Council will ask dog owners to please dispose of pooch’s poo

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil decided at its Sept. 3 meeting to go with persuasion rather than legislation when it comes to inconsiderate behavior of local dog owners. The council was responding to a letter from a constituent asking the council to pass an ordinance that would require dog owners to pick up, and dispose of properly, the poop deposited by […]

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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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