Category: Partly Nonsense

Digital option a success

I was pleasantly surprised by the response of the Hills­boro High School senior class to our questionnaire asking for the information that we publish each year for the graduation section we will print in the May 14 edition. We were pretty sure they were plugged in digitally, so this year we included a QR code on the form so they […]

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Getting the details correct

Since my an­nounce­ment last week, I have heard some things that surprised me. My decision to sell my part of the business was purposefully done. Based on what I have seen with the new owners so far, the company is in very good hands. And no one will lose his or her job at the paper with the transition. Many […]

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Time for a change in plans

For the past couple of years I have had this gnawing feeling that I really needed to set up some sort of succession plan for the business that Don and I have built and owned together since its inception in 1998. I’m not getting any younger and, as majority owner, I wanted to make sure the Free Press continues after […]

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Surviving the MRI squeeze

I didn’t know what it meant to be claustrophobic until a couple of weeks ago when I submitted to an MRI to find out why my right arm hurt so bad. They said the test would be only about 30 minutes and that I could listen to whatever kind of music I wanted. So they slip on the headphones and […]

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Another idea for the world

I ’ve had a few ideas for inventions in my life and have just come up with one more. Driving into the sun, figuratively speaking, can be a real problem this time of year. And the car visors really don’t work as well as they could. If you pull it down far enough to block the sun, you really can’t […]

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Basketball teams on the move

It’s amazing that Tabor College men’s and women’s basketball teams are going to the NAIA playoffs after claiming KCAC tournament championships last week. Also big news is that the Trojans boys’ and girls’ teams are both going to state together for the first time since 1999. It’s a big commitment by Tabor College to send two teams hundreds of miles to […]

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Cold snap a relative burden

Enough of this cold weather already. But we have nothing compared to the cold they are experiencing up north this winter. A newspaper I follow online in Wisconsin had an article that talks of the frost line being 7 feet below ground and heading deeper. The city water department is asking residents to leave the water running over night with […]

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Reunion will soon be here

It’s high time to get serious about the Hills­boro High School all-school reunion coming up Saturday, May 24. Our committee has been meeting regularly now and we are about ready to send out the Oracle with all of the information about the event. As has been custom, the 10-year classes will have updated lists and the rest of the classes […]

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Each local business important

All of the stores we have in Hillsboro are very important, including Quick Flick/Radio Shack. This was reinforced again this past week when I needed a USB to parallel printer cable. I was trying to figure out how to use our old LaserJet printer at home that was no longer supported by Apple Talk. I did a little googling on […]

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Snow was a hassle last week

The excitement never ends around here. Last week with all of the snow, the duty fell on me to drive the mail bags to the post offices in the northern part of the county. I debated about taking the van or my car. The van is rear-wheel drive and the car front-wheel, but much lower to the ground. I’ll get […]

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