Category: The Week That Was

THE WEEK THAT WAS (Dec. 22, 2010)

Five years ago • Goessel school board members watched a demonstration of the district’s new automatic external defibrillator during its December meeting. Leading the demonstration was Darryl Thiessen, director of Marion County Emergency Medical Services. • Centre High School was one of six schools to receive the National Association of Agricul­tural Educators Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Program award Dec. 7 at […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS (Dec. 8, 2010)

Five years ago • Referendum ballots will be mailed to Marion County residents this week asking if they would support a destination resort casino here. About 8,950 ballots will be mailed, according to Carol Maggard, county clerk and election officer. • Sponsors of the 12th annual Marion County Toy Run distributed $10,200 and 26 bicycles to representatives from charitable organizations […]

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5 Years Ago (March. 10, 2010)

Five years ago • About 20 people attended the annual legislative coffee Saturday in Hillsboro, featuring Rep. Don Dahl and Sen Jim Barnett. Health-care costs and school funding topped the list of issues addressed. • Hillsboro natives Justin Brown and Greg Carlson, both 17, are contributing to the basketball accomplishments of Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe. Brown is […]

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5 Years Ago (Feb. 17, 2010)

Five years ago • Tabor College received the largest estate gift in its history, estimated between $400,000 and $500,000, thanks to the combined gift of the Daniel H. Hiebert and Ruth E. Hiebert estates. Daniel Hiebert was born in Hillsboro in 1899, graduated from Tabor in 1914 and had a medical practice in Provincetown, Mass., for 53 years. • The […]

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5 Years Ago (Jan. 20, 2009)

Five years ago • Hillsboro City Admini­strator Steve Garrett is asking for the community’s continued help in removing debris resulting from the ice storm that blanketed Marion County a week earlier. Specifically, Garrett is asking residents to drag tree debris to the curb, where it will be picked up by city crews. • Falling tree limbs from the ice storm […]

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5 Years Ago (Dec. 23, 2009)

Five years ago • About a dozen members of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church planted and decorated a 20-foot evergreen for Christmas on the vacant lot where their church building once stood. The building was destroyed by fire in March. • Marion City Commission tentatively approved a fireworks display for New Year’s Eve. The show is planned for the parking […]

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5 Years Ago (Dec. 15, 2009)

Five years ago l Students and staff at Goessel Elementary School were forced to move to a temporary location after a gas leak was detected outside the building. After an employee noticed the smell of gas outside a kitchen door, initial repairs were made. But additional leaks were later discovered. Classes were cancelled to allow the gas company to complete […]

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5 Years Ago (Dec. 9, 2009)

Five years ago • A team representing Hillsboro High School took third place in the Class 3A school competition at the 2004-05 High Q academic competition at Washburn University. Members of the team were Robert Jost, Kelsey Kaufman, Victor Rogers and Greta Kliewer. Nancy Thomas was the coach. • Goessel Junior/Senior High School was recognized for achieving the Standard of […]

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5 years ago (Dec. 2, 2009)

Five years ago n About 15 entries comprised the first “Holly Days” parade down?Main Street Hills­boro on Saturday afternoon of the Thanksgiving weekend. n A crowd of several hundred people enjoyed a 90-minute walk back in time at “HHS Musicals: 1981-2003,” Saturday night in the high school gymnasium. About 20 vocalists from 19 musicals presented during the tenure of Hillsboro […]

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5 years ago (Nov. 24, 2009)

Five years ago n The Hillsboro City Council agreed to allow local voters to decide if building a new swimming pool would be worth raising the city sales tax by one-half cent. The project is estimated to cost around $2 million. n The Marion City Commis­sion authorized a Salina engineering firm to move ahead with plans for a water-plant upgrade […]

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