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A few bumps on the road to progress

A few bumps on the road to progress

The 12 middle school participants in the second annual Hillsboro Youth Adventure shared a pizza meal with Hillsboro Mayor Delores Dalke. “I think it was fun for everybody, but I think they also learned a whole lot about the city and what makes it work,” Dalke said of the all-day event. Free Press file photo Mayor Delores Dalke acknowledges that […]

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Schools achieve despite more funding challenges

Schools achieve despite more funding challenges

Evan Ollenburger, a member of the 2014 graduating class, shows some of the projects created on the 3D printer used in the Hillsboro High School technology department. Even with ongoing budget cuts due to declining enrollment and state funding reductions, USD 410 Super­inten­dent Steve Noble believes the district did a good job of protecting classroom learning and student activities from […]

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President Glanzer’s list of ‘Top 14 Highlights of 2014′

President Glanzer’s list of ‘Top 14 Highlights of 2014′

Tabor President Jules Glanzer 14. Champions of Character recognition of athletic programs and athletes, both NAIA and KCAC. 13. We signed a contract with the BGW engineering firm to design the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. 12. Fourteen athletic teams received NAIA Scholar team awards; our football team was one of four in the nation that achieved a 3.0 […]

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Tabor nears start for fine arts center

Tabor nears start for fine arts center

You know it’s been a good year when Tabor College President Jules Glanzer can’t limit his list of highlights to 14, much less a traditional “Top 10.” “I have a couple of bonus ones,” said Glanzer, referring to the list he had already shared. One was the addition of best-selling author and American culture expert Leonard Sweet as a distinguished […]

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Business profiles

We thank the businesses of Hillsboro that took the time to share their profiles with us in this publication. You are the lifeblood of our community. ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL INITIATIVE, LLC Bryce Wichert, CPA Address: 104 East First St., Ste. C Phone: 620-947-3976; (toll free) 888-700-8617 Email: bwichert@outlook.com Year opened: 2007 About us: We offer tax preparation, tax planning and […]

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Busting the myths for first-time home buyers

Busting the myths for first-time home buyers

Don’t assume that having a lot of student loan debt automatically disqualifies you from getting <p>a mortgage. The key factor is not necessarily the size of your loan obligation, but the amount of your total monthly debt payments compared to your monthly income. When buying a first home, most people are making one of the biggest purchases of their lives. […]

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Checklist can help buyers avoid costly repairs

Checklist can help buyers avoid costly repairs

Once you get inside the house and close the front door, see if any light is coming through between the edge of the door opening and the wall. This gap is an indicator that the door may need to be replaced since air can escape through it and cause higher energy bills. When you’re about to buy a house, it’s […]

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This year, resolve to take hold of your personal health

With 2015’s predictable arrival come many New Year’s resolutions. I admit that I have made many of these commitments to myself over the years to effect control over the indulgences of life. Many want to lose weight and get in better physical shape, or perhaps they are more personal like working on an important relationship that is not all it […]

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Best diet advice? USDA’s Guidelines for Americans

Best diet advice? USDA’s Guidelines for Americans

by Drs. Glenn Gaesser & Julie M. Jones With the new year comes a potential for a new you, but with every Google search your confusion is mounting on what diets to follow and how to lose those extra pounds. Many websites and books are advocating for low-carbohydrate diets as the sweeping cure-all solution to obesity, but is this diet […]

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The truth about Affordable Care Act and your taxes

The truth about Affordable Care Act and your taxes

The ACA will have the biggest tax implications for those who received the Advance Premium Tax Credit—also known as a subsidy—or those who did not have health insurance coverage. There are a lot of changes to this year’s tax code—46 to be exact—as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What’s most important is to be aware if your […]

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