Written by Austin Unruh Wednesday, 07 May 2008 10:47On Monday, April 7, the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H club met for their monthly meeting.
This meeting was the model meeting, when representatives from another club came to judge us on how we ran our meeting.
4-Hers were asked to name their favorite beverage for roll call. Talks were given by Grady Stultz, Laird Goertzen, and Anthony Esau. Grady talked to us about marketing goats, Laird gave us an interesting history of woodworking, and Anthony creatively rounded the talks off with talking to...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 07 May 2008 10:46Jon Hefley, co-owner of Lumberyard Rentals stands with some ATVs they offer for sale. They do offer 300 to 400 rental items, too.
Every handyman knows that using the right tool or piece of equipment can make all the difference in getting a job done quickly, efficiently and professionally. But very few people can afford to own all the speciality items they might use only once or twice a year.
The Lumberyard Rentals store in Hillsboro provides professional contractors and plumbers, as well as the do-it-yourself homeowner, with access to an array of state-of-the-art tools and equipment without them having to make a major personal investment of finances and storage space.
They can simply rent what they...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 07 May 2008 10:39Meghan Jost, Kristine Jirak
Two students from Marion County were among the 32 top academic high school students Newman University hosted on April 25 during the university’s “First Class Jets” recognition program.
Students and families from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas gathered on the Newman campus in Wichita to be honored for their achievements and prepare for fall classes.
Attending from Marion County were Meghan Jost, a senior at Hillsboro High School, and Kristine Jirak, a Centre High School senior from Tampa.
Jost received the Cardinal John Henry Newman Scholarship while Jirak received the Presidential Scholarship.
The First Class Jets program honors top high school...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 07 May 2008 09:16
Representatives from Marion County Fire District No. 7 (the Tampa Fire) recently took position of a new 3,000-gallon Kenworth Tanker for use by the department. Picture are (from left) Fire Chief Ronald Mueller Assistant Fire Chief Tim Svoboda, Clay Fletcher, the represpresentative from MHC Kenworth Atlanta, Ga., and Will Pilcher, sales representative for Fouts Bros Smyrna, Ga.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 07 May 2008 09:01Sen. Jim Barnett (R-Emporia) announced today that legislation he introduced on Feb. 7, 2008, has passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and will soon be presented to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her signature.
Radon, a class-A human carcinogen, is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause overall. Radon gas doesn’t discriminate: it is equally dangerous to all people, regardless of weight, sex, race, or age.
However, the very young, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system are particularly at risk from the effects of radon.
By using conservative estimates, 200 Kansans die every year from radon-induced lung cancer. A majority of Kansas counties have potential high...
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