Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:47Hillsboro High School will be presenting the musical “Willy Wonka” Nov. 8-10.
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Cast members include senior Daniel Nelson as Willy Wonka, freshman Dylan Nelson as Charlie and junior Tanner Sechrist as Grandpa Joe.
Other leads include Molly Wiebe as Mrs. Bucket, Graham Pankratz as Mr. Bucket, Peyton Loewen, Danae Bina...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:46Marion County commissioners Monday struggled through about half of their meeting before deciding with reservations to award a bid to roof and repair the courthouse tower.
Arrow Roofing of Canton was the awarded the project for a bid of $54,430.
Commissioners said their biggest reservation was that Arrow Roofing’s bid was so far below the competitive bids of $183,676 from Delta Roofing of Kansas City, and $169,473 from Wray Roofing of Newton.
Greg Leslie, technical consultant from Garland Co. Inc. in Overland Park, told the commissioners the wide discrepancy in prices could be because of the distance away from the site for hauling equipment, non-union labor as opposed to union labor, and whether a company owns its own crane for the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:47With near perfect running weather, 105 people participated Saturday morning in the fourth annual Great Pumpkin race sponsored by First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro.
Donna Spoonemoore, 50, of Hillsboro was the top overall female in the 5-kilometer run with a time of 22 minutes, 6 seconds. Kyle Shultz, 29, of Wichita was the top male finisher in 18:56.
In the kids’ half-mile, Tiffany Schale, 10, of Hillsboro was the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 2:51. Grayson Ratzlaff, 8, of Hillsboro was the first male in 2:41.
GREAT PUMPKIN RACE RESULTS
Age 1-13: 1. Elli Weisbeck 25:09, 2. Addie Berens 30:51. 3. Ava Weisbeck 20:51, Mikayla Higby 31:54, Brianna Mashburn 34:09, Tempest Klassen 53:39.
Age 20-29: 1...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:23The Goessel City Council reviewed the city’s recycling effort during its Oct. 15 meeting.
Recycling bins are available for residents of Goessel and the surrounding community. Residents have been recycling so much that two bins were not sufficient. A third bin has now been added.
In his update, Councilor Larry Schmidt said two bins are filled every week, and the third bin is more than half full every week. The third bin is definitely needed, he said.
Mayor Peggy Jay said the Goessel community “really appreciates” the bins. It was noted that the school has a recycling bin also.
Schmidt reported he found trash in the recycling bins—such as egg shells, coffee grounds and feed sacks. Schmidt said such trash is unacceptable. Only...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:22Norman Schmidt (left), member of Goessel’s AGAPE Senior Center board, presents a check for $20,000 to Myron Schmidt, vice president of the Goessel Community Foundation, and Sandi Fruit, director of the Central Kansas Community Foundation, at the Oct. 15 GCF board meeting. The funds were generated by the sale of the senior center facility following its closure. The money will establish the “Goessel Community Seniors Endowed Fund,” which is intended to benefit all Goessel-area seniors. “While we are saddened by the loss of the AGAPE Senior Center, which has been a part of the Goessel community for decades, we are honored that the board would entrust the Goessel Community Foundation with these funds,” said Cheryl Wiens, GCF...
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