Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:19Song on the Lawn, an annual outdoor mini-music festival and meal hosted by Mennonite Central Committee and WillowSpring Downs, is planned for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 10.
The event will feature seven music groups, including Brothers and Sisters, Bob and Melissa Atchison, Five Times Harder, Laura Unruh & Ana Loucks, Jammin’ Biscuits, Huxman Boys and Jake Schmidt.
A pulled-pork meal will be served beginning at 5 p.m. The meal and entertainment are by donation to benefit Mennonite...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:19Cottonwood Point campsites at Marion Reservoir are reopening June 18 following completion of roadway paving in the existing area, said Emily Coffin, lead ranger.
North of reservoir’s project office, Cottonwood Point campsites are on the northeast side of the lake, she said.
Although there is some minor finishing work left to be completed, Coffin said, campers are invited to come out and enjoy the new conveniences Cottonwood Point campground has to offer.
In addition to improvements at that site, other camping areas are at Marion Cove, Hillsboro Cove, and French Creek Cove.
The Corps of Engineers, she said, is also reminding everyone to drive carefully and wear life jackets when in or around the water.
To make campsite...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:18Tim Huelskamp filed for re-election to Congress in the 1st District of Kansas on Monday.
Huelskamp submitted the necessary paperwork with the Kansas Secretary of State in Topeka.
“As I have traveled across the Big First conducting 126 town hall meetings, I have heard time and again from Kansans who are tired of out-of-control spending, borrowing and overregulation and Washington’s unwillingness to tackle these problems,” Huelskamp said. “The consequences for future generations of Americans could be catastrophic.”
Huelskamp said he has done what he promised he would do when voters elected him to Congress: leading by example on the issue of spending, returning to the U.S. Treasury 10 percent of his annual office budget...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:16More than 125 people attended Monday’s Memorial Day service in Hillsboro with U.S. Navy Commander Don Dahl serving as this year’s speaker.
In his remarks, Dahl spoke of America being at a crossroad.
He talked about how he believes Americans are marching at a steadily increasing pace to rescind God’s blessings and to incur his wrath.
“How can we keep from collapsing when our foundation is crumbling?” he asked.
Citing examples, Dahl said most people are standing idly by as prayer is removed from classrooms, nativity scenes are removed from public places and filth and smut is allowed on the airways and in public libraries.
“Attempts are made to remove God from coins, swearing-in oaths and from the Pledge of Allegiance,”...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:56
Caleb Rempel of Hillsboro checked out a movie Wednesday from Cathleen Fish, library director. With the onset of summer vacation some area children are taking advantage of their newfound freedom by visiting the Hillsboro Public Library. At any given time, Fish said, anywhere from 15 to 20 young people are using one of the computers, reading books, browsing the stacks or borrowing a video. The library at 120 E. Grand Ave. is open Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
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