Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 05 August 2008 13:37
Working parents in the Hillsboro area will have another option for sending their children to daycare when Kids Connection opens its doors next week.
Kids Connection launches its daycare services Monday, Aug. 11. Preschool classes will begin Monday, Aug. 18.
Director Tracy Hefley and her staff will be there to welcome the children.
“I’m so ready, so ready to start,” said Hefley, who brings a degree in early childhood and 10 years of experience in daycare and preschool to her new position.
“I’m just really excited to get back into the classroom to work with the preschool age. They can absorb so much that it’s exciting for them to learn.”
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 29 July 2008 13:43
Randolph Schmidt, hoping to preserve the heritage of Mennonite families, helped start the Mennonite Heritage Museum and Goessel Country Threshing Days. This year he has been named “Captain Goessel” in honor of his contributions.
Randolph Schmidt might not be honored with the title of “Captain Goessel” for Goessel’s Country Threshing Days this weekend, Aug. 1-3, if he hadn’t had a concern to preserve history more than 30 years ago.
Schmidt, now 86, was chairman of Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church back then. At the time, he was observing the estate sales of old-time Mennonite families, and not feeling good about it.
He was bothered that out-of-state collectors and antique dealers were buying up the heritage pieces of the Mennonite community. Everything from farm implements to long-hemmed dresses were being dispersed across the nation with little hope of local descendants ever seeing them again.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 July 2008 13:51
The 78th Marion County Fair came off as planned, with hot temperatures and a Saturday rain shower thrown in for good measure.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 July 2008 13:40
Editor’s note: Incumbent Randy Dallke and challenger Larry Larsen will appear on the Aug. 5 Republican primary ballot for the right to face Democrat Aaron Allen in the November general election. District 3 on the Marion County Board of Commissioners. Despite making numerous attempts since last Thursday to reach Mr. Larsen, including a trip to his home in Peabody, we regret that we have not been able to establish contact with him. If we hear from him prior to the Aug. 5 election, we will post his responses to these same four questions on our Web site: www.hillsborofreepress.com.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 July 2008 13:29
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