Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 02 July 2008 08:14
Imagine living 24 hours a day with one 50-pound sack of dog food strapped to your back, and a second sack strapped to your waist.
Now imagine unstrapping those bags and setting them aside—for good.
The weight didn’t come off quite that dramatically, but that’s essentially what Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning has accomplished over the past six months of healthy eating and exercise.
Last week, Kinning met his preliminary goal to lose 100 pounds.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 June 2008 14:24
Area residents can expect a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Hillsboro in the near future.
That’s the contractural guarantee of HMC/CAH Conslidated Inc., a Kansas City-based company that will acquire the assets of Hillsboro Community Medical Center from the city of Hillsboro, and construct the new 15-bed, critical-access hospital over the next three to five years.
The acquisition was approved by the Hillsboro City Council at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, June 18.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 June 2008 14:12
Who is HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc., and why would the Kansas City-based company want to build a state-of-the-art, for-profit hospital in Hillsboro?
That was the multi-million-dollar question company president Larry Arthur addressed head-on during the special city council meeting last Wednesday prior to the council’s decision to accept the offer to acquire the assets of Hillsboro Community Medical Center.
Written by David Vogel Tuesday, 24 June 2008 14:09
David Vogel passes time waiting for passage out of the Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report on the European trip 31 Hillsboro High School students and sponsors took earlier this month. Among the tourists was our own Free Press columnist and HHS senior David Vogel.
The only reason Charles Lindbergh made it from New York to Paris in one single flight without any delays was because he did not book his flight with an international airline.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 June 2008 13:56
The Hillsboro City Council decided at a special meeting Friday, June 20, to subsidize an effort to bring a welding-training program to the community.
The council agreed to spend up to $40,000 to make renovations at the former AMPI building, which the city owns, primarily to install the ventilation system required for a welding program.
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