Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 02 July 2008 09:01
With son-in-law Darrell Driggers at the controls and his son Eric and granddaughter Rylie, 2, riding along, combines were making progress at Jost Farms north of Hillsboro on Thursday evening. The second combine was operated by the family patriarch, Bert Jost, while grandson Daniel drove the tractor and grain wagon. Sons Keith and Clyde were attending to other tasks. Rain later that night and into Saturday morning temporary halted the 2008 wheat harvest in Marion County until Sunday. Even with the extra moisture, grain elevator operators were still predicting a good harvest with little storm damage, although there were patchy reports of wind-blown wheat. Stan Utting, manager of Agri-Producers Inc. at Tampa, said the harvest was proceeding evenly in all the communities served by the cooperative at about 30 percent completed by Friday. He said the wheat was still averaging a test weight of 60 pounds per bushel with field yields average or higher. Elevator workers at Cooperative Grain & Supply in Marion reported the same, with about 375,000 bushels in the elevator.
Written by David Vogel Wednesday, 02 July 2008 08:37
Tour guide Alex Petersen with HHS students Shelby Koons and David Vogel at the New Swan Stone Palace.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part report on the European trip 31 Hillsboro High School students and sponsors took earlier last month. Among the tourists was our own Free Press columnist and HHS senior David Vogel.
We met Art on Wednesday, our second day in Europe. Art is an older Dutch bus driver who faintly resembles the white-bearded man praying over a loaf of bread in a painting that used to hang in my grandparents’ dining room.
But Art was not quite that docile.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 02 July 2008 08:23
Andrea, Ashley and Brenda Bartel (from left) stopped by the Supporters of Boy Scouts fireworks stand Monday evening at D and Birch streets to pick out their pyrotechnics for celebrating the Fourth. Because Independence Day falls on a Friday this year, many communities, including Hillsboro are extending the time for shooting fireworks one more day. This year it is permissible to shoot fireworks from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 1, 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to midnight July 4 and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 5.
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.
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