Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 04 November 2008 13:59In keeping with the annual tradition of holiday cheer, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and its Business Promotion Committee are sponsoring “Spirit of the Season,” Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-16.
The four-day event is featuring a parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the downtown area, and a band and chili feed, food drive and other merchant activities.
Renee Gilkey, executive director of the Hillsboro Chamber, said entries for the parade are under...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 04 November 2008 13:57Susan Paine makes her way along the half-marathon course at the Omaha Marathon on Sept. 28. Paine walked the 13.1 miles to honor Shelly, the young donor whose liver she received in 2006.
Except for the generosity of someone she will never meet, Susan Paine of Hillsboro likely would not be alive today, much less celebrating her accomplishment of walking a full half-marathon a little more than a month ago.
Paine, now 59, received a life-giving liver transplant...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 November 2008 13:54Cooperartive Grain & Supply employee Roger Ryder (above) monitors the unloading of another semi-truck full of corn at the outdoor grain bunker behind the Hillsboro elevator. Between 450,000 to 475,000 bushels of corn were removed from Canton, Marion and Hillsboro elevators to make room for area milo, which was about one-third harvested Wednesday, Oct. 29. “This is the first time in a long time we have had this much corn on the ground,” said Dick Tippen, CG&S grain coordinator...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 November 2008 13:51
Little ghosts, goblins and other characters walked and visited the downtown merchants of Hillsboro Friday night for ‘Trick-or-Treat Main Street,’ sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. One friendly little penguin, Jaden Hiebert, 18 months, (above) had a hard time deciding on what goodie he wanted. His parents are Matt and Francine Hiebert of Hillsboro.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 04 November 2008 13:49Hillsboro police said they believe a recent rash of downtown burglaries might be connected and suspect the intruders were young — possibly in their teens.
“We have more than one person of interest (regarding the burglaries),” said Dan Kinning, chief of police.
The first burglary happened Friday, Oct. 17, at La Cabana Restaurant, 117 S. Main.
The next two break-ins were at Molly’s On Main at 104 Main and Brenda’s Bloomers and Gifts at 111 W. Grand, with a third attempted crime...
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