Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 June 2008 14:24A sign of impending change: The the sale of Hillsboro Community Medical Center assets should be final in late summer or early fall. The buyer, HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., intends to start construction on the new facility at the intersection of U.S. Highway 56 and Industrial Road in August.
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...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 June 2008 14:12Who 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.
In a nutshell: This kind of venture is precisely why the new company was formed...
Written by David Vogel Tuesday, 24 June 2008 14:09David 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...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 June 2008 13:56The 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.
The program is being initiated by Butler County Community College, according to Mayor Delores Dalke, at the request of local trailer manufacturers who need...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 24 June 2008 13:51The Marion County Commission Monday voted 3-0 to pay the City of Marion $80,000 for the acreage needed to build a new jail in Batt Industrial Park, with the city to install a connecting street and utilities.
The deal, as outlined in a letter from the Marion City Council to the commission, is contingent upon voters passing of bond proposal for the corrections center in the November election.
The city also offered the land free to the county if the county would install street and utilities...
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