Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 02 April 2008 13:17The high price of gasoline hasn’t resulted in a lot of drive-away incidents at gas stations yet, but several homeowners have reported gasoline being siphoned out of their vehicle tanks at home.
With gas prices continuing to climb, gas siphoning is becoming a problem—only not at local convenience stores.
In recent months, the Hillsboro Police Department has received complaints of gas being stolen from cars parked in private driveways around town.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 02 April 2008 13:03The above graphic was based on an actual city residential bill from February. The "Electric Surcharge" and "Water Surcharge" have been incorporated into the new rates for those services.
Invoking occasional gallows humor about their future as public servants, Hillsboro City Council members approved at a March 27 special meeting new billing rates for four city utilities: water, sewer, electric and trash collection.
The new rates, which will...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 26 March 2008 08:42Vickie Schroeder (from left), Nicole (director of the Haitian orphanage), James and Vince Schroeder pose together during the Schroeders’ recent trip to Haiti. The Schroeders currently sponsor James, and hope to bring him to the United States this summer so he can graduate from high school.
In Haiti, a country where 50 percent of all children die before they reach age 15 and where the unemployment rate is 70 percent, there is little hope for the future.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 March 2008 08:28Hillsboro may be offering residents and guests a downtown park in the not too distant future if funding and maintenance issues can be reasonably resolved.
The Hillsboro City Council approved such a park in principle at its March 18 meeting, and gave the initiators of the project, the Hillsboro Tree Board, permission to pull together cost estimates and work through other components of the proposed park.
Jonah Kliewer, chair of the Tree Board, distributed a preliminary drawing of park, which...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 26 March 2008 08:26Voters in Hillsboro and Marion will go to the polls Tuesday, April 1, to elect candidates for the city council of their respective city.
In Hillsboro, incumbent Byron McCarty faces challenger Martin Rhodes for an East Ward seat.
Shelby Dirks is running unopposed for the seat he currently holds in the West Ward.
In Marion, four candidates will be on the ballot and voters will be asked to select two for at-large positions on the Marion City Council.
Bill Holdeman is the only incumbent. A...
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