Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 13:29A gloved officer holds a coffee filter containing meth collected at the Orcutt residence in Peabody.
A relatively new state law that requires retail outlets to register the identity of people who buy large quantities of over-the-counter medications that can be used to make methamphetamines led to the arrest Thursday night of a husband-wife couple from Peabody.
David Orcutt, 54, and Debby Orcutt, 55, were each arrested and charged with possession and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 13:21When you envision the typical consumer who lives within a 15-minute drive of Hillsboro, what image comes to mind?
How about “Mayberry-ville”?
In the words of Gomer Pyle: “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”
At first blush, local leaders got their dander up a bit when they first read the colorful characterizations used by the Buxton Co. to describe some of the dominant segments of the local market.
The Texas-based company delivered its finding last month.
“My first reaction was I...
Written by Amanda Wann Wednesday, 30 January 2008 08:41Maybe it’s never too early to start thinking about career options. Forget high school or college. Keli Chisholm’s preschool class at Hillsboro Elementary School is already exploring the opportunities.
January has been Career Month for the preschool class of 16 students. Community members representing at least 10 different professions have introduced the students to what their work life is like.
“You know, they just... they love it, they love being able to see...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 January 2008 08:35The Marion County Commission Tuesday, Jan. 22, directed County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman to proceed with planning for what must be done to develop a rails-to-trails path from Marion to the McPherson County line.
Commissioner Randy Dallke said it has been shown that tourism to the county will grow if the effort is put behind it. Development of a hiking and biking trail along former railroad siding would be in keeping with that effort, he said.
Huffman said such a trail...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 30 January 2008 08:29The city of Marion will have have a primary election Feb. 26 to narrow the field of candidates for two city council seat from five to four.
The two incumbents, Jerry Kline and Bill Holdeman, will be opposed by Katherine DeFillips, Steve Smith and Gerry Henderson for the two at-large seats.
In Hillsboro, incumbent Shelby Dirks will be on the ballot for Ward 1. In Ward 2, Byron McCarty, the incumbent will be opposed by Martin Rhodes in the upcoming election.
City council seats for both...
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