Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:54For almost a year, a group of women at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion have been making unique sleeping mats for people in Haiti.
Irma Meisinger, one of the women involved in the project, said they reuse between 500 and 700 plastic grocery bags to make one sleeping mat.
“Some ladies cut the bags into two-inch strips, either with scissors or a cutting board,” she said. “Then others take the strips and tie them together.
“Once they get a whole bunch, the strips are rolled up...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:53The Hillsboro Community Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2013 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.
Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
Application forms can be downloaded from hillsborofreepress.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Eileen Unruh at The Insurance Center at 105 S. Main, Hillsboro. The deadline for submission is Nov. 16.
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:53Sheriff Robert Craft said Monday at the Marion County Commission meeting that last week his staff moved their offices and all prisoners into the new Marion County Jail.
The former jail still houses Emergency Communications until a tower is installed at the new jail, which Craft said represents an operational inconvenience.
“The jail is completely functional,” he said.
Craft previously said there would be no public announcement prior to the move in the interest of prisoner...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:51A Hillsboro couple is so convinced of the value of the local public library that they’re preparing to sell the artistic works of their late parents to raise money for its expansion.
Russell and Jeanne Groves have rented the storefront at 110 N. Main, former home of Supreme Floor Co., as a gallery to display and sell their parents’ creations as well as for other artists to donate their work as well.
The Groves plan to open the gallery the first weekend in November. The gallery will then...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:51
The Marion Historical Museum is sponsoring a “Ghost Tour” Oct. 20.
Participants will leave the museum by “ghost trolley” at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.
Tickets are $2 and are available at the museum; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information or to purchase tickets, stop by the museum at 623 E. Main St. or call 620-382-9134.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May through October.
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