Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 July 2009 13:53The Hillsboro City Council went on record at its July 7 meeting expressing concerns about the direction the Marion County Economic Development Council seems to be heading.
The issue arose in regard to new bylaws being developed for the county-wide group.
Larry Paine, who represents Hillsboro on MCEDC, reported the following findings the following day in an e-mail to fellow members:
“1. These bylaws focus economic development in Marion County toward tourism. Tourism is a component part...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 July 2009 13:52Superintendent Steve Hudson maintains a list of improvements he and his staff have implemented at Marion County Park and Lake.
“We try to get at least two or three major projects done a year,” Hudson said. “The guys that are working for me, and myself, we take a lot of pride in what goes on out here. That pride, I think, carries on to other people, like the lakeshore owners.”
Hudson and his staff have completed the following projects:
n Replaced commode at east shelter house...
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 July 2009 13:52Steve Hudson, superintendent at Marion County Park and Lake, stands next to the “Brag’n Board” installed near the lake office. People who catch fish at the lake can weigh them and have their picture taken. “To me, all the improvements are important,” Hudson said. “Even though they’re small, small things add up to a lot.” For information about activities and facilities, call the Marion County Lake office at 620-382-3240.
Steve Hudson has his ideal...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 July 2009 13:47Program, participation grows for Hillsboro’s fifth annual Fourth ofJuly Eve gathering
Overcast skies and moderatetemperatures helped attract more than 200 people to the annual Fourthof July Eve community party at Hillsboro’s Schaeffler House on Fridayevening. Pictured here are some of the scenes from the event, startingclockwise from the upper left photo:
State Rep. Bob Brookens, making his oratorial debut, spoke about celebrating the nation’s...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 July 2009 13:38Jerold Vogt, co-owner of Vogt’s HomeTown Market and a participant in the Vogt family grocery business in Hillsboro for more than a half-century, died Sunday night at his home.
He was 63.
The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack. Vogt had been battling cancer in recent years.
The Vogt family entered the grocery business in 1932, when Frank D. Vogt and his six sons opened Vogt’s Cash Grocery in the 100 block of East Grand.
When Frank Vogt died of a heart attack, three of...
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