Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:01In the search for new attractions to draw visitors and their dollars to Marion County, the answer is sometimes closer than we think.
This is becoming increasingly obvious to the members of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen, because they are the center for worldwide pilgrimage for members of the Catholic faith and veterans of the Korean War.
This attraction is the memorial for Father Emil Kapaun combined with a human hunger to visit his boyhood home area, and to discover anything...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 18 November 2008 13:59People who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia often need support for themselves, and in Hillsboro there’s a new group ready to help.
The Alzheimer’s support group meets at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, at Salem Home, 704 S. Ash, to give caregivers a chance to talk and listen to speakers familiar with the disease.
“Prior to starting a chapter here,” said Sharon Ressler, counselor and group facilitator, “Newton was the closest location for a support...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 11 November 2008 13:55Jail will be among Craft's chief challenges
The jail is the biggest issue facing the new Marion County sheriff and he said he will be discussing it with the commissioners when he takes office in January.
Rob Craft, 51, sheriff-elect, said regarding the old jail, a lot will depend on what the fire marshal has to say on how long the county can operate in the current facility.
“I plan to visit with the commissioners about what we can do with the jail,” he said, “and see what options...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 November 2008 13:51
Hillsboro High School students Nolan Dirks as Frank Butler and Jessica Elliott as Annie Oakley rehearse the song “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” during Friday’s rehearsal for the fall production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” The Irving Berlin musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 14 and 15 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are for reserved seating and can be purchased for $5 by calling the HHS office at 947-3991.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 November 2008 13:50
Tony Girard, a worker at Sterk Diary near Goessel, cradles a two-headed calf that was born Friday morning at the dairy. It was still living when this photo was taken on Sunday afternoon. Girard said the prognosis for the young Holstein was not bright, however. He said while it’s not unheard of for a cow to give birth to a two-headed calf, it is unusual for it to be born alive.
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