Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 27 November 2007 17:09
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It fell silently, gently and didn’t hang around very long, but downtown Hillsboro and much of Central Kansas received its first snowfall of the winter season on Friday night. About 2 to 3 inches of the wet white stuff blanketed the ground by Saturday morning. Sunshine and above-freezing temperatures took care of most of the accumulation during the day.
Written by Malinda Just Tuesday, 27 November 2007 16:55As winter settles in, energy usage turns into higher energy bills and, according to the Department of Energy, 2007 energy costs are increasing.
While there isn’t much you can do about the rising costs, there are several ways to save on your utility bills this winter—some that won’t even cost a dime.
“Some of these things are well-discussed in several different books that are out there right now,” said Karrie Rathbone, associate professor of biology at Tabor College, and professing...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:36Speaker of the House Melvin Neufeld, a 1962 Tabor College grad, addresses the Learning in Retirement Program participants Monday at his alma mater. Malinda Just / Free Press
Kansas Speaker of the House Melvin Neufeld addressed severall hot-button issues during a presentation at Monday’s 60+ Learning in Retirement at Tabor College.
Neufeld, who first ran for the Kansas Legislature in 1984, will lead the 2008 session when it begins Jan. 14.
The current decline of Kansas...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:31The Marion County Commission meeting Nov. 13, pushed ahead with plans that may put a new $7.5 million 75- to 78-bed jail in Marion’s Batt Industrial Park.
The commission plans to place the initiative on the November 2008 general election ballot for a decision by voters.
Commissioners said the project likely would be funded by a combination of sales-tax revenue and a property-tax bond issue.
Commission Chairman Randy Dallke and commissioners Bob Hein and Dan Holub said their first step...
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