Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:15
This festive tree ornament symbolizes the preparation families have pursued for this Christmas season. The actual holiday falls on a Tuesday for the first time since 2007. Bargain hunters and procrastinators can check out the Free Press Gift Guide on pages 6A and
7A for gift ideas in local shops and stores.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:15As 2012 comes to a close, Dan Holub, Marion County Commission chairman, is focusing his attention on state-approved tax exemptions and how those exemptions will affect local taxpayers.
For one, a 2006 tax exemption given to businesses for certain personal property items, such as store furnishings, Holub said in a recent interview. The second is the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline and a 10-year exemption on the pipeline itself.
“Every time a large tax exemption is granted, the lost...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:14Krista Priest, who lives in Hillsboro but works in Wichita as a librarian at Beech Elementary School, received the Good Apple Award recently from Wichita Public Schools.
“I was very surprised,” she said. “I didn’t know I was nominated for it until I got an e-mail one day from my principal saying I won.”
Winning this prestigious award, she said, was an honor because it requires a nomination of your peers.
“The district has a big ceremony and the board of education...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:03Even before she graduated from Hillsboro High School, Donna Dalke was working as an office secretary there.
Technically, she was a student aide. But her two years assisting the full-time secretary, Noreen Hein, set the course for a professional career that will end this month, nearly 45 years later.
Dalke is retiring after 34 years as a full-time secretary with Unified School District 410, including the last 22 at Hillsboro High.
After graduating in 1966, Dalke took secretarial courses...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:27The Hillsboro City Council approved at its Dec. 4 meeting the ordinance adopting the current edition of building codes for the city, and clarified its policy regarding contractors needing to own the appropriate code manuals.
The council unanimously approved Ordinance 1224 adopting the 2012 International Building Code—which, by reference, includes codes for residential buildings, energy conservation, property maintenance, mechanical, plumbing and fuel gas—and the 2011 National...
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