Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:32
A pair of otherwise unidentified odd fellows wait their turn for candy... or mischief.
Trick-or-treating was a family affair for little bumblebee Kahlei, Princess Kailey, Pirate Kaden and Queen Bee Amber Glenn during Friday’s Main Street Halloween event.
Nate Oelke was a little tiger in his own jungle wagon happily eating a peanut butter-cup during one of his many stops.
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:29Marion County commissioners reached a $431,043 settlement for road repair Friday with TransCanada Keystone Pipeline.
The payments were for damage caused by the company’s heavy trucks and equipment during construction this year of the oil sand slurry pipeline from Canada to a refinery at Cushing, Okla.
Bill Smock, Keystone project manager, told the commissioners that his company was prepared to offer $374,423 to repair and rebuild roads, including Remington Road (also known as the Pilsen Road), from 290th south to the county line, plus $26,620 for the public benefit “to spend in any way you see fit.”
In exchange, Smock said Keystone wanted a “hold harmless” agreement for the company that would exclude any more liabilities...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:27Chris Rangel says his new role as admissions coordinator for transfer students at Tabor College fits well with his idea of a successful life.
“I can’t think of a finer place I’ve ever worked,” said Rangel, who began working at Tabor this summer. “I go home with a smile, I come here with a smile.”
Rangel has experienced success for most of his life. For the first few decades, most of it came through his mastery of the martial arts.
Rangel was the third generation in his family to embrace tae kwon do, the Korean self-defense system much like karate. His resume in that arena is impressive even for those unfamiliar with the sport.
Starting at age 31?2 and competing at the state level by age 8, Rangel currently is a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:49
Volleyball, cross county qualify for state
A young Trojan squad expresses its exuberance as team members come forward to accept their sub-state championship plaque at Council Grove.
At right, Joel Allen shows the running form that made him the individual regional champion at Wichita and helped his team qualify with a second-place finish. For details, see Sports (Page 1B).
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:17The American White Pelicans at Marion Reservoir, with their 8- to 10-foot wingspans and their 4- to 5-foot body lengths, would be hard to miss amid flocks of hundreds of birds who make the lake area their home.
American White Pelicans can stand up to 4 feet tall, and are easily one of the larger bird species of North America.
Although biologists recognize that the pelicans are clumsy on land, they are one of the more graceful birds in water and air—quite a sight to see in this part of the country. From a distance, they don’t appear that large. Close up, you realize they’re close to half the length of a boat.
So, here’s the obvious question: What are these birds you always associated with the ocean doing in the middle of...
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