Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:15With Halloween only days away, organizers from Hillsboro, Marion, Florence and Canton are inviting area children to join in some fun festivities.
In Hillsboro, the annual Trick or Treat Main Street, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Then, after trick-or-treating downtown, the Hillsboro Public Library invites children to a “Spooky Stories for a Spooky Night.”
“The librarians will tell Halloween tales for children ages 2 through lower elementary...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 October 2010 15:40Editor’s note: Because of Jim Barnett’s sudden resignation as state senator from the 17th District, the two candidates most Marion County voters will find on next Tuesday’s ballot to succeed him, Democrat Jerry Karr and Republican Jeff Longbine, have had less than a month to get information to voters on issues of interest.
As we observe the political scene in Kansas, three basic issues seem to be at the forefront:
(1) A healthier economy with job opportunities that will enable our youth to make their livelihood in our rural communities;
(2) Adequate funding to keep our public schools open and on the cutting edge of education;
(3) Responsible management of state government.
We asked each candidate to identify three specific...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:37The Tabor College cheerleaders strut their stuff during their halftime show at the homecoming football game between the Bluejays and Sterling College. See Sports (Page 1B) for a report of the game
Ben Heyen, a junior from Hillsboro, holds a special concert piano bench to the view of the audience during a performance at the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center. The concert grand piano and concert bench are recent donations to the music department.
Harriet Suderman, Hillsboro, holds up her granddaughter Violet so she could participate in the gold fish race event during the kids' activities at Tabor's homecoming on Saturday.
Host and hostess for 2010 are Andrew Rails and Tina Frick. She is from...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:31Jeff Longbine, Republican candidate for the Kansas Senate from District 17, plans to make seven campaign stops in Marion County Oct. 26 as part of a two-day caravan through the entire district.
Longbine, who owns an auto dealership in Emporia, is scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. in downtown Florence for a 30-minute stop, then will be in Burns at 9:45 a.m. for rolls at the senior center.
Longbine is scheduled to arrive in Peabody at 10:30 a.m. for a 30-minute stop in the downtown area. He will then arrive in downtown Hillsboro for lunch at 11:30 a.m.
At 1 p.m. he is scheduled to be in Marion for a 30-minute stop at the Marion Senior Center. From there, he’ll arrive in Lincolnville at 2 p.m. for 15 minutes along Main Street, then...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:25As Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. this week celebrates 50 years of serving the needs of older residents locally, and shaping senior care nationally, leaders say the future of the venture appears solid—even though the look of local programs may change with the times.
And times continue to change. Currently, as public funding tightens because of the economic recession, baby boomers are entering their senior years in large numbers and with myriad lifestyle and entertainment expectations.
Even so, Julie Govert Walter, who is in daily contact with senior centers in Marion County and 17 surrounding counties as executive director of the North-Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, one thing won’t change about the centers of...
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