Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:16Make-A-Wish Foundation, the organization known for making dreams come true for young people with life-threatening medical conditions, recently fulfilled a wish for one Hillsboro youth.
Thane Hurst, 18, who missed out on the majority of his high school experience in Peabody, said he always wished he could go hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
“I wanted to start backpacking and thought it would be interesting and good exercise to do the Appalachian Trail,” he said.
In mid-March, Thane...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:43
Workers with Barkley Construction, Wichita, began removing the asphalt surface of Date Street on the west side of Hillsboro Monday morning. The peak of the street will be lowered as part of a larger improvement project that involves Date, Cedar and Birch streets. Barkley submitted the low bid of $391,000; most of the cost will covered by a Community Development Block Grant.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:43The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale for the 45th time is inviting the public to have fun while changing the world April 12 and 13 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
The annual sale, sponsored by Kansas Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Amish congregations, raises funds for Mennonite Central Committee—a world relief organization.
The KMRS features five diverse auctions, a children’s activity center, international and local crafts, a cafeteria-style meal served Friday and traditional Mennonite foods and more on Saturday.
Some 70 Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Amish congregations join together—utilizing an all volunteer staff—to organize, donate items and funds to make the sale possible.
According to MCC, each...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:42
A couple hundred children participated in the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt Saturday in Hillsboro’s Memorial Park. According to Clint Seibel, Kiwanis member, about 200 baskets were handed out, leaving 50 to distribute later to charitable organizations in town. The Easter bunny could also be found hopping among the children or wandering around getting his picture taken with families.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:41The lineup of headliner acts for this year’s Chingawassa Days was completed recently with the announcement that country singer Joe Nichols would be performing Friday, June 7.
Mike Powers, committee chair, said committee members are excited about the news.
“We are feeling like we may have scored on this one,” he said. “(Joe Nichols) is a very current act and has a new album coming out.”
With the new record being released soon, the timing of Nichols’ performance in Marion couldn’t be better, Powers said.
Marion was lucky enough to catch Nichols “en route” on his way to a big gig in Colorado and had an open date the festival was able to fill, according to Patti Donahoe, a talent buyer working with the Chingawassa...
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