Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 06 July 2010 17:43
Hillsboro City Administrator Larry Paine received informal direction from the city council during a work session last Tuesday to begin planning for a major change in the Ash Street renovation project.
The primary purpose of the work session was talk about the 2011 budget. But Paine started the meeting with a request for feedback about the street project.
Paine reported that a federal project inspector had been on site and expressed his dissatisfaction with the project design...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 06 July 2010 17:23Three young artists completed the second session of Youth Creating Art Together Monday in Florence.
Using recycled materials, they designed and built miniature entertainment parks, said YCAT teacher Lydia Gates.
Ezra Darnall, 11, designed a sports complex, assembling a Ferris Wheel, batting cages, sculptures, ticket booth, restrooms and trash cans from bottle caps, cardboard spools and other paper products.
Each part of his design was built from scratch, Gates said.
Ethan Darnall, 10, chose a dolphin theme for his “Ocean Shore Park.”
In addition to restrooms, gift shop and another store, Ethan included a few rides.
Most of the rides had names, he said, such as “Feed the Dolphin,” “Slide a Dolphin” and “Win a...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:46It was a tearful moment for Army Sgt. Ryan Newell, 25, and his family when they accepted the keys to their new home Saturday, which was built by Homes For Our Troops, the community of Marion and others from around the state.
“Welcome home,” said Larry Gill, veteran’s liaison with Homes for Our Troops, as he handed Newell the keys to his home and embraced him as an expression of gratitude for his sacrifices.
“You fought on our behalf for freedom and independence and now it’s our turn to give back to you,” he said to Newell.
“This new home will give you complete accessibility and freedom.”
More than 200 people watched the ceremonial procession start down the hill to the Newell’s new home on Tanglewood Lane.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:46The Hieberts Dulcimers Etc. will be the featured entertainment at the annual Fourth of July Eve Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the William F. Schaeffler Museum grounds at Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street in Hillsboro.
Eddie and Robert Hiebert, a wife and husband musical duo from Abilene, will perform a mix of musical selections on varying combinations of dulcimer, guitar and autoharp with vocal harmonies sprinkled in.
The group’s name originates from the fact that most of their music features the hammered dulcimer, an ancient instrument with many strings that are struck with two small hammers, one in each hand.
The Hieberts have appeared in concert more than 1,500 times, playing for festivals, art galleries, museums...
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:45Volunteers Tim and Mindy Richmond of rural Hillsboro and their children are helping to support free recycling as an option for Hillsboro residents.
“My main thing is that (the recycling center) stays,” said Tim, assistant professor of chemistry at Tabor College. “I really want there to be a free way for us to recycle in Hillsboro.
“I don’t want to have to pay my waste haulers to take my recycling away. I know things are being recycled, and I like to volunteer so it will still be there.”
Every third Saturday of the month, the Richmonds, along with Pat Bartel, work from 9 a.m. to noon.
Recycling regulars have probably met Tim, Mindy and daughters Mia, 5, and Carmen, 2. They have worked at the center for nearly two years...
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