Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:15The communication tower at the Marion County Jail is up and functional after getting final approval in mid-November from the city’s planning commission.
Marion County Sheriff Robb Craft said the 43-foot tower was installed Nov. 26 and 27 behind the jail on the south side of the building.
“The tower itself is 40 feet high from the ground to the top,” he said, “and the highest mounted antenna extends an additional 3 feet, making it 43 feet high from the tip of that antenna to the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:15
Hillsboro senior Tena Loewen drives for a basket Thursday against Inman in the second round of the Moundridge Preseason Tournament. It was a busy tournament week for all of the high schools in the Free Press distribution area, with teams squeezing in three
games at various tournament sites. To find out how they did, turn to our Sports section starting on Page 1B.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:13It’s an occurrence that can happen only once every century, and perhaps even less often for a newspaper.
The Free Press publication date this week happens to be Dec. 12, 2012—or 12.12.12 in numerical shorthand.
Struck by the opportunity, our staff discussed ways to mark the occasion and finally settled on this idea: Let’s ask the 12-year-olds at Hillsboro Middle School to respond to a probing question: “What do you think you will be doing 12 years from now?”
With a length limit of three sentences, here are the aspirations of those who chose to respond. When their dreams come true in 2024, remember: You read it here first.
• Kylie brown: In 12 years I will be getting a job as a teacher at a wonderful...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:01
Jessi Dalke of Hillsboro works for a takedown of Logan Holtz of the Southeast of Saline Wrestling Club during the 14th annual Hillsboro Takedown Tournament Saturday at Hillsboro High School. Jessi, one of 30 members of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club but one of very few girls to compete in the tournament,
went 0-3 in the 10 & Under age division to place fourth in her pod. Nearly 250 wrestlers from age 6 and under to age 12 associated with 20 youth wrestling clubs from around the state participated in the event. For individual results for the Hillsboro wrestlers see Page 9A.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 04 December 2012 17:58Citing a reduction in workload and continued loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service announced late last week that it plans to meet with residents of Lehigh to consider four options regarding the future of its post office.
In addition to the meeting scheduled in Lehigh for 6 p.m. Jan. 8, USPS officials will be talking to Cedar Point residents Thursday to review what’s next for their facility, too.
According to Sharon Predoehl, POST Plan coordinator in Omaha, Neb., about 13,000 locations nationwide are being reviewed in an effort to save more than half a billion dollars.
“The postal service has established a review process for certain post offices known as the POST Plan,” she said.
“The Lehigh Post Office was among...
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