Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:24
Puzzle exchange is a new free service at the Marion City Library.
Anyone interested is asked to bring in one or more of their complete puzzles and take a different one home to keep for as long as they need.
When done, bring that puzzle in and get another one. If someone doesn’t have a puzzle to exchange, the library has some available.
For more information call the Marion City Library, 620-382-2442.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:23Computer scams are nothing new, but according to local law enforcement officials, residents continue to report close calls when it comes to their financial security.
Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning, said some of the more common computer crimes involve older people being asked to send money to someone they love.
“Basically what (the scammer) will do is look on Facebook pages and get information about a person’s grandchildren or other relatives,” he said. “It’s easy to do—everybody has Facebook accounts.”
The scammer will then call a relative pretending to be a grandchild or other close family member asking for money, Kinning said.
“Usually the person says they are in another country and have either been in a bad...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:35Hillsboro Postmaster Becky Larsen is reminding postal customers to clear and maintain a safe, accessible path to mailboxes as soon as possible after it snows.
“Winter storms make mail delivery very challenging for our letter carriers,” she said. “Clearing a path will go a long way toward keeping postal employees safe and ensuring mail delivery each day.”
Postal customers who receive door mail delivery should ensure their sidewalks, steps and access ways are kept clear of ice and snow, she said.
“Customers receiving street-side mailbox or centralized cluster neighborhood mailbox delivery should also pay special attention to a safe and clear pathway,” Larsen said.
Hillsboro letter carriers, who each make an average of about...
Written by Patty Decker Monday, 31 December 2012 11:51In about a 24-hour period, the Marion County Sheriff’s office responded to three separate vehicle accidents, all with only minor injuries.
Two of the three were one-vehicle crashes and the third collision, involving a semi and SUV, could have been fatal if not for the quick thinking of the semi driver, according to an official in the sheriff’s office.
The first incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. when a 2000 Pontiac, driven by Jenae Koontz, 20, of Hillsboro, traveling west on 190th at about Old Mill Road, hit a ditch and overturned.
According to the report, the reason why Koontz left the roadway is unknown, but she and infant passenger Bentley Schafer, also of Hillsboro, suffered minor injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Monday, 31 December 2012 11:47Hillsboro residents may notice an usual notation at the bottom of the city’s January utility bill, right below the annual reminder about dog-tag renewal:
There have been complaints
of some folks putting trash in their neighbor’s bin. Certainly
we can be better neighbors.
The notation was City Administrator Larry Paine’s way of alerting residents that sneaking trash into someone else’s bin has no practical benefit for the sneaker—unless, of course, irritating that person is the objective.
The practice isn’t illegal, Paine said, but if trash-sneakers see it as a way to avoid paying city trash-collection fees, well, forget about it.
“Everybody in town is charged a collection fee regardless,” he said. “We...
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