Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:37The food bank at Main Street Ministries received an anonymous donation of potatoes.
Dale Nuss, chairman of the Main Street board, delivered the ton of potatoes using a forklift as Leah Rose, food bank director, and Lavonne Carrington, director, looked on.
The gift of potatoes was a welcome sight, Rose said.
“Our (food) shelves are OK this week,” she said, “but we have reached our spending limit as far as making purchases to fill in the gaps.”
Rose said they are having to rely...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:55Now in its 12th year, the Marion City Library Christmas Home Tour will be showcasing homes with all proceeds benefiting the library, said Janet Marler, director.
This year’s event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, and includes four homes with refreshments served at the library. Tickets are $5 and will be available at each home the day of the event.
Featured on the tour, Marler said, is the home of Scott and Rolana Heidebrecht, 219 N. Third St.; Garry and Sharlyn Dunnegan, 41 Lakeshore, Marion County Lake and formerly Kingfisher’s Inn; Vickie Kraus, 307 Elm and Bruce and Belinda Skiles, 1914 Quail Creek.
Jeanice Thomas, one of the tour organizers, offered a brief description of the homes on the tour.
Scott and Rolana...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:28The Hillsboro Community Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2013 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.
Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
Application forms can be downloaded from hillsborofreepress.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Eileen Unruh at The Insurance Center at 105 S. Main, Hillsboro. The deadline for submission is Nov. 16.
The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.
Successful applications assist the foundation in...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:27Scary Larry's Hollow House, an annual fundraising project organized by Marion youth, raised $721 for the Marion Community Christmas fund during the three hours it was open Oct. 26. “The weather was very cold, but we had a constant flow of people with standing room only at the main building at times,” said Cathy Martin, an adult adviser. Pictured are members of the project team: (from left) back row, Corina Crabb, Charlie Nordquest, Margo Yates from Marion Community Christmas, Larry Zieammermann (Scary Larry); middle row, Zane Westmoreland, Campbell Winter, Johnny Zieammermann; bottom row, Wade Monosmith and Miles Olson. In addition to these students, the project received assistance from local high school, middle school and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:24
Lego Man made an appearance along Hillsboro’s Grand Avenue during Trick or Treat Main Street on Halloween last Wednesday. With near-perfect weather, the turnout was strong for candy and other goodies. For a photo slideshow of the event, go to hillsborofreepress.com under “Breaking News.”
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