Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 November 2009 13:27The Hillsboro City Council agreed at its Nov. 17 meeting to purchase lift stations for the wastewater-treatment system from funds leftover from the laggoon project completed earlier this year.
The new lift stations, to be purchased for $212,637, will replace ones located at the Lutheran cemetery along Adams Street, at Third and Cedar streets, in the industrial park and near Alco.
A fifth lift station, located at Willow Road and Juniper, will be rehabilitated instead of replaced. The overall...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 24 November 2009 13:26Hillsboro postmaster Becky Larsen (right) assists Jenny Gaskell with postal business. Larsen recently became postmaster after serving for several months as officer-in-charge.
After serving as officer-in-charge at the Hillsboro Post Office for several months, Becky Larsen has been appointed as the postmaster.
She had accepted the interim position following news of Norman Bouwie’s impending retirement as the local postmaster April 1.
Larsen said she enjoys helping people and is looking forward to continuing to do her best now that she is postmaster.
Her postal career started in October 1993 when she accepted a part-time job as a carrier.
“My brother-in-law works at the post office in Newton, and I worked for about one and a half...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 November 2009 13:23Hillsboro High School’s FFA Chapter hosted 19 high schools for either the Earl Weineigner FFA?Invitational or the South Central District judging Monday at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Sonya Roberts, HHS adviser, said almost 300 students had preregistered for dairy cattle, nursery/landscape and horse judging. More than half of the FFA chapters in the South Central District participated with four other schools, two in the East Central and two from the North Central districts, competing in the invitational. Schools taking part in the district meet included Hillsboro, Arkansas City, Buhler, Chapparral, Centre, Goessel, Inman, Marion, Medicine Lodge, Moundridge-Hesston, Newton, Peabody, Wellington, Ellinwood and McPherson. Abilene and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:40About 15 members of H-Club, the Hillsboro High School organization for athletic letter-winners, worked from about 4:15 last Thursday afternoon until darkness set in around 6:15 p.m. to clean leaves from the yards or residents as a service project. The club was looking to help people who were not able to complete the task themselves. Adviser Scott O’Hare said the club completed four of the seven yards it had scheduled and hauled 30 to 40 pickup loads of leaves to the compost pile. Members hope to take care of the remaining three yards this Saturday, as time and weather allow, he added.
Elise Heyen, Hayley Pankratz and Frannie Gottsch (from left) fill a box with leaves while Mason McCarty and Ethan Frantz (background) prepare a full box...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:34Brice Goebel (left), committee chairman, officiated the Court of Honor Eagle Ceremony, as Louis Holt, Eagle Scout recipient, repeats the Boy Scout Oath Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church Center in Marion.
Louis Holt of Marion didn’t plan on following in his older brother’s footsteps by earning the rank of Eagle Scout. But, like Andy, he’s happy about his achievement and continuing a family tradition.
Holt, a senior at Marion High School, decided in May to help an elderly neighbor, Laurel Gilbert, by fixing her sidewalk and porch. The project fulfilled part of the Eagle Scout requirements
Louis Holt and his assistants poured the sidewalk in May for an elderly neighbor.
In order to accomplish the project, Holt enlisted the...
Page 12 of 129