Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 August 2007 10:48B.J. Clement (top photo), a member of the API Producers Inc. elevator team in Durham, takes a break from affixing a U.S. flag decal near the top of one of the company’s newly painted fuel storage tanks along Kansas Highway 15. Clement said he and coworker Tim Svobda, shown in the left photo operating the hydraulic lift for Clement, came up with the idea to put a flag on the tank as way to thank U.S. troops serving in Iraq. They expect to add a decal under the flag saying...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 August 2007 10:32Prairie Wranglers members Orin Friesen, Jim Farrell and Stu Stuart are scheduled to perform during the Florence Labor Day weekend. The downtown concert is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Courtesy photo. Click image to enlarge
The Prairie Rose Wranglers, now known as the Prairie Wranglers, will be the featured entertainment in Florence Sunday, Sept. 2, during the Labor Day celebration.
The group is scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. downtown. A $4 Florence Labor Day button is required for admission; lawn chairs are recommended.
The Prairie Wranglers, formed in 1999, perform western songs of the silver-screen cowboy era, such as “Cool Water,” “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” and “Ghost Riders In The Sky,” as...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 21 August 2007 10:28Hillsboro residents who have encountered incidences of discolored city water over the past few months should be in the clear again, according to the city’s chief water manager.
Morgan Marler, water-treatment plant supervisor, said she is hopeful the issues that have contributed to a yellowish hue to the water have been corrected.
“A few times we’ve had some iron and manganese that has come through the treatment plant and has gotten out into the distribution system before we know it’s there,” Marler said.
“We have changed our treatment quite a bit in the last three weeks and have gotten special (Kansas Department of Health and Environment) approval to do some different things,” Marler. “Theoretically, we shouldn’t...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 21 August 2007 10:22Joan and Jerry Jost, who live on West B Street in Hillsboro, were preparing Friday evening to drive these two new nine-passenger buses to Dallas over the weekend. The buses will be repainted and customized for use by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).Don Ratzlaff / Free Press . Click image to enlarge.
A little more than a year ago, Joan and Jerry Jost looked to their retirement years with a desire to travel around the United States, but didn’t feel they had the financial means to do it.
Since then, the Hillsboro couple, whether together or on their own, have taken more than 30 trips and logged more than 60,000 miles along U.S. highways.
Joan said she has driven through every state west of...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 August 2007 10:36Hillsboro City Administrator Larry Paine pauses by one of the the downtown signposts directing visitors to Main Street businesses. Paine says he has been looking up business owners since coming on board July 23 in an effort to get a better feel for the local business
climate and to build a positive working relationship between business and city government. Don Ratzlaff. Free Press. Click image to enlarge
Larry Paine has hit the ground running since he officially began work July 23 as Hillsboro’s new city administrator. And one of the first places he has been running to is the office door of local businesses.
As part of his self-imposed orientation regime, Paine has made meeting business owners a priority during...
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