Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:40Darrell Driggers (left) and Clint Seibel say the start of Hillsboro Ventures Inc. is an extension of the vision for economic development shared by the founders of its parent organization, Hillsboro Development Corp. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.
The recent launch of a local initiative in economic development is intended to broaden the vision that was cast some 40 years ago, not replace it.
That’s how the newly appointed executive director and a...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:32Carol Abrahams has used her gifts for display and marketing to help double sales at the Hillsboro Et Cetera Shop through the first six months of 2007. The store, which uses proceeds to help support the worldwide relief and development efforts of Mennonite Central Committee, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary Saturday with refreshments and a 30 percent discount off store items. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge
On the eve of its 30th anniversary, a Hillsboro business that has done so much good over the years has never done better than it is right now.
Since its founding in July 1977, The Et Cetera Shop has been collecting and reselling used clothing and other items to raise money for Mennonite...
Written by ALEEN RATZLAFF Wednesday, 11 July 2007 07:30Safety of drinking water for Hillsboro, Peabody and Marion not an issue, officials say.
The death of three dogs possibly linked to the blue-green algae bloom at Marion Reservoir should not alarm residents of Marion County’s three largest cities about the safety of their drinking water, according to county officials.
Bobbi Strait, director of sanitation and environmental health for Marion County, told the Board of Commissioners Mon day that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment had recommended that Hillsboro and Marion water-treatment plants use additional carbon to process water after four dogs became ill at Marion Reservoir over the weekend.
Strait said the Hillsboro plant had already increased its use of carbon after...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 05 July 2007 04:15The Hillsboro City Council agreed at its July 2 special meeting to participate in a plan to remodel unused space in city hall to locate an office for the newly appointed director of Hillsboro Ventures Inc.
Clint Seibel, who has been working in fund-raising for Tabor College for the past 12 years, met with the council on his official first day on the job with HVI, which is a business recruitment and incubation initiative of the Hillsboro Development Corp.
He and Darrell Driggers, a member of the HDC board, met with the council Tuesday to ask permission to remodel an unoccupied portion of city hall and to ask the city to pay for the replacement of two sets of windows that face toward Grand Avenue.
Beyond the cost of the windows, HVI...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 05 July 2007 04:14
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