Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:18Members of the Hillsboro Community Foundation board want citizens to know the Impact Fund it launched in fall is a one-time campaign to raise $250,000 for a permanent endowment.
Board member say they’ve picked up signals that some people mistakenly believe the drive to raise funds for the Impact Fund will be an annual event.
It won’t be.
“This group won’t be going back to the community to make another gift,” said Mike Kleiber, HCF board president.
At the same time, Kleiber said...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:06Planning is all but complete for the 2007 Hillsboro Family/Folk Festival and All-School Reunion on Memorial Day weekend.
The four-day schedule of events kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a downtown mixer featuring a barbecue-beef sandwich meal and live music by the Stuchlick Polka Band and 5-Man Trio.
The meal, to be served from 5 p.m. until the food runs out, is free with the purchase of a festival button. Bring lawn chairs to the 100 block of East Grand Avenue in downtown Hillsboro.
In the case of rain, the meal will be moved to city hall.
A full day of activities on Saturday begins with an airport fly-in and breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Alfred Schroeder Field in the west edge of town.
Also at 7 a.m., registration opens for the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 16 May 2007 05:02With prosthesis leg in tow, Pete Richert displays the balance he’s developed during his physical therapy sessions at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Click image to enlarge.
Pete Richert isn't letting an amputated leg keep him from running after his dreams
Pete Richert may have lost a leg, but he hasn’t lost heart.
The Hillsboro native, whose left leg was amputated above the knee after a roadside-bomb incident Feb. 22 while serving in Iraq with fellow National Guardsmen, continues his rehabilitation at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas.
The former standout distance runner at Hillsboro High School and Tabor College is not only accepting the prospect of a future with a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:44Click images to enlarge.
About 50 people turned out on a beautiful Saturday evening for a free concert on on the lawn of the Schaeffler House Museum at Jefferson and Grand streets. It was the first of two concerts planned by the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums as a community builder and fund-raiser. The group served a sloppy joe sandwich meal. The Spirit-N-Celebration boys ensemble from Hillsboro High School, pictured above and at right, sang as a warmup to Bob Delk and the Boys, a popular local instrumental group. In the right photo are the members of Spirit-N-Celebration boys ensemble: (from left) Darren Enns, Ben Heyen, David Vogel, Aaron Stepanek, Michael Suderman, Adam Dirks and Tyler...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:34Marion County drivers will be able to renew their licenses at the county treasurer’s office in Marion for the foreseeable future.
Congressman Jerry Moran announced May 4 that county treasurers across the state will continue to process driver’s license renewals in the rural areas of Kansas.
At one time it was thought this service would be stripped from county treasurers, and that Kansas residents would be required to renewal driver’s licenses in central locations maintained by employees of the State of Kansas.
Moran said proposed federal regulations governing the 2005 REAL ID Act would allow county treasurers to offer this service as long as specific security standards were followed.
The REAL ID Act sets uniform security...
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