Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:19The efforts of a group that passed petitions calling for the dismissal of Marion County Appraiser Cindy Magill have failed.
At Monday’s Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting, a motion to fire Magill made by Commissioner Randy Dallke died for lack of a second.
Prior to the recommendation, Commission Chairman Dan Holub and Commissioner Bob Hein had made statements that they found the group’s reasons inadequate for her dismissal.
The citizens’ group, led by Gary Diepenbrock...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:18
Hillsboro Community Foundation is still accepting grant applications for the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.
The fund will be used for charitable purposes as determined by the foundation.
Grant applications are due Nov. 14. Grants will be awarded in January.
Applications can be downloaded from the city Web site, www.cityofhillsboro.net, or from the Free Press Web site, www.hillsborofreepress.com.
Applications also are available from Jayson Hanschu at American Family Insurance, 104 E. First, Suite A, Hillsboro.
For more information, contact Hanschu at 620-947-5686.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:17Organizers of the newly formed Marion County Cultural Arts and Learning Center are looking for people willing to share their skills in the hope of preserving the Mennonite heritage for future generations.
“I have heard so many older residents say they are sad that some of the Mennonite history and heritage might be lost on the younger generation,” said Teresa Huffman, executive director of the Marion County Economic Development Council.
This new program could be the solution. The center is based in Goessel, she said, but classes can be held anywhere.
Currently, the program is operating on a $4,000 grant received in January through UFM—formerly known as University of Mankind—at Kansas State University in Manhattan, she...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:14Zane Perry and sons Mason (left) and Connor are ready for Halloween, from the decorations in the front yard to the boys’ designer shirts. “When I was growing up, we didn’t do much,” Zane said. “After our first son was born, I wanted to make sure our kids enjoyed the holidays.”
A Hillsboro father and his two sons enjoy decorating for the holidays, and it's evident when passersby see what they have done for Halloween.
Zane Perry and his sons, Connor, 4, and Mason, 2, started setting up festive items in their yard at 406 S. Washington St. in late September.
“When I was growing up, we didn’t do much (for the holidays),” he said. “After our first son was born, I wanted to make sure our...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:13Hillsboro, Marion, Canton and Florence have organized something special Friday, Oct. 30, for area children to celebrate Halloween.
In Hillsboro, the annual “Trick or Treat Main Street,” sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The event gives children a chance to walk up and down Main Street getting candy from the downtown merchants in a safe environment.
Halloween photos will also be taken from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the city building, 118 E. Grand, which is sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
In Marion, downtown businesses will have treats for children from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Then at 5:30 p.m. a costume contest and drawing at Suffield’s lot are planned. Adults...
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