Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:54Work-site utility vehicles likely will be allowed access to city streets, but the jury—in this case the Hillsboro City Council—is still out on golf carts.
The council addressed the issue again at its Sept. 22 meeting, and seemed to back away from allowing golf carts free access to local streets and alleys.
Councilor Byron McCarty, retired chief of police, said he thought it was “unsafe” to give golf carts access to streets throughout the city, but was open to allowing them to drive...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:53Hillsboro High School students in the Wiebe Media Center watch James Letterman (right) make a chess move against Justin King during a match before the start of classes Friday. With a strong chess guild, matches are a ritual before school and during the lunch period.
Awarding a foundation grant to a high school club may sound like a nice thing to do, but does the money really make a difference?
Testimonials from members of the Hillsboro High School Chess Guild testify that it does. The guild has received grants of $500 in each of the first two years the Hillsboro Community Foundation has awarded them through Impact Fund earnings.
Application season for the third round of grants began Sept. 15 and will...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:32The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair was time for connecting with friends and making big purchases for many of the estimated 45,000 people who took advantage of Saturday’s great weather.
The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday was considered one of the best in quite awhile, according to many officials and exhibitors.
“We had close to 45,000 people attending this year’s event,” said Dan Kinning, Hillsboro’s chief of police.
Renee Gilkey, director of the fair and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce staff member, said there 301 vendors came this year.
Jordan Hatchcock of Great Bend said she couldn’t be happier with her new marionette puppy she purchased Saturday at the...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:28Harry Bennett of rural Marion “was resigned” from the Marion County Public Safety and Law Enforcement Center Committee on a 3-0 vote of the Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday.
Harry Bennett of rural Marion “was resigned” from the Marion County Public Safety and Law Enforcement Center Committee on a 3-0 vote of the Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday.
Commissioners said Bennett had overstepped the bounds of his position by checking on a potential site for a new jail and communications center without having been authorized to do so.
The commissioners said selecting real estate, checking its suitability, and discussing it with current owners are responsibilities of county commissioners, and not what committee...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:25Unified School District 410 will celebrate “Dedication Night” for the new Joel Wiens Stadium with free admission for everyone to the Hillsboro-Lyons football game at 7 p.m. Friday.
Instead of admission, the district will receive donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items for the food bank at Main Street Ministries, according to Robert Rempel, activities director.
The game with Lyons will be fourth one the Trojans have played in the $5.2 million stadium, which was built in a 50-50 partnership with Tabor College. Tabor will have its dedication time during homecoming weekend in October.
The Trojans won their previous three contests against Sacred Heart, Smoky Valley and Ellinwood to start the year with a 3-0...
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