Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:35Hillsboro Postmaster Becky Larsen is reminding postal customers to clear and maintain a safe, accessible path to mailboxes as soon as possible after it snows.
“Winter storms make mail delivery very challenging for our letter carriers,” she said. “Clearing a path will go a long way toward keeping postal employees safe and ensuring mail delivery each day.”
Postal customers who receive door mail delivery should ensure their sidewalks, steps and access ways are kept clear of ice and...
Written by Patty Decker Monday, 31 December 2012 11:51In about a 24-hour period, the Marion County Sheriff’s office responded to three separate vehicle accidents, all with only minor injuries.
Two of the three were one-vehicle crashes and the third collision, involving a semi and SUV, could have been fatal if not for the quick thinking of the semi driver, according to an official in the sheriff’s office.
The first incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. when a 2000 Pontiac, driven by Jenae Koontz, 20, of Hillsboro, traveling west on 190th at about Old Mill Road, hit a ditch and overturned.
According to the report, the reason why Koontz left the roadway is unknown, but she and infant passenger Bentley Schafer, also of Hillsboro, suffered minor injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Monday, 31 December 2012 11:47Hillsboro residents may notice an usual notation at the bottom of the city’s January utility bill, right below the annual reminder about dog-tag renewal:
There have been complaints
of some folks putting trash in their neighbor’s bin. Certainly
we can be better neighbors.
The notation was City Administrator Larry Paine’s way of alerting residents that sneaking trash into someone else’s bin has no practical benefit for the sneaker—unless, of course, irritating that person is the objective.
The practice isn’t illegal, Paine said, but if trash-sneakers see it as a way to avoid paying city trash-collection fees, well, forget about it.
“Everybody in town is charged a collection fee regardless,” he said. “We...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 31 December 2012 11:46
Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts hosted a winter dance concert Dec. 21 and allowed students to audition dance pieces they independently choreographed and presented.
Amber Schmidt, 11, choreographed two dances for the audition and both were accepted for presentation in the show.
The first, “Catywhompus Jingle Bells” was a solo ballet humor piece. The second piece, a modern duet with her brother Aiden, 8, was danced to “I Hear Music” from the album “Raising Sand” by Allison Kraus and Robert Plant.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 24 December 2012 15:08
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is sponsoring the eighth annual Frostbite Four Mile Fun Run at 2 p.m. New Year’s Day.
The noncompetitive event will start and end at Memorial Park and is open to runners and walkers. The entry fee is $15. Every preregistered participant will receive a commemorative gift. For more information call 620-877-7512.
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