Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:12The Hillsboro City Council approved a zoning change at its Aug. 21 meeting for a portion of the Carriage Hills housing development on the city’s south side.
Hillsboro resident Darrell Driggers has plans to develop the south portion of Carriage Hills into single-family and multi-family residences. The development previously had been zoned only for single-family residences.
The city’s Planning Commission had recommended the zoning change to the council after reviewing the plan.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:05A 30-year-old Hillsboro man was indicted in U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., on two felony counts of criminal activity involving the Internet by sending obscene material and influencing a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Nicholas Knittig was arrested at 7 a.m. Aug. 22 at his place of employment by the Marion County sheriff’s office, Hillsboro Police Department and FBI agents, according to Sheriff Robert Craft.
A search warrant was carried out at his residence at 302 N. Washington, he said.
In the federal indictment filed almost two weeks prior to Knittig’s arrest, Jim Cross with the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Kansas District said Knittig was sent back to Florida.
The indictment stated Knittig is alleged to have...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:17For one local centenarian, the secret to a long life is taking care of the body and eating healthy.
Goldie Dodson, the oldest resident at Salem Home, celebrated her 101st birthday Wednesday with a party in her honor.
“I have never really had a birthday party,” a surprised Dodson told Josh Friesen, Salem Home’s assistant to the life enhancement director.
Friesen said Dodson told him she preferred organizing birthday parties for her family than have one herself.
She was also served her favorite birthday dessert: white cake with white frosting.
When Dodson noticed two candles sitting atop the cake, Friesen said she asked him what they represented.
“The first candle symbolizes 100 years,” he said, “and the second candle...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:13Marion police were called to different locations in a matter of hours early Sunday morning.
The first incident at about 2 a.m. involved three teenagers from McPherson who were burglarizing vehicles and trespassing in the 100 and 200 blocks of Elm Street.
According to Police Chief Tyler Mermis, one of the three teenagers was caught by an Officer Bryce Suffield, but the other two escaped on foot.
The investigation is continuing, but the names are being withheld because the suspects are juveniles, he said.
In the second incident, a break-in was discovered at the Ampride Store, 1225 E. Main St. at about 5:20 a.m.
Mermis said he got a call from Assistant Chief Clinton Jeffrey about the burglary and how one or more perpetrators gained...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:42
Karen Mick, proprietor of Karen’s Hair Designs, recently celebrated her retirement with family, friends and clients after nearly 40 years working in her Lincolnville shop. More than 70 people attended the party held in her honor in the yard outside her shop. Here Mick is surrounded by, left, sister Lori Clawson of Ellinwood, mother Irmagene Goodman of Herington, Mick of Minneapolis and sister Debbie Gillett of Marion County Lake. Mick said she plans to travel with husband Steve, a pipefitting foreman, wherever his work takes him. She also intends to do volunteer work cutting hair for several nonprofit groups in Salina.
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