Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 May 2007 06:10Click image to enlarge.
Bryce Meisinger of rural Marion rings the triangle marking the opening of the first Hillsboro Farmers Market session in Hillsboro this summer. Holding the triangle is market co-director Sheryl Lehr. Now in its second season after a successful last year, the market will be held on the grounds of the Schaeffler House Museum at Jefferson and Grand Streets from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Thursday night. This Thursday, and every last Thursday through the season...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 May 2007 05:07The Hillsboro City Council heard encouraging news at a May 22 special meeting that the cost to repair the fire damage at the city-owned former AMPI building should be considerably less than first projected.
At its previous meeting, the council was informed that National Catastrophe Restoration Inc. of Wichita, which specializes in such projects, had submitted an initial bid of $440,000.
Mayor Delores Dalke told the council the NCRI bid was so high because the company included the entirebuilding in its review and thought it was intended for an insurance company.
In the meantime, the city has procured a bid of $190,000 from an area contractor and is waiting for another area bid to come in before making a decision.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 30 May 2007 05:04With the skies opening up early and often heading into Memorial Day weekend, the increased water level at Marion Reservoir displaced 30 campers.
An additional 30 reservations were canceled, making for what park ranger Neal Whitaker “a light” weekend for lake visitors.
“A lot of people chose not to come this weekend, not only because we lacked the usual number of campsites, but a lot of people also chose not to come because of the weather,” he said.
“Boating traffic on the reservoir was also light because of the weather.
One year ago, the water level stood one foot below normal and kept dropping until it reached a low on Dec. 19.
“It dropped as low as 1347.26—nowhere near a record low—but that was the lowest point...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:14A new exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Goessel features wedding dresses. Eight dresses are displayed, the oldest worn in 1900 and the “newest” in 1956.
Sarah Schroeder wore her two-piece black wedding dress when she married Heinrich J. S. Schmidt in 1900. Their wedding photo is included in the book “Clothing and Textile Collections in the United States” by Sally Queen and Vicki L. Berger.
Elisabeth Richert’s long-sleeved dress had tucks and lace and was worn Nov. 26, 1910, when she married Heinrich D. Epp.
Helena Duerksen’s dress, made of cashmere and wool, was stitched by Mrs. Daniel Unger, well-known seamstress from Hillsboro. It was worn twice, when she married Henry J. Warkentin on Oct. 27, 1911...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:37Tina Frick, Hannah Marsh and JuliAnne Chisholm (from left) say their friendship has helped them through the good times and hard times during their athletic careers at HHS. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge
As individuals, they’ve each made an indelible mark on Hillsboro High School athletics over the past four years.
As a unit, though, the impact has been unprecedented.
The cumulative resume of seniors JuliAnne Chisholm, Tina Frick and Hannah Marsh has defined an era of success at HHS that would be hard to match anywhere in the state.
For Chisholm and Frick, two trips to the state volleyball tournament, including a third-place finish this past fall.
This winter, the trio formed the nucleus of a team...
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