Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:44Click images to enlarge.
About 50 people turned out on a beautiful Saturday evening for a free concert on on the lawn of the Schaeffler House Museum at Jefferson and Grand streets. It was the first of two concerts planned by the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums as a community builder and fund-raiser. The group served a sloppy joe sandwich meal. The Spirit-N-Celebration boys ensemble from Hillsboro High School, pictured above and at right, sang as a warmup to Bob...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 04:34Marion County drivers will be able to renew their licenses at the county treasurer’s office in Marion for the foreseeable future.
Congressman Jerry Moran announced May 4 that county treasurers across the state will continue to process driver’s license renewals in the rural areas of Kansas.
At one time it was thought this service would be stripped from county treasurers, and that Kansas residents would be required to renewal driver’s licenses in central locations maintained by employees of the State of Kansas.
Moran said proposed federal regulations governing the 2005 REAL ID Act would allow county treasurers to offer this service as long as specific security standards were followed.
The REAL ID Act sets uniform security...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 May 2007 04:52Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Hillsboro and most of Marion County were drenched with rain from Thursday through Sunday, with more than 6 inches falling, by some estimates. A deluge on Thursday afternoon in Hillsboro made the Municipal Golf Course one large water hazard (top photo). Traffic was stopped for a time near this drainage area because water was running over the street. On Sunday afternoon, another drenching resulted in several roads in Marion County, including Kanza southeast of Hillsboro (right photo), being closed on Monday because of flooded creeks and rivers. Beyond the concern of some travelers and homeowners about flooding, local citizens seemed to take the situation in...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 May 2007 04:25Where to locate the carnival during this summer’s Marion County Fair remained an open question following a discussion of options between the Hillsboro City Council and members of the fair board during the May 1 city council meeting.Tom Kimbrel, speaking for a delegation of four board representatives, asked the council to allow the carnival they have contracted to set up in the outfield of Memorial Field.
Last year, the council decided Memorial Field would no longer be available for the county fair because of $50,000 worth of improvements the city and school district were planning for the baseball facility.
Mayor Delores Dalke countered Kimbrel’s request by asking whether the board would consider locating the carnival on the eastbound...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 May 2007 04:21The search for someone to manage the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center this summer is over.
Mayor Delores Dalke reported at the May 1 Hillsboro City Council meeting that Judy Helmer and Marci Cain have been hired as co-managers.
“I’m really excited to have two such experienced people in that position,” Dalke said of the mother-daughter team.
Cain has significant pool experience, including four years as swimming pool manager at Marion. Both Helmer and Cain are in the process of being certified for handling pool chemicals.
Holly Lindsay, Hillsboro, has been hired as assistant manager.
Dalke said the pool vessel is scheduled to be cleaned May 8 and that a pest-extermination company has been hired to treat the building for insects...
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