Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 November 2009 13:26The Marion County Health Department, 230 E. Main, Marion, will give seasonal flu shots from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, while supplies last.
H1N1 vaccinations are available by appointment only to priority groups, while supplies last, said Diedre Serene, director.
Those groups include pregnant women, persons who live with or provide care for infants less than 6 months old (parents, siblings and daycare providers) and healthcare and emergency medical...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:25Halloween-related activities were the highlight of the weekend for local kids of all ages
Hundreds of children dressed in Halloween costumes visited local businesses Friday for the annual Trick or Treat Main Street sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. Dillon Boldt dressed as Uncle Sam, and Tracy Dawson as Mr. Incredible.
Tracy Melnyk, dressed as a happy clown, handed out candy to Scooby Doo, Elmo, a bumblebee, a bear, and other young people in creative garb.
Cheyene Beverly Plenert, 11 months, crawled into this pumpkin while parents Josh and Rachel Plenert, Hillsboro, were making a Halloween jack-o-lantern
Superwoman Melissa Batterton and son...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:19The efforts of a group that passed petitions calling for the dismissal of Marion County Appraiser Cindy Magill have failed.
At Monday’s Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting, a motion to fire Magill made by Commissioner Randy Dallke died for lack of a second.
Prior to the recommendation, Commission Chairman Dan Holub and Commissioner Bob Hein had made statements that they found the group’s reasons inadequate for her dismissal.
The citizens’ group, led by Gary Diepenbrock, Jerry Siebert and Lyle Leppke, alleged that Magill has been impolite to patrons and lacked public-relations skills. They said her professional judgments have been inadequate or incompetent.
It was a meeting in which tone and language occasionally...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:18
Hillsboro Community Foundation is still accepting grant applications for the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.
The fund will be used for charitable purposes as determined by the foundation.
Grant applications are due Nov. 14. Grants will be awarded in January.
Applications can be downloaded from the city Web site, www.cityofhillsboro.net, or from the Free Press Web site, www.hillsborofreepress.com.
Applications also are available from Jayson Hanschu at American Family Insurance, 104 E. First, Suite A, Hillsboro.
For more information, contact Hanschu at 620-947-5686.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:17Organizers of the newly formed Marion County Cultural Arts and Learning Center are looking for people willing to share their skills in the hope of preserving the Mennonite heritage for future generations.
“I have heard so many older residents say they are sad that some of the Mennonite history and heritage might be lost on the younger generation,” said Teresa Huffman, executive director of the Marion County Economic Development Council.
This new program could be the solution. The center is based in Goessel, she said, but classes can be held anywhere.
Currently, the program is operating on a $4,000 grant received in January through UFM—formerly known as University of Mankind—at Kansas State University in Manhattan, she...
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