Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:14Zane Perry and sons Mason (left) and Connor are ready for Halloween, from the decorations in the front yard to the boys’ designer shirts. “When I was growing up, we didn’t do much,” Zane said. “After our first son was born, I wanted to make sure our kids enjoyed the holidays.”
A Hillsboro father and his two sons enjoy decorating for the holidays, and it's evident when passersby see what they have done for Halloween.
Zane Perry and his sons...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:13Hillsboro, Marion, Canton and Florence have organized something special Friday, Oct. 30, for area children to celebrate Halloween.
In Hillsboro, the annual “Trick or Treat Main Street,” sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The event gives children a chance to walk up and down Main Street getting candy from the downtown merchants in a safe environment.
Halloween photos will also be taken from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the city building, 118 E. Grand, which is sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
In Marion, downtown businesses will have treats for children from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Then at 5:30 p.m. a costume contest and drawing at Suffield’s lot are planned. Adults...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:12Simhiser
A 21-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old youth from Lehigh remains behind bars in the Brown County jail Monday.
Rejilio Hernandez is not only facing charges in Hiawatha, but could also be looking at multiple crimes in Marion County, said Sheriff Rob Craft.
Details continue to be sketchy on what Hernandez will actually be charged with, but when Brown County has completed its investigation, Marion County officials will be bringing him back here, Craft said.
As for Tara Simhiser, who was reported missing Tuesday, Oct. 20 but was brought home safely by Thursday night and returned to classes at Hillsboro High School Monday and seemed to be in...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:10Citizens demanding that County Appraiser Cindy Magill be fired appeared before the Marion County Commission Monday with petitions signed by 342 taxpayers they called “brave enough to sign.”
“There were others who feared to sign because of possible repercussions,” they said.
At a couple of points during the meeting, Commission Chairman Dan Holub questioned that anyone should have anything to fear because he and fellow commissioners Randy Dallke and Bob Hein affirmed that they find it commendable when citizens express views, whether they agree with them or not.
The group of more than 10 led by Gary Diepenbrock, Jerry Siebert and Lyle Leppke, were joined in the meeting by Magill with members of her staff and by County Attorney...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:09After listening to the concerns of a half-dozen residents about proposed increases in city utility fees, the Hillsboro City Council tabled an ordinance that would raise the base rate for sewer service by $8.70 a month in order to pay off a bond more quickly.
But the council did approve ordinances to increase the monthly base rate for electrical service by $4 (to $9), the water rate by $1 (to $28.06) and the recycling fee by 5 cents (to $1.90).
The new rates will affect consumers in January 2010.
Residents who spoke at the meeting expressed their concern about fee increases in light of the current economy, the number of residents on fixed incomes and the likelihood of new tax assessments coming from the county to construct and operate...
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