Written by Raymond Brandt Tuesday, 22 July 2008 14:24
I would like to correct something printed in the last issue of the Free Press.
The lawsuit I filed against USD 410 was filed before the bond election and not after, as was reported.
If the school district and Tabor project is such a good thing, why have no other schools tried it?
I have always respected the editor of the Free Press, but I was disappointed that he referred to the lawsuit as a sideshow. I thought he had more class than that.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 May 2009 14:42Five years ago
n Several Marion County residents have appeared as witnesses in the ongoing trial of Terry Nichols, who has been accused of being a co-conspirator in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Rocky Hett, Marion, had been notified as a witness for the defense, but has not been called. Tim Donahue, Lincolnville, was called to testify for the prosecution. Nichols worked for Donahue for six months on the Hayhook Ranch in fall 1994.
n The Kansas Department of Health and Environment urged Kansans to prepare for the return of the West Nile Virus this summer. This will be the third year for the virus in Kansas and the fifth year in the United States.
n The baseball and softball programs were reinstated by the Marion-Florence board of...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 22 December 2009 19:44I’ve got to hand it to everyone who made the effort to play our Web contest that ran through Sunday, Dec. 20, at midnight. The odds were pretty good for winning one of the three prizes, one being an HD?TV, as this was really a local contest. Most of the entries were from Marion County residents with the farthest entry coming from Wichita.
If you are one of those who took the time to enter, I know you now have a better understanding of what is really available on our newly tooled Web site. The contest wasn’t easy to complete, and I applaud those who made the effort.
By the nature of the Internet, I realize glitches here and there, and other things beyond our control, made it hard for contestants to find some of the answers. Those...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 05 January 2010 19:46People who know Wade Weibert are almost excited as he is about his success this fall as the starting center for the Kansas State football team. Wade is one of those individuals who was “successful” long before he signed on to pursue his football dream of playing for the Wildcats. We’re talking about strength of character, a compassionate heart and a gentle spirit that belies his considerable physical size. His persistence in the face of long odds has been rewarded.
It’s interesting to us that the last Hillsboro Trojan to start for Kansas State also played at the center position. Tim Wasemiller, now deceased, anchored KSU’s offensive line during the mid-1970s. The accomplishment of these two young men, of different generations...
Written by Free Press Tuesday, 15 July 2008 14:47Voters should be informed on issues
The Catholic Church advocates certain family and marriage values.Currently, we have 153 Catholics serving in the U.S. House ofRepresentatives and Senate.
Regrettably, only six of 102 Democrats voted 100 percent with theirchurch’s position on 10 family value issues, while 60 received a 0percent. Thirty-eight of the 51 Republicans supported their church’sviews 100 percent. No Catholic Republicans received a zero rating.
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback’s score was 100 percent with his church.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored 0 percent. She did get 100percent ratings from the National Abortion Rights Action League and thetaxpayer funded, misnamed, No. 1 abortion provider Planned...
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