Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 May 2009 13:52Five years ago
n Marion County commissioners signed a final agreement that enables the cleanup of the old landfill southwest of Marion to Kansas Department of Health and Environment standards.
n The Tabor College men’s and women’s track teams each finished second at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference track meet in Winfield.
n The James Thomas Invitational was rained out for the second consecutive year.
Ten years ago
n A redbud tree was planted on the grounds of the Marion...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 08 December 2009 20:11The days of cheap travel appear to be over for the time being. Flights on the actual holiday used to be discounted, but not this time.
The airlines and car rental companies have cut the supply of seats and available cars, so the prices have soared to more than double what they were in the past.
I kept checking prices and they just kept going up. Finally we booked them, thinking they would go even higher.
Once you buy the tickets, it’s a good practice to never check the price again in case it comes down.
We are planning to see our kids and grandkids at Christmas this year, meeting in a warm(er) destination for a few days. Even with the higher prices, it will definitely be worth it.
The grandsons, I hear, are in a growth spurt...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 22 December 2009 19:36If the Christmas story teaches us anything, it is that the more certain we are that we can predict, or even identify, the intervention of God in this world, the more we should expect to be surprised by our miscalculation: The Holy One introduces his son into this world as a helpless baby, born in a barn in a forgotten town, where he is cradled in a feed trough by his unwed mother. It wasn’t the scenario most people expected, to be sure.
What intervention of the Divine are you looking for this Christmas? A more prosperous year ahead? Better health? World peace? Relational harmony? Deliverance from your problems? It could happen. Circumstances could change for the better. Your desire could be realized as you imagined and hoped.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:13House leaders refused to talk on coal plant
Last week in a published interview, State Rep. Don Dahl announced his retirement and expressed a disappointment with a few key issues as being the reason to not seek another term.
One of those issues was the Holcomb coal-fired power plants that Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Robert Bremby chose to deny a permit based on CO2 emissions.
The legislature passed at least two bills that would have stripped the regulatory powers of KDHE and paved the way to permit the power plants. Gov. Sebelius vetoed both bills but offered a compromise to permit the building of a scaled-down plant of a size that would have taken care of the future electrical needs of western Kansas.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 April 2009 13:46Five years ago
n Demolition workers began to remove the charred shell of the building formerly used by the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. The building was destroyed by fire March 7.
n Matt and Judy Krebs, and daughters Landry, 5, and Anika, 6 months, are preparing to leave Hillsboro next week to serve in a mission setting in violence-torn Kosovo.
n The USD 410 Board of Education, needing to reduce its budget for the coming school year, voted to nonrenew the contracts of teachers Michelle Goldsby, Sunshine McEwen and Michelle Faul.
n Quilts and Quilt Racks will open its doors May 1 as a new business in Hillsboro. It is owned and operated by Diane and Dwayne Claassen.
n The Goessel school board hired Curt Graves as principal...
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