Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 29 December 2009 21:00Winter travel can be challenging. We all made it to Tampa (the one in Florida) from Georgia, Washington state and Kansas, but not without delays, especially from Kansas.
In fact the Kansas group, which included Nancy and her mom and me, were delayed almost a full day—our Christmas Eve flight was canceled. They told me the plane couldn’t get to Wichita. As we found out as time went on, their stories weren’t adding up, which I will explain later.
To avoid the disappointment of...
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...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 April 2009 13:54n About 200 children participated in the annual Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt on a cloudy and damp Saturday. Some 3,000 pieces of candy were distributed.
n The owners of the Hillsboro Free Press have purchased the Hesston Record and plan to return the online-only newspaper to print beginning May 5.
n Low voter turnout characterized the April 6 local election in Hillsboro and Marion. Byron McCarty and Shelby Dirks won uncontested seats to the city council in Hillsboro while Martin Tice outpolled Troy Leith in a race for mayor that was only technically contested. Leith’s name was on the ballot, but he had withdrawn because of a move out of town.
n The Hillsboro City Council approved an agreement to sell the majority of the used bricks...
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...
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