Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:43n Alumni of Lehigh High School erected a monument to their former school in late October. The structures that comprised the facility were demolished in 2002. Lehigh High School was closed in 1966 in the consolidation move with Hillsboro and Durham. The unified school district used the facility for a junior high for several additional years. Bricks from the original building, constructed in 1920, were used for the memorial, which stands on the former school property.
n Tabor College is in the...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 04 August 2009 14:43What a week it was. Combine Fire Jam 2009 with the county fair and you have more than you can possibly do in four days.
The firefighters get a big compliment from me for what they were able to put together for the first time out. It was set up right, they were prepared for what might come their way and the weather cooperated beyond anyone’s wildest hopes.
One of the big sponsors, Jim Cloutier, announced on stage Friday night there would be a Fire Jam 2010. I’m sure ticket sales will grow substantially after the word gets out about Fire Jam 2009.
The New Outlaws and Kebo Cyrus didn’t do it for me, but there were plenty who said they liked it a lot.
When the big fire engine drove up on Wednesday night with Kebo inside, the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 18 August 2009 14:06As complicated as the health-care reform debate is to comprehend, Marion County residents who attended Rep. Jerry Moran’s listening-tour stop in Hillsboro last Thursday at least demonstrated that it’s possible to talk about the issues civilly and logically. True, it’s relatively easy for a Republican-majority crowd to agree, but that hasn’t been the case in other parts of the country. Though several participants here expressed alarm about the political atmosphere in Washington, they did it rationally and devoid of name-calling and disrespect. It helped that Moran is trusted here, and that he modeled civil discourse in his own comments.
Whether the unruly behavior in other settings is spontaneous or orchestrated, chaos feeds upon...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 27 December 2007 05:50United Way to cease operation in county
During the past several years, Marion County volunteers have attempted to establish a United Way organization to support charitable agencies in the county. During this, county businesses and individual community members have been asked to financially support this effort.
Recently it has become apparent that our county is not willing to provide the support necessary to sustain this agency. It is with extreme regret that the United Way in Marion County board of directors has decided to dissolve the organization effective Dec. 31. Funds remaining with United Way in Marion County will be distributed to those agencies funded during 2007.
The board of directors would like to thank community members...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 November 2008 14:06n Physician Randolph Whitely announced plans to leave his medical practice in Hillsboro Dec. 31 and move to greater Wichita to join his family. Whitely has been part of the Preferred Medical Association Family Practice Clinic for about five years.
n Non-profit care home administrators in Marion County are disappointed and somewhat surprised that independent living units their operations include could be part of what commissioners from Marion County and Harvey County want to see on property tax rolls as an issue of fairness. The issue was discussed at a recent meeting of the Marion County commissioners.
n Tabor College officials told the Hillsboro City Council that the school has developed a plan to hard-surface several of its larger...
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