Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 19 May 2009 14:47When we began printing our Veterans Salute (pages 6 and 7) in November 1999 we had about 800 names of Marion County veterans in our list.
Now, as we again recognize those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this upcoming Memorial Day, we count more than 2,000 names.
We thank our veterans for their service to our country, and we thank the many readers who have provided additional names throughout the past 10 years. We welcome more that should be included.
It is with honor that we...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 June 2009 14:05We like the challenge put forth by the planning committee for Hillsboro’s 125th anniversary. Rather than plan a lot of activities intended for our entertainment, the committee is asking us to give something back that will benefit the city as a whole. Volunteerism is the lifeblood of any small town, so why not sign on to give time and energy to one or more of the improvement projects on the city’s “gift list”?
Opportunities are available for individuals, but this is an ideal challenge for civic organizations, school clubs, church groups, business staffs and other entities. Working together on a single project is fun, it strengthens relationships within the group and sends a message to the rest of community: We care about this...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 12 September 2007 10:52If this is ‘dumb,’ then sign me up for more
This is in regard to the editorial column by Dale Suderman last week. I would like to state that I am glad my husband has been “dumb” enough, for the past six years, to be away from his family periodically defending Mr. Suderman’s, among others, right to free speech.
I also relish in my family and friends’ “dumbness” in supporting my husband, the military, and the present leaders of our nation as they protect us against “non-existent dangers” from near and far.
If “being dumb” equals being vigilant, please sign me up for the next six years. With the leftist slant of the cartoons and editorials, I am glad this paper will kindle many fires and help to keep us...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 July 2008 14:39Area weather forecasters were predicting a heat index as high as 110 degrees for the week.
Marion residents Frances Kreutziger and Lois Weber have invested more than a combined 6,385 hours over the past 12 months to create bibs, lap robes and napkins for friends who need them. The two women are working through the VFW Auxiliary 6958 in Marion.
Tena Loewen, 8-year-old daughter of David and Joanne Loewen, Hillsboro, was among the four finalists in the 2003 Young Writers & Illustrators Awards Contest associated with the “Reading Rainbow” program of KPTS-TV Channel 8. The illustrated book she created, “Sam Makes It Right,” was featured through July 11 in a spot airing on the Wichita-based public television station.
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 12 May 2009 13:30Does anyone else wonder if some of our early leaders made as many gaffs speaking in public as our present-day leaders have?
We all expect perfection, but based on the number of times public figures are exposed to the media, it is inevitable that mistakes will be made and recorded.
I’ll bet George Washington and Abe Lincoln had their moments, too, in front of a crowd. But without video back then, none of their speaking boo-boos were recorded.
I decided to load up on “Forever” stamps this past weekend to buffer against the two-cent increase in first-class postage that took effect Monday.
There’s a limit for how many one should get. I thought six months would be reasonable. Forever may not always mean forever.
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