Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 August 2008 14:13In the aftermath of the collision two weeks ago that killed two teenagers with local ties at the junction of U.S. highways 50 and 77 just north of Florence, some Marion County residents are circulating a petition demanding an overpass be built at the intersection. They contend the Kansas Department of Transportation plan to put stop signs at the interaction is inadequate.
Carol Duerksen, Goessel, recently co-wrote a booklet for The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign in Washington...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 02 June 2009 14:11How does one tell if he has walking pneumonia, or when it has gone away? I now know the first part of the question, but not yet the second.
I’ve always been reluctant to go to the clinic because I don’t want to clog up the system. In fact, I always ask them when I finally do go if I should really be there.
And I usually have a three-day rule in effect. Wait that long, and and if it still isn’t better then consider making an appointment.
This time the coughing started April 19 and I finally succumbed this past Tuesday and went to the clinic. That was after I had a fever on Sunday and Monday.
I really thought they would just tell me that I had a cough, like hundreds of other people, and it would eventually get better. Maybe an...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 17 June 2009 07:23Symphony in the Flint Hills is over, and most of those of us who were privileged to attend the fourth annual event came away with an even greater appreciation for the beautiful environment of our great state. The view of those rolling, lush-green hills is panoramic, yet soothingly understated. As one reader reminded us during the concert, the natural, scenic endowments on either coast shout for attention while the endowments of Kansas whisper. Our state’s beauty is subtle, not flamboyant. As a result, some miss it entirely. Let them chase the obvious. We will revel in the profound. —DR
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 10 October 2007 11:23
Someone was killed by drunken driver
I wonder how many people remember that in 1994 a Hillsboro resident was killed by a drunken driver not more than a mile away from our city limits.
I realize many residents have moved to Hillsboro since that day and wouldn’t know about it. But I want to speak against liquor by the drink because of the danger it can create on our roadways.
The person who was killed was my daughter. People who drink don’t always limit themselves. Since I am a mother against drunk drivers, I wish Hillsboro would not make liquor by the drink available.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 July 2008 14:14Henryk Zamojski, a government agricultural official from Pawlowicski, Poland, made his fourth visit to sister city Goessel, bringing with him gifts to present to city officials: a map of Poland and the von Goessel family crest. Goessel was named for Polish sea captain Kurt Von Goessel, who acted heroically when his ship, Elbe, was rammed by another ship and sank in the English Channel.
The Hillsboro City Council is proposing a $5 per month surcharge for local electrical users as a way to avoid a mill-levy increase to fund the 2004 city budget. The surcharge would raise an estimated $84,000. Covering the shortfall, caused by state funding cuts, with property taxes would have required an increase of about 6.5 mills.
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