Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:54Our county commissioners were wise to heed the advice of constituents who encouraged them not to appointment themselves to the citizens committee being formed to forge a new and better plan for processing and housing local prisoners. The participation of the commissioners on the committee would have created an intimidating presence as citizens begin essentially at square one to understand the current situation and consider all options in pursuit of the most economically responsible...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 09 May 2007 10:41Bond hits farmers when they’re down
I am very much opposed to the school bond that we will vote on in June. I feel it is more a want and wish list than a needs list. The number of students is declining each year.
The part of the bond proposal that I oppose most is to build a new sports stadium with Tabor College. I do not feel that a private college should be allowed to use tax money to build a new stadium. The school district already has a good football field with lights.
The farmers and land owners will pay a big part of the taxes on this bond. The farmers are having a difficult time with the loss to their wheat crop due to the freeze. Add to this the cost of fuel and fertilizer and equipment.
It seems like this added tax...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 03 March 2009 13:46My wife wants me to wear a sign around my neck that says I’m in a beard growing contest so that my new scraggly look has an explanation for the public. It’s best to grow a beard when you’re sick and indisposed for a while so no one has to see it during the early stages.
In the back of my mind I’m thinking I may not make it to the end of June judging. I have a couple of trade shows and conferences in between where the hairy look would be detrimental.
The power outage last week didn’t affect everyone. While our computers didn’t work for about an hour I walked over to Baker Bros. Printing to see if they knew any more than I did about no power. I heard a manual typewriter clicking in the background and found that Jim...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 10 March 2009 13:47We salute the achievement of the Hillsboro High School girls and the Goessel High School boys in earning a berth in the respective state tournaments this week. The commitment of their head coaches, Nathan Hiebert at HHS and Justin Coup at GHS, should not be overlooked. Winning at this level is truly a team effort. Congratulations!
The HHS girls have a particularly compelling story. Early in the season they struggled to find themselves as a team and the chances of having a winning season seemed iffy. Within the past month or so they’ve come together on both ends of the court. Some would cite a relatively week sub-state field as the reason HHS is heading to Hutch this week. It helped, but the only qualification required for state is to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 07:37More information about Coumadin
I would like to add some information to the article in last week’s paper (“Healthy Hillsboro”) regarding food precautions when taking Coumadin.
It is important to know that Warfarin is the generic name for Coumadin, so if two prescriptions are listed with only one of the names, do not take both at the same time, which would be doubling the dose.
It is very important to follow up with your doctor regularly and get the blood tests to decide what dose you need; this may change at times.
Do not change your dose unless your doctor tells you to do so. Take the medicine at the same time every day and do not take a double dose if you miss one. Let your doctor know if you miss doses. Tell...
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