Written by Jerry Moran Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:28When Congress debated the health-care bill last year, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously quipped, “We have to pass the bill, so you can find out what is in it.”
One year later, the negative impacts of this law are clear: health-care costs continue to rise and access to care has been jeopardized for thousands of Americans.
During the debate, supporters of the flawed law pledged to put an end to escalating health-care costs with the passage of the $2.6 trillion law. However, the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 January 2011 17:10
A presentation on a historic Moundridge area flour mill will be part of the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum annual meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel.
Brian D. Stucky, art teacher at Goessel High School and a local historian, will focus on the Alta Mill, which operated along the Little Arkansas River southwest of Moundridge from 1876 to 1949. Stucky is a descendant of one of the mill’s owners.
The business part of the meeting will precede Stucky’s presentation. Faspa, a traditional Low-German Mennonite light lunch, will be served after the meeting.
All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 December 2010 14:57Marion and Hillsboro schools will host the second “Purple Night Out” for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Marion County when their basketball teams meet Tuesday, Dec. 21, in Marion.
By hosting Purple Night Out, school officials and Relay for Life volunteers are inviting everyone to join them by wearing purple to show solidarity for the fight against cancer.
Purple is the designated color of cancer survivors.
In 2010, more than 200 residents participated on teams for the annual Relay for Life. Fifty survivors and caregivers walked the opening lap. One RFL goal this year is to increase the number of survivors who walk the opening lap.
“Relay For Life is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as...
Written by john Schlageck Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:33If you’re even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season’s first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees.
And while winter isn’t officially here yet, it won’t be long. With the continual winds and strong gusts this late fall, this season may be a real doozy.
It’s never too early to begin preparation for winter travel, and the trials and tribulations that may be associated with it.
If you’re caught in a winter storm in a car or truck, stay with the vehicle. Disorientation occurs quickly in blinding, wind-driven snow and cold.
Run the engine 10 minutes each hour for heat. Open the window for fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 November 2010 17:28Flu is a serious disease that can lead to complications such as pneumonia and even death, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough and muscle aches.
Complications can include pneumonia, ear and sinus infections, dehydration and worsening of other chronic conditions.
Some people, such as pregnant women, are at particularly high risk for the negative complications from flu. When an expecting mother is vaccinated, protection occurs for both the mother and unborn child.
Anyone caring for, or in contact with, an infant less than 6 months of age should be vaccinated since these babies are too young to be vaccinated themselves and are...
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