Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:59Law-enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel are in the profession of helping others.
Not many can say they have a job that provides service to others continuously, but that’s what these people do.
Whether preventing crime, rescuing people from a burning building, or caring for someone’s medical needs, these professions require commitment and dedication.
Of the three careers, EMS is a relatively young helping profession, said JoAnn Knak, former Marion County...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:58
Paula Perry (foreground) and Carolyn Ray dish out noodle soup and chili, respectively, at Marion County’s first American Cancer Society Survivor Soup & Pie Supper held Oct. 6 at American Legion Post 366 in Hillsboro. About 52 people attended the event, which was intended to celebrate the privilege of enjoying another birthday. Organizers expect the event to grow with time.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 October 2010 15:26The board of Main Street Ministries Inc. in Hillsboro has added three staff members recently.
Josh Gill has been appointed on-site coordinator and Celebrate Recovery director, Mindy Tharp is the office and food bank administrator, and Kimberly Swaney, a licensed social worker, is the case manager.
The board chose to staff Main Street Ministries in order to enhance its mission “to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by providing physical and spiritual resources in a supportive environment,” according to Dale Nuss, board chair.
“Amazing how Main Street Ministries was founded and locally organized, and the staff has always come from the Hillsboro community—even if they were transplanted here by God in his perfect timing,” Nuss...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:49
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Hillsboro from 1 p.m. to 6 pm. Sept. 23 at the United Methodist Church, 905 East D. St.
Donors are reminded about Ford Motor Co.’s donation of a 2011 Ford Fiesta to be given away in November. The contest is a way of thanking committed blood donors.
Appointments for the Hillsboro blood drive can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or go to: redcrossblood.org.
For more information about the Red Cross, call Kerbs at 620-342-2557.
Written by Mark Parker Tuesday, 14 September 2010 17:06The precious national resource that is rural America is in peril and Weldon Sleight is trying to do something about it.
It’s not the grass-covered hillsides, nor the cornfields, nor those amber waves of grain that the dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is most concerned with. It is the young people born and raised beyond the city limits sign.
“We can ride it out until it’s all gone or we can do something about it,” Sleight told Kansas Rural Center board members and their guests recently at Soldier, Kan. “Somehow, rural folks have to stand up and say we are not going to lose our kids to the city any longer.”
Citing numerous statistics that track the rural-to-urban exodus in Nebraska as well as Kansas...
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