Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:46Many Hillsboro residents woke up election morning (Aug. 3) to discover their political yard signs were gone.
Although sign theft is nothing new as election campaigns draw to a close, what makes this recent incident unusual, said Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning, is that no particular candidate was singled out.
“(The offenders) stole them all,” he said.
The absence of signs was first noticed by Assistant Police Chief Jessey Hiebert around 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Kinning was hesitant to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 June 2010 20:19
Families from Kansas and neighboring states enjoyed a leisurely Memorial weekend at Marion Reservoir. At Hillsboro Cove Saturday, Sarah Kramps gets a base hit from Ernie Reinhart, both of Johnson County, as Sierra Reinhart and Ashleigh Kramps look on. “We are having a great time,” Ernie Reinhart said. Before the weekend even started, the more than 175 camp sites were already taken. Jim Jones, Hillsboro Cove gate attendant, said Cottonwood Point, French Creek, Hillsboro and Marion Coves were all first-come, first-serve.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 June 2010 20:17
Highlighting this year’s Operation Celebration 2010 in Peabody were a group of men dressed in World War II American Army uniforms. Prior to the parade, many of these same men were involved with “The Seige on Peabody,” a reenactment portraying the courage U.S. soldiers exhibited during the war. The celebration honored the sacrifices of the American military service members who fought for America’s liberty.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 June 2010 20:16
The Hillsboro High School graduating Class of 1960 gathered Saturday for its 50-year reunion at the Milk & Honey Bread & Breakfast east of Hillsboro. Pictured are: (front row from left) Joyce (Brandt) Barkman, Verda (Epp) Deckert, Joanne (Vogt) Foyle, Joann (Ewert) Mann, Sharon (Wiederstein) Synstegard; second row, John Ens, LaVerna (Penner) Shaw, Anna Marie (Toews) Wiebe, Lucy (Barkman) Spohn, Ruby (Pankratz) Sjodin, Edith (Funk) Unruh, Kathleen (Delk) Schmidt, Irene (Brunner) Bezdek; third row, Gary Wiens, Chester Funk, Betsy (Vogt) Funk, Clark Wiebe, Charles Haefke, Leroy Penner, Bill Hein, Don Schmidt, Adella (Unruh) Gabel.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 June 2010 20:13
Fellow staff and coworkers gathered for a retirement party last Wednesday for Ralph Janzen, head of maintenance at Hillsboro Public Schools. The celebration recognized his 20 years of service to the district, said Max Heinrichs, HES principal. “It’s time for me to change gears,” Janzen said about retiring. Pictured with Janzen is Kay Carlson, a coworker who retired in 2009 as a custodian after 28 years.
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