The Week That Was
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:40Five years ago
n Temperatures in the mid to upper 90s didn’t seem to affect the turnout for the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, but it may have shortened their stay, according to Christy Wulf, fair director, as buyers found their purchases quickly and returned home. Police Chief Dan Kinning estimated the crowd at 45,000.
n Judy Christensen, chair of the planning committee of Marion Art in the Park, said “a good crowd” came to this year’s show in Central Park, and that most vendors were reporting strong sales.
n Clarence Weyand, 91, Canton, finally received the eight medals he earned as a participant in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II but had never received. The presentation of the medals was by...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:35Five years ago
n Kim Klein of Hillsboro is a gestational surrogate for a couple in Chicago. The baby she carries was conceived using in vitro fertilization and belongs to the biological parents, who could not have children naturally.
n Area leaders were told by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials that a mechanical, non-chemical approach may be the best way to control blue-green algae blooms at Marion Reservoir. But funding even for a short-term response may take time and effort.
n A new swimming pool was at the top of a long list of potential improvement projects for Hillsboro; the list was developed by the city council and City Administrator Steve Garrett.
n A benefit breakfast raised around $2,500 for the purchase of a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 September 2009 13:17Five years ago
n The Hillsboro City Council passed an ordinance that would strengthen the city’s role in overseeing local museums. The former structure known as the Hillsboro Historical Society is being replaced by a city department known as Hillsboro Museums.
n Robert Kiblinger has begun his first school year as the new superintendent for the Centre district. Prior to taking that position, he was a principal at Council Grove.
n Hillsboro placed sixth, and Marion, in its first year as a league member, placed eighth at the annual Mid-Central Acti-vities Association preseason volleyball tournament in Hills-boro. Ellinwood won the title.
n Former assistant coaches at their respective schools, Len Coryea and Mike Gardener begin their...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 August 2009 13:29Five years ago
n Lee Leiker started his first school year as superintendent of USD 408, Marion-Florence.
n James Fisher has begun his new job as dean of student development at Tabor College. He was hired about a month before classes began.
n Tabor College has been ranked 45th by U.S. News & World Report among the “best comprehensive colleges-bachelor” institutions that focus on undergraduate education.10 years ago
n Workers from Pavers Inc. of Salina were busy pouring concrete for the first streets in Hillsboro Heights. If weather cooperates, the work should be finished within the week.
n With the help of Lutheran Health Services, St. Luke Hospital of Marion and Hillsboro Community Medical Center continue working to develop...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 August 2009 14:09Five years ago
n Marion County commissioners approved a four-mill tax hike Monday that will raise more than $370,000 for rebuilding 35 miles of county hard-surface roads that provide access to Peabody. The action was in response to a plea from Peabody-Burns Superintendent Tom Alstrom, who called the roads a safety hazard for children riding buses.
n Area employers are gearing up for the Aug. 23 implementation of what many are calling the most significant changes to overtime laws in nearly 50 years. The so-called “FairPlay Rules,” require employees in the country to be paid at least the federal minimum wage, and overtime pay at one and one-half times the regular rate for all hours above 40 in a workweek.
n Even though the Marion...
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