The Week That Was
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 August 2009 14:09Five years ago
n Dan Holub defeated Max Hayen, 382-292, in Tuesday’s Republican primary election for the District 2 seat on the Marion County Board of Commissioners.
n The Hillsboro City Council approved an engineering contract at its Aug. 3 meeting that will start the city on the path to a new sewage-management system.
n A 57-year-old Durham man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s office, with assistance from the Hillsboro Police Department, after the man allegedly threatened to kill a Hillsboro woman.10 years ago
n Keith Harder, a Hillsboro native, concluded 13 years as pastor of First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.
n Four new teachers are preparing for their first year at Unified District 410: Collette Burton, fifth...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 August 2009 14:38Five years ago
n The 2004 Marion County Relay for Life drew about 130 participants and generated a record $24,773 to help fund the battle against cancer; last year’s total was $16,900. The event went from Friday evening to Saturday morning at the Marion stadium track.
n Central National Bank contributed a check for $100,000 to Hillsboro Community Medical Center. The money will be applied to the $250,000 in tax credits the hospital has been authorized for the construction of a new front entrance and other renovations.
n A heat for compact cars will be making its debut at this year’s Marion County Fair demolition derby Saturday.
n The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded Lincolnville a grant of $181,664 to help construct a new...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 July 2009 13:57Five years ago
n Rainfall totals of more than 12 inches in Marion County contributed to significant flooding on Saturday. Three people were rescued along Remington Road after a mother and two children were trapped when their vehicle hydroplaned off the roadway. In a separate incident, a truck driver and her 12-year-old son were extricated from semi-truck cab after she tried unsuccessfully to drive over a submerged portion of Kanza Road.
n John Fast led his first meeting of the Goessel school board as district superintendent July 12. He previously had served as elementary school principal.
n Nathan Vogel of Hillsboro qualified for the Hershey Track and Field Youth Program North American Final Meet planned for Aug. 7 in Hershey, Pa. He...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 July 2009 13:44Five years ago
n Hillsboro Community Medical Center has been awarded $250,000 in Community Service Tax Credits from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. The funds will be used to make the facility, particularly the front entrance, handicapped accessible.
n The first conviction as a result of DNA testing in Kanss is returning to Marion County. The attorney for Oliver K. Smith, who was convicted of the 1987 rape and murder of Shelly Prine near Goessel, is asking that her client be permitted to have new DNA testing. The special prosecutor retained by Marion County said he is doubtful the effort will shed new light on the case.
n Adam Jones, a 2004 graduate of Peabody-Burns High School, is one of 68 athletes preparing to play...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:11Five years ago
n The Hillsboro City Council voted unanimously to keep open the 100 block of South Washington. Representatives from the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church had inquired about closing it in order to create a larger unified campus on which to build a new meetinghouse after losing the former one in a March fire.
n Congressman Jerry Moran said he would support federal legislation that would fund better research into the cause of, and ways to combat, algae blooms, such as the ones that have plagued Marion Reservoir the past two summers.
n The USD 410 Board of Education decided to refinance its bond debt on the middle-school building. Because of low interest rates, the move could save the district $46,000 to $56,000.
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