The Week That Was
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 July 2009 14:04Five years ago
n Emergency responders and state transportation officials are taking action in the hope of preventing the multi-vehicle accidents that occurred on consecutive days in a Marion County construction zone along U.S. Highway 50 last week, killing seven people and injuring five more. Both accidents occurred within 12 feet of each other.
n Around 100 people turned out Saturday evening for the first “Fourth of July Eve” block party at the historic Schaeffler House in Hillsboro. The early-evening event, organized by the Hillsboro Museums board, included a children’s parade with bicycles, pedal toys and wagons decorated in patriotic themes, a brief concert by the Hillsboro Community Band, political speeches by State Rep. Don...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 June 2009 14:26Five years ago
n Good weather, good fun and good entertainment drew sizable crowds to Marion’s annual Chingawassa Days festival over the weekend. The Little River Band sang to a huge crowd Saturday night.
n Concerned about the recurring blue-green algae bloom at Marion Reservoir, Hillsboro officials will ask federal lawmakers this week to provide funding for the chemical treatment of the lake in order to protect tourism in Marion County.
n Rise Vineski, a senior-to-be at Hillsboro High School in fall, will spend eight weeks training with the National Guard this summer. She said she hopes the experience will lead her into a career in law enforcement.
n Work on Phase 2 of the Main Street renovation project in Hillsboro is expected to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 June 2009 14:08Five years ago
n Hillsboro’s Memorial Day weekend included the annual Family/Folk Festival, a 120th birthday celebration for the city, an all-school reunion attended by about 350 people, a demolition derby and a remembrance service on Memorial Day. World War II veterans living in the area rode through a parade on Saturday and were received warmly by onlookers.
n Matt Vogt, a Tampa native, began his first season as manager of the Hillsboro Municipal Pool.
n Frank Brenneman received the Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award at Tabor College.
n The community of Burns is gearing up to kick off a farmers market every Friday during the summer, starting June 11.
n Marion County received word it will receive a 2004 Homeland...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 May 2009 14:02Five years ago
n The city of Hillsboro celebrated its 120th birthday during the annual Family/Folk Festival with a variety of activities, including a street dance Friday night on Main Street. W.C. Edgar and his band provided the music.
n Gerald Henderson marked his retirement as superintendent of Marion-Florence schools following a six-year run.
n Tabor College graduated 130 students Saturday, with Brent Warkentin, a Mennonite Brethren pastor from Wichita, as the commencement speaker.
n The Hillsboro boys won their second straight regional track meet title this weekend in Cheney, while the girls placed second.
n Marion High qualified three athletes for the state meet in Wichita this coming weekend: Jessica DeForrest in the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 May 2009 14:42Five years ago
n Several Marion County residents have appeared as witnesses in the ongoing trial of Terry Nichols, who has been accused of being a co-conspirator in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Rocky Hett, Marion, had been notified as a witness for the defense, but has not been called. Tim Donahue, Lincolnville, was called to testify for the prosecution. Nichols worked for Donahue for six months on the Hayhook Ranch in fall 1994.
n The Kansas Department of Health and Environment urged Kansans to prepare for the return of the West Nile Virus this summer. This will be the third year for the virus in Kansas and the fifth year in the United States.
n The baseball and softball programs were reinstated by the Marion-Florence board of...
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