The Week That Was
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:41Where do you buy your toilet paper?
What if everyone in Marion County made a commitment to buy all of our toilet paper locally?
I recently read about that kind of challenge given to the 15,000 citizens of Franklin County, Iowa, by their local Chamber of Commerce. They called it, “Buy One Product Local,” and were featured on local TV. (buyoneproductlocal.com/)
Somehow they figured out the average person uses 105 rolls of TP a year, costing an average of $1.25 per roll. That one product adds up to almost $2 million in annual sales.
Of course not everyone bought their toilet paper locally. They estimated the actual amount spent was about $335,800, which means the citizens of Franklin County lost out on about $1.6 million a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:28Five years ago
• Goessel school board members watched a demonstration of the district’s new automatic external defibrillator during its December meeting. Leading the demonstration was Darryl Thiessen, director of Marion County Emergency Medical Services.
• Centre High School was one of six schools to receive the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Program award Dec. 7 at the NAAE conference in Kansas City, Mo. Centre received the award for its FFA program, which is led by instructors Gaea Wimmer and Granzow.
• The Hillsboro boys prevailed over Ellinwood in a foul-filled game, 51-31. Kyle Kroeker scored 21 points to lead the Trojans, who improved to 4-1. JuliAnne Chisholm...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:37Five years ago
• Referendum ballots will be mailed to Marion County residents this week asking if they would support a destination resort casino here. About 8,950 ballots will be mailed, according to Carol Maggard, county clerk and election officer.
• Sponsors of the 12th annual Marion County Toy Run distributed $10,200 and 26 bicycles to representatives from charitable organizations from Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody and Goessel.
• After 15 years of teaching at Tabor College, Bible professor Lynn Jost was appointed academic dean and associate professor of Old Testament at the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, Calif. His new position will begin July 1.
• Jami Williams was named Marion’s economic development...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 March 2010 19:58Five years ago
• About 20 people attended the annual legislative coffee Saturday in Hillsboro, featuring Rep. Don Dahl and Sen Jim Barnett. Health-care costs and school funding topped the list of issues addressed.
• Hillsboro natives Justin Brown and Greg Carlson, both 17, are contributing to the basketball accomplishments of Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe. Brown is averaging more than 12 points a game and Carlson nearly 14.
• The Hillsboro boys lost to Hesston, 54-50, in the finals of their Class 3A sub-state tournament at Lyons. The Trojans ended the season, 21-2. The Hillsboro girls, meanwhile, ended their season with a 63-41 loss at the hands of Hesston in the tournament finals. HHS finished 15-8 while Hesston improved...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 February 2010 20:00Five years ago
• Tabor College received the largest estate gift in its history, estimated between $400,000 and $500,000, thanks to the combined gift of the Daniel H. Hiebert and Ruth E. Hiebert estates. Daniel Hiebert was born in Hillsboro in 1899, graduated from Tabor in 1914 and had a medical practice in Provincetown, Mass., for 53 years.
• The principal partner in the Windover at Hillsboro housing development said last week his company’s project continues to move forward.
• The following people were announced as this year’s award recipients by the Marion County Conservation District: Thomas and Amanda Raymond, Randy and Carol Vogel, Berniece Nickel and the late Pete Nickel, Jeff and Teri Bina, Greg and Tim Topham and John...
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