The Week That Was
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 May 2009 13:27n Almost 40 people came to the Hillsboro High School commons May 4 to hear the first public presentation about the recent formation of a charitable foundation intended to serve the Hillsboro community and the benevolent desires of its current and former residents. The initial five-member board has named it the Hillsboro Community Foundation.
n A mare and her colt that fell into a sink hole on railroad property west of Hillsboro were rescued unharmed in the early morning hours of May 6, thanks to the joint effort of law enforcement personnel and volunteers. The horses were owned by Mike Childs Jr.
n The Marion County commissioners directed County Attorney Susan Robson to write letters “to bring to a head” moves to force a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 May 2009 13:52Five years ago
n Marion County commissioners signed a final agreement that enables the cleanup of the old landfill southwest of Marion to Kansas Department of Health and Environment standards.
n The Tabor College men’s and women’s track teams each finished second at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference track meet in Winfield.
n The James Thomas Invitational was rained out for the second consecutive year.
Ten years ago
n A redbud tree was planted on the grounds of the Marion County Courthouse as part of a statewide effort promoted by the Kansas State Historical Society to observe the state’s 150th anniversary of U.S. territorial status.
n The Hillsboro Community Planning & Development Commission approved the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 April 2009 13:46Five years ago
n Demolition workers began to remove the charred shell of the building formerly used by the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. The building was destroyed by fire March 7.
n Matt and Judy Krebs, and daughters Landry, 5, and Anika, 6 months, are preparing to leave Hillsboro next week to serve in a mission setting in violence-torn Kosovo.
n The USD 410 Board of Education, needing to reduce its budget for the coming school year, voted to nonrenew the contracts of teachers Michelle Goldsby, Sunshine McEwen and Michelle Faul.
n Quilts and Quilt Racks will open its doors May 1 as a new business in Hillsboro. It is owned and operated by Diane and Dwayne Claassen.
n The Goessel school board hired Curt Graves as principal...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 April 2009 13:54n About 200 children participated in the annual Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt on a cloudy and damp Saturday. Some 3,000 pieces of candy were distributed.
n The owners of the Hillsboro Free Press have purchased the Hesston Record and plan to return the online-only newspaper to print beginning May 5.
n Low voter turnout characterized the April 6 local election in Hillsboro and Marion. Byron McCarty and Shelby Dirks won uncontested seats to the city council in Hillsboro while Martin Tice outpolled Troy Leith in a race for mayor that was only technically contested. Leith’s name was on the ballot, but he had withdrawn because of a move out of town.
n The Hillsboro City Council approved an agreement to sell the majority of the used bricks...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 March 2009 13:46n Local school districts in Marion County have the opportunity to implement a new program called Bully-Proofing Your School. Peabody-Burns USD 398 is the first school district in the county to implement the program.
n John Fast has been hired as the new superintendent for Goessel schools. He succeeds Chet Roberts, effective at the end of the fiscal year. Fast will retain kindergarten through sixth-grade principal duties.
n Tabor College men’s basketball team defeated Friends University 66-61 in the semifinals of the post-season KCAC tournament. With the win, Tabor advanced to the championship game against Sterling.
n Marion County Clerk Carol Maggard told county commissioners that December sales taxes, collected in January and...
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