The Week That Was
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 November 2008 14:06n Physician Randolph Whitely announced plans to leave his medical practice in Hillsboro Dec. 31 and move to greater Wichita to join his family. Whitely has been part of the Preferred Medical Association Family Practice Clinic for about five years.
n Non-profit care home administrators in Marion County are disappointed and somewhat surprised that independent living units their operations include could be part of what commissioners from Marion County and Harvey County want to see on property tax rolls as an issue of fairness. The issue was discussed at a recent meeting of the Marion County commissioners.
n Tabor College officials told the Hillsboro City Council that the school has developed a plan to hard-surface several of its larger...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 November 2008 14:17n A plea was made for volunteers to help with the next stage of shoreline stabilization at Marion Reservoir planned for Nov. 10. Volunteers would be asked to cut large cedar trees, operate a tool similar to a jack hammer and attach anchor chains around the trunks of trees placed along the shoreline near Cottonwood Point.
n Zane Unruh, 19, of the Goessel High School FFA chapter, was named the national winner of the Proficiency Award Area of Emerging Agriculture Techology—Entrepreneurship/Placement at the 2003 national FFA convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 31. Unruh’s work has included developing high-tech maps and downloading data to help make the family farm more profitable.
n The Hillsboro High cross-county team finished as...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 October 2008 14:20n Historic-high beef prices have prompted the Mennonite Central Committee mobile meat canner to process turkey during this year’s three-day stop at Hillsboro. Beef was going to cost the relief agency $1.74 a pound while turkey cost $1 a pound.
n Harvey County officials visited the Marion County Board of Commissioners this week were granted Marion County support in their struggle to have the Kansas Legislature overturn tax exemption for independent-living units owned by non-profit entities such as nursing homes.
n The Tabor College football team, ranked 13th nationally, beat the University of Saint Mary, 21-12, to improve to 7-0.
n The Hillsboro High cross-country team qualified for the state meet by finishing second in regional...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 October 2008 14:14n Heavy rains last Wednesday night, particularly to the west of Hillsboro, caused the South Cottonwood River to overflow its banks on Thursday. Rainfall reports in Hillsboro ranged from 3 to 5 inches.
n Rolland “Bay” Lawrence, a Tabor College standout football player from the early 1970s who went on to become an all-pro in the National Football League, had his Bluejay jersey retired at Tabor’s homecoming game with Friends University. In January, Lawrence was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
n Cell-phone users in the Hillsboro area can look forward to better reception with the anticipated erection of a new Alltel tower on the north edge of town.
n The current price for U.S...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 September 2008 14:43n Deb Miller, state secretary of transportation, told Florence city leaders that constructing a roundabout would be the safest financially feasible solution for the intersection of U.S. highways 50 and 77. About 22 roundabouts have been constructed in the state to this point.
n Matt Dalke began work as the new director for the Hillsboro Recreation Commission. The Hillsboro native had been working previously in Newton, where he was a field maintenance supervisor for the city’s parks department.
n Congressman Jerry Moran was on hand to present a new Purple Heart to Albert Klose of Hillsboro at a brief ceremony at the American Legion Hall. Klose said his original medal was accidentally ruined by an infant member of the extended family...
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