Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 May 2009 13:52
Five 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 revised final plat for Unit 1 of the Prairie Pointe housing development on the city’s east side.
n Larry Nikkel was inaugurated Sunday as the 12th president of Tabor College.
n Planners for the 1999 Chingawassa Days announced that the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform a benefit concert during this year’s festival June 4. Proceeds will go toward St. Luke Hospital’s new radiology unit.