Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 July 2009 13:57
Five years ago
n Rainfall totals of more than 12 inches in Marion County contributed to significant flooding on Saturday. Three people were rescued along Remington Road after a mother and two children were trapped when their vehicle hydroplaned off the roadway. In a separate incident, a truck driver and her 12-year-old son were extricated from semi-truck cab after she tried unsuccessfully to drive over a submerged portion of Kanza Road.
n John Fast led his first meeting of the Goessel school board as district superintendent July 12. He previously had served as elementary school principal.
n Nathan Vogel of Hillsboro qualified for the Hershey Track and Field Youth Program North American Final Meet planned for Aug. 7 in Hershey, Pa. He qualified by running the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 29.63 seconds, the fastest time in Region 5, which includes Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and two Canadian provinces.
n Marion County commissioners directed Sheriff Lee Becker to begin looking into the possibility of building a pay-to-stay jail. They will use his information as a basis for a supporting study should they decide to move in that direction.
Ten years ago
n With the pending contract more than three-fourths complete, it appears Hillsboro can look forward to a new motel in Hillsboro Heights. Phil Griffin and his partners are planning a 24-room facility to be called Country Haven Inn.
n Alice Huxman and Delora Kaufman are the two latest additions to the Hillsboro Public Library staff. Huxman will be library clerk and Kaufman will be children’s librarian starting Aug. 1.
n The Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course has incorporated some wildlife-friendly features developed by Max Terman, biology professor at Tabor College. A key one is native vegetation that can serve as habitat for birds and other species.
n Nearly 100 farmers attended a no-till field day sponsored by the Marion County Extension Services. The day included an informational seminar at Tabor College and a demonstration of no-till equipment at the Rod Peters farm.
n The annual Marion County Relay for Life at Tabor College had raised around $20,200 by Saturday night, with more donations expected during the week, according to organizers.