Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:45
Five years ago
• The Kansas Department of Commerce has approved a block grant of $155,000 to replace 3,700 feet of old waterline along Lincoln Street in Hillsboro. The project includes replacing valves, removing fire hydrants and reconnecting service connections.
• Marion County received an overall B- grade for its care of children in the first Kansas Children’s Report Card for the county. The grade was based on five categories: safety and security, health, education, teen years and child care. Marion County ranged from an A- for education to a D+ for child care.
• The Hillsboro High boys’ basketball team won the Trojan Classic title for the eighth time in 11 years with a 38-31 victory over Hesston. Derek Hamm scored 17 points to lead the team, which improved to 11-0 for the season. The HHS girls, meanwhile, beat Wamego 40-32 to take third place in their division. JuliAnne Chisholm scored 11 to pace HHS.
Ten years ago
• The Hillsboro City Council is working Marion County public health sanitarian David Brazil to come up with a city ordinance that would help the city identify and act on public nuisances and health risks in the city, including private property.
• Long-time Hillsboro resident Marguerite DeLair Goertz recently donated an original piece of August Richard Ebel’s artwork to Tabor College. The watercolor is titled “Buck’s Run.” Ebel taught at the college from 1911 to 1964.
• The Hillsboro High boys placed third at this year’s Trojan Classic by beating Smoky Valley, 60-45 Saturday night. Jeremy Loewen scored 17 points to lead HHS, whose record now stands at 7-4.
• Trey Duerksen, a Goessel High grad, is the second-leading scorer for Columbia University, an Ivy League and NCAA Division I school. He is averaging 9.8 points through the team’s first 12 games.