Special Focus Sections
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 24 February 2009 14:01Glenn Thiessen, managing broker at Fast Realty in Hillsboro, holds the the President’s Award he received from the Wichita Area Association of Realtors earlier this month for handling 42 home sale transactions in 2008. Thiessen said the real reward he receives is the satisfication of helping people through what can be a traumatic process.
A new plaque hangs on the wall at Fast Realty in Hillsboro. But for Glenn Thiessen, managing broker, the award he received...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 February 2009 13:59The Hillsboro City Council listened to the concerns of a rural neighbor at its Feb. 17 meeting partly with the hope that the public exposure would help rectify those concerns more quickly.
Clark Wiebe, who lives a half mile east of Hillsboro on 190th Street, said he has been concerned that APAC-Kansas, the contractor for the city’s sewer-lagoon project, has not addressed several project-related issues involving the agricultural land he owns along the east side of Jade Road and the south side of 190th.
APAC-Kansas installed two pressure sewer lines in what it determined to be the county easement along that stretch of Jade
Specifically, the issues include essentially eliminating a ditch between Jade and his land, the placement of two...
Written by Fred Cicetti Tuesday, 10 February 2009 14:09Q I have to have cataract surgery and I’m a little frightened. Should I be?
AI don’t know anyone who isn’t a little frightened by surgery of any kind, but cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective types of surgery. It’s also one of the most common operations performed in the United States. About nine out of 10 people who have the surgery have improved vision.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them.
Most cataracts are related to aging. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. There are other causes of cataracts such as diabetes, eye...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 February 2009 14:08Children who hear their parents criticize themselves for being too fat will be more likely to think poorly of their own bodies.<p>
With spring around the corner, kids, tweens and teens across the country will doff sweaters for tank tops and jeans for shorts. And, as a parent, you may feel more conscious than ever of our society’s preoccupation with body image and how it affects your child.
Just as concerning as the rise in childhood obesity is the rising number of children—even very young children—who are obsessed with being thin.
“We see children as young as 6 years old complaining that their stomachs stick out, or bragging about having the chicken pox because it means going to bed without...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 February 2009 14:06For many in Kansas, participating in Walk Kansas—a Kansas State University Research and Extension health challenge —signals spring, said Walk Kansas coordinator Sharolyn Jackson.
The 2009 program will begin March 8 and continue to May 2.
Last year, Walk Kansas involved 24 teams across Marion County; participants combined to log more than 11,000 miles.
Over the eight-year history of the program, Walk Kansas has grown to more than 20,000 participants statewide, said Jackson, who is Extension’s northeast area specialist in family and consumer sciences.
Each year, the participants form teams of six to log 423 miles, the equivalent of walking across Kansas.
This year, she said, some adjustments and additions to the program are...
Page 22 of 29