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Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:47When it comes to paying taxes, property owners expect to be treated fairly.
“Most people want pay their fair share—no more,” said Marion County Appraiser Cindy Magill.
And that’s the expectation Magill and her staff are committed to meet when determining the value of commercial and personal property on which property taxes are based.
“The main goal of this office is to achieve fairness and equity (among) all taxpayers,” said Magill, who was re-appointed last year to a second...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 27 July 2010 16:31On the premise of getting additional bids, the Hillsboro City Council delayed action at its July 20 meeting on making roof repairs at the city-owned former AMPI?building.
City Administrator Larry Paine reported that the roof is leaking in two places within the building that have been leased to Golden Heritage Foods for the storage of honey drums.
At Paine’s request, city building inspector Ben Steketee had solicited a bid from Wray Roofing, Newton, for completing the repairs. The bid for both areas totaled $49,694.
Paine estimated the payback on that investment, based on the rent GHF currently pays, to be 81?4 years.
“Our options are to make the needed repairs or tell Golden Heritage Foods they need to find other rental space,”...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 13 July 2010 17:53
Zion Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 19 through July 23.
Dinner will be provided for children.
Organizers are inviting young people to “see Joseph’s story.”
For more information or to register, call 947-3522, 947-3204, 620-803-8545 or stop by the church at 106 N. Lincoln St., Hillsboro.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 13 July 2010 17:52
A two-set collection of DVDs featuring Hillsboro’s centennial and 125th anniversary celebrations are now available for purchase.
The 1984 Centennial DVD includes pig wrestling, period dress parades, beards, Kangaroo Court and more.
The second DVD includes all the activities from the 125th celebration, including recognition of mayors, beard judging and footage from the Fourth of July Eve event at the Schaeffler House.
The set is available at the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce or Hillsboro Furniture for $20.
For more information, call 947-3506 or 947-3903.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 13 July 2010 17:49Summertime temperatures bring disturbing news reports of heat-related deaths and the familiar calls to seek shade, limit outside work and drink large quantities of water. But experts caution water alone may not be sufficient and could actually increase your risk of severe heat related injuries.
According to David McCarron, adjunct professor at University of California Davis, “You must also replace the sodium and potassium along with the water. This is why athletes drink sports drinks like Gatorade, rather than just water.
“Replacing water without sufficient sodium can quickly produce hyponatremia, a potentially fatal condition,” he added.
When the body loses electrolytes, typically from perspiration, over-rehydration with only...
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