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Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:21Workers with Flory Roofing & Construction, based in Halstead, work Saturday on re-roofing the house in the 300 block of South Washington in Hillsboro. Through June 19, 51 building permits for roofing projects had been issued through city hall. Permits and follow-up inspections are required for each job, according to Hillsboro building code. Photo by Don Ratzlaff
Every cloud has a silver lining. For some homeowners, contractors and material suppliers, that...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 11 June 2008 06:01
Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will host a Life Line Screening June 23 at 300 Prairie Pointe.
Appointments for the stroke, vascular disease and heart rhythm screening will begin at 9 a.m.
Baseline screenings include Stroke/Carotid Artery, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Peripheral Arterial Disease. Additional screenings include C-Reactive Protein, complete Lipid Panel, Glucose and an ultrasound screening for Osteoporosis.
Pick any four screenings for $140, or all eight for $199.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-643-6188. Pre-registration is required.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 11 June 2008 05:58Testimonies continue to surface about the life-changing impact of the area “Biggest Loser” weight-reduction contest this spring. Hillsboro resident Cathy Martin and three of her siblings agreed to focus on weight loss prior to their planned reunion on Memorial Day weekend. The “before” photo (left) of the foursome includes Martin (seated, right) with her sister Anne Morgan of California, and their brothers Frank Martin of Maryland and Don Martin of Missouri. Cathy Martin participated in the local program while her three siblings pursued other weight-loss regimens. The siblings shed a total of 362 pounds by Memorial Day and posed for the “after” photo below. According to Cathy, their lifestyle changes influenced...
Written by Fred Cicetti Wednesday, 11 June 2008 05:19Q Is it true that farmers are more likely to get Parkinson disease?
A Although genetics is important in Parkinson disease, many researchers believe environmental exposures also increase a person’s risk of developing the disease. Studies show that farmers and other agricultural workers have an increased risk of getting PD.
PD was first described in 1817 by James Parkinson, a British physician. It affects one in 100 people over age 60. It can also affect younger people. The average age of onset is 60. Research suggests PD affects at least 500,000 people in this country.
PD is a complex disorder of the central nervous system. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States, after...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 28 May 2008 07:04Traffic flow along U.S. Highway 56 has been key to the city of Hillsboro’s leadership in developing light commerical business parks along the city’s northern edge. The first one was Hillsboro Heights in 1999, currently home to eight businesses, and now the newly platted Hillsboro Business Park, the acreage shown here.
The recent platting of Hillsboro Business Park continues a model of real-estate development that has become increasing significant for the city over the past 15 years or so.
The city’s most progressive developer is the city itself.
“(The city of) Hillsboro really never intended to get into real-estate development, but that decision was made in order to give Hillsboro a chance to...
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