Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:02The Hillsboro City Council approved a Planning Commission recommendation during its April 16 meeting to grant a conditional-use permit to Sean and Adrienne Bechtold to operate a taxidermy business at their residence at 308 E. A St.
The part-time enterprise “has operated under the radar for eight years,” City Administrator Larry Paine wrote in a memo to council members.
Paine said the request for a permit came after the city received a complaint from a neighbor that basically said, “If I have to have a conditional-use permit for a home business, then he needs one, too.”
At its March 28 meeting, the Planning Commission had reviewed the application. One neighbor had complained about the business prior to the meeting, but...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:49
For the second consecutive year, Container Services Inc. of Hillsboro has received the Supplier Excellence Award from BG Products Inc. of Wichita. One of about 300 suppliers working with BG Products, CSI manufactures high-density polyurethane containers for car-care additives that BG Products markets through a network of independent distributors in the U.S. and internationally. The award recognizes a supplier’s years of superior service, quality and value. Darrell Driggers, CSI co-owner with LaVerne Esau, said the company's ability to deliver a quality product on time was a key factor for receiving the award. BG Products has become a major client for CSI over the past six years. “We certainly appreciate an award and want to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 March 2013 14:20Physician Paige Hatcher has joined the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. She will begin her practice at the St. Luke Physician Clinic in October.
Hatcher practices full-scope family medicine, including pediatrics, women’s health, mental health, injury care, management of chronic disease, preventative medicine and geriatrics.
“We’re extremely pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Hatcher,” said Jeremy Armstrong, chief executive officer. “Her training in both family practice and preventative medicine is not only a great fit for our patients, but also for St. Luke. She will offer an invaluable perspective as we plan and prepare for the future of health care.”
Originally from Haven, Hatcher graduated from medical...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:05
The Marion County Department on Aging is offering assistance to individuals in the county to file taxes and Low Income Energy Assistance Program applications.
Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, will be available Monday through Friday in Marion to help individuals file for Homestead and Food Sales tax refunds, plus LIEAP assistance applications.
To make an appointment, call 620-382-3580.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:05The Marion City Council reviewed its options Monday regarding property at 401 N. Roosevelt and whether to set a public hearing on razing the structure or bringing it up to city codes.
Marty Fredrickson, public safety officer, said a petition was filed against the property, owned by Ray Lindgren, by several surrounding residents.
In the petition it was stated: “(the property) has been a haven for drug activity in the last several years, it is an eyesore and it devalues our property.”
Substantiating claims by neighboring people, Fredrickson provided photographs of the outside of the house, but not the inside because that would require permission from the owner.
“I am aware of the integrity of the water, sewer, gas and electric...
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