• Emergency responders debut new emergency strategy

    Fortunately the weather cleared by noon for a safe and successful event.<p> Two departments within the city of Hillsboro and two from Marion County worked together in carrying out an emergency safety plan, which was just in time for the Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning said it was the first time a plan like […]

    Emergency responders debut new emergency strategy
  • Hillsboro mayoral candidates make their case

    Hillsboro mayoral candidates Charlotte Kennedy-Takahashi begins her comments at the Tabor College Lifelong Learning forum on Friday while candidate Lou Thurston waits his turn. The forum was moderated by Ron Braun, vice president of advancement at Tabor.<p> CHARLOTTE KENNEDY-TAKAHASHII’m going to start the story that there were two working girls before World War I and they had gotten degrees at […]

    Hillsboro mayoral candidates make their case
  • The 16-year anniversary of America’s worst terrorist attack

    Emergency responders, representing rescue, ambulance service, police and fire department parked their vehicles and fire gear outside of Hillsboro City Hall to commemorate the Sept. 11 attack on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001

    The 16-year anniversary of America’s worst terrorist attack
  • City crews contribute to the success of local art fairs

    The communities of Hillsboro and Marion are gearing up for their art shows on Saturday. City crews from both towns contribute a lot to their success. HILLSBORO by Don Ratzlaff The Free Press If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly takes a community to support a successful arts and crafts fair. Saturday’s annual event takes care […]

    City crews contribute to the success of local art fairs
  • Hillsboro family organizes aid for hurricane victims

    Angie Zaragoza, right, holds a fan as she watches daughter Analia, 6, and Charlie Major, one of the volunteers, loading items into the Zaragoza’s bus which left for Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. After packing up the vehicle, about 10 children took time to enjoy painting polka dots and biblical references on the sides and top of the bus. One Hillsboro […]

    Hillsboro family organizes aid for hurricane victims
  • Youth to be charged in county vandalism spree

    Vandals used spray paint to deface this portion of the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church facility four miles southeast of Hillsboro on Kanza Road, which was discovered Friday morning. At least four youth, age 15 to 19, will be formally charged for similar incidents in Goessel and Hillsboro, according to Sheriff Robert Craft. Business owners, school officials and a few residents […]

    Youth to be charged in county vandalism spree
  • Hillsboro passes budget with estimated 1.8 mill increase

    The Hillsboro City Coun­cil during a brief special meeting approved the 2018 budget, which calls for $795,647 in 2017 ad valorem taxes. While the county determines the official mill levy for municipalities based on valuation, the city’s estimated levy for 2018 will be 44.5 mills, an increase of just under 1.8 mills. The budget was essentially approved at the council’s […]

  • Florence set for annual three-day Labor Day party

    The Labor Day parade is one of the popular events for the Florence Labor Day celebration. It begins at 11 a.m. Monday with Edmond and Carolyn Spencer serving as grand marshals. The 80th annual Florence Labor Day Celebration is less than a week away, offering people a way to end summer than by attending a family-friendly festival featuring music, games, […]

    Florence set for annual three-day Labor Day party
  • STUDENTS TRACK HISTORY

    Fifth-graders (foreground) Jace VanWart (left), Emery Dalke (right) and classmate Luke Isaac (behind VanWart) gaze at the solar eclipse through protective glasses. Students tracked the eclipse by watching the sun for a few minutes at a time. During the break, Ava Case and Cassidy Bernhardt (lower left) and the rest of the group were asked to draw a picture of […]

    STUDENTS TRACK HISTORY
  • Wear approved eyewear, eye doc warns

    Mark Abrams Optometrist Mark Abrahams, who sees patients two days a week in Hillsboro, has advice for those who plan to watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. “Even when (the sun) is partially exposed, looking at it can cause thermal burns in the back of your eye,” Abrahams said. “It’s just like shining a laser in your eye.” He […]

    Wear approved eyewear, eye doc warns

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Emergency responders debut new emergency strategy

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Trying harder doesn’t guarantee better play

September 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm

There’s no way to prove that trying harder can actually be a disadvantage in sports, but plenty of experts will tell you that it is, especially in baseball. Every coach...

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Marion’s Art in the Park

Marion’s Art in the Park

September 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Judy Christensen, right, is co-organizer of Marion’s annual Art in the Park,...

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Perennial wheat? Land Institute continues search

September 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Annual wheat is grown on more acres than any other grain crop, at 548 million acres worldwide, followed by corn at 445 million acres and rice at 399 million acres. It accounts...

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Goessel invited to join ‘Drive 4 UR School’ event

September 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm

The USD 411-Goessel board of education heard at its Sept. 11 meeting an invitation from Hillsboro Ford to participate in the next “Drive 4 UR School” event scheduled for...