Hope lives with every new day and new year

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
The familiar shape of the Hillsboro water tower is silhouetted by Saturday’s colorful sunrise. The final days of 2002 brought relatively mild weather to the area, although forecasters were predicting winter storms for the first part of this week. Articles recapping the 2002 year begin on this page with a chronological look at local events. See Page 12 to review the year in sports, and Page 19 for a recap of county highlights.

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