Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Commissioners keep emergency medical dispatch

Following a second discussion on the future of using Emergency Medical Dispatch in Marion County, commissioners agreed during their Wednesday payday meeting to continue the service for now. The issue of continuing EMD at annual cost of $60,000 to $100,000 a year surfaced at the Nov. 18 board meeting because Commission Chair Randy Dallke had suggested discontinuing the service to […]

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Key gathering

Hillsboro and USD 410 constituents will have a unique opportunity to hear and share information and insights about the future of the community by participating in the public forum planned for 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the high school auditorium. The initial motivation for the gathering was the unexpected enrollment drop of 52 students this fall […]

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NHS chapter at HHS inducts 19 members

NHS chapter at HHS inducts 19 members

Phillip Ediger, a junior at Hillsboro High School, signs the National Honor Society registry as a new member of the local chapter during the induction ceremony Monday night. Tanner Sechrist and Kianna Hinerman, current NHS members, wait to present Ediger with his medallion and certificate. Terry Bebbermeyer, chapter advisory board member, waits to introduce the other 18 pledges. Nineteen students […]

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DEATHS: Dwaine A. Esau, 59

Dwaine A. Esau 59, agronomy manager for Mid-Kansas Coopertive for the last 13 years and fire captain and safety officer with the Walton Fire Department, died Monday, Nov. 26 at Newton Medical Center.? The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. […]

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DEATHS: Christy Frantz, 34

Christy Michelle Frantz, 34, of Topeka, died Monday, Nov. 25, after a long battle with leukemia. She is survived by her husband, Hillsboro native Nolan Frantz, and two children, Isaiah (7) and Aiyana (2) of the home. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at the Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave. Topeka. Interment will follow […]

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Back to the Beginnings

Back to the Beginnings

Prior to the meeting, Moran shares a lighter moment with Diane Leiker, son Landon and husband Lee, who is superintendent of USD 408. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran came to Marion Monday to mark the 1,000th town hall meeting of his national political career and to share the frustration both he and most of the 100 or so people in attendance […]

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USD 410 asks city to permit animals at farm

Advised about a plan to develop a small school-related farm, the Hills?boro City Coun?cil was asked at its Nov. 19 meeting to consider making an exception to the city?s code about housing farm animals within city limits. Evan Yoder, Hillsboro Elementary School principal, presented the proposal of joining forces with Tabor College to develop a hands-on learning tool that would […]

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Hillsboro council to review list of potential city projects

The school farm project absorbed most of the Hills?boro City Council?s time and energy during its Nov. 19 meeting (Page 1A), but it did address several other issues before adjourning. The council: ? received a list of 67 potential capital improvement projects from Paine with the request that the councilors indicate which projects they feel are most important. Paine said […]

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Seven receive all-state volleyball honors

Area schools were well-represented among the Kansas Volleyball Associa?tion all-state selections for the 2013 season with six players and one coach receiving recognition. Three members of the state champion Hillsboro Trojans received first-team honors in Class 2A. Danae Bina, a 5-foot-7-inch senior libero, was selected Player of the Year and coach Sandy Arnold was named Coach of the Year. Joining […]

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Your choice

With so many uncertainties facing this country as 2013 nears an end, Thanks?giving Day is an even more important holiday than usual. In a time when we can fret how bad things may get, we need a day to remind ourselves how good we actually have it. Gratitude has always been an attitude of choice. Each of us has reasons […]

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