Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Daily Life (7-11-18)

Chat N’ Dine plans to meet July 14 The Marion County Lake Chat N’ Dine meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 in the home of Larry and Linda Beck at 1885 Upland Road. Larry and Linda will be the hosts for the evening. Plans include enjoying a cookout, visiting with friends and neighbors, and swimming. Hamburgers and […]

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Howard Schmidt to celebrate 80th

A card shower is being organized for Howard D. Schmidt, a long-time resident of Marion County, who currently resides in Hesston. Schmidt is turning 80 years old on July 14. Cards can be sent to 200 W. Cedar, Room 301, Hesston, KS 67062.

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Scribbles (7-11-18)

HILLSBORO senior center This week we will have our jam session Thursday July 12 after the noon meal. Then on Tuesday July 17 we will have our board business meeting after the noon meal. We are also looking for program ideas so if anyone has one, please let us know. We also need volunteers to help over lunch and also […]

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Deaths (7-11-18)

◼ HERBERT “HERB” GUHR, 93, of Hillsboro, died July 3 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. A celebration of life service was at 11 a.m. July 7, at Hillsboro MB Church with pastor Jeremy Matlock and Garvie Schmidt officiating. He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Hillsboro to Reinhold and Anna (Wedel) Guhr. On Oct. 5, 1948, he was married […]

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Prairie View awarded $50k grant

Prairie View Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to help people with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing. TBRA awards are funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships program administered by KHRC. The grant gives the opportunity of affordable housing for those at or below 50 percent […]

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Mayor gives update on water usage

Wow, has it been hot and dry or what? With the current draught conditions I have been asked several times lately about Hillsboro’s water usage and more specifically the water that we have been providing to the wind farm project. As most of you know, Hillsboro’s source of water is Marion Reservoir. As some of you may not know, while […]

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Hillsboro swim team takes second in huge meet

Hillsboro swim team takes second in huge meet

Tristan Rathbone completed in the 13-14 year-old boys and won the 50, 100, and 200 Meter Freestyle events in his age group. Karrie Rathbone / Submitted Photo The Hillsboro Swim Team finished second at the home swim meet last week. The team had 995 total points and only lost to Hesston, who had 1,010.5. There were eight teams in the […]

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Area student graduates from St. Olaf College

Erin Wiebe graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in May with degrees in medieval studies and studio art. Wiebe, a 2014 graduate of Hillsboro High School, is working this summer as a part-time seasonal archives assistant for the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College this summer. She is the daughter of Maura and […]

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Centre FFA attends state conference

Centre FFA Chapter officers attended the State Conference for Chapter Leaders July 1-3. SCCL is a camp for chapter officers from all across Kansas held in Rock Springs. Cailey Barney, treasurer/secretary; Jensen Riffel, vice president; and Tyler Nickel, reporter, attended as representatives of the Centre FFA officer team. They learned more about how to manage their positions and worked on […]

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Retro float earns win for Ramona Independence Day parade

Retro float earns win for Ramona Independence Day parade

The Retro in Ramona float was the first place float winner in the Independence Day parade at Ramona on Saturday. Showing off their retro attire, transportation and seating, from left, are Lexi Todd, Julie Noeth and Stephanie Symns.

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