Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Lincolnville firefighters benefit from ?live-burn? trailer
Lincolnville firefighters benefit from ?live-burn? trailer

Lincolnville firefighters benefit from ?live-burn? trailer

The Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute provided a specially designed propane-fueled burn trailer. Firefighters wore bunker gear and air packs into the burn simulator, which reached temperatures that exceeded 500 degrees.

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Programs enable FSA to assist Kansas agriculture producers

The mission of the Farm Service Agency is to help ensure the well being of Amer?ican agriculture. In Kansas, this mission is being fulfilled through the administration of more than 20 various programs and direct benefits that serve the state?s farmers and ranchers.

FSA farm loan programs are an important source of credit to family farmers unable to obtain credit from conventional sources at reasonable rates and terms. Kansas FSA county offices approved 907 farm operating, ownership, and emergency type loans totaling to $89,002,542.

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Rain is critical component for 2007 crops prospects
Rain is critical component for 2007 crops prospects

Rain is critical component for 2007 crops prospects

 You can make the case that things don?t look too bad for crops in Marion County this year, but all questions are overshadowed by the top issue that has dominated local farming throughout this decade?we need rain and we need it badly.

Marion County Extension Agent Rickey Roberts said top soil moisture is close to adequate now, ?But we just don?t have much subsoil moisture yet. A lot of the snow we got ran off, the ground was so frozen. We didn?t get all of that moisture because it couldn?t penetrate, didn?t infiltrate. It helped. A little of it went into ponds, which we really needed.

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Marion council hears truck lot proposal

Darryl Brewer, representing D&L Enterprises, offered Monday at a Marion City Council meeting to upgrade seven acres he owns in southwest Marion for semi-truck parking if the city would share in 300 tons of rock needed at an estimated $7 a ton.

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Florence insurance premium down by $2,000

Members of the Florence City Council were told at their March 5 meeting that the premium for the city insurance policy will be $2,000 less than it was a year ago.

The city agent, Bill Hend?ricks, presented the council with spreadsheets detailing current insurance coverage.

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County continues effort to address salvage-yard complaints

The Marion County Commission Monday continued its push to clean up salvage yards, this time meeting with yard operator Danny King of Peabody and Zoning Director Bobbi Strait to see if King will be given a conditional-use permit to continue his business where it has been for years.

The commission focus on yards began with complaints that yard owners had vehicles parked on and spilling over onto county roads’ rights-of-way.

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TITLE DEFENSE
TITLE DEFENSE

TITLE DEFENSE

Trojans prove the adage:  aggressive defense wins state championships

It was a march to glory that Civil War general William T. Sherman would have loved.

On the way to winning the Class 3A title last week for the first time in 11 years, the Hillsboro High girls used an uncommon confidence and defensive fury to torch the opposition with an average victory margin of 20 points a game.

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TC ends season with 1-1 outing at national tourney
TC ends season with 1-1 outing at national tourney

TC ends season with 1-1 outing at national tourney

The Tabor College women’s basketball season ended Friday with a 61-44 loss to undefeated Indiana Wesleyan in the second round of the NAIA post-season tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Suderman signs for Bluejay football
Suderman signs for Bluejay football

Suderman signs for Bluejay football

Hillsboro High School senior Michael Suderman signed a letter of intent Monday to play football for Tabor College next fall.

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Frick signs football letter with Tabor
Frick signs football letter with Tabor

Frick signs football letter with Tabor

Hillsboro High School senior Troy Frick signed a letter of intent last Tuesday to play football for Tabor College next fall.

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