Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Pros say fire repair cost is $440,000

A company that specializes in restoring buildings following a fire estimated that the cost to repair damage caused by a fire in late April at the city-owned former AMPI building to be more than $440,000.

At a special meeting May 14, the Hillsboro City Council reviewed an initial estimate from Wichita-based National Catas?trophe Resoration Inc. that totaled $440,087.

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Impact Fund campaign passes $200,000 mark

Members of the Hillsboro Community Foundation board want citizens to know the Impact Fund it launched in fall is a one-time campaign to raise $250,000 for a permanent endowment.

Board member say they?ve picked up signals that some people mistakenly believe the drive to raise funds for the Impact Fund will be an annual event.

It won?t be.

?This group won?t be going back to the community to make another gift,? said Mike Kleiber, HCF board president.

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Plans set for Family/Folk Festival this weekend

Planning is all but complete for the 2007 Hillsboro Family/Folk Festival and All-School Reunion on Memorial Day weekend.

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Berth day
Berth day

Berth day

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Tiffany Rooker (left) and Abu Humber negotiate a successful handoff during their heat of the 4×100 at the Class 3A regional meet in Cheney. The Trojans missed a state qualifying berth by finishing sixth in a time of 52.39 seconds. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

 

Justin Heidebrecht of Marion and Spencer Brown of Hillsboro work their way through the pack during the first leg of the 4×800. Hillsboro won the race in 8:22.4 while Marion also qualified for state by placing fourth in 8:30.94. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image

Regionals is the one meet of the year when Hillsboro track coach Dennis Boldt could care less about team accomplishments.

So set aside the fact his girls? squad won the regional title by a 15-point margin over runner-up Sacred Heart at Cheney on Friday, and that his boys? team finished third.

Here?s what?s important: the girls qualified five different athletes in 10 individual events for this weekend?s state track in Wichita, plus a relay that includes a sixth athlete.

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Trojans baseball season ends in 16-6 loss at Hoisington regional
Trojans baseball season ends in 16-6 loss at Hoisington regional

Trojans baseball season ends in 16-6 loss at Hoisington regional

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Troy Frick slides safely home to give HHS a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth against Hoisington on Wednesday. The Cardinals rallied, scoring six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to win by run rule. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

A tightly played contest in the early going unraveled toward the end, leaving Hillsboro with a 16-6 run-rule loss to Hoisington in the semifinals of the Class 3A regional tournament played Wednesday at Hoisington.

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SES prevails one more time
SES prevails one more time

SES prevails one more time

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The Hillsboro dugout watches with diminishing hope as the Trojans? regional championship aspirations near the final out against Southeast Saline on Thursday. From left: Amanda Bina (sitting), Briana Loewen, Jensea Klose, Rachelle Goldsby and Jessica Klose.Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

The day is coming when Hillsboro will defeat Southeast of Saline and earn a trip to the Class 3A state softball tournament.

But that day didn?t come Thursday.

For
the fifth time in five regional championship games between the two
schools, the maroon-clad Trojans came out on the short end against
their purple-clad namesakes.

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Tabor inks three for ?07

Women?s Basketball?Haley Parsley, Crowell, has signed a letter of intent to play women?s basketball at Tabor College for the 2007-08 season.

Coach Shawn Winter said the team is ?excited that (Parsley) has decided to join our basketball program at Tabor.?

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GHS boys three-peat

The Goessel High boys track team won its regional Friday for the third straight year.

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MHS, HHS 3rd best at state

At the Class 3A state golf tournament hosted by Cheney on Monday night at the Cherry Oaks course, Hillsboro golfers posted a 328?the evening?s third best team score.

The top four from Marion finished with a 328, too.

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HHS softball loses to SES in regional finals…again

Purple Trojans continue their mastery of maroon Trojans in softball regional tournamentss

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