Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Humble harvest-2007 crop appears to match farmers? low expectations
Humble harvest-2007 crop appears to match farmers? low expectations

Humble harvest-2007 crop appears to match farmers? low expectations

CalJostHarvestP6252276.JPG Click image to enlarge. Like most Marion County farmers who started cutting wheat toward the end of last week, Cal Jost was making rapid progress Monday afternoon on this field a mile east of Hillsboro. Modern machines help speed the harvest along, but low bushel yields as the result of hard freezes in late spring has kept yields significantly […]

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Marion hero was nation?s ?most deserving? in 1952
Marion hero was nation?s ?most deserving? in 1952

Marion hero was nation?s ?most deserving? in 1952

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Max Dunn of Marion holds a copy of the souvenir program that was issued when his brother Donald and family received their free Farm-In-A-Day near Moses Lake, Wash., in 1952. Donald Dunn was chosen as the most deserving veteran with a farming background by a panel of national ag leaders.
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This was the photo of the Dunn family used in the 1952 souvenir program. Pictured with Vernetta and Donald are daughters Deanna and Sally. Vernetta was about nine months pregnant with the family?s third child at the time. Eventually, eight children grew up in their family, which returned to the Midwest after four years in Washington State.

Few of the countless heroes who have gone to war to fight for American independence and freedom receive a reward adequate for their selfless service.

Fifty-five years ago, Marion native Donald D. Dunn may have came as close as any U.S. military veteran has to receiving proper compensation when he and his family were selected as the winners of a $50,000 farm set up in the Columbia River basin of Washington following a nationwide search conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The contest to find ?the most deserving World War II veteran with a farm background? was the idea of the Columbia-basin residents to celebrate the irrigation of 67,000 acres of semi-arid land through the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River.

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Editorial- A chapter ends

We want to publicly acknowledge Gordon Mohn for his contributions to the educational health of Unified School District 410 during his 14 years as superintendent. His retirement at the end of this month will bring to a close a chapter of steady and progressive leadership for the district. Mohn?s administration has been characterized by at least two passions: that kids […]

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Patriot Guard sends Zeiler for Iraq tour
Patriot Guard sends Zeiler for Iraq tour

Patriot Guard sends Zeiler for Iraq tour

DavidZeilerSendoffP6081719.JPG Photos by Kattie King / Free Press. Click images to enlarge. DavidZeilerSendoffP6081714.JPG David Zeiler (top photo, wearing light short-sleeved shirt) is surrounded by members of the Patriot Guard who organized a surprise sendoff for the Herington resident on Friday. Zeiler, a member of American Legion Post 366 in Hillsboro, will be leaving for his first tour of duty in […]

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Happenings (Week of June 20, 2007)
Happenings (Week of June 20, 2007)

Happenings (Week of June 20, 2007)

Lincolnville meeting June 21 about park A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Lincolnville City Hall to discuss improvements to the Lincolnville ball diamond and park. For more information, call Dawn Kaiser at 620-924-5574. Red Cross to hold blood drive June 22 An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2 p.m. […]

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Whitney, McVey marry March 17
Whitney, McVey marry March 17

Whitney, McVey marry March 17

WhitneyMcVeyWedding.jpg Click image to enlarge Mallory Whitney and Robert McVey, both of Peabody, were married March 17 at Peabody United Methodist Church with pastor David Ragland officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Ginger Whitney of Peabody and the granddaughter of Dennis Dillon of Harper, Beverly Dillon-Craig of Wichita, Janetta Whitney of Wichita and the late Wendell Whitney. […]

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Owen Dalke
Owen Dalke

Owen Dalke

OwenDalke.jpg Click image to enlarge Dustin and Emily Dalke announce the birth of son, Owen Daniel, born May 29 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. He joins brother Bryant Alan, 2 1/2. Grandparents are Dan and Donna Dalke of Hillsboro and Mehl and Diane Cruit of Wichita. Great-grandparents are Bob […]

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Regier, Bryant to wed Aug. 11
Regier, Bryant to wed Aug. 11

Regier, Bryant to wed Aug. 11

RegierBryantEngage.jpg Click image to enlarge Jim and Mary Regier of Hillsboro announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Christina Marie Regier, to Garrett Wayne Bryant, both from Hillsboro. The bride-elect graduated in 2000 from Hillsboro High School and in 2006 from Tabor College with a degree in organizational communication. She is a personal banker with Midland Bank in […]

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Bullingers celebrate 50th anniversary
Bullingers celebrate 50th anniversary

Bullingers celebrate 50th anniversary

BullingerLawrenceIrma50Anniv.jpg Click image to enlarge Lawrence and Irma (Burkner) Bullinger of Canton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 1 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Canton. They were married May 26, 1957. He is a self-employed farmer and she is retired from the State Bank of Canton. They have four […]

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Senior Scribbles (Week of June 20, 2007)

Carry-in meal will be Wednesday, June 20, at the Hillsboro Senior
Center. Bring your own table settings. Haris Zafar will check hearing
at 11:15 a.m. Max Terman will speak after lunch on the Civil War.

Wear shorts, capris or open-toed shoes to the center to kick off the first day of summer Thursday, June 21.

Birthday dinner is Monday, June 25, with special music by Julia Jost before lunch.

In
celebration of the day toothpaste was invented in 1850, Dentist Loren
Loewen will speak on general care after lunch Tuesday, June 26. Jeanne
Rziha will offer the final diabetes classes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Games, gab and goodies will be held for the ladies on Wednesday, June 27.

Those who would like to begin receiving the monthly newsletter can call 947-2304 or stop by the center.

A
big thank-you to our weekly volunteers: JoAnne Faurot, Frieda Birkle,
Irma Koop, Irma Groening, Leon and Betty Barr, Kathryn Heinrichs, Carol
Ollenburger, Lois Nuss, Mariann Unruh and Mildred Jantz.

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