Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Pair wins tourney title

Shelley Dunham and Jenny Gihring combined for a one-over-par 36 to win the Hillsboro Ladies Golf Invitational Tournament June 21.

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Atwood lands lake-record catfish
Atwood lands lake-record catfish

Atwood lands lake-record catfish

atwood and catfish.jpg Gene Atwood holds the 68-pound catfish he landed at Marion Reservoir May 10. He later released it back in the lake. Don?t call him Ishmael. Call him Gene Atwood. On May 10, Atwood hooked a lake-record 681⁄2-pound flathead catfish at Marion Reservoir. ?My wife and I were trolling for walleye in 22 or 23 feet of water,? […]

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Consultant explains state fire marshal?s visit to county jail

Consultants with Law Kingdon of Wichita, who also work with planning for a new community corrections center, were at the Marion County Commission meeting Monday to explain planning to commissioners for meeting state fire marshal requirements for the current jail.

Tony Rangel of Law Kingdon said the requirements include blocking fire access through vertical systems?such as heating conduits?and putting barrier walls between jail housing for humans and jail housing for inanimate objects.

Rangel said the Commission could ask the state for 90 days to complete the work. He added that the work wouldn?t be overly expensive, and ?could be done by local craftsmen.?

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Goessel council reviews fireworks regs

The Goessel City Council reviewed fireworks stipulations for the public during its June 18 meeting.

Permits are required to discharge fireworks within the city of Goessel. Forms may be picked up at the city office and at Citizens? State Bank and must be returned to the city office by 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 3.

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Commissioner?s waste disposal is allowable, sanitarian says
Commissioner?s waste disposal is allowable, sanitarian says

Commissioner?s waste disposal is allowable, sanitarian says

HolubTrashDCP_3975.JPG Click image to enlarge Public callers reported this pile of commercial and demolition waste to the Free Press from a house torn down on North Cedar in Marion by Seacat Hardware, where County Commissioner Dan Holub works. The waste was placed in an old trench silo on land Holub?s mother owns along 240th. County Sanitarian Bobbi Strait said the […]

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Peachey named CEO of nursing home in South Hutchinson

Lowell Peachey of Hillsboro has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson.

He began his duties June 25.

?The board and supporting churches are very pleased to have Lowell’s leadership experience, vision for the future and passion for the ministry of Mennonite Manor,? said board president Leroy Hershberger.

?We are confident that he will strengthen our tradition of care.?

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Date of college loans determines impact of July 1 interest increase

If you?re borrowing money to pay for college?whether as a student or
a parent of a student?you are likely being swamped with direct-mail and
telemarketing enticements to consolidate before interest rates increase
on July 1.

Should you be paying attention to those enticements?

Only if you have loans that were taken out prior to July 1, 2006, say those who have worked with financial aid at Tabor College.

On
Sunday, July 1, interest rates will increase to 7.22 percent for
subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans for students and to 8.02
percent for PLUS loans.

In all three cases, that?s an increase of
only 0.08 percent from the current fixed interest rate for loans that
were made after July 1, 2006.

?For any loans taken after July 1
of 2006, there isn?t a lot of advantage to consolidate because they
already have the fixed interest rate,? said Grant Brubacher, director
of financial aid at Tabor College.

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Graves resigns as principal

Following and executive session, the Goessel school board voted at
its June 18 meeting to accept the resignation of Curt Graves as
junior/senior high school principal.

Graves wrote that he and his family have enjoyed the challenges and
accomplishments of the community and school system the past three
years, but are moving to Parsons, where he will be principal at the
community?s Class 4A high school.

?I do want to thank the
staff, students, parents and community for welcoming us and allowing us
the privilege to work with each person,? Graves added. ?Goessel is a
tremendous community and has a school system with staff that truly care
about students? futures.?

Board chairman Lynel Unrau expressed
appreciation to Graves for his years of service: ?He came to us three
years ago with a lot of enthusiasm as a young administrator and brought
new energy to the school district.?

Unrau noted that under
Graves? leadership, programs in all areas continued a tradition of
excellence. ?He will do well wherever he goes; we were glad to have him
here,? he added.

Unrau also acknowledged the contribution that
Graves? wife, Val, has made to the community as director of Joyful
Noise Community Child Care Center.

Unrau presented retiring board
member Richard Drake with a plaque for his eight years on the board.
Drake has been Goessel?s representative to the Marion County Special
Education Cooperative six of those years, the last two as president of
the co-op.

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Aleah Jost

Aleah Jost   Vaughn and Taryn Jost of Hillsboro announce the birth of a daughter, Aleah Samone, born May 9 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She joins three sisters, Tyah, 7, Kyan, 5, and Aisha, 2. Grandparents are Gerald and Joan Jost of Hillsboro, Barb and Clay Shannon of Oklahoma […]

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Happenings (Week of June 27, 2007)

Festivities July 3 at Schaeffler House   U.S. Congressman Jerry Moran will be the keynote speaker at this year?s Fourth of July festivities from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 3 at the Schaeffler House Museum in Hillsboro. The evening?s entertainment will also include patriotic music on the east porch of the Schaeffler House. Kansas Rep. Don Dahl will read […]

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