Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Sell or stay, home improvements like these pay off in the long run

Homeowners undertake home improvements for two basic reasons: to please themselves or to please others who may one day buy their home. Some types of improvements are for the sake of a speedier sale, such as planting a row of shrubs between your backyard and a busy street behind your home. Others are for your own enjoyment, like painting your […]

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Recalling Harvey Girl days

Recalling Harvey Girl days

Helen A. Collins talks about a crate that was used by Fred Harvey to transport items years ago. This and other Fred Harvey artifacts are in the Halstead depot museum in Halstead. Dressed in her perfect white uniform, with all her waitressing training behind her and possessing job qualifications of being upstanding and having a good reputation, Helen A. Collins […]

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Daily Life (February 14, 2018)

Book discussion at Marion library “Just Mercy” will be discussed by participants in the One Book, One Community book read at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, in the Kansas Room inside the Marion City Library. The public is invited to attend, whether they read the book or not. The discussion will address feelings and thoughts about the book, the author and […]

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Deaths (February 14, 2018)

◼ ANN BARTEL, 91, died Feb. 10 at Hillsboro Community Hospital. Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. Interment is 10 a.m. prior to the service at Durham Park cemetery, rural Durham. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. She was born Jan. […]

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Card Showers (February 14, 2018)

Card Showers (February 14, 2018)

Lucille Kerbs Card request for Lucille Kerbs’ 85th Lucille Kerbs of Tampa will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 15. Her family requests a card shower in her honor. Lucille was born Feb. 15. 1933, to Paul and Carrie Gooding in Durham. She was married to the late Reuben Kerbs for 56 years, and she has lived all her adult […]

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Chamber gala to feature mentalist

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Winter Community Gala Monday, Feb. 26, in the fellowship hall of Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. The event is open to the Marion County community, and will include entertainment, a silent auction and a catered meal by Scott Catering. “The gala is going to be an incredibly fun event,” […]

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New bills coming out of committee

by Rep. Don Schroeder Kansas House of Representatives As we move further into February, the session has definitely picked up the pace. Bills are being kicked out of committees and will be run across the House floor soon. According to the session calendar, turn-around is less than two weeks away. That means that any non-exempt bills need to be out […]

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Letters (February 14, 2018)

HCF funds will aid water plaza project The Hillsboro Commun­ity Plaza committee would like to express our gratitude for receiving tremendous support from the Hillsboro Community Foundation, Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Hillsboro Kiwanis and many community members for Phase 1 of the plaza, which will include a splash pad, restroom facility, seating and shade. The committee’s grant submission […]

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Food commodities to arrive in county Feb. 21

Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Feb. 21. Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day. Check with your local site for its schedule. Lehigh residents should pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro. If there are no commodities left at your site, […]

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Hiemann named TC offensive coordinator

Hiemann named TC offensive coordinator

Steve Hiemann will bring 13 years of football coaching experience to the offensive coordinator position at Tabor College. Steve Heimann was named offensive coordinator for the Tabor College football team, replacing Billy Hick­man, who left the position in February. Heimann brings more than 13 years of coaching experience from nearly all levels of the game. “Steve has coached at every […]

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