Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Letters (February 7, 2018)

Handling of funds questioned I would like to educate the community as to how commissioners Randy Dallke and Kent Becker think it is OK to hand over $120,000 to the economic development committee treasurer, Mike Beneke, to hire a new director for the EDC. They will get another $40,000 later. Treasurer Mike Beneke has control over all this money until […]

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New governor takes charge in Topeka

This week of session has been a little different with Gov. Brownback’s resignation effective Jan. 31 and Lieutenant Governor Colyer’s swearing in the exact same day and time as Gov. Brownback’s resignation goes into effect. It is unlikely the change in the executive branch will cause an upheaval as Gov. Brownback has included Lt. Gov. Colyer in assembling the budget […]

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Area Hoops Roundup (February 7, 2018)

GIRLS GOESSEL at CENTRE—The Goessel Bluebirds handed the Centre Cougars a 71-36 loss Friday on the Cougars’ home court. The visitors established a 19-8 lead after one quarter, fueled by 14 points from Brittney Hiebert. Goessel then expanded the lead with each additional quarter. The Bluebirds held a 13-12 edge at the end of second quarter, 20-14 in the third […]

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Scorecard (February 7, 2018)

KCAC BASKETBALL MEN KCAC Overall W L W L Southwest’n (6) 14 4 21 5 O. Wesley’n (21) 12 6 19 7 Ks Wesleyan 12 6 14 10 Friends 12 6 14 11 York 11 7 14 11 Saint Mary 11 7 13 11 Tabor 10 8 11 13 Ottawa 9 9 10 13 Bethel 5 13 7 18 Sterling […]

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HCF awards $21,461 to ‘enhance quality of life’

HCF awards $21,461 to ‘enhance quality of life’

Marilyn Bartel, sponsor of the Hillsboro High School Chess Guild, receives a symbolic check from HCF board member Eddie Weber during the presentation of awards on Friday. The Chess Guild received $300 toward chess lessons and travel to competitions. Hillsboro Community Foundation distributed grant awards totaling $21,461 Friday to 16 Hillsboro-area not-for-profit entities during halftime of the high school boys’ […]

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Be aware of identity theft when it comes to taxes

by Derek Schmidt Kansas Attorney General It’s hard to believe, but tax season is once again upon us. Many of you have probably already received forms in the mail or electronically and have started working on your tax returns. As the filing season gears up, we mark this week, Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, as “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.” […]

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Peabody foundation issues grants

Peabody Community Foundation awarded $10,068 in grants to 11 area groups Saturday, Feb. 3, at the annual Pancake Day at Peabody Senior Center. More than 150 people attended the event, where funds were raised for the ongoing work and future grants by PCF. The largest individual grant was $4,000 to the Peabody Hearts for Hart Park, an organization working to […]

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Winning competitive Kansas photo contests runs in the family

Winning competitive Kansas photo contests runs in the family

Courtesy Photo Trudy Hein, a sixth-grader at Hillsboro Middle School, won first place out of 627 sixth-grader entries in the statewide “Happy Birthday, Kansas” photo contest. Her winning photo was taken during wheat harvest at her grandparents’ house north of Hillsboro. Trudy received an iPad as her prize. Her parents, Kerry and Rachel Hein, and their three daughters attended the […]

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Daily Life (January 31, 2018)

Extension offering health program Marion County K-State Research and Extension will be offering an eight-week program called, Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, which emphasizes simple strength-building exercises that will improve balance, health and state of mind. Instruction will be led by Tristen Cope of the Marion County K-State Research and Extension office, and Anne Pitts of the Harvey County K-State Research […]

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Births (January 31, 2018)

Births (January 31, 2018)

Presley James Vogts Todd and Kendall Vogts of Moundridge announce the birth of their daughter, on Sept. 7, 2017, in Hutch­in­son. She weighed 8 pounds and 11⁄2 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Cindy Perry of Minneapolis and paternal grandparents are Steven and Karen Vogts of Canton.

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