Articles By: Joey Young

Be wary of those political ads

With the glut of political advertising out there, I have one message for the people of Marion County: Do your research and don?t believe everything you hear or see. It doesn?t matter which side you vote with typically, the truth is, both sides play dirty this time of the year and neither is showing all their cards. They want to […]

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A letter from the Free Press publisher

Dear readers, Wal-Mart isn’t our friend. They aren’t our buddies. They don’t care about Marion County. They see us as a way to suck up more market share and that is all. I wrote an editorial about this a few weeks ago. I have been more than vocal about it when people ask my opinion. Joel Klaassen, former owner of […]

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Mystery Business

When an organism exhausts a food supply, it must find something new to feed on. A virus or parasite finds a new host, a predator finds new prey, and Wal-Mart searches for another market and more small businesses to devour. With all the talk of a new ?mystery business? coming to Hillsboro, the speculation has many turning to the signs […]

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An exciting blur

An exciting blur

Joey My first week at the Hillsboro Free Press has been an exciting blur of new information and smiling faces. Everyone has been extremely kind, and the thing that struck me most was how the people I met around town knew me before I knew them. It was a good sign of the hard work Joel Klaassen, Don Ratzlaff and […]

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