Articles By: Lou Thurston

Get out and vote in important election

We have an important election coming up Tuesday, Aug. 7. Presidential elections get a lot of publicity and the election cycle never seems to end anymore. However, the most important elections, the ones that impact your and my lives the most, happen at the local and state level. Your local and state elected officials deal with issues that are closest […]

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Mayor gives update on water usage

Wow, has it been hot and dry or what? With the current draught conditions I have been asked several times lately about Hillsboro’s water usage and more specifically the water that we have been providing to the wind farm project. As most of you know, Hillsboro’s source of water is Marion Reservoir. As some of you may not know, while […]

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Be vigilant about car safety at night

Vigilance. As you may have read in the newspaper and heard on the street, Hillsboro has experienced several car thefts and thefts from vehicles recently. I have been in communication with Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning and he has informed me that while some of the incidents have been related, some have not. Some of the thefts have been solved […]

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Summer fun and a time for vision

◼ Recreating. A lot is going on in Hillsboro this June. Our city recreation programs are in full swing: Blast Ball; T-ball; Machine Pitch; baseball; softball; swim team; tennis camp; drama camp; golf camp; baseball clinic; summer volleyball camp; youth volleyball league; Pitch, Hit & Run; Summer Craft Camp and finally STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp are all […]

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Seeking ‘power’ in various forms

It’s not yet summer, and yet it seems summer’s heat is already on. Unfortunately, we have missed a lot of the rain that has fallen around us. At our house we already have the air conditioning on, and with that the certain knowledge that our utility bills will be going up. Electric power. That leads me to a discussion of […]

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Diamond Vista workers arriving

May is a month of endings and beginnings. Students are graduating, ending years of study and at the same time, beginning new chapters in their lives, starting careers or going on to further educational opportunities. I want to congratulate all the graduates of Hillsboro High School and Tabor College. We hope you have made many positive memories during your time […]

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