Category: Breaking News

New management to take over the hospital immediately
New management to take over the hospital immediately

New management to take over the hospital immediately

HCH         Hillsboro Community Hospital is temporarily under new management. This morning, the Marion County District Court approved the Bank of Hays and the City of Hillsboro’s joint request to remove HCH out from EmpowerHMS and appointed a new company to take over the management. As the Free Press previously reported, the Bank of Hays filed a foreclosure […]

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Snow fun
Snow fun

Snow fun

Children and snow fort   For eight Hillsboro children, Sunday was a great day to leave the computer games inside, and instead opting to play outside to build a snow fort, a nearly 12-foot high snowman and three smaller snowpeople. Those working on different parts of the winter scene were, left to right, Aimee Kelly, Lundyn Hiebert, Leighton Thiessen, Joseph […]

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Pharmacy loss minimal in break-in
Pharmacy loss minimal in break-in

Pharmacy loss minimal in break-in

Early Sunday morning, two individuals broke into the Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy. After attempting and failing to break in through multiple entry points, they were finally able to break in the door. “The alarms were immediately triggered. They were in the store for less than  90 seconds. They had a big tote bag but put nothing in it. They didn’t look […]

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Hillsboro Community Hospital power to stay on
Hillsboro Community Hospital power to stay on

Hillsboro Community Hospital power to stay on

Hillsboro Community Hospital’s power will remain on due to a last minute resolution that has the unpaid utility bill of $16,644.31 owed to the City of Hillsboro paid off. The rest of the roughly $28,000 owed to the City of Hillsboro previously reported was paid off earlier in the week. The resolution came roughly 30 minutes before the scheduled shut […]

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Hospital facing utilities shutdown

The City of Hillsboro is shutting utilities off at the Hillsboro Community Hospital on Friday for an unpaid utility bill of over $28,000. The city has communicated with the hospital and outlined items to be covered before the shut off occurs. One item was a test of the generator. “We did have the test this morning, and it was successful. […]

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Bank files foreclosure petition against hospital

Bank files foreclosure petition against hospital

HCH The Bank of Hays has filed a petition to foreclose on the Hillsboro Community Hospital. In 2015, the bank issued a $9.7 million construction loan for the hospital. According to the lawsuit, the bank is requesting the full amount of the loan plus interest and late fees be paid on the debt. If the principal is not paid within […]

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Newton man with Marion Co. ties set new bike record

Newton man with Marion Co. ties set new bike record

Image by Eddie Ulloa For several years, Kevin Nickel, Newton had been considering riding across Kansas by bicycle. The World Ultra Cycling Association (WUCA) was keeping records and no one had finished a Kansas crossing from north to south. Nickel set the date of Dec 14  as the day to make this record-setting attempt. Starting at the Nebraska border, north […]

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Annual Meeting for the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum of Goessel, KS will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the Goessel Mennonite Church. The event will begin with a business meeting of yearly reports, activities, and budget approval. It will then move on to the program portion. Brian Stucky, President of the Friends of the Cherokee Trail– […]

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DEATH: Kenneth A. Funk

Kenneth A. Funk, 84, Hillsboro, died Jan. 5, 2019 at Via Christi St. Teresa Hospital in Wichita. A celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Tom Harder. Interment at Haven of Rest cemetery rural Hillsboro at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The family will receive friends from […]

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DEATH: Arthur Wedel

Arthur Wedel, 92, Tampa, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Arrangements are pending by Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home of Abilene.

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