Category: News

Eye sore home addressed by Hillsboro Council

Hillsboro resident Kevin Bartel, 108 N. Cedar, spoke to the Hillsboro City Council Tuesday about a house in his area of town. “I was wanting to find out the status of what our neighborhood calls the Hein house on the corner of Cedar and Grand,” he said. “We are also wanting to know what we can expect to see in […]

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Tabor to debut ‘My Fair Lady’ and Richert Auditorium

Tabor to debut ‘My Fair Lady’ and Richert Auditorium

The 'My Fair Lady" casts rehearses a dance scene in preparation for the show's debut at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. When the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, launching the first of four performances of the Tabor College production of “My Fair Lady,” it will mark not only opening night for the beloved musical, but also the […]

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Huffman charged with embezzlement

Huffman charged with embezzlement

Former Marion County economic development director Teresa Lynn Huffman, 68, was arrested late in the morning on Monday, Oct. 8., and charged with allegedly embezzling about $47,000. The complaint was filed Oct. 4 in the Marion County District Court by Courtney D. Boehm, county attorney, alleging that on or about May 1, 2018, Huffman misused public funds not authorized by […]

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Homecoming fun

Homecoming fun

Part of the Hillsboro Royal court. Front row: Katelyn Bowman and Ethan Rempel. Back row: Amy Kersten, Darian Ratzlaff, Trinity Malm, Josiah Driggers, Jenna Hinerman, Caleb Rempel and Cheyenne Bernhardt The 2018 Homecoming Candidates participated in some games during the pep rally. The seniors came out and did a song with motions. The cheerleaders led the games. The Class of […]

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County hears from cities about roads

City officials from Marion, Peabody, Goessel and Burns attended Monday’s Marion County Commission meeting to talk about the connecting links fund related to roads and bridges. Roger Holter, Marion city administrator, posed a question to the commission about how the various governmental entities can team up and maintain 980 square miles of roadways and connecting links. “So I guess I […]

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HES implements interesting new learning methods

Hillsboro Elementary School has focused on two new social and emotional learning pilots for the school year. The first one is called Mindful Mornings. These are held before school on Monday and Wednesday mornings in the gym where the students sit according to their grades and classes. Activities start out with saying the Pledge of Allegiance and listening to announcements. […]

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Marion Interim EMS director introduced

Marion Interim EMS director introduced

The Marion County Commission introduced Robert “Bob” Church as its interim EMS director during the Monday meeting, and following the resignation of Ed Debesis, who served about 18 months as the director. The commissioners also agreed to allow Church to expand the pool of part-time medical technicians from four to eight to ensure the schedule was covered 24 hours a […]

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Goessel City to Erect Additional Stop Sign

The Goessel city council met on September 17 and discussed the intersection of Church Street and the baseball diamonds. Because of safety issues, west-bound traffic will now have to stop. The council authorized a stop sign at that intersection. Turning their attention to another sign, the city discussed replacing the Goessel sign that is near the highway. The council expressed […]

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Local Bone marrow drive ends successful

Local Bone marrow drive ends successful

Danielle Rogers works with volunteers to secure mouth swabs. Several generations of Koons were on hand to participate in the drive. Carrie Koons registers on her phone while son-in-law Tyson Kendrick and daughter Shelby Kendrick also sign up. Granddaughter Anniston watches it all while Grandpa Rod Koons holds her. Carrie and Rod Koons paid a $60 fee to be swabbed […]

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Fun at Peabody Festival

Fun at Peabody Festival

Emily Tennant helps a customer at her booth. Tennant and her husband make all of their own artwork. While they currently work out of Valley Center, they have plans to open a shop in Peabody where they will sell their items as well as offer various how to classes. To see more of their work, go to tennantwoodandmetal.com. Laura Fowler […]

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