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SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro

SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro

Hillsboro head swim coach Stephanie Moss (right) and assistant coach Kalen Moss cheer on members of the swim team during Saturday’s Mid-Kansas League Championship meet while dressed as R2-D2 and Princess Leia. Stephanie said the tradition of wearing costumes to the meet is a throwback to a former summer coach of hers on the Brookridge Swim Team, who, with assistant […]

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PARENTS AS TEACHERS: Read books to your youngsters

PARENTS AS TEACHERS: Read books to your youngsters

Made from recycled materials, “Chips in a Can” helps children ages 14 to 24 months practice motor skills and eye-hand coordination by dropping small metal lids in the container. They can also develop language skills by identifying the sticker images. “Kids love this game,” said Susie Kliewer, Parents as Teachers coordinator. “Parents get tired of the sound, but it just […]

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St. Luke halfway to $1.5 million goal for senior home

St. Luke halfway to $1.5 million goal for senior home

Architect renderings offer a glimpse of the interior, including a fireplace, near the entryway, and the exterior look of the entrance, which is part of a 1,000-square-foot addition to the St. Luke Living Center project. Mike Norris says the “Moving Forward Together” campaign is about halfway to the $1.5 million goal. With staff settling into the expanded and improved St. […]

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A boost for young families

A boost for young families

The Sorensen family of Hillsboro—parents Tania and Wade, and children Aaliyah, 5, Lucas, 8, and Sam, 11—have benefitted from early children programs available in Marion County, including Parents as Teachers, Early Intervention Services and Head Start. “Especially with your first child, you don’t know all the milestones they should be reaching, and they help you with that,” Tania said about […]

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County hears about dusty truck traffic

Marion County commissioners addressed the concern about heavy traffic that’s raising a lot of dust for residents living along one county road. Commissioner Diane Novak had received a call because up to 50 to 70 trucks per day are driving along 220th Street from U.S. Highway 77. The trucks are transporting quarry rocks to a construction site. Jesse Hamm, Road […]

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Remember your pets as temps approach triple digits

Remember your pets as temps approach triple digits

With temperatures expected in the high 90s, and Wed­nes­day’s forecast to hit 100, Ivy, a 6-year-old Terrier/Pit mix, sat patiently in the driver’s seat, windows down, watching for her owners, Corey Shields and Chris Haddock of Marion, to exit the Dollar General store. Responsible pet owners like Shields and Haddock understand that leaving windows open just a crack doesn’t count, […]

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Hillsboro council hears county eco-devo plan

Local ambivalence about the county’s latest economic development effort collided with the reality of city budget limitations during the July 5 special meeting of the Hills­boro City Council. Russell Groves, the new board chairman of the Marion County Community Develop­ment Corp., said he was at the meeting “to invite the city of Hillsboro to join our mission.” Groves was a […]

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Hillsboro Museums opens its exhibit on pioneer trunks

Hillsboro Museums opens its exhibit on pioneer trunks

One of the more ornate moving trunks that are part of the exhibit About 60 people turned out Saturday for the opening of the Hillsboro Museums’ exhibit of immigrant and traveling trunks that Men­nonites from South Russia and Poland used to immigrate to the United States nearly 150 years ago. With museums coordinator Steve Fast holding the microphone, Raymond Wiebe, […]

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Hillsboro Rocks! Family-oriented rock-finding fad is taking off locally

Hillsboro Rocks! Family-oriented rock-finding fad is taking off locally

Analisa Defiesta, administrator of the Facebook page, said 200 members have signed up. The page allows other avid treasure hunters to show off what they find and even find out where their favorite rocks have been. A new activity is catching on in Hillsboro that requires no special talents, no expensive equipment, is free, family-friendly and fun. Known only as […]

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City closes big slide because of new law

City closes big slide because of new law

The “big slide” at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice. The big slide at the Hills­boro Family Aquatic Center was officially closed to public use July 1 and will remain closed until further notice, thanks to a new law passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor this spring. The “Kansas Amuse­ment Ride Act […]

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