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The 16-year anniversary of America’s worst terrorist attack

The 16-year anniversary of America’s worst terrorist attack

Emergency responders, representing rescue, ambulance service, police and fire department parked their vehicles and fire gear outside of Hillsboro City Hall to commemorate the Sept. 11 attack on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001

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KDOT awards 600K grant for bypass lane

Hillsboro will be receiving a $600,000 grant to have a bypass lane and turn lane added at the intersection of U.S. Highway 56 and Indus­trial Road a secondary road that leads to two major distributors and Hillsboro Community Hospital. The grant was part of the $15 million package that KDOT divided across 30 projects through its City Connec­ting Link Improvement […]

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Hillsboro seeks debt-management policy

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil spent a good portion of its Sept. 5 meeting discussing the parameters of a debt-management policy for the city. City Administrator Larry Paine said the discussion would be timely, given the probability of separate bond issues for upcoming street projects and water-line projects. Councilor Brent Driggers had surfaced the debt issue several meetings earlier when the […]

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City crews contribute to the success of local art fairs

City crews contribute to the success of local art fairs

The communities of Hillsboro and Marion are gearing up for their art shows on Saturday. City crews from both towns contribute a lot to their success. HILLSBORO by Don Ratzlaff The Free Press If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly takes a community to support a successful arts and crafts fair. Saturday’s annual event takes care […]

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Hillsboro family organizes aid for hurricane victims

Hillsboro family organizes aid for hurricane victims

Angie Zaragoza, right, holds a fan as she watches daughter Analia, 6, and Charlie Major, one of the volunteers, loading items into the Zaragoza’s bus which left for Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. After packing up the vehicle, about 10 children took time to enjoy painting polka dots and biblical references on the sides and top of the bus. One Hillsboro […]

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Speaker to address ‘Christians and culture’

Speaker to address ‘Christians and culture’

Scot McNight will be speaking at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 11 a.m. Sept 12 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Tabor College will host Scot McKnight next week for several events in Hillsboro and Wichita. The public is invited to one or both sessions in a two-part series that will be presented at Hillsboro Men­no­nite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie […]

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Florence draws sizable crowd for Labor Day

Florence draws sizable crowd for Labor Day

Florence Labor Day climaxed with the annual parade that started at 11 a.m. Monday. Officials said parade attendance was up. The Christian Church of Florence, above, took first in floats for best theme, said Melanie Grimmett, treasurer of the Labor Day committee. The other first place award went to the Rumpshakers, which used a flashback theme to the Ghostbusters and […]

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Youth to be charged in county vandalism spree

Youth to be charged in county vandalism spree

Vandals used spray paint to deface this portion of the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church facility four miles southeast of Hillsboro on Kanza Road, which was discovered Friday morning. At least four youth, age 15 to 19, will be formally charged for similar incidents in Goessel and Hillsboro, according to Sheriff Robert Craft. Business owners, school officials and a few residents […]

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Hillsboro passes budget with estimated 1.8 mill increase

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil during a brief special meeting approved the 2018 budget, which calls for $795,647 in 2017 ad valorem taxes. While the county determines the official mill levy for municipalities based on valuation, the city’s estimated levy for 2018 will be 44.5 mills, an increase of just under 1.8 mills. The budget was essentially approved at the council’s […]

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Novak’s case for level budget falls short in 2-1 decision

After about a 30-minute budget hearing at its Aug. 21 meeting, Marion County commissioners voted 2-1 to approved a 1.5 mill increase for the 2018 budget. Commission chair Randy Dallke and Commissioner Kent Becker voted in favor, Commissioner Dianne No­vak voted against it. A week earlier, Novak had asked Dallke and Becker if they would review the bud­get one more […]

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