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New county eatery comes from a truck

New county eatery comes from a truck

Austin Ebaben and Todd Palic, both of Marion, enjoy some hot food from Taco's Food Truck. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Taco’s Food Truck has become a popular destination for hungry citizens of Marion County. While some stumble upon it when they drive by and decide to try it out, others check on Facebook for times and locations of the truck. […]

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Crowning a new court in Marion

Crowning a new court in Marion

Marion’s homecoming court included (from left) Corrina Crabb, Sam Zinn, Michaela Regnier, Noah Dalrymple, Maria Stuchlik and Blaine Mermis. Little helpers were: Dawson Jones and Ayla Rogers. The ceremony was held at halftime of the boys’ game with Ell-Saline Michaela Regnier and Noah Dalrymple were crowned homecoming royalty during halftime of the boys’ game with Ell-Saline Friday. Photos by Allison […]

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Hillsboro to see recycling options in the near future

The Hillsboro City Council learned at its meeting on Feb. 5 that recycling operations are anticipated to begin sometime in mid-March. Dale Dalke, street supervisor, who is overseeing the recycling project, said the new sanitation truck, which will accommodate both trash and recyclables, is nearly completed for March. Mike Younger with EBH Engineering, provided an update on the water project. […]

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Second wind farm could be coming to Marion Co.

As the wind farm project to the north nears completion, a second wind farm to the south is gaining momentum, and could reasonably get underway in the fall, according to information presented at the Marion County Commission meeting on Monday. The wind farm to the south was initially started up by Rex and Carol Savage of Florence about a decade […]

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Lions Club hosts  feed to raise funds

Lions Club hosts feed to raise funds

The Hillsboro Lions Club served up breakfast at the Senior Center on Saturday to raise money to help Roger Ryder and his family. Will Bartel enjoys his pancakes. Members of the community came out to support the cause and visit.

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Students get into the Kansas Day spirit

Students get into the Kansas Day spirit

Hillsboro Elementary School third graders celebrated Kansas Day on Tuesday by visiting Parkside Homes residents. They had snacks and worked on art projects together. Students work on their Kansas Day craft with help from Candace Pankratz. They decorated sunflowers with tissue paper. Thurston Silhan poses for a minute while crafting to celebrate Kansas Day. He managed to complete his project […]

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Rock talk dominates commission conversation

The Marion County Commission was between a rock and a hard place in looking at one part of its road problems during Monday’s meeting. Jokes aside, commissioner Dianne Novak spoke with Warren Harshman, Sam Harshman and Frank Rocker, who represent Harshman Construction, which was paid $500,000. “In a recent report,” Novak said, “some of the rock (from Harshman’s) doesn’t meet […]

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Hillsboro Scholar’s Bowl team takes third

Hillsboro Scholar’s Bowl team takes third

From left: Jacob Denholm, Noah Bartel, Olivia Jury, Callie Arnold, Collin Brown and Henry Hein. The team took 3rd place at the Scholar’s Bowl last Thursday. They will compete at regionals on Thursday.

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Marion County roads are in dire shape, force action by commission

Marion County roads are in dire shape, force action by commission

The majority of Marion County’s township roads are in dire need of maintenance, according to farmers, commissioners and current and former supervisors. One example is the road pictured, which is supposed to be a “rock road” but has no rock, leaving it slippery, sludgy and nearly impossible to maneuver without a four-wheel drive vehicle when it rains, snows and then […]

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Disc golf could be heading to Hillsboro

A disc golf course could be in Hillsboro’s future if organizers can get the necessary funding, according to information presented at the city council meeting Jan. 22. Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston asked Jerry Schwilling, who along with Doug Sisk, recreation director, hope to launch the project. Schwilling said: “I am a disc golfer, and when we moved here last summer, […]

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