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History, future blend at 143-year-old library

History, future blend at 143-year-old library

Library Director Rodger Charles says the restoration of “Peabody’s Honor Roll” has made an impact: “It is beautiful and it has brought more foot traffic in the library as well. People have been hearing about it. You may not find a better blend of history and future in Marion County. After investing nearly $150,000 for improvements, the Peabody Township Library […]

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‘SURVIVOR DAY’ FUN

‘SURVIVOR DAY’ FUN

Teacher Phil Oelke (with hat) checks the archery technique of sixth-grader Isabell Jones. With her are classmates (from left) Deon Weeks, Jacki Latham and Lyle Fickes. With the end of the school year fast approaching, teachers and sixth-graders from Hillsboro Middle High School participated in an aptly titled year-ending activity. “Survivor Day” has been an annual tradition for sixth-graders since […]

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Hillsboro reps

talk EMS plan

with county

Nine representatives from Hillsboro attended the May 15 meeting of the Marion County Commission to voice concerns about having no ambulance coverage on certain days in May. Those attending were Larry Paine, Hillsboro city administrator; Clint Seibel, Lou Thurston, Darrell Driggers and Lyman Adams Jr. representing Hillsboro Development Corp.; Delores Dalke, Hillsboro mayor; Jessika Workman and Ken Johnson, Hillsboro Community […]

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Shaw breaks oldest HHS record

Shaw breaks oldest HHS record

y that enabled him to break the 49-year-old school record in shot put at the Central Kansas League Meet Friday in Hillsboro. Shaw heaved the shot 55 feet, 11⁄2 inches, which surpassed Milford Klaassen’s 1968 record of 54-101⁄2 by 3 inches. Prior to Friday, Klaassen’s record was the oldest record in Trojan track and field. With Shaw’s achievement, which included […]

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PROMISES AND PERSEVERANCE

PROMISES AND PERSEVERANCE

Sen. Jerry Moran on Saturday: ““I want to tell you how proud you should be of your community, how things came together to make this hospital possible.” One month short of nine years since the day the community of Hillsboro was promised a new state-of-the-art hospital facility, about 150 residents, well-wishers, dignitaries and hospital staff gathered Saturday morning to celebrate […]

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Hillsboro council gives green light to housing project

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil gave the green light for a new housing development during its May 2 meeting. Council members voted unanimously to approve a zoning change from agricultural to R-2 Residential for the 30 acres north of Third Street owned by Russell Groves of Hills­boro, and also approved the development’s preliminary and final plats. “I’ve been in Hillsboro for […]

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HES 5th-grader wins state Arbor Day poster contest

HES 5th-grader wins state Arbor Day poster contest

Trudy Hein (left, with shovel), a fifth-grader from Hillsboro Elementary School, won the 2017 Kansas Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas Forest Service. The theme this year was, “Kansas Trees are Terrific…and Energy Wise.” As a result of winning the contest, the Hein family was invited to come to the Capitol in Topeka April 27. They met Gov. […]

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Circles coordinator says poverty program works

Circles coordinator says poverty program works

Having celebrated Circles Marion County’s fifth graduation class last week, coordinator Mark Rogers sums up the local impact of the program in two words. It works. “We have data showing that we are making a difference,” Rogers said. “The people who connect with our program and follow through, it does make a change in their life.” Financial well-being is not […]

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Lights, action…

Lights, action…

“The Running Joke” production team (from back to front), Daniel Quiring, David Witt and Zach Neumann wait while Austin Calam reviews the audio from the previous take. <p> The 2016 presidential election thrilled some voters and exasperated others. For a team of Tabor College students, the unprecedented election season inspired the production of a 50-minute feature film. Directed by 2016 […]

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HCH makes the move to new facility

HCH makes the move to new facility

Marion Regier, Hillsboro Community Hospital CEO, is almost “boxed in” as she helps with the move to the new facility along U.S. Highway 56. “I know sometimes we thought this day was never going to come, but they kept encouraging us.” Moving a hospital to a new facility is a lot trickier than wrapping household items in newspaper and labeling […]

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