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Hillsboro council approves interim city administrator

Hillsboro council approves interim city administrator

>Don Osenbaugh of Derby will take on city administrator duties part-time during Larry Paine’s medical leave of absence. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved arrangements at its Feb. 6 meeting to hire a part-time interim city administrator while Larry Paine recuperates from surgery. In late January, Paine was hospitalized in Topeka after collapsing on the steps of the Capitol, where he […]

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Marion student wins countyspelling bee

Marion student wins county

spelling bee

Abby Wesner, representing Marion Middle School, spelled 11 words flawlessly on her way to becoming the 2018 Marion County Spelling Bee champion. Abby qualified for the Kansas Spelling Bee when she spelled “sphinx” correctly. This may have been one of those odd years when the championship word at the Marion County Spelling Bee was one of the easier words that […]

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Recalling Harvey Girl days

Recalling Harvey Girl days

Helen A. Collins talks about a crate that was used by Fred Harvey to transport items years ago. This and other Fred Harvey artifacts are in the Halstead depot museum in Halstead. Dressed in her perfect white uniform, with all her waitressing training behind her and possessing job qualifications of being upstanding and having a good reputation, Helen A. Collins […]

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From Tabor to trainer

From Tabor to trainer

Jeremiah Randall, head athletic trainer for the Houston Astros, walks with shortstop Carlos Correa during a game. In his role, Randall is directly involved with the team’s Major League roster, handling health issues from common colds to broken bones.<p> Until last month, Jere­miah Randall hadn’t set foot in Hillsboro since graduating from Tabor College in 2004. He’s done a few […]

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County cancels mail ballot election for project

The Marion County Commissioners voted to cancel the mail ballot election using the 0.5 percent sales tax for building a $4.6 million transfer station at its meeting Feb. 5. Based on that decision, no informational meetings are scheduled nor will the county be considering flyers about the proposed project and financing. Commissioner Randy Dallke asked the other commissioners if they […]

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Police warn of the dangers playing ‘tag’ with vehicles

No one wins when young drivers allegedly play a game of cat-and-mouse, or car tag, and end up with one vehicle crashing into the back end of another, pushing it into a tree. Hillsboro Police Officer John Huebert said the accident was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the corner of Grand and Date streets. “Car tag […]

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Winning competitive Kansas photo contests runs in the family

Winning competitive Kansas photo contests runs in the family

Courtesy Photo Trudy Hein, a sixth-grader at Hillsboro Middle School, won first place out of 627 sixth-grader entries in the statewide “Happy Birthday, Kansas” photo contest. Her winning photo was taken during wheat harvest at her grandparents’ house north of Hillsboro. Trudy received an iPad as her prize. Her parents, Kerry and Rachel Hein, and their three daughters attended the […]

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Hillsboro chooses KDHE loan for waterline project

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved an ordinance at its Jan. 23 meeting to fund the city’s $3.8 million waterline project through a Kan­sas Depart­ment of Health and Environment loan. The council had been weighing the benefits of going with KDHE or with USDA Rural Development, a federal program. City Administrator Larry Paine said because Congress has yet to approve funding […]

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County preparing mail ballots for tax decision

In about a month, Marion County residents will vote on a half-cent sales tax, which, if approved, will be used to build a new transfer station at a cost of $4.670 million. The commission, said Tina Spencer, county clerk, opted for a mail ballot election, which means every registered voter in Marion County will be mailed a ballot. “Ballots can […]

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Commissioners vote for new transfer station

After months of debating on whether to repair the existing Marion County Transfer Station or build a new, larger facility, the commissioners chose to do the latter. The proposed cost can’t exceed $4.67 million being imposed with one-half percent sales tax by a special election question on March 20, according to Resolution 2018-03. As part of the decision, the commissioners […]

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