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Legislators to make two stops in county Feb. 27
Legislators to make two stops in county Feb. 27

Legislators to make two stops in county Feb. 27

Kansas Sen. Jim Barnett of Emporia and Rep. Robert Brookens of Marion will be at the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, for a legislative coffee. Following that session, the elected legislators will be at Zimmerman?s coffee shop, 125 E, Main in Marion at 10 a.m. ?Come meet your legislators, have your concerns addressed, […]

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Safety issues lead city to remove play equipment
Safety issues lead city to remove play equipment

Safety issues lead city to remove play equipment

When warmer weather makes Hillsboro Memorial Park a more inviting place for kids to play, families familiar with the playground area will find the park…more spacious.

Two pieces of equipment?the wooden climbing and sliding apparatus installed years ago by local civic groups, and a cactus-like climbing apparatus?have been removed from the park for safety reasons.

The decision to remove them came following an inspection by Doug Sisk, the city?s recreation director, according to City Admini?strator Larry Paine. Sisk had received training in that area about a year ago.

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Historic blaze in Burns
Historic blaze in Burns

Historic blaze in Burns

The community of Burns lost an architectural treasure in the early morning hours Friday when the large, southern-style house known to locals as the ?Barker House? and the ?Antebellum House? was destroyed by fire. The fortunate news is that the current owners, Les and Rhonda Loucks, plus their six child?ren, escaped the blaze unharmed. Chief Terry Lowmaster from the Fire […]

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Nine groups receive Impact Fund grants

The Hillsboro Community Foundation awarded its third round of its Hillsboro Area Impact Fund grants Friday evening during halftime of the Hillsboro High School boys? basketball game. Nine community organizations received grants totaling $9,000. HCF established the Impact Fund as an undesignated endowment that will enhance the quality of life in the Hillsboro area. After raising more than $266,000 in […]

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Former Bronco urges youth to soar like eagles
Former Bronco urges youth to soar like eagles

Former Bronco urges youth to soar like eagles

Former Denver Bronco Steve Fitzhugh?s brand of ?Edu-tainment? made an appearance to Hillsboro High School and Middle School students Wednesday. In an 11 a.m. session with high school students and 2 p.m. session with middle school students, Fitzhugh talked about bad decisions and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and sex. The presentation involved students with games, comedy and interaction. He […]

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HMS seventh-grader wins Marion County spelling bee
HMS seventh-grader wins Marion County spelling bee

HMS seventh-grader wins Marion County spelling bee

Hillsboro Middle School seventh-grader Claire Heyen spelled her way to becoming the 2010 Marion County Spelling Bee champion Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Marion High School auditorium. P-s-y-c-h-o-a-n-a-l-y-s-i-s was the word that clinched first-place honors in the ninth round. In rounds one through eight, Heyen correctly spelled brighten, sculpture, fertilize, guidance, scruple, hysterical, larynx and infatuation. Tylor Baker of Peabody-Burns […]

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Luckey Day
Luckey Day

Luckey Day

Considering he?s a world-class animator with a hall-of-fame resum? of accomplish?ments, Bud Luckey may have been the least animated person in the room.

Low-key and soft-spoken, the retired concept artist who started drawing for Pixar in 1992 answered every question tossed to him last Tuesday when he visited Brian Stucky?s class of 19 Goessel High School art students.

But Luckey made it known at the start that his presentation was going to require some effort on their part.

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Truck accident turns sticky
Truck accident turns sticky

Truck accident turns sticky

A two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 56 and Sante Fe Street near Hillsboro early Thursday afternoon ended up being a sticky mess for some Marion County emergency responders and their vehicles, not to mention a temporary halt in highwy traffic for cleanup.

The incident involved a 1995 International truck hauling about 1,000 gallons of molasses and a 2007 Kenworth tractor-trailer.

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Moran visits Bluejay Nation
Moran visits Bluejay Nation

Moran visits Bluejay Nation

Rep. Jerry Moran visits with Shirley Suderman of Hillsboro during his visit to Tabor College on Saturday. Moran, who is running for the U.S. Senate, was hosted by administrators Lawrence Ressler and Rusty Allen, and attended the basketball games between Tabor and Kansas Wesleyan.

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Passengers escape injury in car-train accident
Passengers escape injury in car-train accident

Passengers escape injury in car-train accident

Three young adults and one child escaped injury after the vehicle they were in slid into an oncoming train just before noon Friday off 190th on Remington Road.

Christian Petersen, 26, of Hillsboro, driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus, was about one mile south on Remington Road when, he said, the car hit a mud puddle close to the railroad crossing.

?When I turned the windshield wipers on, the mud started smearing,? he said.

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