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Symphony will be Flaming Center’s first guest performance

Symphony will be Flaming Center’s first guest performance

>The newly opened Shari Flaming Center for the Arts will welcome the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra for its first guest performance this Saturday. The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra had a dilemma, and the Tabor College Music Department found a solution. The result: The music department will host its first guest performance in the newly opened Shari Flaming Center for the […]

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Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

Surrounded by his current team, Darrel Knoll displays the plaque he received for 500 basketball victories, which Knoll achieved midway through his 30th season at Hillsboro High School. Success in basketball is doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time. And work hard during practice. That formula for winning basketball games was celebrated Jan. 9 in […]

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Commissioners discuss solutions for transfer station

Commissioners discuss solutions for transfer station

The aerial photograph was provided by BG Consultants and shows the proposed property for building the new transfer station, which is directly north of the existing facility. The commissioners were expected to discuss the land purchase in more detail at their Jan. 16 meeting. The Marion County Commission continued discussions with BG Consultants Jan. 11 about a new transfer station […]

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Done Deal/Hillsboro City Council approves purchase agreement for former hospital facility.

Done Deal/Hillsboro City Council approves purchase agreement for former hospital facility.

An agreement has been reached with EmpowerHMS to sell the former facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital at 710 S. Main. The purchase will be $400,000. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil, meeting in special session on Monday, approved a purchase agreement to sell the former location of Hills­boro Community Hospital at 701 S. Main to EmpowerHMS for $400,000. The property consists of […]

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Novak succeeds Dallke as commission chair

After a two-year stint as chairman of the Marion County Commission, Randy Dallke relinquished this seat to Dianne Novak during the first meeting of the new year on Jan. 8. By a unanimous vote, No­vak will be chairwoman, and Commissioner Kent Becker will serve as the vice-chairman. Dallke said: “It’s been a privilege sitting here two years in a row […]

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CHOOSE KIND /‘Wonder,’ the popular book and major motion picture, inspires a challenge for HMS students.

CHOOSE KIND /‘Wonder,’ the popular book and major motion picture, inspires a challenge for HMS students.

Hillsboro Middle School students gather for a group photo outside the Chisholm Trail movie theater in Newton during their Nov. 20 field trip. The HMS site council paid for the movie tickets and snacks to encourage the challenge to choose kindness at school and beyond.<p> The book was published in 2012 as a children’s novel written by R.J. Palacio. It […]

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2017: Year in Review- Major building projects completed by year’s end

2017: Year in Review- Major building projects completed by year’s end

Hillsboro Community Hospital staff join city representatives and other dignitaries for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting marking the opening of the new $11.4 million hospital on May 4 as hospital CEO Marion Regier readies her scissors. The project was originally promised almost nine years ago, and “groundbreaking” was celebrated in 2010. The year 2017 will be remembered for the completion of several […]

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Hillsboro Chamber’s scavenger hunt contest deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 4

Hillsboro Chamber’s scavenger hunt contest deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 4

Hillsboro Chamber of Com­merce is sponsoring a scavenger hunt of the winning displays for the city’s annual Christmas lights contest. The winner will receive $100 in Hillsboro Chamber Bucks. This year marked a record 52 entries with 14 winners at the following addresses: 214 Eisenhower, 315 Eisenhower, 202 S. Wilson, 313 S. Wilson, 301 N. Adams, 310 S. Adams, 414 […]

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Marion’s Waving Santa returns for the season

Standing more than 6-feet tall, the “waving Santa Claus” is back after a 10-year hiatus, thanks to the efforts of Marty Fredrickson with the help of the city of Marion and Dave and Jackie Crofoot, local residents. Making his return this year at Marion City Library, the waving Santa, is a name synonymous with happy memories for people who saw […]

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Delores Dalke’s mayoral tenure nears a successful conclusion

Delores Dalke’s mayoral tenure nears a successful conclusion

From the development of Hillsboro Heights, to rebuilding Main Street to a new facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital, the city benefitted from Delores Dalke’s leadership. City staff will be hosting a reception for Dalke from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at 118 E. Grand Ave. The public is invited to congratulate Dalke for her work with the city and enjoy […]

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