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Council working to separate old hospital space

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved at its Feb. 20 meeting an engineering contract with EBH & Associates to separate the former hospital building into two separate properties. The initiative became necessary when the city coun­cil agreed to sell the former facility at 701 S. Main to EmpowerHMS for $400,000. The not-for-profit company is planning to develop its part of the […]

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Tampa latest town to launch community foundation

Tampa latest town to launch community foundation

Tampa State Bank presented a check for $7,500 to the Tampa Community Foundation. Members of the TCF board from the left are: Francis Jirak, David Mueller, Julie Kerbs and Chris Costello (Carla Hajek not pictured). Presenting the check on behalf of Tampa State Bank are from left: Mickey Lundy, Bill Lundy and Emily Costello Kannady. One of the newest foundations […]

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YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age

YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age

The four high-school age gubernatorial candidates wait to share their views. From left: Alexander Klein (standing in for Jack Bergerson of Wichita); Ethan Randleas, a Libertarian candidate from Wichita; Tyler Ruzich, a Repub­li­­can from Prairie Village; and Dominic Scavuzzo, a Republican from Leawood. Adults who assume modern youth couldn’t care less about politics, current events and the future of their […]

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HHS alum highlights his son’s super traits

HHS alum highlights his son’s super traits

Chip Reece answers a question posed to him by Zaylee Werth, a sixth grade member of the Hillsboro Middle School Council. Chip Reece, a 1999 graduate of Hillsboro High School, spoke to middle students during an “Book Talk” Feb. 9 in the school’s auditorium. Janet Whisenhunt, director of the Wiebe Media Center, said Reece started his career right in this […]

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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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