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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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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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