Category: Local News

Barter joins Grace as lead pastor

Grace Community Fellowship, Hillsboro, welcomed a new lead pastor in late May. Mike Barter, originally from St. Charles, Mo., comes to Grace after serving as lead pastor at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Mo., for four years. Prior to that, Barter spent more than 12 years as a firefighter and EMT for Central County Fire and Rescue in St. Peters, […]

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Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day gathering Monday in Memorial Park. Bright skies and warm temperatures greeted those who came to Memorial Park to honor military veterans, past and present, who served and sacrificed to keep the United States a free nation. Mayor Lou Thurston, the guest speaker, reminded those who listened why Memorial […]

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‘Click it or ticket’ crackdown continues through June 3

Roadway travelers can expect an increased law enforcement presence May 21-June 3 as 160 law enforcement agencies will actively enforce Kansas occupant restraint and traffic laws. This activity is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Drivers can anticipate strict enforcement of both the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and the Kansas child Passenger Safety Act. These […]

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Girls sell lemonade to help MSM

Girls sell lemonade to help MSM

These ambitious girls operated a lemonade stand on a cold and blustery March 6 to raise money for Main Street Ministries in Hills­boro. The girls raised $34.42, and donated the money to benefit the program. Members of the team are (from left) Rylie, Brianna, Talia, Austyn and Ella.

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Partners to provide food boxes for seniors

The Kansas Food Bank, along with local partners Marion County Food Bank and MAC, are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors. The Commodity Supple­mental Food Program will be available in Marion County to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements. Food packages include a variety of foods, such as […]

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Cold Weather Rule ended as of March 31

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ended Saturday, March 31. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements. The Cold Weather Rule is in effect from Nov. 1 through March 31 each year under the Kansas Corporation Commission’s jurisdiction. […]

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Funk feted at Lions convention

Funk feted at Lions convention

Courtesy Photo Larry Funk, president of the Hillsboro Lions Club, received a plaque and pin recognizing him as a Melvin Jones Fellow at the District 17 N Lions Convention in Wichita March 3. Presenting the plaque is Lion Bill Kincaid of Augusta. Melvin Jones is the founder of Lionism. This honor was bestowed through the Hillsboro Lions to recognize Larry […]

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Peabody Community Foundation to host Red Cross training event

Peabody area leaders will have an opportunity to participate in “Be Ready, Be Resilient” at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, March 29, in the Ann Potter Room at the Peabody Town­ship Library. Hosted by the Peabody Community Foundation, the event will introduce the Red Cross MARC method (Multi-Agency Resource Center) designed to be a one-stop shop where survivors of disaster can find […]

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Chamber Winter Gala focuses on fun

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Winter Community Gala Monday, Feb. 26, in the fellowship hall of Hillsboro Mennonites Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. The event is open to the Marion County community, and will include entertainment, a silent auction and a catered meal by Scott Catering. “The gala is going to be an incredibly fun event,” […]

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Trapper thins coyote population by request of the city

Trapper thins coyote population by request of the city

Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning congratulates local trapper Gary McCloud for reducing the coyote population by 23 during a recent trapping project after the department was informed of several sightings. McCloud traps for the city of Hillsboro for no charge. When you see coyotes strolling into town to forage within city limits, who are you going to call? First, probably […]

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