Category: Local News

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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Brownback narrowly approved for federal assignment

by Jim McClean Kansas News Service With help from Vice President Mike Pence, short-handed U.S. Senate Republi­cans on Wednesday made Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback President Donald Trump’s ambassador for religious freedom. Pence twice broke ties on nail-biter, party line, votes to ultimately confirm Brown­back after months of delay. With the governor being whisked away from his Statehouse job, soon enough, […]

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Youth compete at livestock show

Youth compete at livestock show

Landon Roberts placed first in the cross gilt class at the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz., in late December. Several Marion County youth spent their Christ­mas break showing at the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz. Tayle Black of Marion and SaRae Roberts and Landon Roberts of Hills­boro exhibited sheep and swine at the show. Tayle and […]

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Hillsboro council approves sewer bid

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil, during its Dec. 19 meeting, accepted a bid of $99,300 submitted by Nowak Con­struction of Goddard to install the sewer line in the housing subdivision being developed by Russell Groves on the north side of town. Darin Neufeld, city engineer with EBH & Associ­ates, said the recent bid solicitation generated significantly lower bids than were originally […]

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