Category: Local News

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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Kelly enters 2018 governor’s race

A crowded field of candidates running for governor in Kansas gained its first woman Friday with the entry of state Sen. Laura Kelly. Kelly, 67, who has represented a Topeka district in the Kansas Senate since 2005, has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Sam Brownback. As the top Democrat on the Senate’s budget-writing committee, Kelly has been particularly critical […]

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Hillsboro council handles routine business at meeting

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took care of routine business at an abbreviated Dec. 5 meeting. The council too the following actions: • authorized the payment of $123,946 for work completed to replace B Street between Lincoln and Jefferson streets. The project was completed by Hett Construction in “plenty of time” to give access to the new fine arts building at […]

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Peace poster winners 2017

Peace poster winners 2017

Hillsboro Lions Club representatives Elfrieda and Marvin Funk (far right) pose with the winners of this year’s Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. Pictured are the sixth-grade winners, from fifth place to first place (left to right): Rylie Driggers, Kaysie Rader, Sonareigh Bell, Trudy Hein and Annaliese Jorgenson. As the first place winner, Annaliese’s poster will be submitted to the district […]

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Fall election did increase voter participation

by Stephen Koranda Kansas News Service The 2017 Kansas election is officially in the books, as counties finished most of the work finalizing their results Thursday. This was the first election since local races were moved to the fall, and voter turnout was up in many areas. Shawnee County saw turnout of around 19 percent, a jump of about 5 […]

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State settles agreement with tobacco companies

A years-long negotiation to resolve a decade-old dispute with tobacco companies about implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settle­ment Agreement has finally been completed, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday. In 2012, Kansas and 19 other states reached an agreement in principle, set forth in a term sheet, to settle the dispute that had been lingering for more than […]

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