Category: Local News

City of Hillsboro discusses bevy of road projects throughout town

The City of Hillsboro met on Tuesday where they discussed the various road projects going on around town. The road is done on West Grand except for the asphalt being laid. This was scheduled to happen Thursday, Sept 5 and Friday, Sept 6 and then that project will be completed. The council voted to pay the invoice for that work […]

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Road work almost complete

Road work almost complete

The City of Hillsboro have been working hard to get the several week long project of Wilson and First completed. They will soon begin pouring the concrete. Photo by Shelley Plett/Free Press

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MES has a great grandparents breakfast

MES has a great grandparents breakfast

Marion Elementary School hosted Grandparents Breakfast for their students and their grandparents. Kindergartener Paisley Looper got to have breakfast with grandparents Tim Galliher and Dianne Galliher.

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Fast to present Hoeppner story at Lifelong Learning

Steve Fast, Hillsboro Museums coordinator, will present, “The Life of Dietrich Hoeppner,” to kick off the fall semester of the Tabor College Lifelong Learning program. The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. Sept 6 in the Heritage Lobby within the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. A native of Hillsboro, Hoeppner joined the Mennonite Central Committee and served as its […]

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Loewen family brings the generations together in Hillsboro

Loewen family brings the generations together in Hillsboro

Alma Stelting, Kathie Klassen, Hulda Loewen, Albert Loewen, Joe Klassen, Lois Snyder, James Loewen, Abby Loewen, Leah Loewen and Sam Loewen. Descendants of Peter and Anna Loewen, who built the Pioneer Adobe House located in Hillsboro in 1876, gathered together to connect and share family stories. 91 year old Hulda Loewen gets help from her niece Kathie Klassen before going […]

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Tabor College student gives color to blank canvas in Hillsboro

Tabor College student gives color to blank canvas in Hillsboro

Dani Calder, Hillsboro, created this mural for the community to enjoy on the garage at the southeast corner of C and Ash. “I am kinda artsy so I decided to paint something Hillsboroy.” Calder no longer lives there since she moved to an apartment last week. She won't be able to paint a mural there, but she would love to […]

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Construction projects planned for Hillsboro for the following week

West Grand Street, from Ash to Hickory, will be under construction for the next several weeks. The street will be closed to thru traffic. Residents who live along West Grand may use the street, with caution, evenings and weekends; however, please don’t park in the street during the day while construction is taking place. Today & tomorrow (July 29th & […]

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Trash regulations change for Hillsboro residents

The City of Hillsboro is experiencing some inefficiencies with our system of bulky item pickup. We’re are also seeing unsightly items sitting at the curb for long periods of time. To alleviate these problems, we are establishing protocol for collecting these items. Our trash truck is operated by one person, and most bulky items are too heavy for one person […]

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Hillsboro wants residents to remember trash changes

Hillsboro wants residents to remember trash changes

The City of Hillsboro has been working hard on making trash collection easier for all. They have also implemented a new recycling program that just started on Thursday. In order for all to run smoothly, the city needs the help of the residents. Here are some tips for making the process work effectively. For trash, remember to PLACE IT. Put […]

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Hillsboro Retirees honored for contributions to district

Hillsboro Retirees honored for contributions to district

Retiring staff from Hillsboro schools were recognized July 10 at the school board meeting. Honored were, from left, Judy Penner – 24 years of service; Kathy Carr – 29 years, Mary Loewen – 24 years and Eldon Funk – 20 years. Vickie Huxman was unable to attend and will receive her 12-year plaque at a later date. Five retiring school […]

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