Category: Local News

‘The Igloo’ is back and open for business

‘The Igloo’ is back and open for business

The Igloo is open again. On Sunday, moms were given a free mini snowcone in honor of Mother’s Day.

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Local men’s chorus to preform, raise money for MCC

The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus is celebrating their 50th year this spring. The men’s chorus was started in 1969 as a part of the Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale. Vernon Wiebe and David Suderman suggested pulling together a large male chorus to conclude the relief auction effort with a worship service as well as gather additional funds for world relief. […]

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Marion Council talks about city-wide security cameras

The Marion City Council had a discussion about city-wide security cameras, a signage request by Marion High School FFA, and other topics in their March 25 meeting. Police Chief Clinton Jeffrey talked about the possibility of installing city-wide security cameras placed strategically over town. Jeffrey said the cameras could help with investigations and other illegal activities when the police wouldn’t […]

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Local woman creates her own lamp using items from hardware store

Local woman creates her own lamp using items from hardware store

Jenny Pohlman stands by the lamp she made out of parts sold at the Hillsboro Hardware store. She looked up options online and chose the one she wanted to make. Customers can go in and Jenny will help them pick out the parts for the lamp. The lamp pieces can all be found at the store and the total is […]

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Hillsboro needs help for recycling

The City of Hillsboro will soon be implementing different aspects of the new trash collection system. A new truck will arrive in the first part of April, and then the city we will deliver a new trash cart at no charge to each residential address. The trash carts are green and are to be used for trash only. If you […]

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Hospital employees participate in pie eating contest

Hospital employees participate in pie eating contest

Some of the staff at Hillsboro Community Hospital participated in a pie eating contest. Dr. Greg Erb won the generously donated prize of a steak dinner. Blyth Suttle won the opportunity to pie someone in the face and chose Dr. Erb. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press

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Hillsboro Museums will have local artists on display

Hillsboro Museums will be displaying 40 original paintings by local artists for six weeks, beginning on April 6 at the historic William and Ida Schaeffler House. The exhibit will include paintings by more than 16 local artists that were created from 1902 to the present. Visitors can enjoy the paintings as well as the original furnishings and architecture of the […]

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Hillsboro deals with water issues, boil warning

Hillsboro deals with water issues, boil warning

Laura Fowler Paulus/free press Water was cleaned out at local stores after the City of Hillsboro announced a boil warning last week. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Many Hillsboro residents experienced issues with their water Thursday morning around 7:20 a.m. when water failed to come out of faucets. “I just thought it was more of the pipework being done […]

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City of Hillsboro explains future water shut off plan

The City of Hillsboro and the waterline project contractor will be shutting down waterlines on the west side of Hillsboro Wednesday that may last 5-6 hours. The area affected will depend on the success of the shutdown. It is expected the southwest area of Hillsboro could be without water as valves are turned off in the project area. The contractor, […]

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Hillsboro property given another extension to fix ongoing issues

After years of providing formal and informal requests to fix unsafe problems at 312 W. Grand, Mayor Lou Thurston said he’s not prepared to provide further extensions, and instead sides with the area property owners. Thurston’s decision came after hearing from the property owner Dick Hein who said it’s none of the city’s business regarding his property. Thurston said: “What […]

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