Category: Local News

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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A Night with Santa

A Night with Santa

Caleb Cassidy poses with Santa during a recent visit to Hillsboro. About 150 people came through on Friday night to get their picture taken with Santa. Many volunteers made the night a success. Studio 23 thanked the following for their help: Tim Cassidy for singing carols, Renae Plett for her professional photos, Hillsboro Ford for loaning the red truck for […]

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Plenty new for ‘Down Home Christmas’

Hillsboro’s Down Home Christmas is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. While some of the festivities will look the same as in years past, many have pulled together make it even better. One of the newest additions is a live nativity scene located in the courtyard of Emprise Bank. “Some community members have volunteered to build a small set […]

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Hillsboro wants to know if town wants high speed internet

Hillsboro city officials are releasing a survey to determine the community expectations regarding Internet services. This survey, said Larry Paine, city administrator, was designed using information from other community studies. Results from this survey, he said, will guide the development of future Internet services and speeds. In addition, the survey is important to the community because some companies dealing with […]

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New Hillsboro recycling truck prompts survey

by Patty Decker The Free Press With the addition of a new automated trash/recycling truck arriving in March, the City of Hillsboro Sanitation Department is conducting a survey. The reason is to help sanitation officials in determining what size cart would best serve residential trash and recycling needs, a sanitation official said. The three sizes being considered include a 50-gallon, […]

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Marion County communities to celebrate Giving Tuesday

Hillsboro #Giving Tuesday is an event that supports local charities on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hillsboro Community Foundation will hold their local #GivingTuesday event from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the City Building. Individuals and businesses are invited to join us for refreshments and to find out more about what the Foundation is doing […]

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Senior Scribbles (11-14-18)

HILLSBORO senior center We will have our sing along on Thursday. We are also playing bingo every Wednesday after the noon meal. We are in need of volunteers, too. Let us know if you can help. We also need a sub head cook and sub dishwasher when either of ours need off or are ill. You get 2 days of […]

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Local group receives national recognition

Marion County Parents as Teachers has received national recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top performing home visiting affiliates within the international Parents as Teachers network. The official designation was made on October 1, 2018. Families in the Marion County communities are positively impacted by the services delivered by the program, which include home visits, […]

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‘Orphan Trains’ Lifelong Learning topic

HILLSBORO – Marilyn Irvin Holt, author of “The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America,” will describe how the system worked, the eastern institutions that placed youngsters and the children who came to Kansas during her Lifelong Learning presentation at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16) in the Heritage Lobby within the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Tabor College […]

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