Category: Local News

Mayor hosts meet up with residents

Mayor hosts meet up with residents

Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston was available to meet with residents on Tuesday, July 2 at the Igloo where guests could enjoy $2 Bigloo sno cones, visiting with him and enjoying fireworks. “Thanks to everyone who came out to see “Big Lou” at the Igloo! We had a great turn-out and it was a great time for our community to come […]

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Big crowds come out to Cox family benefit

Big crowds come out to Cox family benefit

Photo by Laura Fowler Paulus The Hillsboro Fire Department hosted a benefit dinner to raise funds for the Cox family to help offset funeral and other expenses related to the death of their son Demarius. They fed about 550 people with the burgers and hot dogs that the firefighters cooked up.

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Successful blood drive

Successful blood drive

Michael, Regan and Fred James, three generation of blood donors all gave blood at the Hillsboro High School Cheer Team blood drive on Monday, June 17. The Hillsboro High School Cheer Team, along with Coach Kathy Klein, hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Methodist Church on Monday, June 17. According to the blood drive organizer Staci Silhan, […]

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Hillsboro Council gets feeling for new trash service

At their meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the Hillsboro City Council met David Lockwood, the new trash truck operator recently hired to drive the brand new one man truck the city has. Lockwood and his wife come from Flagstaff, Arizona. They have family out here including grandchildren. “There’s one granddaughter out of the eight grandchildren,” said Lockwood. City Worker Dale […]

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Hillsboro student dies unexpectedly while at camp

Many in the Hillsboro Community suffered a shocking loss on Friday when news of the death of a high school student begin to circulate. Demarius Cox was at Sr. High Camp in Westcliffe, Colorado with many of the youth in Hillsboro. On Friday morning, he died from undetermined causes. Demarius was an athlete as well as in theater and many […]

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Sully the Camel visits Salem Home

Sully the Camel visits Salem Home

Left to right are Salem Home CEO Peter Mungai, Life Enrichment Director Virgie Wedel, Ava Box, Sully the Camel and handler Robert Olmstead. Sully came to visit at Salem homes on May 17. Residents and visitors were able to learn about what camels like to eat and do. Shelley Plett/Free Press

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Hillsboro’s Larry Paine receives Kansas Municipal Utilities Schowalter Award

Hillsboro’s Larry Paine receives Kansas Municipal Utilities Schowalter Award

Colin Hansen, Executive Director of Kansas Municipal Utilities, presented the award to Larry Paine. Hillsboro City Administrator Larry Paine was presented with the 2019 Edgar P. Schowalter Award by Kansas Municipal Utilities (KMU), the statewide association of municipally-owned and operated electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities in Kansas. Paine was presented the award, the highest honor provided by the state […]

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Food packaging event draws support

Food packaging event draws support

Jayson Hanschu from American Family Insurance of Hillsboro presents a check to Cassie Meyer to help support her recent food packaging event. Meyer coordinated the event for students at Marion High School to package over 24,000 meals.

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‘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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