Category: Local News

Young person dies in tragic truck accident in Hillsboro

Young person dies in tragic truck accident in Hillsboro

For many in Hillsboro, Thursday, June 25, 2020, has become one of those moments that will always stand out in their minds. The day that they will always remember what they were doing when they heard—the news that a child had been killed at the four-way stop at Ash and D. For many, it was because they worried that it […]

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11th positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Marion County

On Sunday, June 28, Marion County Health Department released the news that there is another lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 identified in Marion County. The case has been placed in isolation. Contact tracing is underway, with identified contacts placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department is […]

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Keith’s gives back to community with Sunday lunch

Keith’s gives back to community with Sunday lunch

Keith’s Food served a free customer appreciation lunch on Sunday to thank the community for their support during the time of the virus pandemic. They provided a pickup and go lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips, cookies and drink. The serving began at 11 a.m. and went until everyone was served. “We just wanted to do a thank you because […]

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Goessel sets dates for the shooting of July 4 fireworks

The Goessel city council met on June 15 and established dates for setting off fireworks within the city: 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. The council considered a request from Goessel Mennonite Church for a fireworks event on Sunday, July 5. The request states that […]

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Commission hears budget proposals

The Marion County Board of Commissioners met for their weekly meeting on Monday, June 22. All of the commissioners were in attendance as well as County Clerk Tina Spencer and County Attorney Brad Jantz. The meeting was open to the public on location as well as virtually. The meeting opened with administrative business including approval of last week’s meeting and […]

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Thinking of others

Thinking of others

Hunter Ogle turned 9 recently. All he wanted for his birthday was for his family to donate food to Main Street Ministries so that families in need could have plenty of food. So his family did just that. They had a birthday party for him and all of the family members brought food items to donate and then they went […]

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Paine saying goodbye to administration role

Paine saying goodbye to administration role

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. – Jackie Robinson This quote sums up Hillsboro City Administrator Larry Paine, not just because it was said by a baseball player, but because it so accurately describes all of Paine’s professional life. Paine has spent all of his career serving others. Even in the very […]

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Cheerleaders host blood drive

Cheerleaders host blood drive

(from left) Tanner Plett, D’myia Cox, Adrian Unruh and Sarah Paulus. The HHS cheer squad was on hand on Monday to help out the American Red Cross with volunteers at the Hillsboro blood drive. The American Red Cross is taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe in light of COVID-19. All volunteers working and donating blood have to wear masks, […]

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Goessel board honors retiring teachers

The Goessel school board met on June 8 and honored three elementary school teachers who are retiring: Dale Wiens, Tom Krehbiel, and Ilona Abrahams. Wiens has taught third grade at Goessel for 20 years. He thanked the school board and superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast for the opportunity to teach at Goessel. He mentioned the smiles and laughter of […]

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County collaborates with cities on recycling, EMS

The Marion County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning and then had a work session virtually with some of the Hillsboro leadership in the afternoon. The morning session started out with administrative business and then moved on to the rest of the agenda. EMS Director, Travis Parmley reported that call volume was down for May […]

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