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Candidates for two biggest contested city races speak up
Candidates for two biggest contested city races speak up

Candidates for two biggest contested city races speak up

Hear from the candidates for the two biggest contested city races.

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Dale and Loretta Snelling are finally approaching their “Lake Limit”
Dale and Loretta Snelling are finally approaching their “Lake Limit”

Dale and Loretta Snelling are finally approaching their “Lake Limit”

 

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As part of their livelihood, Dale and Loretta Snelling have operated the lake bait shop, and are often the first folks lake visitors meet. Dale?s retirement officially takes effect April 22.

Dale and Loretta Snelling will do more than retire in the usual sense of the word when they leave their home at Marion County Lake for a farm home near Wonsevu in April.

First, they?ll have an auction March 31 to sell years of accumulated possessions.

Dale has been park and lake superintendent at the county lake since 1964. That means 43 of their 46 years of marriage have been spent living at the lake in a job that usually has Dale up by 6 a.m. and many times out doing law enforcement duties around the water until 2 a.m.

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Richert to be transferrred to San Antonio

Peter Richert, a Kansas National Guard specialist from Hillsboro who was wounded by a roadside bomb Feb. 22 while serving in Iraq, will continue his recovery at San Antonio, Texas.

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Local legislators say state needs a turnaround
Local legislators say state needs a turnaround

Local legislators say state needs a turnaround

ForumBarnettDahlP3170929.JPGDahl, Barnett say growth of state government works against private-sector growth

The state legislators representing voters in Marion County said Saturday that the Republi?can leadership in Topeka is making some progress during the current session in controlling state-spending increases.

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Public rally planned for HHS girls? state team

The public is invited to an all-distrrict celebration for the Hillsboro High School girls? state championship basketball team planned for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school gymnasium. ?We hope that our community, and of course our elementary and middle school students, will enjoy this opportunity to say thanks to the girls and the many people, and especially the parents, […]

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Hillsboro named ?Tree City USA?

Hillsboro has once again been named a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 12th year Hillsboro has received this national recognition. Hillsboro has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: a tree board, a trree-care ordinance, a comprehensive forestry program, and an […]

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Marion boy receives his new liver at KC hospital

Following a two-year wait, Marion’s Wyatt Helmer, 21⁄2, has a new liver.

With parents Aaron and Traci Helmer waiting nearby, Wyatt received the transplant during an eight-hour surgery last Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Kansas City.

As an infant, Wyatt was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a serious disease of the young infant that results in inflammation and obstruction of the bile ducts carrying bile from the liver into the intestine.

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City scrambles to fix errors

Hillsboro City Council members were told at the March 6 meeting that the city’s 2007 operating budget had been declared out of compliance by the state.

Without an approved budget, the city is not allowed to spend the funds it has budgeted for.

Mayor Delores Dalke said work was already under way to correct the problems identified by the Kansas Department of Administration.

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Honeck: ?It?s been such a wonderful thing?
Honeck: ?It?s been such a wonderful thing?

Honeck: ?It?s been such a wonderful thing?

Hillsboro High School principal Dale Honeck said his ride from last-minute interim coach to a Class 3A state championship was better than he ever dreamed it could be.

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