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Former resident returns to Hillsboro to film movie through grant

Former resident returns to Hillsboro to film movie through grant

Cinematographer Derek Fisher (of Wichita) frames up while Director Emily Railsback helps to organize Dutch Blitz cards with local actors Aleen Ratzlaff and Katherine Hamm. The scene took place at a potluck and featured Mennonite foods made by Hillsboro resident Brenda Hamm, and the dialogue was largely improvised. Provided Photo Emily Railsback recently returned to Marion County where she had […]

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Marion County proposes a flat budget, mill levy

The Marion County Commission will not raise or lower the mill levy from the previous year, and on Aug 7, the proposed budget for 2020 will be available for the public to review. The public hearing is planned for Aug 19. Citizens of the county are encouraged to voice concerns or make comments at that time prior to the commission […]

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Court battle continues for proposed wind farm

Fifteen Marion County landowners are continuing their fight against Expedition Wind, by asking the court not to grant a motion to dismiss the civil action lawsuit filed in mid-May. The lawsuit, according to the legal document filed July 26, stated that it’s too early to dismiss because the expected findings, which will come from discovery, have yet to be entered […]

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Construction projects planned for Hillsboro for the following week

West Grand Street, from Ash to Hickory, will be under construction for the next several weeks. The street will be closed to thru traffic. Residents who live along West Grand may use the street, with caution, evenings and weekends; however, please don’t park in the street during the day while construction is taking place. Today & tomorrow (July 29th & […]

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Trash regulations change for Hillsboro residents

The City of Hillsboro is experiencing some inefficiencies with our system of bulky item pickup. We’re are also seeing unsightly items sitting at the curb for long periods of time. To alleviate these problems, we are establishing protocol for collecting these items. Our trash truck is operated by one person, and most bulky items are too heavy for one person […]

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Fun at the derby- Marion County comes out for another solid county fair

Fun at the derby- Marion County comes out for another solid county fair

Marion County residents came out to enjoy the Demolition Derby Saturday night during the 2019 Marion County Fair. The mud and sparks flew as derby cars crashed into each other, all in good fun. Overall rabbit showmanship went to Katelyn Olson of Goessel and Reserve Grand went to Kathrine Rziha of Tampa. There were many animal exhibits at the fair. […]

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Church donates supplies to K-Fifth USD 410 students

Any parent with school-aged children knows that getting kids ready for a new school year is a big feat, especially financially. Now, thanks to a local church in Hillsboro, all of the students who attend Hillsboro Elementary School (USD 410) grades K through fifth grade will have their school supplies paid for and taken to the school. They simply have […]

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Commissioners send sales tax question to the county voters

By a vote of 2-1, the Marion County commissioners will have voters decide if using sales tax to finance the transfer station project is the way to go during the July 29 meeting. Commission chairman Kent Becker cast the dissenting vote, opting instead for a lease/purchase agreement. The discussion was prompted by Scott Loyd with Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd, […]

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Downtown Hillsboro fun– Arts and Crafts committee hosts community celebration

Downtown Hillsboro fun– Arts and Crafts committee hosts community celebration

Members of the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair Committee served Hillsboro residents on Friday night even though it was over 100 degrees outside. The Hillsboro Fire Department showed up and volunteered to cook for all who came out to eat. The meal was put on by the Committee to thank the community for 50 years of supporting the fair. In […]

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Hillsboro gets a new option for home cooking

Hillsboro gets a new option for home cooking

Carla Hamm helps out some hungry customers during lunch at the new Mama C's business that opened up last week. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Hillsboro has a new option for food for lunch or dinner. Not only is it homemade, but it is affordable and there are many options. Hillsboro resident Carla Hamm opened Mama C’s last week. […]

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