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Goessel’s man of trails

Goessel’s man of trails

Goessel resident Brian Stucky uses his water dowsing tool near his residence. by Wendy Nugent Newton Now The Kansas sun of the 1870s beat down on the longhorn cattle, numbering in the thousands as they ambled along, grunting and grazing as the wind blew. Cattle as far as one could see. Cowboys on horses. A thundering on the plains. Scenes […]

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Hillsboro considering new dog ordinance

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil at its March 27 special meeting discussed a potential new ordinance for the city regarding dogs. City Attorney Josh Boehm said the new ordinance leans toward addressing the behavior of dogs rather than banning a particular breed. “This is driven by the police department having reoccurring issues regarding dogs—dogs at-large, aggressive dogs and complaints regarding pit […]

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THE HUNT IS ON!

THE HUNT IS ON!

Hundreds of children and their families attended the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at Memorial Park sponsored annually by the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club. Clint Seibel, one of the members, said the group made about 250 baskets, which is about the same as last year. “We hope the parents (and children) will remember to thank the businesses involved.” Seibel said that […]

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Girls sell lemonade to help MSM

Girls sell lemonade to help MSM

These ambitious girls operated a lemonade stand on a cold and blustery March 6 to raise money for Main Street Ministries in Hills­boro. The girls raised $34.42, and donated the money to benefit the program. Members of the team are (from left) Rylie, Brianna, Talia, Austyn and Ella.

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Partners to provide food boxes for seniors

The Kansas Food Bank, along with local partners Marion County Food Bank and MAC, are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors. The Commodity Supple­mental Food Program will be available in Marion County to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements. Food packages include a variety of foods, such as […]

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Cold Weather Rule ended as of March 31

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ended Saturday, March 31. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements. The Cold Weather Rule is in effect from Nov. 1 through March 31 each year under the Kansas Corporation Commission’s jurisdiction. […]

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‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

Students persevered in bone-chilling wind as they reflect on the 17 people who died as a result of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., March 7. Thirty-five Hillsboro High School students joined in spirit with students from an estimated 3,000 high schools across the country who walked out of their classrooms Wednesday, March 14, to remember the 17 victims from […]

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Hillsboro council prepares for construction ‘campers’

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil at its March 13 special meeting changed its policy regarding the city’s public overnight campground in Memorial Park in anticipation of the start of construction of the Diamond Vista Wind Energy Project in the vicinity of Marion County. Mayor Lou Thurston said the city will likely host construction workers at the campground who come to the […]

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Centre partners win third annualYouth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Centre partners win third annual

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Economic development directors Anthony Roy of Hillsboro and Randy Collett of Marion congratulate the winners of the third annual Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, partners Cole Srajer and Max Svoboda from Centre High School. Eight high school business teams competed in the third annual Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge March 6 in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor […]

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MB Foundation project feted by general contractors organization

MB Foundation project feted by general contractors organization<

MB Foundation’s new corporate headquarters building in Hillsboro was presented with the “Award of Honor for New Construction under $2 million” from the Associ­ated General Contrac­tors of Kansas Inc. The award was presented March 2 at the AGC of Kansas luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Jon C. Wiebe, president and CEO of MB Foundation, joined Conco Construction and […]

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