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Primary required for city council race in Marion

The city of Marion will have have a primary election Feb. 26 to narrow the field of candidates for two city council seat from five to four.

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For caucus info, call state parties

Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh this week urged voters to participate in next month?s Democratic and Republican party caucuses, but also reminded them that county election offices do not have a role in that process.

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Hillsboro looks to create new revitalization zones

The Hillsboro City Council authorized the development of a proposal at its Sept. 22 special meeting that could significantly increase the number of property owners who could take advantage of the city?s Neighbor?hood Revitaliza?tion Plan.

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Grant will go for exhibit at Hillsboro Museums center

Hillsboro Museums received word Jan. 16 that it has been awarded a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council that should result in a significant step forward in the professional presentation of the city?s two museums.

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U.S. News fetes success at Goessel, Hillsboro
U.S. News fetes success at Goessel, Hillsboro

U.S. News fetes success at Goessel, Hillsboro

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The counties shaded in bronze had at least one school named to the U.S. News & World report Best high school bronze list. Johnson County (shaded in silver) received the only silver award given in Kansas at Blue Valley North High School

Two Marion County high schools, Goessel and Hillsboro, were two of only 39 high schools in Kansas recognized for achievement by U.S. News & World Report.

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Feeling the squeeze
Feeling the squeeze

Feeling the squeeze

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Domestic calls on the rise during winter

The call can come in at any time of the day or night: a report or suspicion of domestic violence occurring in a Hillsboro home.

Lately those calls have been coming in more frequently than normal, according to Police Chief Dan Kinning.

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First managed endowment for HCF will aid Lehigh park
First managed endowment for HCF will aid Lehigh park

First managed endowment for HCF will aid Lehigh park

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Ted McIrvin (left), president of the former Lehigh Senior Center, presents Mike Geiman of the Lehigh City Council with a parks endowment check of $20,096.23. The endowment is the first managed designated endowment of the Hillsboro Community Foundation.

The first managed designated endowment of the Hills?boro Community Foundation was presented to the Lehigh City Council from the Lehigh Senior Center on Monday, Jan. 14.

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Home at last
Home at last

Home at last

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Pete and Krista Richert, along with young Lindsey, relax at their home in Hillsboro. Pete, severely wounded while serving in Iraq, plans to resume his college experience this spring.

Pete Richert, a National Guardsman injured in Iraq last February, returned to Hillsboro in December with his wife and daughter after months of rehabilitation at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

The Hillsboro native, whose right leg was amputated above the knee due to a roadside bomb explosion, said he?s glad to be back in Hillsboro, but it hasn?t been without transition.

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Centre students mourn their loss
Centre students mourn their loss

Centre students mourn their loss

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Lance Selznic

The breadth of his impact far exceeded the length of his acquaintance.

Centre High School classmates, teaches and staff fondly remembered senior Lance Selznick in special gatherings and hallway conversations Thursday, Friday and over the weekend.

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