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Walking for Life
Walking for Life

Walking for Life

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Council considers initial suggestions on drainage issues

The Hillsboro City Council heard at its Oct. 2 meeting the first impressions from its engineer on how to address drainage problems in three residential locations.

Bob Previtera, of Reiss & Goodness Engineers, had been asked by the council to review the three trouble spots that homeowners had brought to its attention following heavy rains this summer.

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No purr-fect solution to city’s feral feline infestation

Maybe you?ve seen them around Hillsboro. A lone cat roaming downtown, rummaging in dumpsters behind restaurants, or even packs of cats traveling from yard to yard on your street.

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Commission to recommend restricting liquor to highway zone

After receiving questions and comments from the public for a half hour Thursday evening, the Hillsboro Planning Commission decided to recommend to the city council that the location of restaurants that want to serve liquor by the drink be limited to the city?s ?highway commercial? zone.

At present, that would be the area known as Hillsboro Heights along U.S. Highway 56.

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Pumpkin project takes off at First Mennonite Church
Pumpkin project takes off at First Mennonite Church

Pumpkin project takes off at First Mennonite Church

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A small army of volunteers, including members of the Tabor College men?s and women?s basketball teams, were on hand Sunday to unload the truck load of pumpkins for the FMC Pumpkin Patch. In bucket-brigade fashion, the pumpkins came off the truck (left photo), were tossed to Kelly Linnens and then to Drew Maddox (lower left photo) and down a row of TC athletes until it got to men?s coach Micah Ratzlaff for display placement.

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Logging 265 volunteer hours in a congregation of a little more than 100 people is no easy task, but First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro expects to do just that during the first FMC Pumpkin Patch that started Oct. 1.

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Old Settlers parade celebrates volunteers
Old Settlers parade celebrates volunteers

Old Settlers parade celebrates volunteers

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One Happy homecoming
One Happy homecoming

One Happy homecoming

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Local physician calls for county hospital vote

Randal Claassen, physician from Hillsboro, asked the Marion County Commission Monday to take charge of elections for a single county hospital to replace the two existing ones at Marion and Hillsboro.

He predicted the existing hospitals would continue to be used as clinics.

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Business gain from wet art fair

The consensus is clear. Despite adverse weather for the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair on Sept. 15, visitors poured into local businesses and made the day a booming financial success.

?We doubled our business for the day,? said Joe Hampton, Alco store manager. ?We actually did more (business) than we do the day before Christmas. I had a tremendous day.?

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Multiple factors contribute to high ACT scores at HHS

Even in the midst of a successful fall sports schedule, there?s a whole different kind of score that Hillsboro High School administrators are pretty proud of these days.

The school was informed recently that the 2007 senior class recorded a composite score of 24.7 on the ACT, a national test that assesses high school students? general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.

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