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Tips about treats
Tips about treats

Tips about treats

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Alice Anna Jordan, 3, daughter of Jeremy and Amy Jordan, Hillsboro, eyes the Halloween candy display at Alco. Hillsboro dentist Loren Loewen and physician Randal Claassen encourage eating candy in moderation. Malinda Just / Free Press

The doorbell rings. As soon as you open the door, myriad pirates, princesses, cowboys and other imaginative characters yell ?trick-or-treat? and wait for goodies to be placed in open bags.

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Seminary dean named next TC president
Seminary dean named next TC president

Seminary dean named next TC president

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Tabor College photo. Jules Glanzer, who was named Monday as the next president of Tabor College, spoke at a chapel service Sept. 21.

After a seven-month search, Jules Glanzer, current dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Ore., has accepted an invitation from the Board of Directors of Tabor College to lead the college into its second century as president.

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Tampa woman is state’s first senior spelling champ
Tampa woman is state’s first senior spelling champ

Tampa woman is state’s first senior spelling champ

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Kansas senior spelling champion Jane Vajnar: ?I guess I probably did it to see if the ol? brain still worked.?

After successfully spelling the word ?surreptitious,? Jane Vajnar waited for the next word, which if spelled correctly, would make her the first Kansas Senior Spelling Bee champion.

For the win, Vajnar, a 68-year-old from Tampa, correctly spelled ?writhe.?

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Fun times with safe times
Fun times with safe times

Fun times with safe times

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HES second-graders follow fire-safety protocol during Friday?s presentation: TOP RIGHT: Paige Craney rolls out of her bed as Fire Chief Ben Steketee sounds the fire alarm. BELOW: Amanda Bartel, having touched the hot ?door? to the right of the photo, crawls to safety through her bedroom ?window.? TOP LEFT: Taylor Giesbrecht receives his reward from Firepup, played by the fire chief?s son, Ben. ?Sometimes Firepup scares the younger kids, but there?s always someone close by to give them a hug,? Chief Steketee says.<p>
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If learning is most effective when it?s fun, then Hillsboro Fire Chief Ben Steketee may be learning as much as anybody during his annual Fire Prevention Week presentations at Hillsboro Elementary.

?It?s a lot of fun for me,? said Steketee, who was back at HES on Friday. ?It?s probably my favorite thing about being fire chief.?

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Marion man taken off transplant list
Marion man taken off transplant list

Marion man taken off transplant list

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Gerald Kelsey?s heart condition forced him to resign as director of the county?s for road and bridge department 31⁄2 years ago. His progress toward recovery since then has been ?amazing,? he says.

Gerald Kelsey, 64, Marion, is off the list to receive a heart transplant after more than three years of heart problems, and he?s thankful.

He?s thankful for his faith in God, for family, friends and medical attention. But he is also thankful for the interview that produced this article because he has a message.

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Special Delivery
Special Delivery

Special Delivery

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Taylor Loewen is the only original team member left from January 2006, when the Free Press began door-to-door delivery to both postal routes within Hills?boro. ?It?s been fun,? he says.

Dependable and durable.

That?s been the track record for most of the people who have served as door-to-door delivers of the Free Press in Hillsboro since the service began in October 2005.

But of the nearly 40 people who have taken on the 10 residential routes around town since that time, no one has surpassed Taylor Loewen in both qualities.

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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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