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Christmas card keeps on giving
Christmas card keeps on giving

Christmas card keeps on giving

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Jenny Gaskell designed her winning card at her computer work station on the campus. She invested more than 30 hours outside of class.

In November, about 3,000 Christmas cards rolled off a $3 million printing press?all of them with the name Jenny Gaskell printed on the back.

For the third-year Tabor College student from Horton, the printing process was the culmination of a project that started in late September when Tabor College President Larry Nikkel visited Gaskell?s advanced graphic design class taught by professor Bruce Plank.

History of card selection

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Faster than a speed reader
Faster than a speed reader

Faster than a speed reader

BookWeekSuperheroes.jpg Reading superheroes Courageous Counselor (left) and Principal POW were at Hillsboro Elementary School to promote Children?s Book Week. For more about the week?s activities, and to learn the true identity of these two caped crusaders, see this story. Courtesy photo

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Groupthink
Groupthink

Groupthink

ChessHHSSaraJonesHHSBenStek.jpg ChessHESJordanFryover.jpg ChessHHSMichaelChristian2.jpg ChessHMSJacobHumber.jpg Participants from the Hillsboro elementary, middle and high schools focus on their matches on Saturday morning. Clockwise from the top photo) ? Sara Jones contemplates her next move against fellow HHS Guild member Ben Steketee. ? HES student Jordan Fryover (right) watches carefully as his opponent moves a pawn. ? HMS participant Jacob Humber preferred to […]

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Sewer bids come in lower than expected

The Hillsboro City Council got some good news last week regarding construction bids for the city?s proposed sewer-lagoon project.

The bids came in lower than had been anticipated by project engineer Jim Kohman of EBH Associates.

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City hires firm to spur retail growth

Following a familiar business adage, the Hillsboro City Council has decided to spend some money in order to make some money.

The council agreed at its Dec. 4 meeting to sign a one-year, $50,000 contract with Buxton, a retail research company based in Fort Worth, Texas, to help the city recruit new stores and strengthen existing retail businesses.

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Mat madness
Mat madness

Mat madness

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Santa sighting at the Schaeffler House
Santa sighting at the Schaeffler House

Santa sighting at the Schaeffler House

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USD 410 projects near start

Two of the building projects approved by voters this summer for Unified School District 410 schools should be under way within the month, according to Superintendent Doug Huxman.

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Towns looking for lights
Towns looking for lights

Towns looking for lights

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The house along South Adams in Hilsboro exemplifies the beauty of exterior Christmas lighting that several communities are encouraging through incentives and prizes. Malinda Just / Free Press

Residential neighborhoods in various Marion County communities will be lit for Christmas?some with help from city incentives or decoration contests.

Both Hillsboro and Marion employ city incentives to encourage residents to decorate for the holidays.

In Hillsboro, residents who decorate with at least a double strand of outdoor lights will receive a $10 rebate off of their February utility bill.

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Lehigh to light up for holidays

Year after year, Lehigh has been in the dark when it came to having city Christmas lights during the holidays. But this year, Lehigh will shine, thanks to donations from other Kansas communities.

According to Ruth Coyle, a Lehigh resident and the one who contacted area communities, the city of Lehigh will receive used Christmas decorations from 12 Kansas communities?some as far away as Minneapolis and Marysville.

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