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Steiner to be an advocate as new ‘Ms. Wheelchair”
Steiner to be an advocate as new ‘Ms. Wheelchair”

Steiner to be an advocate as new ‘Ms. Wheelchair”

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Amanda Steiner celebrates the first minutes of her reign as Ms. Wheelchair Kansas. Her primary duty will be to be a spokesperson for people with physical disabilities.

Nine years ago, Amanda Steiner was confined permanently to a wheelchair after a car accident.

On March 9, the Marion native was crowned the fourth annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Topeka.

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Sewer-cleaning process could affect some Hillsboro homes
Sewer-cleaning process could affect some Hillsboro homes

Sewer-cleaning process could affect some Hillsboro homes

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Sewer-line cleaning will occur in the shaded area from March 17 through 21.

Residents who live in the southwest sector of Hillsboro should be aware that their homes may be affected by a sanitary-sewer cleaning project that started Monday and will last through Friday of this week.

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Tabor event honors significant women
Tabor event honors significant women

Tabor event honors significant women

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With Resident Director Cindy Denning looking on, Tabor women (from left) Sarah-Marie Hoduski, Allison Isaac, Emily Heizelman and Jera Teselle create collages of women who have been influential in their lives. The women?s event at Tabor correlated with national Women?s History Month.

Along with Daylight Saving Time, St. Patrick?s Day and Easter, March marks a nationally syndicated event?Women?s History Month.

Three resident directors at Tabor College, Cindy Denning, Melanie Johnson and Sara Schall, recently organized an event on campus to celebrate and honor the contributions of women.

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Flow of knowledge
Flow of knowledge

Flow of knowledge

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Acclaimed volcanologist R.B. Trombley talks to Hillsboro Middle School seventh-graders Monday about his discoveries while conducting on-site evaluations of major volcanoes around the world. Trombley spoke to middle and high school classes on Monday and Tuesday.

There are guest speakers, and then there are guest speakers.

Science students at Hillsboro Middle School and Hillsboro High School were privileged to hear firsthand from one of the country?s leading volcano experts earlier this week.

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Busy three-day results in only one significant fire loss
Busy three-day results in only one significant fire loss

Busy three-day results in only one significant fire loss

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Hillsboro Fire Department volunteer Jason Rooker loads gear back into the firetruck park in front of the Tabor College Student Center Monday morning. The smoke that prompted the evacuation of students turned out to be an electrical motor malfunction.

Students, faculty and staff were safely evacuated from the Student Center at Tabor College at around 9 a.m. Monday after smoke was discovered in the campus bookstore.

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Cities learning from tragedy at Greensburg

Coming off a record-breaking tornado year in Kansas in 2007, including the monster that leveled Greensburg on May 4, residents are reminded with addi?tional urgency to hope for the best but always, always prepare for the unimaginable.

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Budget battle bulletins
Budget battle bulletins

Budget battle bulletins

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LEFT: Sen Jim Barnett chats with (from left) Larry Paine, Jared Jost and Mayor Delores Dalke following the presentation.

MIDDLE: Rep. Don Dahl came equipped with a sizeable graph to illustrate the state?s sizeable financial challenges.

BOTTOM: Sen. Barnett makes his point about the need for coal-fired energy plants to meet the short-term need for affordable electricity.?

With this year?s legislative session at the halfway point, Rep. Don Dahl of Hillsboro says the battle to put together a fiscally responsible state budget is ?as challenging as ever.?

Dahl and Sen. Jim Barnett made stops at Hillsboro and Marion Saturday morning for their traditional mid-session forum with constituents.

About 15 people turned out for the meeting at city hall in Hillsboro.

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Hillsboro family living amid Kosova change

Two weeks ago, Kosova, an impoverished territory in Europe with a population of mainly ethnic Albanians, unilaterally declared independence from Serbia.

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Farmers urged to maintain cash reserves for the future
Farmers urged to maintain cash reserves for the future

Farmers urged to maintain cash reserves for the future

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David Kohl (seated) responds to questions from seminar participants during a break. The economict from Virgina Tech described several ?megatrends? in agriculture.

David Kohl, agricultural economist from Virginia Tech, advised about 110 farm producers and businessmen Feb. 26 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethern Church to keep their cash reserves up and stay flexible in the coming economic world.

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Moran stops in Peabody to visit with Marion County voters
Moran stops in Peabody to visit with Marion County voters

Moran stops in Peabody to visit with Marion County voters

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Congressman Jerry Moran stopped at the Peabody Senior Center Monday
afternoon for his annual ?Big First? tour stop in Marion County. About
17 people gathered to listen to Moran?s summary of political
developments in Washington, D.C., and to ask questions. Moran listed a
national energy policy, health-care reforms and a review of ?No Child
Left Behind? as key issues needing to be addressed. He said the country
needs an energy plan that will reduce its dependence on foreign oil and
changes in health care to make delivery affordable to more people. He
also said No Child Left Behind is unattainable and needs to be revised,
if not scrapped. Moran said he voted against President?s Bush?s
economic stimulus package. ?I don?t think $600 will change the
economy,? he said of the checks heading to taxpayers. ?And, we have to
borrow the money to do it.? During the question-and-answer time,
listeners asked about a variety of issues, including a proposal to
bring passenger-train service to Peabody and other Kansas communities,
the Air Force?s decision to buy planes from France instead of Boeing, a
federal bailout of home-mortage lenders and the debate in Kansas about
constructing coal-fired energy plants near Holcomb.

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