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One last shower of summertime fun?
One last shower of summertime fun?

One last shower of summertime fun?

HaliKrauseHannahKrauseDSCN3450.jpg Courtesy photo by Al Isaac Hali Krause and Hannah Bartel, fifth-graders at Hillsboro Elementary School, took advantage of some water-line maintenance by the city of Hillsboro to enjoy a cool shower on an otherwise warm Friday afternoon. The two girls made their splash at the corner of Kennedy and C streets. A few adult residents took advantage of the […]

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Rain dampens art fairs, but artisans greet die hard buyers

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Umbrellas were thick along North Main Street in Hillsboro during the mid-moring hours on Saturday. The rain more or less ended in the afternoon, but by then many guests, and some exhibitors and vendors had checked out.

Despite a dreary, cold and rainy day, shoppers who attended the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair and Marion?s Art in the Park came to buy, according to event organizers.

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Public can speak to zoning regs on alcohol

Hillsboro citizens will have a chance to offer their input in the way zoning guidelines should regulate businesses that want to offer liquor by the drink.

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New Community Chorale harmonizing for the joy of it
New Community Chorale harmonizing for the joy of it

New Community Chorale harmonizing for the joy of it

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The women?s section of the new Community Chorale rehearses its part during the first practice session Sept. 10. Twenty people from across Marion County, ranging in age from 16 to 70, turned out to sing. Director Bradley Vogel says the group would welcome many more voices.

A new sound is resonating from the Tabor College Music Department this year as a new mixed chorus called the Tabor College Community Chorale, takes the stage.

The Community Chorale primarily consists of Hillsboro and Marion County residents, including campus faculty and staff, although Tabor College students are also invited to participate.

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Glory Train
Glory Train

Glory Train

glorytrainhdr.jpgA steam train carrying about three dozen Fort Riley soldiers and their families rolled through Marion and Peabody Friday morning?giving local crowds an opportunity to thank the soldiers for their service in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

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School opts for different building site

Unified School District 410 will not be locating its central offices and transportation and maintenance center in the former AMPI building after all.

At a special meeting Wednes?day, the board approved the purchase of 10 acres immediately south of the city?s maintenance shop along the north end of Adams Street. It plans to build the facility on that site.

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?Musty? water days should be over for local residents

The odd taste and odor emanating from Hillsboro?s residential water supply should be about gone by now?at least according to water department projections.

Dan Mount, of the water department staff, told the Hills?boro City Council at its Sept. 4 meeting that he expected the taste and smell to be back to normal within a week to 10 days of the meeting.

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City crews work behind the scenes for art fair?s success
City crews work behind the scenes for art fair?s success

City crews work behind the scenes for art fair?s success

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Lance Booker, of the city street department, was busy leveling bricks last week in Hillsboro?s downtown business district. While traditionally not one of the tasks city workers undertake in preparation for the Arts & Crafts Fair, it will make the sidewalks safer and more aesthetically appealing when 40,000-plus buyers and browsers come to town Saturday. ?It?s one of those neat things where somebody sees something, then sees something more and takes the initiative to get more of it done,? City Administrator Larry Paine said. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
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Rules at HHS allow use of cell phones
Rules at HHS allow use of cell phones

Rules at HHS allow use of cell phones

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Senior Kelsey Unruh said that overall she likes the rules that govern cell-phone use at Hillsboro High School. Unlike other area schools, she and her classmates can use their phones at school?but not during classes. Malinda Just / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

Since the late 1990s, cell-phone use has been on the rise. Nearly every age group has experienced the influx, not excluding elementary, middle school and high school aged children.

Cell phone use, particularly by school-aged children, has become cause for concern for school districts across the country as more and more students bring cell phones to school.

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Labor Day sparks celebration
Labor Day sparks celebration

Labor Day sparks celebration

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