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U.S. News fetes success at Goessel, Hillsboro
U.S. News fetes success at Goessel, Hillsboro

U.S. News fetes success at Goessel, Hillsboro

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The counties shaded in bronze had at least one school named to the U.S. News & World report Best high school bronze list. Johnson County (shaded in silver) received the only silver award given in Kansas at Blue Valley North High School

Two Marion County high schools, Goessel and Hillsboro, were two of only 39 high schools in Kansas recognized for achievement by U.S. News & World Report.

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Feeling the squeeze
Feeling the squeeze

Feeling the squeeze

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Domestic calls on the rise during winter

The call can come in at any time of the day or night: a report or suspicion of domestic violence occurring in a Hillsboro home.

Lately those calls have been coming in more frequently than normal, according to Police Chief Dan Kinning.

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First managed endowment for HCF will aid Lehigh park
First managed endowment for HCF will aid Lehigh park

First managed endowment for HCF will aid Lehigh park

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Ted McIrvin (left), president of the former Lehigh Senior Center, presents Mike Geiman of the Lehigh City Council with a parks endowment check of $20,096.23. The endowment is the first managed designated endowment of the Hillsboro Community Foundation.

The first managed designated endowment of the Hills?boro Community Foundation was presented to the Lehigh City Council from the Lehigh Senior Center on Monday, Jan. 14.

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Home at last
Home at last

Home at last

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Pete and Krista Richert, along with young Lindsey, relax at their home in Hillsboro. Pete, severely wounded while serving in Iraq, plans to resume his college experience this spring.

Pete Richert, a National Guardsman injured in Iraq last February, returned to Hillsboro in December with his wife and daughter after months of rehabilitation at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

The Hillsboro native, whose right leg was amputated above the knee due to a roadside bomb explosion, said he?s glad to be back in Hillsboro, but it hasn?t been without transition.

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Centre students mourn their loss
Centre students mourn their loss

Centre students mourn their loss

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Lance Selznic

The breadth of his impact far exceeded the length of his acquaintance.

Centre High School classmates, teaches and staff fondly remembered senior Lance Selznick in special gatherings and hallway conversations Thursday, Friday and over the weekend.

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Filing deadline approaches for local elections

The presidential election is still almost 10 months away, but voters in Marion County have decisions of local and county-wide importance to make much sooner than that.

City council seats in Hills?boro and Marion are on the line in the April 2 local election.

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Kansans will caucus options for president

Kansas and Marion County voters will have a chance to add their collective voices to the presidential selection process when state Democrats and Republi?cans hold political caucuses during the first full week of February.

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Long weighting list signs on for local ?Biggest Loser? battle
Long weighting list signs on for local ?Biggest Loser? battle

Long weighting list signs on for local ?Biggest Loser? battle

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Chad and Barb Nowak, Biggest Loser competitors, pause before a workout at Anna Woods? Fit and Fitness class. The couple entered the contest to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Malinda Just / Free Press

When Anna Woods and Jeanne Rziha discussed their goal for the number of participants in the Biggest Loser Marion County contest that began Jan. 8, they agreed they would be happy with 25 entrants.

As of the final weigh-in date Jan. 14, the number of participants reached 160.

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Dahl anticipates ‘Ugly’ battle over state budget in Topeka
Dahl anticipates ‘Ugly’ battle over state budget in Topeka

Dahl anticipates ‘Ugly’ battle over state budget in Topeka

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Rep. Don Dahl

Whether as the elected representative for District 70, or in his expanded role as speaker pro tem for the Kansas House of Representatives, Don Dahl is anticipating the start of the next legislative session Jan. 14 with some dread.

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