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Ordinance to muffle loud noise

After several months of anticipating action, the Hillsboro City Council finally approved an ordinance at its Feb. 6 special meeting that would assess a fine up to $500 for anyone creating ?unnecessary loud noises? within the city limits.

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Intentional about a temporary stay for long-term impact
Intentional about a temporary stay for long-term impact

Intentional about a temporary stay for long-term impact

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?In addition to the normal things you?d expect from a pastor, I wear a consultation hat, I wear a facilitation hat, I wear a counseling hat. It?s a ministry of reconciliation.??Orlan Koehn, Trinity Mennonite Church

Over the past 25 years, a trend has been on the rise for churches going through a transitional phase in pastoral leadership, including Hillsboro churches.

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First day in the office
First day in the office

First day in the office

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Tabor College President Jules Glanzer shares his thoughts with faculty and staff at an assembly during his first day in office on Friday.

On his first official day as Tabor College president, Jules Glanzer proposed to faculty and staff Friday that they agree to pursue a common agenda during his first few months in office: ?take some time to get to know each other.?

Glanzer succeeds Larry Nikkel, who retired as president at the end of the calendar year after nine years of service.

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Retail register law leads to meth arrests
Retail register law leads to meth arrests

Retail register law leads to meth arrests

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A gloved officer holds a coffee filter containing meth collected at the Orcutt residence in Peabody.

A relatively new state law that requires retail outlets to register the identity of people who buy large quantities of over-the-counter medications that can be used to make methamphetamines led to the arrest Thursday night of a husband-wife couple from Peabody.

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New economic report hard for some to swallow?at first
New economic report hard for some to swallow?at first

New economic report hard for some to swallow?at first

When you envision the typical consumer who lives within a 15-minute drive of Hillsboro, what image comes to mind?

How about ?Mayberry-ville??

In the words of Gomer Pyle: ?Surprise, surprise, surprise!?

At first blush, local leaders got their dander up a bit when they first read the colorful characterizations used by the Buxton Co. to describe some of the dominant segments of the local market.

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Kids consider cool careers
Kids consider cool careers

Kids consider cool careers

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Maybe it?s never too early to start thinking about career options. Forget high school or college. Keli Chisholm?s preschool class at Hillsboro Elementary School is already exploring the opportunities.

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County to explore a rails trail

The Marion County Com?mission Tuesday, Jan. 22, directed County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman to proceed with planning for what must be done to develop a rails-to-trails path from Marion to the McPherson County line.

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Primary required for city council race in Marion

The city of Marion will have have a primary election Feb. 26 to narrow the field of candidates for two city council seat from five to four.

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For caucus info, call state parties

Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh this week urged voters to participate in next month?s Democratic and Republican party caucuses, but also reminded them that county election offices do not have a role in that process.

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Hillsboro looks to create new revitalization zones

The Hillsboro City Council authorized the development of a proposal at its Sept. 22 special meeting that could significantly increase the number of property owners who could take advantage of the city?s Neighbor?hood Revitaliza?tion Plan.

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