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Food vendors told to abide by the rules
Food vendors told to abide by the rules

Food vendors told to abide by the rules

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Clint Seibel reviews the items that the state will be looking for this fall when these food vendors peddle their wares at the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair.

More than 25 representatives met March 16 at the Hillsboro city building to review state guidelines for all food vendors planning to participate in the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair in September.

?The reason we?re here today is we want our team (of food vendors working) together to do all the same things,? said Clint Seibel, representing the Hills?boro Kiwanis Club. ?We want safe food.?

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Hillsboro, Marion sign on for atrazine class-action suit

The city of Hillsboro has signed on as a participant in a class-action lawsuit against the makers of atrazine, a commonly used agricultural herbicide in the United States.

After discussing the issue in an executive session at the end of its March 17 meeting, the Hillsboro City Council voted 3-2 to participate in the suit.

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Tax-credit program seen as a way to spur business growth
Tax-credit program seen as a way to spur business growth

Tax-credit program seen as a way to spur business growth

The Hillsboro City Council heard at its March 17 meeting of a new revolving fund that is being established to provide seed capital for entrepreneurs and small-business owners in the Hillsboro area.

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Boxfuls of hometown care
Boxfuls of hometown care

Boxfuls of hometown care

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Karen and Gary Chaput of Marion box up care packages to be mailed to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to foods, snacks, clothing, Girl Scout cookies, toiletries, reading materials and other items from the United States, each box contains a toy for an Iraqi child. Volun?teers, along with items for the care packages, are always needed, Gary Chaput said. If interested in contributing time, food or other help, call 620-382-2754.

Three years ago Gary and Karen Chaput were at their Sunday church service, reading the names of service personnel serving in the Iraq and Afghani?stan wars and ?wishing we could do something special for these folks.?

The residents of Marion felt led to do something special for all of the troops from Marion County.

?There?s good things happening in what we?re doing over there,? Gary said. ?We wanted to support our kids who are involved.

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List for jail committee surpasses 20 names

Sheriff Rob Craft told Marion County commissioners Monday that he is
aware of about 20 citizens who have asked to be on a jail planning
committee that could recommend a new or updated building.

He told
the commissioners he would be ready to close the application process
Friday, and be ready next Monday to go over names with them to narrow
the committee to about a dozen members.

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Carson Center continues small-church vision
Carson Center continues small-church vision

Carson Center continues small-church vision

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Merrill Ewert, president of Fresno Pacific University, was the keynote speaker Saturday at Tabor College?s Carson Center banquet, the highlight of Carson Week activities March 13-18.

It was an extension of the worldview of the Carson Mennonite Brethren Church of Delft, Minn., a small, rural congregation known for sending far more than its share of missionaries and servant leaders into the world.

Even in the process of closing its doors, the congregation made one more mission-minded decision, assuring that the church?s work would go on after the church ceased to function.

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Councils join to plan for zebra mussel invasion

City leaders and staff from Marion and Hillsboro heard Thursday that there is a silver lining to the gloomy discovery of zebra mussels in Marion Reservoir last summer.

Because the discovery came early in the infestation stage, the two cities have had more time than most cities to prepare for the exponential growth of the invaders that will threaten their water-treatment systems.

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New law may delay start of pool season

The traditional Memorial Day opening of the Hillsboro Aquatic Center will apparently survive one challenge emerging from a new federal law?but it may get caught on a second provision.

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, which Congress passed last year and went into effect Dec. 19, requires all pools used by the public?including municipal pools and those at hotels, private clubs, apartment buildings and community centers?to add anti-entrapment drain covers.

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KDWP to boost vigilance for teen drinking

The Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks has announced it will be working additional hours this spring in an effort to combat underage drinking on KDWP?s properties.

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Defending Champions!
Defending Champions!

Defending Champions!

Hillsboro girls use tenacious defense to punch their ticket to Hutch HHSgbbSubStateCelebrationLu.jpg HHSgbbSubStateChamps2.jpg Hillsboro High School girls? basketball players and coaches cluster around the sub-state tournament bracket naming them champions of the Class 3A sub-state tournament in Marion on Saturday night. The Trojans, an unlikely state tournament qualifier in the early season, used vise-like defense to squeeze a 38-22 win […]

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