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County will support plans for stimulus

For a Marion County city, or the county itself, to get some of the federal stimulus funds for a street or road project is going to be akin to winning a long-shot lottery ticket, members of the Marion County Commission concluded by the end of their Monday meeting.

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Hillsboro aims to resurface part of Ash St.

The city of Hillsboro will apply for federal stimulus funding for a street project that it otherwise could not afford.

The Hillsboro City Council, at its March 3 meeting, authorized City Administrator Larry Paine to apply for federal help to resurface a portion of Ash Street, likely from Grand Avenue north to at least Orchard Street.

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Florence officials look beyond loss of MCSEC

City officials in Florence are trying to look at positive solutions to losing their facility contract with Marion County Special Education Cooperative starting next fall.

?Our initial reaction (to the cooperative leaving) was one of disappointment,? said Florence Mayor Greg Winn.

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Hillsboro, Marion to join exodus from activities league

The ripple of realignment that started among schools in western Kansas has created a tsunami that will cause the demise of the current Mid-Central Activities Association after the next school year.

Marion, which joined the MCAA five years ago along with Hoisington, has already been accepted into the Heart of America league starting in 2010-11.

Meanwhile, Hillsboro and six other schools indicated their intention last week to withdraw from the MCAA to form a new league for 2010-11.

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Stadium work is under way
Stadium work is under way

Stadium work is under way

StadiumProjectFootings92.jpg With the footings poured, workers Monday continued to develop the basic concrete work for the dressing room and office facility at the new football and track-and-field stadium project on the campus of Tabor College. Work began last week on the $5 million project that is being funded as a partnership between the college and USD 410. The dressing room […]

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Lending issues delay start of hospital construction

Construction of the new Hillsboro Community Hospital has been delayed, according to Michael Ryan, chief executive offcer.

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Florence water tower now ?historic?
Florence water tower now ?historic?

Florence water tower now ?historic?

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The familiar Florence Water Tower, easily visible near the roundabout at U.S. 77 and 50, is now on the state?s historic register.

The Florence water tower was one of 17 nominations approved as a historic place by the Kansas Historical Society at its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Topeka.

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State business draws the interest of citizens
State business draws the interest of citizens

State business draws the interest of citizens

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Sen. Jim Barnett points out the discrepancy between the flattening line of state revenue and the rising line of state spending.

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Rep. Bob Brookens (right) chats with Debi Hughbanks, a Goessel schoolteacher, and Doug Huxman, USD 410 superintendent, about education issues in Topeka following the meeting.

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The east meeting room of the Hillsboro Civic Center was nearly filled to capacity Saturday morning as people gathered to listen to Rep. Bob Brookens (left) and Sen. Jim Barnett talk about financial issues facing the state.

With the biggest turnout in recent memory, Hillsboro-area citizens demonstrated their interest Saturday morning in the economic challenges facing the state and nation.

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Jumper blamed for power outage

Almost 1,000 residential and business customers in seven towns were without power for almost one hour late last week.

The power failure began at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, and affected about 800 Westar Energy customers in Hillsboro, Tampa, Lehigh, Lost Springs and Lincolnville.

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Company to build spas in Hillsboro
Company to build spas in Hillsboro

Company to build spas in Hillsboro

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Freddie Zapien (far left), production manager for Southwest Spas International, explains to members of the Hillsboro Develop?ment Corp. Board of Directors how the overhead heating unit helps to form the spa tubs during the manfacturing process. HDC members were given a tour Monday of the ?new? manufacturing plant facility being established in the city-owned former AMPI building. The plant should employ six to eight people when it goes into production next month.

Southwest Spas International is moving its manufacturing operation from the scenic beachfront town of Oceanside, Calif., to the scenic prairie-front town of Hillsboro, Kan.

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