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County to push ahead with jail project for Nov. 2008 ballot

The Marion County Commis?sion meeting Nov. 13, pushed ahead with plans that may put a new $7.5 million 75- to 78-bed jail in Marion?s Batt Industrial Park.

The commission plans to place the initiative on the November 2008 general election ballot for a decision by voters.

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Giving Santa a hand
Giving Santa a hand

Giving Santa a hand

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Facility addition seen as next step in Industries’ growth
Facility addition seen as next step in Industries’ growth

Facility addition seen as next step in Industries’ growth

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Hillsboro Industries management team members Mike Gerken, Phil Wyssen?bach and Merle Friesen (from left) stand behind the main plant where a new 22,500-square-foot addition will soon be under construction. The project will enable the company to consolidate its production under one roof. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The concrete that will be poured at Hillsboro Industries over the next weeks will do more than accommodate a $900,000 facility expansion at the company?s Industrial Park site.

The ownership and management team, in its third year of spearheading a dramatic turnaround of the 39-year-old business, sees the project as laying a foundation for long-term growth and success.

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License issued for liquor on Main
License issued for liquor on Main

License issued for liquor on Main

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La Cabana has opened the bar at its South Main location in Hillsboro after being approved for a local license from the city council at its Nov. 6 meeting. The action caps recent debate about the location for authorized ?drinking establishments? in the city. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

 

Hillsboro?s downtown business district will include a restaurant that serves liquor by the drink.

The Hillsboro City Council approved at its Nov. 6 meeting a local license allowing La Cabana restaurant at 117 S. Main to operate as a drinking establishment.

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Tis the season?to prepare
Tis the season?to prepare

Tis the season?to prepare

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Steketee named city building inspector
Steketee named city building inspector

Steketee named city building inspector

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Ben Steketee will be adding to his resume as a city servant. The Hillsboro Fire Chief was appointed by the city council at its Nov. 6 meeting as its new building inspector and code-enforcement officer.

He succeeds Martin Rhodes, who resigned earlier this year.

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Heinrichs receives award as state?s top assistant principal
Heinrichs receives award as state?s top assistant principal

Heinrichs receives award as state?s top assistant principal

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Against a backdrop of notebooks covering the myriad activities he oversees as assistant principal and activities director, Max Heinrichs keeps the system going.? Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

Max Heinrichs says all he needs to stay enthused about his job as assistant principal at Hillsboro High School is to hear an occasional word of affirmation that he?s doing a good job.

Heinrichs got a huge word of affirmation last week when he received the ?2007 Assistant Principal of the Year? award from the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals.

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A good run comes to an end…
A good run comes to an end…

A good run comes to an end…

HHSfbYoderPB030038.jpg Trojans succumb in regional title game to a stingy Conway Springs defense Hillsboro High running back Jacob Yoder slips a tackle for a few extra yards during the Class 3A regional title game against Conway Springs at Reimer Field. Yoder and his teammates didn?t get many opportunities on the ground as the powerful Cardinals held the Trojans to a […]

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New museum seeks to honor war veterans

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This display of uniforms and equipment is part of the World War II collection at the Stars & Stripes War Museum in Canton, which is open for Veterans Day.? Malinda Just / Free Press

In June, a project started by the Friends of Canton, a not-for-profit organization, came to fruition.

The organization opened the Stars & Stripes Military Museum, located at 135 N. Main in Canton.

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Clark makes his mark as local Boy Scouts scoutmaster
Clark makes his mark as local Boy Scouts scoutmaster

Clark makes his mark as local Boy Scouts scoutmaster

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Lee Clark

In our individualistic culture, volunteers??people willing to give freely of their time and efforts??are hard to come by.

But for Lee Clark, Durham, volunteering is a worthwhile venture.

?People keep saying it??to volunteer and volunteer??on TV all the time,? Clark said. ?Well, we need more volunteers to make life easier.?

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