Category: News

Peabody Community Foundation to host Red Cross training event

Peabody area leaders will have an opportunity to participate in “Be Ready, Be Resilient” at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, March 29, in the Ann Potter Room at the Peabody Town­ship Library. Hosted by the Peabody Community Foundation, the event will introduce the Red Cross MARC method (Multi-Agency Resource Center) designed to be a one-stop shop where survivors of disaster can find […]

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HOME on the LAKE

HOME on the LAKE

Marion native Isaac Hett has worked at a lodge in Alaska, been fishing in southern Mexico and in Thailand, but he’s come home to Marion County to take his first full-time job. Hett was confirmed recently by county commissioners to be the next superintendent for Marion County Park and Lake. His first day on the job was Monday. “I am […]

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Walk Kansas program begins March 18

The annual Walk Kansas program will begin March 18 and end May 12. Participants are encouraged to recruit at least four of your friends or coworkers, and register at http://www.walkkansasonline.org/ The program is for all fitness levels. Whether you walk around the block or your idea of a great afternoon is a three-mile hike, this program helps you work toward […]

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Peabody foundation to host meeting on disaster planning

Peabody area leaders will have an opportunity to parti­cipate in “Be Ready, Be Resilient” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Ann Potter Room at the Peabody Town­ship Library. Hosted by the Peabody Community Foundation, the event will introduce the Red Cross MARC method (Multi-Agency Resource Center) designed to be a one-stop shop where survivors of disaster can find […]

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Council working to separate old hospital space

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved at its Feb. 20 meeting an engineering contract with EBH & Associates to separate the former hospital building into two separate properties. The initiative became necessary when the city coun­cil agreed to sell the former facility at 701 S. Main to EmpowerHMS for $400,000. The not-for-profit company is planning to develop its part of the […]

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Tampa latest town to launch community foundation

Tampa latest town to launch community foundation

Tampa State Bank presented a check for $7,500 to the Tampa Community Foundation. Members of the TCF board from the left are: Francis Jirak, David Mueller, Julie Kerbs and Chris Costello (Carla Hajek not pictured). Presenting the check on behalf of Tampa State Bank are from left: Mickey Lundy, Bill Lundy and Emily Costello Kannady. One of the newest foundations […]

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YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age

YOUTH MOVEMENT /Students at Hillsboro High initiate political forum with gubernatorial candidates—their own age

The four high-school age gubernatorial candidates wait to share their views. From left: Alexander Klein (standing in for Jack Bergerson of Wichita); Ethan Randleas, a Libertarian candidate from Wichita; Tyler Ruzich, a Repub­li­­can from Prairie Village; and Dominic Scavuzzo, a Republican from Leawood. Adults who assume modern youth couldn’t care less about politics, current events and the future of their […]

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HHS alum highlights his son’s super traits

HHS alum highlights his son’s super traits

Chip Reece answers a question posed to him by Zaylee Werth, a sixth grade member of the Hillsboro Middle School Council. Chip Reece, a 1999 graduate of Hillsboro High School, spoke to middle students during an “Book Talk” Feb. 9 in the school’s auditorium. Janet Whisenhunt, director of the Wiebe Media Center, said Reece started his career right in this […]

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Chamber Winter Gala focuses on fun

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Winter Community Gala Monday, Feb. 26, in the fellowship hall of Hillsboro Mennonites Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. The event is open to the Marion County community, and will include entertainment, a silent auction and a catered meal by Scott Catering. “The gala is going to be an incredibly fun event,” […]

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Trapper thins coyote population by request of the city

Trapper thins coyote population by request of the city

Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning congratulates local trapper Gary McCloud for reducing the coyote population by 23 during a recent trapping project after the department was informed of several sightings. McCloud traps for the city of Hillsboro for no charge. When you see coyotes strolling into town to forage within city limits, who are you going to call? First, probably […]

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