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Helping out the neighborhood

Helping out the neighborhood

Hillsboro High School students served the community on Tuesday, Nov. 20, by raking lawns for those who needed Kinsey Kleiner, Iris Klein, Caleb Rempel and Emersyn Funk finish collecting leaves at a local house. Megan Jost and Anna Jones team up to get the job done. This was their first year participating in the annual tradition. Teacher Dennis Boldt oversees […]

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Plenty new for ‘Down Home Christmas’

Hillsboro’s Down Home Christmas is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. While some of the festivities will look the same as in years past, many have pulled together make it even better. One of the newest additions is a live nativity scene located in the courtyard of Emprise Bank. “Some community members have volunteered to build a small set […]

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County tax sale puts few properties up

The Marion County Commissioners reviewed property getting ready to be sold at the next tax sale in mid-December at its meeting Nov. 19. County clerk Tina Spen­cer talked about the sale to include two areas in Florence, one on the east side of Main, and the other where the former Florence High School stood. Other properties scheduled for the tax […]

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Helping out the neighborhood

Hillsboro High School students served the community on Tuesday, Nov. 20, by raking lawns for those who needed it. Top: Kinsey Kleiner, Iris Klein, Caleb Rempel and Emersyn Funk finish collecting leaves at a local house. Left: Megan Jost and Anna Jones team up to get the job done. This was their first year participating in the annual tradition. Bottom: Teacher […]

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Hillsboro employees celebrate 30-plus years of service to city

Hillsboro employees celebrate 30-plus years of service to city

Tom Richards, water department employee, looks on as Glenda Stoppel, deputy city clerk, smiles at receiving a gift and recognition for 35 years of service with the city of Hillsboro. Richards had 10 years of service, and Mike Duerksen, superintendent of electric and sewer department, not pictured, also was honored for 30 years service. Patty Decker / Free Press Three […]

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Marion County chock full of holiday activities

The holiday season is officially here, and Marion County has lots of festivities going on. There are also many activities happening not too far outside of our county. Here are some of them: Nov. 30 Night with Santa at Studio 23 in Hillsboro from 6-8:30 p.m. Children are welcome to enjoy an evening with Santa and friends while enjoying a […]

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Hillsboro wants to know if town wants high speed internet

Hillsboro city officials are releasing a survey to determine the community expectations regarding Internet services. This survey, said Larry Paine, city administrator, was designed using information from other community studies. Results from this survey, he said, will guide the development of future Internet services and speeds. In addition, the survey is important to the community because some companies dealing with […]

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New Hillsboro recycling truck prompts survey

by Patty Decker The Free Press With the addition of a new automated trash/recycling truck arriving in March, the City of Hillsboro Sanitation Department is conducting a survey. The reason is to help sanitation officials in determining what size cart would best serve residential trash and recycling needs, a sanitation official said. The three sizes being considered include a 50-gallon, […]

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Marion County communities to celebrate Giving Tuesday

Hillsboro #Giving Tuesday is an event that supports local charities on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hillsboro Community Foundation will hold their local #GivingTuesday event from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the City Building. Individuals and businesses are invited to join us for refreshments and to find out more about what the Foundation is doing […]

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A holiday tradition

A holiday tradition

Pam DeFisher, new resident to Peabody, and Sadie Decker and others arrange the peppernuts on the sheet to prepare them for baking. Sadie is 101. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press The Peabody Senior Center has been working hard the past two months making peppernuts, a traditional German cookie, to sell to raise funds for the center. “We had lots […]

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