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Brownback narrowly approved for federal assignment

by Jim McClean Kansas News Service With help from Vice President Mike Pence, short-handed U.S. Senate Republi­cans on Wednesday made Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback President Donald Trump’s ambassador for religious freedom. Pence twice broke ties on nail-biter, party line, votes to ultimately confirm Brown­back after months of delay. With the governor being whisked away from his Statehouse job, soon enough, […]

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Commissioners vote for new transfer station

After months of debating on whether to repair the existing Marion County Transfer Station or build a new, larger facility, the commissioners chose to do the latter. The proposed cost can’t exceed $4.67 million being imposed with one-half percent sales tax by a special election question on March 20, according to Resolution 2018-03. As part of the decision, the commissioners […]

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Symphony will be Flaming Center’s first guest performance

Symphony will be Flaming Center’s first guest performance

>The newly opened Shari Flaming Center for the Arts will welcome the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra for its first guest performance this Saturday. The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra had a dilemma, and the Tabor College Music Department found a solution. The result: The music department will host its first guest performance in the newly opened Shari Flaming Center for the […]

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Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

Surrounded by his current team, Darrel Knoll displays the plaque he received for 500 basketball victories, which Knoll achieved midway through his 30th season at Hillsboro High School. Success in basketball is doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time. And work hard during practice. That formula for winning basketball games was celebrated Jan. 9 in […]

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Commissioners discuss solutions for transfer station

Commissioners discuss solutions for transfer station

The aerial photograph was provided by BG Consultants and shows the proposed property for building the new transfer station, which is directly north of the existing facility. The commissioners were expected to discuss the land purchase in more detail at their Jan. 16 meeting. The Marion County Commission continued discussions with BG Consultants Jan. 11 about a new transfer station […]

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Done Deal/Hillsboro City Council approves purchase agreement for former hospital facility.

Done Deal/Hillsboro City Council approves purchase agreement for former hospital facility.

An agreement has been reached with EmpowerHMS to sell the former facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital at 710 S. Main. The purchase will be $400,000. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil, meeting in special session on Monday, approved a purchase agreement to sell the former location of Hills­boro Community Hospital at 701 S. Main to EmpowerHMS for $400,000. The property consists of […]

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Novak succeeds Dallke as commission chair

After a two-year stint as chairman of the Marion County Commission, Randy Dallke relinquished this seat to Dianne Novak during the first meeting of the new year on Jan. 8. By a unanimous vote, No­vak will be chairwoman, and Commissioner Kent Becker will serve as the vice-chairman. Dallke said: “It’s been a privilege sitting here two years in a row […]

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Youth compete at livestock show

Youth compete at livestock show

Landon Roberts placed first in the cross gilt class at the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz., in late December. Several Marion County youth spent their Christ­mas break showing at the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz. Tayle Black of Marion and SaRae Roberts and Landon Roberts of Hills­boro exhibited sheep and swine at the show. Tayle and […]

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CHOOSE KIND /‘Wonder,’ the popular book and major motion picture, inspires a challenge for HMS students.

CHOOSE KIND /‘Wonder,’ the popular book and major motion picture, inspires a challenge for HMS students.

Hillsboro Middle School students gather for a group photo outside the Chisholm Trail movie theater in Newton during their Nov. 20 field trip. The HMS site council paid for the movie tickets and snacks to encourage the challenge to choose kindness at school and beyond.<p> The book was published in 2012 as a children’s novel written by R.J. Palacio. It […]

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2017: Year in Review- Major building projects completed by year’s end

2017: Year in Review- Major building projects completed by year’s end

Hillsboro Community Hospital staff join city representatives and other dignitaries for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting marking the opening of the new $11.4 million hospital on May 4 as hospital CEO Marion Regier readies her scissors. The project was originally promised almost nine years ago, and “groundbreaking” was celebrated in 2010. The year 2017 will be remembered for the completion of several […]

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