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POKÉMON INVADES

POKÉMON INVADES

Jimmy Janzen holds a cell phone showing Pokémon GO’s augmented reality feature, which makes Pokémon creatures appear on the screen as if they are part of the scene in front of the player. In the background, Staci Janzen, holding daughter, Quin, 2, assists 5-year-old Koehn with directions. The Janzens are new to Pokémon and said playing the game has become […]

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Council considers mill levy increase

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil will be presenting a 2017 budget proposal at an Aug. 16 public hearing that would increase the local property-tax levy by more than 5 mills. The public hearing will convene at 4 p.m. in the city building. The council agreed after an initial budget review during its July 19 meeting that a mill levy increase would […]

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Marion County Fair is this week.

Marion County Fair is this week.

Cadence Craig leads her horse, Bailey, in the junior showmanship division during Monday’s 4-H/FFA Horse Show as judge Kellie Jensen observes. The official start of the Marion County Fair is Wednesday, July 27, and concludes with a 9 a.m. Sunday, July 31, service featuring Wild Horse Ministries.

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HOSPITAL HELPERS

HOSPITAL HELPERS

The St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe managers include (from left) Walter Hein, Mary Ann (Mac) Conyers and Richard Hein. Along with the managers, there are 13 other volunteers working more than just the two days the store is open. Now in its 10th year, the St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe at 321 E. Main St. in Marion, was ranked first […]

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County fair entertainment a mix of old and new

County fair entertainment a mix of old and new

Several evening attractions will return for this year’s Marion County Fair. The Kraft Rodeo will take center stage Wednesday and Thursday, the Antique Truck & Tractor Pull is planned for Friday night preceded by the fair parade through downtown Hillsboro at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the fair’s most popular spectator event, the demolition derby on Saturday, is adding three new events […]

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A fair rate of exchange at Goessel High

A fair rate of exchange at Goessel High

Nils Bührmann, Sarah Wagner, Saskia Clostermeyer, Freddy Scheffe, Ana Lopez and Marvin Swatek (from left) asked for a photo shoot by the Goessel city sign before leaving the community in May. These kids bonded well with each other along with peers and host families, according to photographer Dale Wiens. • International students at GHS broaden the horizons of those who […]

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Hillsboro TSA members compete at nationals in Nashville

Hillsboro TSA members compete at nationals in Nashville

TSA Nationals Five students from Hillsboro High School competed at the 2016 Technology Student Association National Competitive Events Conference June 28 to July 2 at the Gaylord Opryland convention center in Nashville, Tenn. In attendance were (from left) Jacob Funk, Reece Berens, Nathan Simhiser, Jon Hinerman and Avery Unruh. The students were accompanied by Creigh Bell, TSA adviser. The System […]

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Council approves Scout House repair

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil accepted a bid of $27,386 during its July 5 meeting to pursue needed repairs to the Scout House in Memorial Park. City Administrator Larry Paine said the rails and deck on the east side of the building were failing and needed to be replaced. “One of the key issues that needs attention is the attachment of […]

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Marion councilors asked for cuts to avoid mill increase

The Marion City Council was asked to consider what departments could reduce expenses to avoid a mill increase in the 2017 budget at the July 5 meeting. City Administrator Roger Holter said the city needs $80,000 to keep the mill levy down. “Half of the mill increase will be by a utility transfer of $40,000 and the other would include […]

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County to pay for windows project in lump sum

The Marion County Board of Commissioners decided June 30 to pay for weatherization and restoration of the historic courthouse windows from the special county building account of the general fund rather than seek financing. The estimated cost of the project was $600,000 to more than $800,000. The commissioners agreed they need to be deliberate and conservative in saving money for […]

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