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Strike two!

Strike two!

• Lightning strikes trees 10 feet and 13 years apart According to conventional wisdom, lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But Merlin and Penni Funk can testify that give it 13 years and it just might. On June 25, 2003, an elm tree on the north side of their Hillsboro home at the corner of Lincoln and First streets […]

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Hillsboro seeking CDBG of $400,000 for streets

Hillsboro seeking CDBG

of $400,000 for streets

This is the target area the Hillsboro City Council’s street-replacement projects intended for the north edge of town. The city will be submitting an application for a Community Development Block Grant for $400,000, to be matched by city funding. Successful grant applications will be announced in January. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took initial steps during its Sept. 20 meeting toward […]

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MHS students take on service project around town

MHS students take on service project around town

Marion High School service project Marion High School students not only painted their assigned parking lots for the year, but also helped with a variety of projects around town to include yard work, lake cleanup, float building, museum and Old Settlers Day last Thursday. Senior Haley Wattson doesn’t own a car, but it didn’t stop her from painting her concept […]

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Commissioners concede road decision violated policy

You learn by your mistakes. The Marion County Commission Monday retained a decision to gravel Quail Creek Road between 250th and 260th to facilitate travel for a Centre student during bad weather although Commission Chairman Randy Dallke said it is now realized the commissioners violated policy. For one thing the school district isn’t responsible for insuring school travel for students […]

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Weather cooperates as an estimated 35,000 people converge on the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair

Weather cooperates as an estimated 35,000 people converge on the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair

The downtown business district was filled with vendors and browsers and shoppers Saturday for the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair. The day began in a blanket of fog, but by mid-morning it turned into a bright, clear and sunny day that drew another large crowd. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning and his officers estimated the turnout may have […]

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MARION ART IN THE PARK

MARION ART IN THE PARK

Ginger and Nellie Sauerwein of Walton were intrigued by the many pieces of magnetic necklaces that not only were beautiful, but also have medicinal purposes. The owner of the booth, Pat Petz of McCracken said she has found the jewelry to help treat migraines, arthritis, tendinitis, swelling, fibromy­algia and much more. CJ Brockus, along with husband Rod of Wakita, Okla., […]

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Two local youth pedal their way to nationals

Two local youth pedal their way to nationals

Charlotte Silhan and Kyle Epp proudly hold the trophies they won Sept. 11 at the Kansas State Fair. They duo qualified for the National Pedal Pull Championships in Mitchell, S.D., by placing among the top two competitors in the 4-year-old division.<p> By finishing among the top two in their age category at the Kansas State Fair, two Hillsboro youth qualified […]

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A TRIBUTE TO FALLEN COMRADES

A TRIBUTE

TO FALLEN COMRADES

Hillsboro emergency response vehicles were parked in front of city hall Sunday, from mid-morning to evening. The idea was initiated by Rusty Moss, a training officer with the Hillsboro Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services. Hillsboro firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel won’t soon forget Sunday. It was a day Rusty Moss, training officer with the Hillsboro Fire Department and […]

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Hillsboro plans for 279 vendors

Hillsboro plans for 279 vendors

Repurposed treasures are expected to be popular again at the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts fair. Plans for the 47th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair are coming together with the potential to become another memorable event this Saturday. Even the weather is cooperating. While rain and storms are possible most of this week, the area forecast is calling […]

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Marion under new management

Marion under new management

Shoppers and browsers inspect a booth during the 2015 Art in the Park. Marion’s 38th annual Art in the Park, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, might be under new management, but organizers say vendors and shoppers alike will see few, if any, differences this year. Margo Yates, director of Parks and Recreation, said the city […]

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