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$4,000 FOR FUN

$4,000 FOR FUN

One of the more popular places was the photo booth. Fourth-grade students Kainoa Defiesta, Colton Rempel and Lincoln Wickert (from left) laughed at the results. The third annual Hillsboro Elementary School Carnival on Friday offered fun, food and games for students, families, faculty and staff. Erin Beavers, HES Carnival Committee chair, said more than 200 meals were served, but the number […]

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‘Appreciation’ is the theme for Florence Labor Day events

‘Appreciation’ is the theme for Florence Labor Day events

The Labor Day parade through downtown Florence on Monday is one of the popular events of the weekend. The parade begins at 11 a.m The Labor Day parade through downtown Florence on Monday is one of the popular events of the weekend. The parade begins at 11 a.m The 79th annual Florence Labor Day Celebration will have magic in the […]

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Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school

Sixth-graders get a jump on first year of middle school

Hillsboro Middle School sixth-graders Jessenia Maciel, Paige Gore, Tanner Plett and Alana Suder­man (from left) chat last week about the start of a new school year on Aug. 18. Sixth- through eighth-graders were allowed to come in between 2-4 p.m. to set up their lockers for their first year in middle school. They had the chance to get to know […]

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Hillsboro trims levy increase for 2017 budget

Seeking to soften the cumulative impact of county and city mill-levy increases for local taxpayers, the Hills­boro City Council approved at its Aug. 16 meeting a 3-mill increase for the 2017 budget rather than the 5-mill increase initially proposed. The council unanimously approved a budget authority for expenditures of almost $9.37 million, a net increase of just under 1 percent […]

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Marion council reviews CIP plans

Now that the 2017 budget is locked in, the Marion City Council rolled up its sleeves collectively to discuss and move forward on capital improvement projects at its Aug. 15 meeting. The mill levy for 2017 budget was a slight reduction to 71.152; the 2016 budget levy was 71.025. With the council not wanting to raise any taxes, Holter said […]

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Local chef has a lot on his plate these days

Local chef has a lot on his plate these days

Rob Scott knows his way around home and commercial kitchens, like this one at the former Olde Towne Restaurant in Hillsboro. In addition to managing Parkside Homes’ food service, Scott has been teaching several community cooking classes for the Hillsboro Recreation Commission and running a catering business on the side. Rob Scott has found his niche: sharing with others his […]

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Burdick prepares for 44th Labor Day event

“Boots and Jeans in Twenty Sixteen” is the theme for the 44th annual Burdick Labor Day Cele­bration Sept. 4-5. Sue Talbot, pastor of the Burdick Methodist Church will lead a traditional Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the tennis courts. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring lawn chairs. At the conclusion of the service, rolls and […]

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Still time to register to vote in general election

Even if you didn’t vote in the recent August primary, or even if you’re not registered to vote, you still have time to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. In order to register to vote in Kansas, you must be eligible and registered. Every resident of Kansas who is a U.S. citizen and is 18 years of […]

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Barn quilt author will promote new book

Barn quilt author will promote new book

Author Suzi Parron, author of a new book titled “Following the Barn Quilt Trail” will be appearing at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan Sept. 10 and at Pioneer Bluffs at Matfield Green Sept. 11. The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail will host Suzi Parron, author of a new book, “Following The Barn Quilt Trail,” at two locations in […]

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Florence man dies when struck by freight train

A 71-year-old rural Florence man was struck Sunday by a freight train near U.S. Highway 50 and Union Road at Florence. Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft said the incident was reported at about 4:15 p.m. by the two members of the train crew, who witnessed what happened. “When officers arrived they found a 71-year-old male (Howard Savage) who had been […]

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