Category: City Watch

It’s been a long winter…

I don’t know about you, but I’m about done with Old Man Winter! It seems we have had more than our share of ice & snow this season. I know it has kept our city crews busy with keeping intersections treated and the cold temps have caused our share of water line breaks. It has also slowed down our water […]

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A place anyone can serve

Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On that day we remember and celebrate not only a great man, but a great American. To use one of his many quotes; “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to […]

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A look back, and forward for city

It’s hard for me to believe a year has gone by since I raised my hand and was sworn in as your Mayor. There has been a lot that has happened in that short year; January – Larry Paine went on medical leave (this was a bit of a “gut check” for a new Mayor let me tell you). We […]

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Community has plenty to be thankful for

Hillsboro had a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. We are an improving community; Streets – D Street repaving & updating, Water – Major water line replacements, repairs and updates, Trash & Recycling – our new trash truck is on order and we will be adding curbside recycling to our city services, Museums – repainting the Kreutziger School […]

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Students make for great engagement

I had a great time this past Thursday afternoon. I was invited by Mr. Knoll to speak to his American Government class at Hillsboro High School. I was able to speak to two Junior / Senior classes on the subject of: Mayor of Hillsboro, KS – What the heck does the Mayor do anyway? At the beginning of the presentation, […]

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It was a great homecoming weekend

An excellent weekend was on tap for Tabor’s 2018 Homecoming celebration. Beautiful weather, a big win on the football field, a fabulous production of My Fair Lady and all held on a gorgeous campus… congratulations to all at Tabor for a great homecoming. A lot of work went into it and I want to personally thank all of you that […]

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Learning how to collaborate properly

I recently looked up the word “collaboration” on my computer. I found that Google provides two very distinct meanings for this word; The action of working with someone to produce or create something. Traitorous cooperation with an enemy. The first of these seems like an admirable and even virtuous action and the other seems, well, pretty bad. I was thinking […]

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Arts and Crafts Fair highlights weekend

How great was that! What a great weekend for our annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair! While it was hot in the afternoon, it seemed like we had people shopping well up to 4:00 PM. With 269 vendor booths and 24 concession stands, a lot of business took place in a short period of time. According to fair manager Brenda […]

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What kind of community do we want?

I was helping my grandson with his homework the other day and he had several questions to answer regarding community. What is a community? Who is his community? How is his community unique from other communities? Interesting questions I thought as I then thought about how those questions apply to our Hillsboro community. Merriam-Webster’s definition of community calls it a; […]

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Mayor welcomes back students

It’s back to school time and kids from Pre-School through Post-Secondary are headed back to the classroom. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our Tabor College students back to Hillsboro! With a consistently growing enrollment, Tabor College students, faculty and staff represent a significant portion of our community. A special welcome goes out to those that are […]

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