Category: City Watch

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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Mayor weighs in on election

It’s Friday and I just picked up my mail from the mailbox. Any guesses as to what I found? Like you I’m sure, my mail was filled with campaign flyers. Today the count was eight, although if you add them all up, it’s probably been about 50 or so that we have received. Of the eight, seven of them were […]

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Get out and vote in important election

We have an important election coming up Tuesday, Aug. 7. Presidential elections get a lot of publicity and the election cycle never seems to end anymore. However, the most important elections, the ones that impact your and my lives the most, happen at the local and state level. Your local and state elected officials deal with issues that are closest […]

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Mayor gives update on water usage

Wow, has it been hot and dry or what? With the current draught conditions I have been asked several times lately about Hillsboro’s water usage and more specifically the water that we have been providing to the wind farm project. As most of you know, Hillsboro’s source of water is Marion Reservoir. As some of you may not know, while […]

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Be vigilant about car safety at night

Vigilance. As you may have read in the newspaper and heard on the street, Hillsboro has experienced several car thefts and thefts from vehicles recently. I have been in communication with Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning and he has informed me that while some of the incidents have been related, some have not. Some of the thefts have been solved […]

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Summer fun and a time for vision

◼ Recreating. A lot is going on in Hillsboro this June. Our city recreation programs are in full swing: Blast Ball; T-ball; Machine Pitch; baseball; softball; swim team; tennis camp; drama camp; golf camp; baseball clinic; summer volleyball camp; youth volleyball league; Pitch, Hit & Run; Summer Craft Camp and finally STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp are all […]

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Seeking ‘power’ in various forms

It’s not yet summer, and yet it seems summer’s heat is already on. Unfortunately, we have missed a lot of the rain that has fallen around us. At our house we already have the air conditioning on, and with that the certain knowledge that our utility bills will be going up. Electric power. That leads me to a discussion of […]

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