Category: Editorials

The latest thing

Stories in this issue about cell phones in schools and robot lawn mowers underline the ever-changing world we live in, thanks to the technological revolution. Perhaps every generation speculated what impact of the latest communication technology?whether it was radio, then television and now the Internet?would ultimately make on our daily lives. The advantage a generation ago was that we had […]

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Tips for ‘team’ parents

The largely undercovered aspect of school athletic programs is the involvement of parents.

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Welcome back

We look forward to the full tide of Tabor College students returning to Hillsboro beginning this weekend. The town never seems as vibrant during their summer absence. In addition to their physical presence, their return marks the start of the public events that enliven our community spirit, whether they be athletic, musical, dramatic or academic in nature. Unfortunately, the college?s […]

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Leadership in Transition

We believe Larry Paine is off to a good start as the new city administrator for Hillsboro. His plan to visit with each business and industry owner in the city is a bridge-building initiative that sets a tone for accessibility and communicates a desire for partnership in making the city a better and more prosperous place to live. Teamwork is […]

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Good people

Through these nine years that we?ve been publishing the Free Press, we?ve been blessed to have more than our fair share of good people serving as members of our team. Some of them have been young, fresh out of college, while others have had significant years of professional and life experience. By ?good people? we mean folks who not only […]

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Patience, please

The Unified School District 410 Board of Edu?cation thought the biggest challenge in hiring an interim superintendent to succeed outgoing chief Gordon Mohn was finding someone with construction experience on his resume. But now that those bond-issue projects are floating in limbo because of a patron lawsuit, the issues facing the board?s interim pick, Doug Huxman, are all the more […]

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Editorials

Welcome home, Pete We?re glad to hear that Pete Richert has made it back to Hillsboro following months of rehabilitation after he was severely wounded while serving in Iraq with his Kansas National Guard unit. Richert will be spending several days of well-earned leave time with family and the many friends he has in the Hillsboro area. Pete, you have […]

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Points of light

Our front-page stories about two women renovating a garden in Peabody and a cadre of mostly senior citizens in Hillsboro selling used clothing in a thrift shop carry a theme worth noting: volunteers can and do make a difference. Karen Benbrook and Ann Slocombe, in an effort to thank other volunteers, brought a bit of beauty and flair to their […]

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Wakeup Call

The death of three dogs possibly because of algae toxins at Marion Reservoir reminds us the menace still exists there.

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Please step forward

Gordon Mohn?s observation that the spirit of cooperation between Hillsboro and Marion had deterriorated in recent years is sobering but accurate, by our reckoning. (See article, Page 6A.) The departing superintendnent for USD 410, an adovcate for collaboration, believes the current state of relations between Marion County?s two largest cities is as strained as it?s been in the 15 years […]

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