Category: Editorials

Freedom to Speak

As we prepare to celebrate our freedoms next week with Fourth of July celebrations, we would do well to remind ourselves to truly embrace the freedoms we claim to be so dear. In times of war, especially unpopular ones, we?re tempted to be less tolerant of the voices of criticism and opposition in our land. We don?t have to like […]

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Editorial- A chapter ends

We want to publicly acknowledge Gordon Mohn for his contributions to the educational health of Unified School District 410 during his 14 years as superintendent. His retirement at the end of this month will bring to a close a chapter of steady and progressive leadership for the district. Mohn?s administration has been characterized by at least two passions: that kids […]

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Checkpoint?

As disappointing as a delay would be, we need to know if the district?s public-private partnership is legal. It?s disappointing that USD 410?s voter-approved facilities-improvement project likely will be slowed, and possibly derailed, by the filing of a lawsuit by a patron who objects to the partnership between the district and Tabor College to enhance the football and track facility […]

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Thank you very much

The folks in Marion deserve praise for putting on such an outstanding Chingawassa Days this year, despite concern that rainy weather might cause more than just Friday night?s activities to be moved indoors. Even on that night, what fun it was to have six Elvis tribute artists travel in from both coasts and several states in between to compete in […]

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Editorial- “Yes” on the bond issue

Even though elements of the timing and circumstances give us pause, we endorse Unified School District 410?s $6.625 million bond issue proposal and urge patrons to vote ?yes? when they go to their polling places next Tuesday.

Even district leaders recognize these are not the best of times to bring to this proposal to a vote.

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Make an impact

Giving back to a community that has given so much to you is a good and proper thing to do. Some people give back by way of service and volunteerism, which is an important investment. But with the inauguration of the Hillsboro Com?munity Foundation and its Impact Fund campaign, current and former residents can give back in a way that […]

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Moving on

The next stage of life probaly won't bring you peace and contentment if you haven't found it in this one.

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Severe mercy

Life is a kind of lottery we all play because we live in a fragile world where risk is the price of participation.

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Unintended Benefit

Somewhat by accident, Hillsboro experienced the potential benefit of visitor dollars when cooperation rules the day. Simultaneously on Saturday, the Marion County Fair Association was holding its annual 4-H Beef Spring Show, the Hillsboro Recreation Commission was hosting a boys? baseball tournament, and the Christiansen Ranch near Durham was operating the first day of a two day cattle-dog competition?all in […]

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Challenging times

Our farmers facing more uncertainty than usual as they consider their response to the Easter wheat freeze.

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