Category: Editorials

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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Remember Planet Earth

Being good Earth-keepers is neither ?wacko? nor liberal; it?s a conservative cause in the best sense of the word. Sunday has been designated as International Earth Day. We?re encouraged on that day to give special consideration to what kind of stewards we are of the soil, water and air that are the basic ingredients of life on Planet Earth. Earth […]

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Assessment time

Wit this issue we begin a series of articles about the components of USD 410?s $6.625 million capital-improvement project. The issue will be put to a vote in a bond election on Tuesday, June 5. In addition to local newspaper coverage, board members will be making public presentations about these improvements and the related financial obligations. As soon as dates […]

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Deserved Recognition

The community of Hillsboro not only enjoys some of the best water in the entire state, thanks to the recent $3.5 million upgrades made thies past year at the local water-treatment plant, but now it officially has the state?s best water-treatment plant operator running the show. Morgan Marler recently was named Water Plant Supervisor of the Year by the Kansas […]

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Make an impact

Americans often wonder whether their vote really makes a difference. Whether it has the impact we?d like isn?t as important as fulfilling our duty to participate in the democratic process. If you don?t vote for public officials, you haven?t earned the right to criticize them either. Having said that, in no other arena will a vote make more impact than […]

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