Category: Opinion

Cost of health-care bill now becoming clear

When Con?gress debated the health-care bill last year, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously quipped, ?We have to pass the bill, so you can find out what is in it.? One year later, the negative impacts of this law are clear: health-care costs continue to rise and access to care has been jeopardized for thousands of Americans. During the debate, supporters of […]

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Stucky to speak at museum meeting

A presentation on a historic Moundridge area flour mill will be part of the Men?no?nite Heritage & Agricul?tural Museum annual meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Alexan?derwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel. Brian D. Stucky, art teacher at Goessel High School and a local historian, will focus on the Alta Mill, which operated along the Little […]

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Marion, Hillsboro schools plan 2nd ?Purple Night Out?

Marion and Hillsboro schools will host the second ?Purple Night Out? for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Marion County when their basketball teams meet Tuesday, Dec. 21, in Marion. By hosting Purple Night Out, school officials and Relay for Life volunteers are inviting everyone to join them by wearing purple to show solidarity for the fight against […]

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Imminent arrival of winter weather requires preparation

If you?re even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season?s first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees. And while winter isn?t officially here yet, it won?t be long. With the continual winds and strong gusts this late fall, this season may be […]

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Don?t mess around with flu

Flu is a serious disease that can lead to complications such as pneumonia and even death, according to the Kansas Depart?ment of Health and Environ?ment. Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough and muscle aches. Complications can include pneumonia, ear and sinus infections, dehydration and worsening of other chronic conditions. Some people, such as pregnant women, […]

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17th Marion County Toy Run planned for Saturday, Nov. 6

The 17th annual Marion County Toy Run, featuring a parade of motorcyclists and classic car enthusiasts, is planned for Saturday, Nov. 6. Sponsored by the Sons of American Legion 366, ABATE of Kansas District 9 and Route 56 Classic Cruisers, the Toy Run has turned into a major benefactor for underprivileged children in Marion County. Each participant is asked to […]

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EMS volunteers always on call for others
EMS volunteers always on call for others

EMS volunteers always on call for others

Law-enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel are in the profession of helping others. Not many can say they have a job that provides service to others continuously, but that?s what these people do. Whether preventing crime, rescuing people from a burning building, or caring for someone?s medical needs, these professions require commitment and dedication. Of the three careers, EMS […]

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Survivor supper draws 52 people
Survivor supper draws 52 people

Survivor supper draws 52 people

Paula Perry (foreground) and Carolyn Ray dish out noodle soup and chili, respectively, at Marion County?s first American Cancer Society Survivor Soup & Pie Supper held Oct. 6 at American Legion Post 366 in Hillsboro. About 52 people attended the event, which was intended to celebrate the privilege of enjoying another birthday. Organizers expect the event to grow with time.

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Three staff members join Main Street Ministries

The board of Main Street Ministries Inc. in Hillsboro has added three staff members recently. Josh Gill has been appointed on-site coordinator and Celebrate Recovery director, Mindy Tharp is the office and food bank administrator, and Kimberly Swaney, a licensed social worker, is the case manager. The board chose to staff Main Street Ministries in order to enhance its mission […]

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Hillsboro blood drive set Sept. 23

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Hillsboro from 1 p.m. to 6 pm. Sept. 23 at the United Metho?dist Church, 905 East D. St. Donors are reminded about Ford Motor Co.?s donation of a 2011 Ford Fiesta to be given away in November. The contest is a way of thanking committed blood donors. Appointments for the […]

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