Category: Opinion

Yard-sign thefts remain a mystery

Many Hillsboro residents woke up election morning (Aug. 3) to discover their political yard signs were gone. Although sign theft is nothing new as election campaigns draw to a close, what makes this recent incident unusual, said Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning, is that no particular candidate was singled out. ?(The offenders) stole them all,? he said. The absence of […]

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Marion Reservoir hosts Memorial Day weekend campers
Marion Reservoir hosts Memorial Day weekend campers

Marion Reservoir hosts Memorial Day weekend campers

Families from Kansas and neighboring states enjoyed a leisurely Memorial weekend at Marion Reservoir. At Hillsboro Cove Saturday, Sarah Kramps gets a base hit from Ernie Reinhart, both of Johnson County, as Sierra Reinhart and Ashleigh Kramps look on. ?We are having a great time,? Ernie Reinhart said. Before the weekend even started, the more than 175 camp sites were […]

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Peabody parade features celebration of WW II era
Peabody parade features celebration of WW II era

Peabody parade features celebration of WW II era

Highlighting this year?s Operation Celebration 2010 in Peabody were a group of men dressed in World War II American Army uniforms. Prior to the parade, many of these same men were involved with ?The Seige on Peabody,? a reenactment portraying the courage U.S. soldiers exhibited during the war. The celebration honored the sacrifices of the American military service members who […]

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Turnout strong for 50th-year reunion of Hillsboro High School Class of 1960
Turnout strong for 50th-year reunion of Hillsboro High School Class of 1960

Turnout strong for 50th-year reunion of Hillsboro High School Class of 1960

The Hillsboro High School graduating Class of 1960 gathered Saturday for its 50-year reunion at the Milk & Honey Bread & Breakfast east of Hillsboro. Pictured are: (front row from left) Joyce (Brandt) Barkman, Verda (Epp) Deckert, Joanne (Vogt) Foyle, Joann (Ewert) Mann, Sharon (Wiederstein) Synstegard; second row, John Ens, LaVerna (Penner) Shaw, Anna Marie (Toews) Wiebe, Lucy (Barkman) Spohn, […]

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Janzen honored for school service
Janzen honored for school service

Janzen honored for school service

Fellow staff and coworkers gathered for a retirement party last Wednesday for Ralph Janzen, head of maintenance at Hillsboro Public Schools. The celebration recognized his 20 years of service to the district, said Max Heinrichs, HES principal. ?It?s time for me to change gears,? Janzen said about retiring. Pictured with Janzen is Kay Carlson, a coworker who retired in 2009 […]

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HHS Class of 1950 reunites for 60th
HHS Class of 1950 reunites for 60th

HHS Class of 1950 reunites for 60th

Twenty-five classmates from the Hillsboro High School graduating Class of 1950 gathered Saturday in the Scout House at Memorial Park for their 60-year reunion. Pictured are: front row (from left), Lavonne (Seibel) Wiens, Ruth (Wiebe) Friesen, Eloise (Franz) Faul, Janice (Kornelson) Jost, Thomas Elrod, Stuart Pankratz, Vivian (Vogel) Wagner, Esther (Loewen) Pankratz, Carol (Hagen) Vogt, Gerry (Hornbaker) Grentz, Ethel (Duerksen) […]

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Depleted schools will hurt the economy, too

USD 410 will face incredible challenges with continued decreases in school funding. Recent visits by our representative lawmakers at the legislative coffee told us they are not interested in raising taxes. I appreciate our legislators sensitivity to the potential harm increased taxes can have on our local economy. I believe, like many, that increased taxes hurt the business climate and […]

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4-H News (Feb. 10, 2010)

? Can you name a town in Kansas that starts with the same letter as your first name? That was the roll-call question members of the Tampa Triple T?s 4-H Club answered at their Jan. 25 meeting. Eight parents, five leaders, and two guests were also at the meeting at the Tampa Senior Center. The club voted to pay a […]

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Marion residents may pay $30 more for electricity

Marion utility customers likely will be paying about $30 more per month for their electricity beginning in July as a result of information presented at Monday?s council meeting. David Mayfield, city administrator, showed council members an electric rate analysis for 2010 regarding Westar Energy?s contract due to expire July 1. Since customers differ in their electric use, Mayfield explained what […]

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Street project generates dust and citizen complaints

Street project generates dust and citizen complaints

Chip&Seal749.jpg Workers from APAC Kansas, based in Emporia, apply oil and gravel to D Street in Hillsboro Thursday morning as part of the chip-seal process that is intended to extend the life of asphalt streets. The kind of gravel laid onto the street left D Street resembling a country road for the ensuring days as dust filled the air and […]

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