Category: Opinion

Reunion coming up for HHS

Reunion coming up for HHS

The HHS All School Reunion is just around the corner. It is scheduled for the weekend of hillsboro high School homecoming Sept. 28-29. By making your reservation for the Saturday even­ing banquet and paying your optional Alumni Association dues you are eligible to attend the Friday night homecoming football game against the Wabaun­see Chargers at no charge as long as […]

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Big Infastructure projects coming down the pike for City of Marion

It feels like change is in the wind. The mornings have those wonderful cooler temperatures and we’ve been blessed with much needed rain in the area. Let’s start with the big things that are in the wind. This past week, we have begun the process of financial applications for loans and grants to begin one of the largest infrastructure projects […]

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Growth keeps coming

Our company is about to get bigger yet again. We announced the acquisition of the McPherson News, Harvey County Independent, The Ledger, and the Hesston Record in this week’s paper. We haven’t looked for the growth, but rather have been asked to purchase papers and let them be a part of our Kansas Publishing Ventures family. I think that is […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-21-18)

Things aren’t the way they used to be in Marion County Hillsboro recently held a Farmers Market in the city park. The event was advertised to include meals for purchase. There were two tables of vendors, one with baked goods, the other with what appeared to be garage sale items. The event was scheduled to last only a couple hours. […]

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Mayor welcomes back students

It’s back to school time and kids from Pre-School through Post-Secondary are headed back to the classroom. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our Tabor College students back to Hillsboro! With a consistently growing enrollment, Tabor College students, faculty and staff represent a significant portion of our community. A special welcome goes out to those that are […]

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Feeling ok about what you take care of

“Your diet, exercise routine and stress level lay the foundation for how you feel. So fuel your body with good nutrition, break a little sweat each day and set aside time to unwind. Because it’s hard to feel bad about a body you’re taking care of.” ~ Somebody It started out so sweetly… just a surprise one-armed side hug from […]

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Those quakes in the floorboards aren’t always trains

Not too long ago, and definitely not too far away, I was peacefully minding my own business, knitting happily away. It had been a thunderstormy kind of evening but had been clearing up so as to not be a dark and stormy night. A rumbling shook the house. Odd, I thought, how it seemed to echo through the floorboards as […]

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Joining group a great plan

One of the many benefits of joining the Midwest Free Community Paper association (MFCP) was all of the friendships I have made during the past twenty years. I won’t mention names as there are far too many to name, however, I think they will know who they are if they read this column, and I know for sure that one of […]

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Discrediting media a dangerous plan

There have been more and more cries of “Fake News” being hurled in all directions we aren’t even sure what it means anymore. What we do know is that discrediting the press is one of the most dangerous things a society can do. Do we make mistakes? Sure. Can we get everything right every time? No. We are human much […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-15-18)

As requested I am writing in to your “opinion” section on the county fair. The fair has dwindled to almost nothing and as an active member in the community with a family here are some things we would like to see to boost attendance. A carnival, a dance after the Saturday night rodeo with a beer garden, a parade that […]

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