Category: Opinion

Why is Joel walking with a stick?

Our Atlanta kids recently became empty nesters as both Alex and Louis are now both in college. Alex at University of Georgia in Athens and Louis who is a first year student in Ashville. NC. attending culinary school. It wasn’t that long ago that they were both sitting on the floor just behind the carpet watching TV and eating breakfast […]

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You’ll wonder where this recipe’s ‘bean’ all your life

You’ll wonder where this recipe’s ‘bean’ all your life

Last week, I shared a recipe for tostones, or fried plantains, with you and noted that I would have the perfect main dish to go with that recipe this week. Well, not being one to disappoint, I’m sharing a delicious dinner that we paired with our tostones for dinner. If the fried plantains are a bit scary to you, this […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-29-18)

Handling of MCCEDC is a joke The handling of the Marion County Community Economic Development Corporation (MCCEDC) by the Marion County Commission would be laughable were it not yet another vicious hoax perpetrated on the tax payers of Marion County. Although the group of volunteers were well intentioned in their efforts to organize an effective economic development function at the […]

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Society lacks a certain seasoning in speech

Salt is a mineral we cannot live without. We benefit from its chemical properties as an essential nutrient for human health through its role as an electrolyte and osmotic solute. And yet, if we consume too much, it can make us ill and even be deadly. We use salt as seasoning in food, as well as a preservative to increase […]

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Understanding comes from fascination

Psychology and mental health has always been something that’s interested me. I haven’t taken any classes on it or really have any clue how anything works, but the mind fascinates me. I love watching videos and reading articles on different topics and learning more about the organ that runs my body that I really have no control over. My brain […]

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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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