Category: Special Focus Sections

Four things you can do to support heart health

On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart—literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2017 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted by Harris Poll, found that nearly three in 10 […]

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Hillsboro: 2017 was a year for completion

Hillsboro: 2017 was a year for completion

Hillsboro citizens gathered May 4 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital. Five and a half years after the ground-breaking, HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. completed construction on the $11.4 million facility along U.S. Highway 56. Several significant construction projects that were years in the making came to completion in Hillsboro during 2017. “I think […]

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USD 410 accepts challenge to ‘redesign education’

USD 410 accepts challenge to ‘redesign education’

SUPERINTENDENT MAX HEINRICHS: “Our goal would be to try to make our education more student-centered, and not like a mass-production line like we do,” Heinrichs said. “We want to do more for the individual, so we can engage the individual.” In the ongoing effort to provided the best academic program to equip students for the challenges and opportunities of the […]

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2017 will be remembered as a big year for Tabor

2017 will be remembered as a big year for Tabor

It’s no secret that 2017 was a big year for Tabor College. The evidence is in plain sight on the campus. The long campaign to plan, fund and build the $13 million Shari Flam­ing Center for the Arts was essentially completed by year’s end. Given the effort he invested from the start, it should surprise anyone that President Jules Glanzer […]

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Business Capsules

Business Capsules

We thank the businesses of Hillsboro that took the time to update their profiles with us in this publication. We have tried to include as many businesses as possible, even if you didn’t update your information. Businesses of Hillsboro, you are the financial life­blood of our community. Board members and supporters of the Hillsboro Community Foundation celebrated in February when […]

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Be aware of identity theft when it comes to taxes

by Derek Schmidt Kansas Attorney General It’s hard to believe, but tax season is once again upon us. Many of you have probably already received forms in the mail or electronically and have started working on your tax returns. As the filing season gears up, we mark this week, Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, as “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.” […]

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Buying a home is only part of the investment

by Nathaniel Sillin Imagine the frustration that would follow if you spent hours planning and narrowing in on a dream home only to find out that you can’t afford it when push comes to shove. Starting with a price range can help you make the most of your search, but you’ll need to account for closing costs to create a […]

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Don’t neglect dental health in your later years

by Gordon Hopkins Rural Life News Service When people think about health issues, they often don’t think about their teeth. Dental health is rarely considered a priority, especially among those in rural areas where dental health care providers are not always easily accessible. Even when there is a dentist in town, people often wait until the pain of a toothache […]

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Prairie View $50,000 grant to help with housing for people with mental illness

Prairie View Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to help people with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing. TBRA awards are funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships program administered by KHRC. The grant gives the opportunity of affordable housing for those at or below 50 percent […]

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New GOP tax bill will change routine for some

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Republican tax plan on the brink of becoming law, could change the way over 27 million U.S. taxpayers file their taxes. Are you one of them? While the plan might not lead to the postcard-sized tax filings Republicans once touted, it will encourage more taxpayers to opt for the standard deduction. According to […]

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