Category: Special Focus Sections

New superintendent leads USD 408 into the future

New superintendent leads USD 408 into the future

USD 408 Superintendent Aaron Homburg is in his eighth month on the job, succeeding Lee Leiker, who had served in the role for 13 years before he retired. Homburg said of the transition, “People in the community have been very positive, and willing to help (when and where needed).” Former USD 408 superintendent Lee Leiker lived up to his promise […]

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Marion sharpens city’s stewardship in 2017

Marion sharpens city’s stewardship in 2017

Marion Mayor Todd Heitschmidt (left) and City Administrator Roger Holter review maps of the City of Marion. Holter said city projects must be balanced: “It can’t be all development toward tax-exempt entities because ultimately development where none of it hits the tax roll just creates infrastructure to be paid for by citizens/”.<p> Marion City Administra­tor Roger Holter said that in […]

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BCC-Marion sees record year for local MHS students

BCC-Marion sees record year for local MHS students

Amy Kjellin, director of the Flint Hills site in Marion, says the Butler Community College satelite is meeting a local need. The 28 Marion High School seniors who took classes in the Class of 2017 earned 688 credit hours in the dual credit program at MHS. “It would be very reasonable to estimate a savings of more than $160,000 in […]

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Business Profiles

We thank the businesses of Marion that took the time to share their profiles with us in this publication. You are the lifeblood of the community. AMPRIDE Address: 1225 E. Main Phone: 620-382-3269 Website: cgsmc.com Year opened: In June 1999 Cooperative Grain & Supply purchased this location. About us: We offer gasolines, diesels, snacks, fountain drinks, food service, gift cards, milk, […]

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Sell or stay, home improvements like these pay off in the long run

Homeowners undertake home improvements for two basic reasons: to please themselves or to please others who may one day buy their home. Some types of improvements are for the sake of a speedier sale, such as planting a row of shrubs between your backyard and a busy street behind your home. Others are for your own enjoyment, like painting your […]

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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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