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Project would add class space,                                           parking and safety at HES
Project would add class space, parking and safety at HES

Project would add class space, parking and safety at HES

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Hillsboro Elementary School floor plan, with additions
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This site plan for Hillsboro Elementary School shows the area for 46 parking spaces to the far left (west) boundary as well as the new parking lot and traffic drop-off loop planned for east of the present building. The existing circle drive will be used for bus drop-off, no private vehicles allowed.

More classroom space, an improved kitchen and dining room, and a safer traffic flow with more parking spaces are the primary objectives for changes planned at Hillsboro Elementary School.

USD 410 Superintendent Gordon Mohn said even though the public hears about declining enrollment, having adequate classroom space promises to be a problem in the near future.

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Savoring a sweet season of state success…
Savoring a sweet season of state success…

Savoring a sweet season of state success…

hhspep_megan m speaks.jpg hhsep_awards.jpg USD 410 students and faculty, as well as district patrons, celebrated a winter of success during a special assembly last Wednesday afternoon at Brown Gymnasium. The Hillsboro High state-champion girls? basketball team was the center of attention, but the crowd saluted the Trojans? state-qualifying wrestlers and state-runnerup chess team, too. Cheerleaders, Trojan Booster Club and team […]

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If it?s spring, it?s time keep an eye on the Kansas skies
If it?s spring, it?s time keep an eye on the Kansas skies

If it?s spring, it?s time keep an eye on the Kansas skies

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The City of Hillsboro has four designated storm shelters in times of emergency. On the Tabor College, campus six places have been designated. Do you know the location of the shelter nearest to your residence?

Marion County has yet to be visited by tornadoes as the 2007 severe-storm season begins, but a flurry of twisters along the Kansas-Colorado border last week is a reminder that the time already is ripe for tornadoes and other forms of severe weather.

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USD 410 may locate services in city facility

The Hillsboro Business Development Complex may have a new tenant in the not-too-distant future.

Gordon Mohn, Unified School District 410 superintendent, told the Hillsboro City Council at its March 20 meeting that the district is still interested in leasing about a third of the city-owned building, popularly known as the former AMPI building, as the new home for its transportation and maintenance services and central office.

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HMS student fifth at state spelling bee
HMS student fifth at state spelling bee

HMS student fifth at state spelling bee

marcospellelisemugp2060020.jpg Elise Heyen, an eighth-grader at Hillsboro Middle School and this year?s Marion County Spelling Bee champion, placed fifth at the state bee Saturday on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka. Heyen, daughter of Bruce and Janell Heyen, was one of 99 contestants from across the state. The event took nearly 41⁄2 hours to complete. Heyen is believed to […]

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Marion boy receives his new liver at KC hospital

Following a two-year wait, Marion’s Wyatt Helmer, 21⁄2, has a new liver.

With parents Aaron and Traci Helmer waiting nearby, Wyatt received the transplant during an eight-hour surgery last Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Kansas City.

As an infant, Wyatt was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a serious disease of the young infant that results in inflammation and obstruction of the bile ducts carrying bile from the liver into the intestine.

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City scrambles to fix errors

Hillsboro City Council members were told at the March 6 meeting that the city’s 2007 operating budget had been declared out of compliance by the state.

Without an approved budget, the city is not allowed to spend the funds it has budgeted for.

Mayor Delores Dalke said work was already under way to correct the problems identified by the Kansas Department of Administration.

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