Category: News

History, future blend at 143-year-old library

History, future blend at 143-year-old library

Library Director Rodger Charles says the restoration of “Peabody’s Honor Roll” has made an impact: “It is beautiful and it has brought more foot traffic in the library as well. People have been hearing about it. You may not find a better blend of history and future in Marion County. After investing nearly $150,000 for improvements, the Peabody Township Library […]

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Goessel considers sewer upgrades

The Goessel City Council spent an hour and a half discussing sewer upgrades with Brian Foster of Manhattan during its May 15 meeting. Foster, an engineer with BG Consultants and a principal owner of the business, talked about various types of grants and loans that are available for sewer projects and the various requirements, such as raising water and sewer […]

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‘SURVIVOR DAY’ FUN

‘SURVIVOR DAY’ FUN

Teacher Phil Oelke (with hat) checks the archery technique of sixth-grader Isabell Jones. With her are classmates (from left) Deon Weeks, Jacki Latham and Lyle Fickes. With the end of the school year fast approaching, teachers and sixth-graders from Hillsboro Middle High School participated in an aptly titled year-ending activity. “Survivor Day” has been an annual tradition for sixth-graders since […]

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Hillsboro reps

talk EMS plan

with county

Nine representatives from Hillsboro attended the May 15 meeting of the Marion County Commission to voice concerns about having no ambulance coverage on certain days in May. Those attending were Larry Paine, Hillsboro city administrator; Clint Seibel, Lou Thurston, Darrell Driggers and Lyman Adams Jr. representing Hillsboro Development Corp.; Delores Dalke, Hillsboro mayor; Jessika Workman and Ken Johnson, Hillsboro Community […]

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Shaw breaks oldest HHS record

Shaw breaks oldest HHS record

y that enabled him to break the 49-year-old school record in shot put at the Central Kansas League Meet Friday in Hillsboro. Shaw heaved the shot 55 feet, 11⁄2 inches, which surpassed Milford Klaassen’s 1968 record of 54-101⁄2 by 3 inches. Prior to Friday, Klaassen’s record was the oldest record in Trojan track and field. With Shaw’s achievement, which included […]

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Community will miss grocer’s upbeat attitude

Community will miss grocer’s upbeat attitude

Joel Klaassen, founder of the Hillsboro Free Press, called Ray Franz a big man with a big heart. Ray Franz of Hillsboro was able to inspire family, friends, former employees, church youth and others to do their best, and in a positive manner. During his lifetime, Franz played a significant role in the Hillsboro business community as co-owner of Paul […]

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Marion council votes 5-year commitment to MCCEDC

The Marion City Council voted to approve a five-year $44,500 commitment to the Marion County Community Economic Development Corp. at its meeting May 8. Councilor Chris Costello said he thought the commitment should be year-to-year, and contingent on expectations and updates before funding the project for another year. For the remainder of the 2017 year, the council agreed to give […]

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PROMISES AND PERSEVERANCE

PROMISES AND PERSEVERANCE

Sen. Jerry Moran on Saturday: ““I want to tell you how proud you should be of your community, how things came together to make this hospital possible.” One month short of nine years since the day the community of Hillsboro was promised a new state-of-the-art hospital facility, about 150 residents, well-wishers, dignitaries and hospital staff gathered Saturday morning to celebrate […]

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Hillsboro council gives green light to housing project

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil gave the green light for a new housing development during its May 2 meeting. Council members voted unanimously to approve a zoning change from agricultural to R-2 Residential for the 30 acres north of Third Street owned by Russell Groves of Hills­boro, and also approved the development’s preliminary and final plats. “I’ve been in Hillsboro for […]

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HES 5th-grader wins state Arbor Day poster contest

HES 5th-grader wins state Arbor Day poster contest

Trudy Hein (left, with shovel), a fifth-grader from Hillsboro Elementary School, won the 2017 Kansas Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas Forest Service. The theme this year was, “Kansas Trees are Terrific…and Energy Wise.” As a result of winning the contest, the Hein family was invited to come to the Capitol in Topeka April 27. They met Gov. […]

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