In the Hillsboro Annual Report that we’ve inserted in this week’s Free Press, you will encounter the economic lifeblood of the community. In addition to the ads that trumpet the wide range of products and services Hillsboro businesses offer, we again are running capsule summaries of every and any business that chose to participate.

Later this month, you can expect a similar testimony to the economic entrepreneurs of Marion when we showcase that community in a similar publication. We encourage you to browse through these brief chronicles of commerce. More than a business guide, they stand as a testimony to the entrepreneurial spirit that resides in, and fuels the livelihood of, our two communities. Thank them for serving the community, and be sure to give them top priority when you shop for your daily needs —DR