5 Years Ago

  • Developing a more effective relationship with city boards headed
    the list of five strategies identified by the Hillsboro City Council at
    a planning meeting for the 2002-03 year. The other five strategies
    were: to modernize and streamline city functions, operate the city in a
    customer-friendly manner, improve the function and appearance of the
    community, and make the city council an effective body for proper
    direction of the city now and in the future.

  • KaLyn Nethercot,
    Doug?lass, was appointed director of the Tabor College Wichita Center
    for Adult Studies campus. She had been working most recently as
    executive director of enrollment management at Friends University.

  • The USD 410 Board of Education approved increases in textbook fees and
    meals for the upcoming school year. The textbook fees were increased by
    $5 per student, which was expected to increase revenue by $3,025. The
    increase in meal prices for lunches ranged from from 10 cents for
    kindergarten to Grade 3 (to $1.90) to 40 cents for visitors (to $3.50).

  • The nine-game winning streak by the Hillsboro American Legion Post 366
    baseball team ended with a 6-5 loss to Andover. The loss gave the team
    a 14-2 record for the summer.

  • Four Hillsboroans were among the
    2,000-plus people to volunteer to help at the Ladies Professional Golf
    Association?s U.S. Open Golf Tournament at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson.
    They were Jane Long, Melissa Bartel, Raye Dirks and Max Terman.

  • Legacy Park is the new name for Peabody Community Living Center, which
    is now under the ownership of Mid-America Health Centers Inc. of