5 years ago (week of Sept. 17, 2008)

n Deb Miller, state secretary of transportation, told Florence city leaders that constructing a roundabout would be the safest financially feasible solution for the intersection of U.S. highways 50 and 77. About 22 roundabouts have been constructed in the state to this point.

n Matt Dalke began work as the new director for the Hills?boro Recreation Commission. The Hillsboro native had been working previously in Newton, where he was a field maintenance supervisor for the city?s parks department.

n Congressman Jerry Moran was on hand to present a new Purple Heart to Albert Klose of Hillsboro at a brief ceremony at the American Legion Hall. Klose said his original medal was accidentally ruined by an infant member of the extended family years ago. Klose received the medal after being wounded in Italy during World War II.

n Members of the USD 408 Board of Education reviewed the district?s crisis following recent death threats made by a Florence father toward staff and officials at Marion Elemen?tary School. Board members agreed the current plan had worked, but would act upon changes at its October meeting.

n The Marion City Commis?sion approved holding a public hearing later this month on issuing up to $1 million in industrial revenue bonds for the construction of a new assisted-living facility between the hill water tower and the school-bus barn.

n The Tabor College won its season opener, 26-7, over South?west Assemblies of God Univer?sity in Waxahatchie, Texas.

n Aided by a late Nickerson turnover, Hillsboro High recorded its first victory of the young season with a 13-12 win at Reimer Field. Fullback Kyle Jilka scored the winning touchdown with 10:04 to play.

n Marion High used its defensive strength to claim a 19-14 football victory over South?east of Saline. Steven Boone scored the winning touchdown on a 19-yard run.

n The Hillsboro boys? placed second in a competitive field at the Hesston Invitational cross-country meet. Aaron Yoder placed second and Daniel Yoder fourth to pace the Trojans.

n Mike Moran, counselor at Hillsboro Elementary School, was ready to run in the Chicago Marathon to raise money for his nephew, Rusty Anderson, 14, who is battling bone cancer.

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