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Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Public gathers to remember those who sacrificed for others

Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day gathering Monday in Memorial Park. Bright skies and warm temperatures greeted those who came to Memorial Park to honor military veterans, past and present, who served and sacrificed to keep the United States a free nation. Mayor Lou Thurston, the guest speaker, reminded those who listened why Memorial […]

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Seeking ‘power’ in various forms

It’s not yet summer, and yet it seems summer’s heat is already on. Unfortunately, we have missed a lot of the rain that has fallen around us. At our house we already have the air conditioning on, and with that the certain knowledge that our utility bills will be going up. Electric power. That leads me to a discussion of […]

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Communities planning Memorial Day events

Communities planning Memorial Day events

Scenes like this one in Hillsboro will be in vogue this weekend as communities around Marion County honor their military veterans with Memorial Day services and traditions. Memorial Day is a time to honor soldiers and other military veterans who died in wartime serving their country. In Marion County, people not only will visit graves of soldiers, but are making […]

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Towns plan Memorial Day events

? Events begin Friday and climax Monday. Veterans groups in Marion County will pause Monday to remember active-duty service men and women who died while serving their country, and the public is welcome to attend. Ceremonies are planned in Hillsboro, Marion, Florence, Peabody, Pilsen, Lincolnville and other nearly locations. Hillsboro This year’s keynote speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony in […]

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Not quite as senile as it reads

Lest everyone thinks I am on the road to senility from the mistakes I made in my column last week, I believe I still know what is going on for the most part. I need to correct my mention of Caleb Dirks and Beth Hamilton. It should have read Adam Dirks (Caleb?s brother) and Betha?ny (Not Beth) Hamil?ton. The other […]

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Survivors are memorable, too

?For what it?s worth; it?s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There?s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. […]

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?Pay it forward,? Memorial speaker says

?Pay it forward,? Memorial speaker says

Larry Cushenberry plays taps on the cornet during Monday?s Memorial Day Services in Hillsboro. A similar scene was played out in numerous communities in the county as citizens gathered to recognize the sacrifices of the men and women who have served their country in the military. Paying it forward could lead to a lifetime direction of kindhearted deeds, which was […]

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Towns prepare Memorial Day observances

Marion County residents can pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country at one or more events Monday. In Hillsboro, Memorial Day services are planned for 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, according to Dick Carr, commander of American Legion Post 366. This year?s speaker will be Colonel Tim Marler, retired. The ceremony […]

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Sad irony

It is a sad irony that as Memorial Day approaches, the Veterans Administration is embroiled in a disgraceful scandal regarding its care for the veterans it was formed to protect and serve. Reports about VA employees ?gaming the system? for bonuses and leaving veterans waiting months to receive crucial care have emerged in 10 states. In Kansas, management and personnel […]

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