Post Tagged with: "summer"

Summer brings a welcomed peace of mind

Summer has finally kicked into full gear. Hot days in the pool, late nights gazing at the stars and relaxing with the peace of mind of not having to be anywhere. Summer is a beautiful time of year and I am making the most of it. In years past, keeping busy during break can sometimes be a challenge, with the […]

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Farewell, fair summer

Labor Day is often thought of as a farewell to summer, even though the official end is still two weeks away. In recent memory, the end of summer has been hailed with a hearty ?good riddance,? with memories of prolonged heat waves and drought seared behind a sunburned brow?and usually stalking us into early autumn, for that matter. Summer 2015 […]

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Summer of progress

? Hillsboro?s season of visible and significant projects demonstrates a formula for rural success. With Vogts-Parga Construction nearing the end of the first phase of the Safe Routes to School project, and with the concrete exit and entrance lanes poured by Hett Construction of Marion along U.S. 56 High?way 56 in the final days of curing, Hills?boro?s summer of special […]

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Safety-related projects progress as the start of school approaches

Safety-related projects progress as the start of school approaches

  Workers from Hett Construction of Marion prepare Friday to pour concrete on the south side of U.S. Highway 56 at Adams Street for the addition of exit and entrance lanes. Similar lanes on the north side of the highway are already complete. The $335,285 project, funded entirely by the Kansas Department of Transportation, is expected to enhance the safety […]

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Summer?s oppressive heat can take a toll on people

From 1999-2003, 3,442 deaths nationwide were caused by exposure to extreme heat, an annual average of 688. Of those for whom age information was available, seven percent were younger than 15, 53 percent were between 15-64 years old, and 40 percent were 65 years or older. With current weather forecasts indicating temperatures near triple digits accompanied by high heat indexes, […]

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Summer close to home was well spent

As summer quickly approached at the end of last semester, I heard the following phrases countless times: ?Don?t waste your summer.? ?You won?t have summers off in a few years (cue smug smiles from all future teachers in the room).? ?Be intentional this summer.? And so on. Had I not made the decision to transfer to Tabor in the upcoming […]

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Cobbler is a ?berry? good summer dessert

Several weeks ago, my sister was kind enough to water our plants and bring in our mail while we were gone for a conference. This past week, I returned the favor while she vacationed. Of the two of us, I got the sweet end of that deal. When I house-sat last summer, I was inundated with fresh veggies from my […]

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Summer ?island? has its perks

We may be far-removed from an island, but we?re living in its time zone this summer. Our family has limited commitments right now, and I?m relishing in the slowed-down pace of summertime. So when the calendar flipped to July, I had a brief moment of panic when I realized school shopping was a mere month away. But with 36 days […]

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Pie is key to beating summer heat

I like to consider myself a patient person. I feel like I have a relatively high tolerance for tedious tasks. But after squeezing the juice out of eight key limes, I realized my patience has limits. Fortunately, after tasting the delicious key lime pie I made after squeezing all of those limes, I discovered my patience (or lack thereof) was […]

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Summer was great as a kid

It would be great to be a kid again in Hills?boro during the summer months. The pool has a water slide (but no high diving board) and is way classier than the old one that was brand-new in 1955?the year we moved to Hillsboro when I was 9 years old. Baseball or softball is available for all ages, both boys […]

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