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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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Photo exhibit a reminder of Kansans? sacrifice

Photo exhibit a reminder of Kansans? sacrifice

The exhibit, ?Remembering Our Fallen,? representing Kansas soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghani?stan, was in Hillsboro for the first time Nov. 8-14 at American Legion Post 366. Randy Frank, of Hillsboro, a veteran with the 4th District American Legion, spoke to hundreds of students and community members about the display. ?Veterans are those who serve to protect us, to […]

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HMS club takes on project for senior veterans

HMS club takes on project for senior veterans

Don Ratzlaff / Free Press<p>Surinda Bell (left), Addie Berens and Jax Tracy put the finishing touches on a lap blanket they completed during the Pinterest Club time Friday afternoon. The students made 12 blankets in all. The blankets will be delivered to the veterans personally in the coming weeks, with Pinterest Club members participating. One of the student clubs at […]

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3 postal staff reach 30 years

3 postal staff reach 30 years

Hillsboro Post Office workers (from left) Leonard Frantz, Kathy Woelk and Eddie Weber interrupt their appointed rounds long enough to pose for a photo. The trio started their careers within eight months of each other and say they still enjoy their jobs and each other. Patty Decker / Free Press Hillsboro Post Office employees Leonard Frantz, Kathy Woelk and Ed […]

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State team will look to 3 veterans

State team will look to 3 veterans

Eight seniors and letter-winners are returning for the 2014-15 Centre High School girls? basketball team. Pictured are: front row (from left) Nellie Kassebaum, Kailyn Riffel, Cassidy Hill, Shelby Makovec, Callie Riffel, Brenna Shields; back row, Cassy Thompson, Michelle Van Leeuwen, Ally Basore, Shelby Pankratz. Patty Decker / Free Press Having lost four seniors to graduation, the Centre girls? basketball team […]

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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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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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