Daily archives: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tabor College and Hillsboro High grads begin their transition

. Occasional threats of showers were forecast, but Tabor’s commencement Saturday morning, and Hillsboro’s late- afternoon graduation ceremony went off without a hitch this year. For more about the ceremonies, see https: //design. hillsborofreepress. com/schools/tabor-awards-119-earned-degrees-to-2018-graduates. Free Press photos by Don Ratzlaff. ...

Marion council approves housing incentive program

The city of Marion is making an effort to attract young families. The city council designated nine lots of city-owned land for a moderate-income housing state incentive program at its Monday meeting. Roger Holter, ...

County may face penalties for secret meeting

The Marion County Com­munity Economic Corpora­tion may face potential state violations after holding a secret meeting last month. The meeting, which was held at the Historic Elgin Hotel in Marion, quickly sparked conflict between the Marion County Board of Commissioners, MCCEDC, and Dianne Novak, chair of the commission, who was left out of the meeting. Novak announced ...

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Hillsboro passes dog ordinance

by Don Ratzlaff The Free Press The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved its new dog ordinance and renewed its employee health insurance plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield during its 20-minute regular meeting May 15. “What we’ve got here is the culmination of many meetings where we talked about this,” City Admini­stra­tor Larry Paine said about the final draft. “At ...

Daily Life News (5-23-18)

NMKSO to perform summer concert The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra will presents “European Con­trasts” at 4 p. m. , Sunday, June 3, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd Ave. The program will highlight chamber music featuring John Harrison, James Jones and Karen Schlau­baugh. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door; students, $6 or $7. The evening includes ...

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Senior Scribbles (5-23-18)

HILLSBORO senior center We need more volunteers. As school will be getting out, if anyone 14 years or older would like to help, let us know. You can call 620-947-2304 for more information. As a reminder, we will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day holiday. We want to ...

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Deaths (5-23-18)

MERLE BRUNER, 84, a retired diesel mechanic and former city superintendent of Marion, died May 16 at Marion Assisted Living. The funeral service was at 2 p. m. May 19 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion. Visita­tion was 6-8 p. m. Friday, May 18, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St. , Marion. Burial with military honors ...

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Goessel school board accepts $1,000 for gardening project

The Goessel school board accepted a $1,000 donation from Jerald Grey, general manager of Hiland Dairy, during its May 14 meeting. The money is to be used for seeds, tools, gardening supplies and lesson materials for the school’s gardening project. John Fast, ...

Editorial: Stay Alert

Now that our schools are out and our children are into their summer-fun mode, it’s important that we adults crank up our safety vigilance as we drive the streets of our home communities. Kids will be kids. They ...

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Letters to the editor (5-23-18)

Shame reigns in Marion County As a lifelong resident of Marion County, I’m a person who has always paid attention to local/federal government. At this point in Marion County, I am totally fed up with the rude, spiteful, childish temper tantrums and persistent sexual harassment against women displayed at most every commission meeting. Are ...

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