Hillsboro State of the City

Hillsboro authorizes special assessment

The Hillsboro City Council authorized a special assessment tax on construction of sanitary sewer improvements on certain real properties running along Third Street and in close proximity to it at the July 17 meeting. The total cost of the improvements is $125,455, with Groves First Addition Sanitary Sewer Improvements along Third Street paying $10,100 of the benefit district’s $115,293. Larry Paine, ...

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HRC offers football camp for youth The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Devin Metzinger, Hillsboro High School head football coach, will provide a football camp July 9-11 for youth going into first through eighth grade at Joel Wiens Stadium. Assisting will be the HHS coaching staff and players July 9-11. The fee ...

Arts center construction is Tabor’s ‘big’ story

<p>Hutton Construction sets the steel rafters in place for the roof of the $16.2 million Shari Flaming Center for the Performing Arts rising on the Tabor College campus. The photo was taken in mid-December.</p>

The biggest story in 2016 at Tabor College is easy to identify. If you visually scan the campus you can’t help but notice the huge construction project taking shape in the former Tabor Park. In the words of President Jules Glanzer: “The big story for the year was ‘It finally got started. ’” “It,” of course, ...

USD 410 achievements continue with new leader

Five students from Hillsboro High competed at the 2016 TSA National Competitive Events Confer­ence in Nashville, Tenn. Students Jacob Funk, Reece Berens, Nathan Sim­hiser, Jon Hinerman and Avery Unruh were accompanied by Creigh Bell, TSA adviser.

When you consider the highlights and changes for Unified School District 410 in 2016, it starts at the top. Max Heinrichs began his tenure as superintendent July 1 after his predecessor, Steve Noble become superintendent at USD 345-Seaman near Topeka. A Hillsboro ...

Private sector steps up with major projects

<p>Five and a half years after the official ground-breaking, HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. began construction on a $11.4 million facility for its for-profit Hillsboro Community Hospital along U.S. Highway 56. This photo shows the progress as of Nov. 5, 2016.

Coming off a year in 2015 during which city government initiated or assisted with significant and visible construction projects totaling nearly $900,000, 2016 will be remembered as the year the private sector took the lead with five major construction projects valued at nearly $32 million. “It’s ...

City projects far exceed Wal-Mart stay

A worker with Hett Construction of Marion prepares for pouring concrete for the turn-lane project at U.S. Highway 56 and Adams Street

Mayor Delores Dalke realizes most residents likely will remember 2015 for the arrival and departure of a Wal-Mart grocery store?all in the span of nine months. ?I think ...

USD 410 leads the way for project-based learning

Jonathan Hinerman, a Hillsboro High School sophomore at the time, prepares his robot for competition at the VEX Robotics event hosted by HHS in March 2015. Robotics is one example of the hands-on learning that has taken center stage in USD 410.

Unified School District 410 achieved a lot during the 2015 calendar year, according to Superin?tendent Steve Noble, despite another year of reduced funding, thanks to the state?s block-grant funding strategy. Noble listed progress in teaching and learning, student testing, stream?lining administration, merging buildings and main?taining facilities. Teaching and learning The 2014-15 school year marked the district?s first experience ...

Achievements, challenges grow at TC

Tabor College President Jules Glanzer takes his turn guiding the antique plow during the ceremonial groundbreaking May 2 for the $13 million Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. The event drew around 300 people.

Tabor College President Jules Glanzer characterized 2015 as a year with numerous significant internal achievements, but also a growing number of external threats. One of the most important achievements of the year was the way the college?s constituents provided unprecedented financial support, which is the lifeblood of this small Christian college. ?It?s really being ...