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Hello Hillsboro: Enjoy a barbecue with future Eagles
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There is nothing like a Sunday chicken barbecue in July to make a summer day extra special. Especially if it’s a fundraiser for a cause that all of Hillsboro can support …and feel mighty proud!

Tommy and Tyler Crandall have been working for months on entrance signage and landscaping at the high school entrance off Lake Street.

It has been their project that is part of earning the Boy Scout Eagle rank. So far, the project has become very popular and noticeable by those turning into the parking lot, or just driving by on their way to downtown.

Lighting is also planned for the area, but extra funding will be needed to complete the entire project.

You can become part of the eye-catching project just by enjoying a chicken barbecue  from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 19  at the County Market parking lot stand.

Tickets for the luncheon are available all over the community, and even at the school.


While we are on the subject of raising funds, the Hillsboro School District has raffle tickets available for a 13-piece furniture set to be raffled off at the Hillsboro Charity Tractor Pull at Firemen's Park Aug. 14-15.

George Belche, the owner of K & K Furniture in Richland Center has generously contributed the beautiful furniture set. It is the fourth year he has donated to the event.

The Charity Tractor Pull is having three schools–Hillsboro, Royall, and Wonewoc-Center–be part of the raffle this year, with all the proceeds going to them.

Tickets will be sold for $5 per five-ticket book.

The project is already halfway to its financial goal and tickets are available at the Hillsboro High School office.


Like most news hounds, I we have been closely following the nuclear peace talks between Iran and the United States, backed by several of our “allies.”

Tuesday morning, it was announced that an agreement has been reached, after numerous new deadlines and more news leaks than lost State Department e-mails.

While all this drama has been going on, an excellent thought crossed my mind.

Since Iran felt comfortable announcing “Death to America” throughout the entire talks, it only seems fair to allow something a little different for our side.

Our Congress will have to vote on the new treaty, and then may have to deal with  a Presidential veto.

Here’s where things can be evened up.

Let’s pass a law allowing all the Americans that were held hostage long ago, and mistreated for a year by our new Iranian buddies, to vote on the deal.

Just a thought.