After multiple attempts, Pocahontas Schools Superintendent CC Lester, Hillsboro Principal Ricky Sharp, county school’s Treasurer Alice Irvine and Board of Education member Kenny Vance are finally able to persuade the state to provide the funding to build a new cafeteria at the school.

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The Town of Hillsboro may be significantly larger than current county records show. Town of Hillsboro attorney Gene Simmons says that after an extensive search of Pocahontas County’s court records, Hillsboro property titles and town records, he could find no official changes to the boundaries that were laid out at the town’s founding in 1886.

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Hillsboro Fire Chief Charlie Wilfong asked Hillsboro Town Council Tuesday evening to move quickly to fix town fire hydrants that aren’t draining properly. At least one hydrant had frozen water in it this winter. Inoperable hydrants pose a safety risk and open up the town to potential liability, says Wilfong.

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