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Hillsboro News

Jun 20, 2017

News from the Hillsboro Public Library: Van Buren and Henry County farmer, Lisa Remick, has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to the Hillsboro Public Library.

The Hillsboro Public Library will use the funds to offer an online check out service through OverDrive. The app offers thousands of ebooks, audio books and videos to be checked out through the Hillsboro Public Library.

“The Hillsboro Public Library is overwhelmed that Mrs. Remick would think of us with this donation. The donation will allow the library to continue to meet the needs of the patrons through the technology,” said Karen Stanley, Hillsboro Public Library President.

The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local nonprofit.

Since the program began in 2010, farmers have directed more than $26 million in donations across a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.

“Farmers have directed funds to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America since Grow Communities began,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund President. “Farmers are truly committed to this program because they see the difference the donation makes in their community.”

For more information or to see a complete list of the 2017 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipients, visit

Van Buren County will hold their second annual Bible Reading Marathon the last Sunday of June. It will be at the VB courthouse lawn, Sunday, June 25, from 1 to 5 p.m., when the bible will be read out loud from Genesis through Revelation. Each reader will be assigned a few specific chapters to avoid duplication so that all 66 books will be read that afternoon. Please bring your own bible, lawn chair and water. For more information call Emily Reneker, 319-293-6352. There will be need for lots of readers so don’t be bashful. Bring the family and come on down. Everyone is welcome to participate.

If you have a birthday or anniversary to add to the community birthday and anniversary calendar, call 319-931-1115 or email with the name and date and if it is a birthday or anniversary.

If you have any family or community news that you would like published in the Hillsboro News please email or call by Sunday at 5:00 p.m. for your news to be in the following Thursday weekly paper.


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