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Museum home to get porch repair

Staff writer

The 1909 home of a successful immigrant family in Hillsboro, now a museum, will soon get restoration work to prevent collapse of the porch roof.

Hillsboro city council members on Tuesday approved a $20,000 bid from Lane Dyck Construction to straighten eight porch columns where footings have shifted on the Schaeffler House.

A grant from Kansas State Historical Society will pay 80 percent of the project cost.

Council members also approved an amendment to city policy changing the permitted length of stay at the city campground. Current policy allows campers to stay up to 30 days. The amendment, made to allow workers at the Diamond Vista wind farm project to camp in Hillsboro while they are working, permits the chief of police to extend, renew, or reaffirm campers for additional terms of up to six months as necessary because of special events or circumstances.

Last modified April 18, 2018