• Hillsboro Chess Guild takes state title home

    From Left: Joshua Diener, Olivia Jury, Jacob Denholm, Kayla Gunn and Jason Latham with the plaque they won. The USD 410 Hillsboro High School Chess Guild are the 1A-2A State Champions for 2019. They played in Emporia against the best of Kansas on March 9. Jacob Denholm took 41st in the high school division.

    Hillsboro Chess Guild takes state title home
  • Library presented with five-star award

    Marion Mayor Todd Heitschmidt presented a plaque from the Library Journal recognizing Marion City Library as a five-star library for 2018. They were the only library in their category to win the rating for the state of Kansas. Photo by City of Marion The Marion City Library was recently recognized as a five-star library for 2018. The library had received […]

    Library presented with five-star award
  • Moran hears from Hillsboro about hospital situation

    United States Senator Jerry Moran offered his help when he stopped in for a visit on Friday at the Hillsboro Community Hospital. “The offer stands for our help however we can do that,” said Moran. In addition to taking a tour of the facility, Moran visited with various staff members as well as city officials including city administrator Larry Paine […]

    Moran hears from Hillsboro about hospital situation
  • Always be closing- Girl Scout Troop bear the cold to sell cookies.

    From left, Maddy Blythe, Brooklynn Moore, TJ Clover and Roselynn Moore. The Peabody Girls Scouts Troop #30070 showed some great business sense setting up on Saturday outside of Dale’s in Hillsboro since Hillsboro does not have a troop. When asked how they were handling the cold, Maddy Blythe said, “It’s the best time to sell them! Everyone is stocking up […]

    Always be closing- Girl Scout Troop bear the cold to sell cookies.
  • Another soil conservation meeting in the books

    Matt Meyerhoff, NRCS supervisory district conservationist in Marion, Rice and McPherson counties, provided updates on what’s been happening with conservation practices. Meyerhoff said he was also impressed with the turnout at the 73rd annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District. Patty Decker/Free Press “The year 2018 was successful as far as practices actually applied to the land,” said Matt […]

    Another soil conservation meeting in the books
  • Putting on a show

    Riley Yoder and her students put on the halftime show during the final game of the regular season for Hillsboro High basketball. The students ranged in age from preschool to fifth grade and performed a variety of feats. Fifth grader Claire Morey preforms flips as her classmates, Jayden Frantz and Alivia Hefley watch and wait for their turns. Laura Fowler […]

    Putting on a show
  • Martinez family donates defibrillator to Tabor

    The Martinez family (Jason, Sandra and Nathan, from left) was on the Tabor College campus Saturday to donate an automated external defibrillator in honor of Nathan’s best friend, John Lee, who died due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a largely undetected disease that is the leading cause of death in student-athletes. Submitted Photo The tragic, unexpected death of his best friend almost […]

    Martinez family donates defibrillator to Tabor
  • Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet

    Pictured from left: Asst. Coach Marcia Brubaker, Chris Strecker, Daniel Uhlig, Nathan Impson, Jan Wolters, Edel Miller, Head Coach Braden Unruh, Annalise Miller. The Goessel Scholars Bowl team took 4th at the 2A state meet on Sat. Feb. 9 at Inman Elementary School.

    Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet
  • Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game

    15 organizations received grants from the Hillsboro Community Foundations for a total of $21,730 given out. The checks were presented during halftime of the Hillsboro boys game two weeks ago.

    Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game
  • New county eatery comes from a truck

    Austin Ebaben and Todd Palic, both of Marion, enjoy some hot food from Taco's Food Truck. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Taco’s Food Truck has become a popular destination for hungry citizens of Marion County. While some stumble upon it when they drive by and decide to try it out, others check on Facebook for times and locations of the truck. […]

    New county eatery comes from a truck

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May 15, 2019 at 1:44 pm

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Trojan Track has good outing

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May 15, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Dillon Boldt hands off the baton to Tucker Moss in the first leg of the 4x800 meter relay...

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Goessel group gives grants

Goessel group gives grants

May 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm

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Local restaurant closes, will be replaced soon

Local restaurant closes, will be replaced soon

April 23, 2019 at 8:44 am

Panda Kitchen has closed but there is a sign for a new Chinese food restaurant coming to...

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Locals help K-State with Rover Squad

Locals help K-State with Rover Squad

May 15, 2019 at 1:03 pm

The Kansas State University Mercury Remote Rover Squad with first-place trophies, from left:...