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    President Jules Glanzer reviews the long history of wanting a new auditorium on campus. He also spoke of the challenge of raising adequate funds, and thanked the many donors who contributed. “Together with God’s help, we did it,” he said in closing. A near-capacity crowd filled almost all of the 829 available seats in the new Herbert C. Richert Auditor­ium […]

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  • Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro

    Declan Rector, 2, sits in the place of honor during a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday morning at the Et Cetera Shop on North Main Street. The two paired up during the Hillsboro Downhome Christmas event in the downtown business district.

    Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro
  • Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School

    >Xavier Ratzlaff enjoys his meal with his grandfather, Glenn Ratzlaff.<p><p> by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Grandparents were part of the lunch menu Thurs­day, Nov. 30, for both preschool classes at Hillsboro Elemen­tary School Lunch with Grand­parents was started four years ago by Ashley Sheri­dan, preschool teacher, who felt it was important and meaningful for children to have […]

    Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School
  • Schooling the next generation of hunters

    Hillsboro sixth-grader Gavin Baker takes aim at the BB-gun shot as part of this fall’s Kansas Hunter Education program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Tourism with assistance from other organizations. Photos & Story by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Kansas is one of the premier states for hunting, particularly upland game, pheasant and quail. Kansas […]

    Schooling the next generation of hunters
  • Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility

    This east half of the city-owned building served as the former home of Hillsboro Community Hospital before it moved to Industrial Road and U.S. 56 Highway this spring. The west half of the building serves Salem Home and will not be sold, city officials said. The city of Hillsboro has received a corporate offer to purchase the east half of […]

    Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility
  • Dream come true Tabor College will dedicate its new / $13 million arts center Saturday Dec. 9

    In the final stages of construction, the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts is the largest single construction project in the history of Tabor College. Tabor College will host a dedication ceremony for the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts from 2-4 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and open house to follow. To […]

    Dream come true Tabor College will dedicate its new / $13 million arts center Saturday Dec. 9
  • Bluejays are Iowa-bound!

    Tabor earns NAIA tournament berth with win over Trinity Christian With Tabor College volleyball head coach Amy Ratzlaff looking on with a smile, Bluejay teammates and assistant coaches charge the floor to celebrate the team’s five-set win over the Trolls from Trinity Christian College. This was the first NAIA home-court event in the history of Tabor College volleyball. The Bluejays […]

    Bluejays are Iowa-bound!
  • County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start

    In the right photo, Thomas Gill is cleaning door windows with his rotation with the maintenance department. Having completed the first of three 10-week rotations, the first three interns enrolled in Tabor College Project SEARCH are successfully navigating the path of personal growth and future employability. “I really think it’s going as well as can be expected at this point,” […]

    County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start
  • Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale

    Phyllis Richert photo Tabor College running back Drevion Cooper adds to his yardage total Saturday during the Bluejays’ 65-21 win over Bethany College in the final game of 2017. Cooper rolled up a school-record 324 yards on 23 carries, giving him 1,218 yards for the season. Tabor finished as KCAC co-champions with an 8-1 record, but the Sterling Warriors were […]

    Tabor’s Drevion Cooper runs for a record-setting finale
  • First local election in fall goes smoothly

    Lou Thurston won the competitive Hillsboro mayoral race with Charlotte Ken­nedy Takahashi by a vote of 520-200. The Marion County Commission canvassed the votes Monday, but the final number of votes won’t be available until later in the week. Even though the number of votes weren’t available at press time, the winners were, said Tina Spencer, county clerk. In Hillsboro, […]

    First local election in fall goes smoothly

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Coaches know best most of the time

December 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

After officiating a difficult game, I’d sometimes ask myself, “Why does anyone officiate basketball?” I managed to stay with it for 40 years, so apparently I convinced...

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New 800-megahertz radios arriving in county

New 800-megahertz radios arriving in county

December 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Hillsboro law enforcement officers (from left) Jessey Hiebert, Randy Brazil and Chief Dan...

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Campus coffee competition heating up with new arts facility

Campus coffee competition heating up with new arts facility

December 13, 2017 at 2:01 pm

At left is the Java Jays location in the Student Center, while the “Adrienne’s” location...

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Schaeffler House museum comes alive with Christmas music

Schaeffler House museum comes alive with Christmas music

December 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm

As part of the Down Home Christmas even on Saturday, the Wm. F Schaeffler...