• Huelskamp’s early town hall attracts low turnout

    TimHuelskampApril142014_527-2 First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp offers his analysis of the dangers posed by the U.S. national debt during a Marion County town hall meeting at 8 a.m. Monday in the Hillsboro Civic Center. Eight residents showed up to hear Huelskamp speak on a variety of familiar themes, including U.S. monetary policy and the amount of U.S. debt owned by […]

    Huelskamp’s early town hall attracts low turnout
  • Superintendent aims to raise money for schools with lower property taxes

    SteveNoble2011-2 The school funding bill passed by the Kansas Legis­lature earlier this month failed to provide much of an increase for K-12 classrooms, but it did provide for property-tax relief at the local level. “There’s nothing wrong with what the Legislature did with the effort to equalize (funding among districts),” said USD 410 Super­intendent Steve Noble. “There’s just no new […]

    Superintendent aims to raise money for schools with lower property taxes
  • Prom season begins

    HHSprom2014JordanAddie-2 Hillsboro High School seniors Addie Lackey and Jordan Faul walk the promenade route Friday evening on the way to the dance in the high school. Hillsboro was one of three high schools in the Free Press distribution area to have its prom on Friday. Marion and Goessel also marked their proms with a promenade. To view a slide show […]

    Prom season begins
  • Tabor student pursues a life in the fast lane

    Tabor College Will Wolf student pours a can of PEAK coolant into his car’s radiator. Wolf has entered the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge 2, a contest that could ultimately give him the opportunity to race in a professional stock-car event. Racing comes naturally for Tabor College sophomore Will Wolf, a third-generation race-car driver from Lenexa. Wolf’s grandfather began […]

    Tabor student pursues a life in the fast lane
  • Mennonite churches gear up for annual relief sale

    Pictured here are seven of the nine vehicles that will be auctioned at the Kansas Menno­nite Relief Sale this weekend in Hutchinson: (from left) a 1972 Buick, a 1950 John Deere MTW, a 1942 Allis Chalmers B, a 1937 John Deere A, a 1943 John Deere B, a 1936 John Deere A and a 1985 Lincoln Town Car. Two antique […]

    Mennonite churches gear up for annual relief sale
  • TC track teams earn seven firsts

    Kristen Harris won the 400-meter hurdles at the Hutch Night Relays Saturday with a time of 1:09.31. She also won the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches. The Tabor College track and field team had a successful outing at the Hutch Night Relays Saturday with seven first-place finishes. “We had a number of winners of events,” […]

    TC track teams earn seven firsts
  • Hillsboro: Out in the Middle of Everywhere

    Hillsboro: Out in the Middle of Everywhere from websites.hillsborofreepress.com on Vimeo. Hillsboro offers recreation, relaxation, shopping and a place to call home. Centrally located in a prime spot of Kansas, Hillsboro really is out in the middle of everywhere.

  • Hillsboro buys new fire truck

    This is the fire truck Hillsboro purchased upon the recommendation of the newly formed advisory board. It took some last-minute hustle and a couple of special meetings, but the city of Hills­boro has purchased a used pumper fire truck at a cost of $198,100. The decision to move ahead with the purchase was made at a special meeting of the […]

    Hillsboro buys new fire truck
  • Brother, sister take the stage to portray brother, sister

    Chris and Andrea Acker take a moment prior to rehearsal last Thursday for the Tabor College production of “The Glass Mena­gerie.” Andrea is a veteran of the Tabor stage, but this is Chris’s first experience in theater. Andrea Acker and Chris Acker will be playing the roles of their lives next week when the curtain rises on the Tabor College […]

    Brother, sister take the stage to portray brother, sister
  • USD 410 board members receive certificates of appreciation

    Board USD 410 recognized board of education members at the March 10 meeting for their service to students, staff and community members. “We are trying to bring attention to our board membership and the importance of serving on the board as we approach elections next spring,” said Super­intendent Steve Noble. “We will have at least five positions open for election […]

    USD 410 board members receive certificates of appreciation

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PACE services for seniors to expand into Marion County

April 15, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Programs of All-Inclu­sive Care for the Elderly will expand from eight to 59 counties in Kansas—in­cluding Marion County—according to Shawn Sulli­van, Department for...

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Hillsboro softball opens with four impressive wins

Hillsboro softball opens with four impressive wins

April 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Hillsboro’s Julie Sinclair stretches to snag the throw from third base and record the putout during the first...

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Commissioners OK zoning change for bait shop

April 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm

After approving a change in zoning for a new fish bait shop to be located at 1626 230th near Marion Reservoir, Marion County Commission members said they wanted to do what...

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Native grassland care still a burning issue

April 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

by Frank J. Buchman Special to the Free Press “To burn or not to burn, that’s still the question.” With blatant smoke haze all around, most would contend: “Everybody...

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Elimination of due process carries unknown impact

April 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm

While the financial implications of the state’s new school funding bill captured most of the attention, last-minute additions to the bill affecting due process for teachers...