• Poster winners announced in Hillsboro

    Hillsboro Lions Representative Richard Reimer poses with first place winner Cassidy Bernhardt and runners up Vasilisa Cherenkova and Emery Dalke and their winning posters from the 6th grade art classes. The theme for this year’s Peace Poster Contest was “Kindness Matters”. The contest is sponsored by the Lions. The local Hillsboro club gave prizes to the top three students. Bernhardt’s […]

    Poster winners announced in Hillsboro
  • Mattress Fundraiser a success for Hillsboro Band

    The Hillsboro High School Band held its First Annual Mattress Fundraiser on Sept. 22. The fundraiser made $4,725 for the band and will be used to help to defray future travel expenses. The Second Annual Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Provided photo

    Mattress Fundraiser a success for Hillsboro Band
  • Toy run a success

    129 motorcycles and 19 classics cars brought presents donated to the giving tree at the Hillsboro State Bank on Saturday for the 2018 Marion County Toy Run. Brand new toys and monetary donations can still be given for families in need this holiday season. If you would like to donate, drop off at the Hillsboro Hardware store or at the […]

    Toy run a success
  • Firing up a fundraiser

    Josh Ens goofs around while grilling burgers with fellow fire fighters Merlin Funk and Corey Unruh. The Hillsboro Fire Department hosted a hamburger meal at the local fire station on Saturday, Nov. 10 to raise funds for general needs at the station. “A lot of people came through so it was a success,” said Ens.

    Firing up a fundraiser
  • Taking Stage- Hillsboro High to put on ‘Hello, Dolly!’

    Jenna Hinerman, left center, stars as Dolly in the Hillsboro High School musical Hello, Dolly! Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Hillsboro High School will be presenting the musical Hello, Dolly! at 7:30 p.m. on Nov 8, 9, and 10 in the high school auditorium. In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Jenna Hinerman) is […]

    Taking Stage- Hillsboro High to put on ‘Hello, Dolly!’
  • Youngsters to join ‘Hansel and Gretel’ performers

    Studio 23 students and instructors rehearse with Tabor College student Mariah Litton in Hansel and Gretel. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Tabor College Opera will present three performances of “Hansel and Gretel” Nov. 8-10 in the Prieb Harder Black Box Theater within the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. each evening. Admission […]

    Youngsters to join ‘Hansel and Gretel’ performers
  • Parkside Homes opens a new beauty shop

    Members of the community, members of the Doris Arnold family and Parkside Homes residents gather around as Doris Arnold cuts the ribbon for the new fully equipped beauty salon called Hairsay Salon. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Parkside Homes opened a new beauty shop, Hairsay Salon, on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It is located in the East Hall, also known […]

    Parkside Homes opens a new beauty shop
  • Hillsboro hits state cross country

    Hillsboro High School had two team members compete at the state cross country meet in Wamego on Saturday. Caleb Diener came in with a time of 18:57 and finished 50th out of 108 varsity boys. Emersyn Funk finished 32nd out of 96 and had a time of 22:27. Photo by Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press

    Hillsboro hits state cross country
  • Goessel Cross Country finishes seventh at state

    The Goessel Cross Country boys team finished in seventh place at the State Cross Country Meet at Wamego last weekend. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press Goessel High School performed well at the state cross country meet on Saturday. The boys team finished 7th overall with 147 points. The third place team had 136 points making it a very tight […]

    Goessel Cross Country finishes seventh at state
  • Hillsboro blows out Yates Center

    ane Flaming and Brooks Gardner come in for a sack of the Yates Center quarterback during last week’s blowout win. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press There was plenty of offense on hand for Hillsboro as they crushed Yates Center, 75-20, in the first round of the Kansas Class 1A Playoffs last Friday. Brooks Gardner led the team […]

    Hillsboro blows out Yates Center

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Common sports metaphors come to life

November 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm

One day, my attention was captured by a story online. The story, by Laura Hale Brockway, was called “A handy guide to common sports metaphors.” Sports metaphors (or phrases...

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Provided photo Celebrating 40 years in Marion

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November 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Jeannie and Brad Wildin are the owners of the County Seat, a decorating store...

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Parkside Homes opens a new beauty shop

Parkside Homes opens a new beauty shop

November 7, 2018 at 10:25 am

Members of the community, members of the Doris Arnold family and Parkside Homes residents...

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Marion High School is hosting their fall musical this weekend

November 14, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Nov. 18. All Shook UP is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s...