• A budding business

    Kathy Goering, owner of Kathy’s Floral Designs, 107 E. Grand Ave., Hillsboro, had a special ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 6 sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. For more information, stop by or call her at 620-877-4299. Kevin Hower/Free Press A new flower shop opened Dec. 6 in Hillsboro, and owner Kathy Goering said she’s committed to creating unique arrangements […]

    A budding business
  • Bringing out the lights

    Marion County Lake held their Annual Tunnel of Lights Drive Thru Sunday night. Guests of all ages drove through a decked out section of the lake to see all the lights that residents had put up. Some homes had music playing as well. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on site to hand out candy canes to all who wanted one. […]

    Bringing out the lights
  • Ad ‘dressing’ an issue

    Tabor College hosted an information night to explain the worldwide Dressember Campaign. Sarah Paulus shared about middle and high school students participating while Chloe Lind and Danielle Armstrong shared about their participation as college students. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Around a dozen middle and high school students, over a dozen college students, a few elementary kids and several […]

    Ad ‘dressing’ an issue
  • Christmas fun downtown

    Frank Johnson, a member of the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church in Hillsboro, tells the story of St Nicklaus to children who attended Down Home Christmas. Children received a small prize of a chocolate gold coin. Grace Community Church Praise band lead the community in singing Silent Night before the tree was lit. Pictured are Holly Nickel, Dave Funk, Jody […]

    Christmas fun downtown
  • A holiday tradition

    Pam DeFisher, new resident to Peabody, and Sadie Decker and others arrange the peppernuts on the sheet to prepare them for baking. Sadie is 101. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press The Peabody Senior Center has been working hard the past two months making peppernuts, a traditional German cookie, to sell to raise funds for the center. “We had lots […]

    A holiday tradition
  • Marion at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

    Liz Pearson and Justin Chrisjohn worked the machine as the shirts were silk screened. They then loaded the shirts into the dryer so that the paint could dry. Marion County will be well represented this Thanksgiving at the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York. All of the workers will be wearing shirts made for them by Western Associates which […]

    Marion at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
  • 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

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A budding business

A budding business

December 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Kathy Goering, owner of Kathy’s Floral Designs, 107 E. Grand Ave., Hillsboro, had a special...

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Hillsboro goes 2-1 in early season tourney

December 12, 2018 at 2:43 pm

MOUNDRIDGE- After a tough start to the tournament, the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team rebounded to win their last two games and go 2-1 at the early season tournament in Moundridge...

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Property still topic of discussion for Hillsboro Council

December 12, 2018 at 10:26 am

The Hillsboro City Council discussed the property at 312 W. Grand Ave., and a request was made for a two-week delay because legal counsel for the owners couldn’t attend...

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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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Tons of fun at Tabor Cheer Camp

Tons of fun at Tabor Cheer Camp

December 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm

Penelope Waldron dances with Sierra Martin, a cheerleader at Tabor. The Tabor...