• Sticking point

    Teens remind adults about the legal penalty for providing alcohol to minors. Centre SADD member Nellie Kassebaum (orange shirt) takes a sticker from Cole Srajer while Allison Basore (purple jacket) applies one to a six-pack in Carlson’s Grocery at Marion. They were participating in the annual “Sticker Shock” project, which aims to remind adults that supplying alcohol to minors could […]

    Sticking point
  • Riedy aims to make life better as county FCS agent

    • Being a partner with residents is her goal. Renae Riedy began working in October as the Marion County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “I chose this field because I like to help people and share what I have learned to hopefully make their lives a little better, easier or safer,” she said. Patty Decker / Free Press Helping […]

    Riedy aims to make life better as county FCS agent
  • Bluejays take two from Coyotes

    Araselly Vargas (center) and teammates celebrate Vargas’ second solo home run during Game 1 against Kansas Wesleyan Wednesday. Tabor won the game, 3-0. Vargas later hit a grand slam in Game 2 to help Tabor come from behind and win, 5-4. She was named KCAC Player of the Week. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College softball team won […]

    Bluejays take two from Coyotes
  • Hillsboro boys win CKTL meet

    Kaden Ward hands the baton to Justus Hilliard in the 4×100 relay at the CKTL meet hosted by Marion at Hillsboro Tuesday. Ward, Hilliard and teammates Travis King and Cody Craney placed first with a time of 48.06 seconds. Phyllis Richert Photo The Hillsboro boys won the five-school Central Kan­sas Track League meet hosted by Marion at Joel Wiens Stadium […]

    Hillsboro boys win CKTL meet
  • Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

    Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury and Sarah Schafers hold the sign drawing attention to the annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair beginning Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 1, in the Wiebe Media Center. Courtesy Photo Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury and Sarah […]

    Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS
  • Email a daily godsend for local nonagenarian

    • Conversation possible after loss of hearing. Amanda Ewert types another email from her room at Parkside Homes. A few days away from her 95th birthday, Ewert continues daily conversations with family and friends via the Internet after losing her hearing some 20 years ago. Courtesy photo by Rachel Behrends Amanda Ewert hasn’t let the loss of hearing keep her […]

    Email a daily godsend for local nonagenarian
  • Mennonite Relief Sale keeps on truckin’

    • Two donated trucks have Hillsboro origins. This 1952 Ford pickup will be on the auction block at the 47th annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale this weekend. The vehicle was donated by Clark and Anna Marie Wiebe to help raise money for the worldwide relief work of Mennonite Central Committee. Courtesy photos by Jerry Toews Good intentions don’t always pave […]

    Mennonite Relief Sale keeps on truckin’
  • Tabor takes three from Bethany

    The Bluejays congratulate Michael Baca (center) after he hit a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 2 Saturday against Bethany. Baca had three of Tabor’s six home runs in the Bluejays’ doubleheader sweep of the Swedes. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College baseball team took three of four from Bethany over a two-day series Friday […]

    Tabor takes three from Bethany
  • Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

    Store manager Brian Miller cuts the ceremonial ribbon as members of the Chamber and Wal-Mart store staff gather in support. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Love it or fear it, the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store opened its doors April 8 with a grand opening launch that drew about 100 people to its Hills­boro Heights location. Under a canopy of […]

    Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting
  • Team Tarantula

    Drew Toy shows off one of the many tarantulas that have been part of their enterprise. "We have about 100 for sale," she says. Patty Decker / Free Press Florence couple enjoys breeding large furry arachnids April Fool’s Day may have come and gone, but for one Florence couple selling and breeding more than 500 tarantulas is no joking matter. […]

    Team Tarantula

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April 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm

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Bluejays take two from Coyotes

Bluejays take two from Coyotes

April 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Araselly Vargas (center) and teammates celebrate Vargas’ second solo home run during Game...

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Newell sentenced to 14 years

April 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm

A 47-year-old Marion County man was sentenced April 20 to more than 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt,...

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Dry soil hinders corn planting in state

April 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season. Kansas received just 19 percent of the amount of moisture...

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Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

April 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury...