• Family night at the local library

    Ryan Lee, of Hillsboro, assists daughters Miriam, 2, and Lexi, 3, with patching Humpty Dumpty at the annual Parents as Teachers PJ reading night Monday evening at Hillsboro Public Library. PAT sponsors various PJ reading nights at area libraries each winter. Photo by Brad Just Parents and kids have fun at Parents as Teachers ’‘PJ Reading Night’ Ryan Lee, of […]

    Family night at the local library
  • HHS boys fourth in Trojan Classic

    Hillsboro freshman Elias Werth drives past his Bennington defender during the third-place game Saturday at the Trojan Classic. Werth hit two three-pointers to join Austin Cross as the team’s top scorers with six points a piece. Hillsboro lost the game, 45-27. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro’s participation in the Trojan Classic ended with an uninspired effort that resulted in […]

    HHS boys fourth in Trojan Classic
  • A few bumps on the road to progress

    The 12 middle school participants in the second annual Hillsboro Youth Adventure shared a pizza meal with Hillsboro Mayor Delores Dalke. “I think it was fun for everybody, but I think they also learned a whole lot about the city and what makes it work,” Dalke said of the all-day event. Free Press file photo Mayor Delores Dalke acknowledges that […]

    A few bumps on the road to progress
  • Making a move

    Tabor teams soar into first-place ties in KCAC races Andrew Thomas, Tabor College’s 6-foot-7 post player, makes a strong move to the basket during the Bluejays’ showdown with Bethany College Thursday night in Hillsboro. Thomas contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds to his team’s 87-84 victory, which tied Tabor for first place in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. After Saturday’s […]

    Making a move
  • Schools gain some savings from low fuel prices

    • Fuel contracts from fall lessen savings. USD 410 Superintendent Steven Noble says the district should see about $10,000 in savings, but it’s a far cry from offsetting revenue reductions due to declining enrollment. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Falling fuel prices have benefitted many families and businesses to the tune of $1.50 less per gallon of gasoline from the […]

    Schools gain some savings from low fuel prices
  • Hillsboro boys 1-1 for the week

    Preston Loewen draws a foul during the third quarter at Halstead Thursday. He made both free throws and scored 14 points in Hillsboro’s 52-42 loss. Phyllis Richert Photo The Hillsboro boys saw an opportunity for victory slip away in the final quarter, dropping a 52-42 decision at Halstead Thursday. The Trojans (6-3) played from behind all night. The Dragons (5-5) […]

    Hillsboro boys 1-1 for the week
  • Bowers has seen farming change over 38 years

    Greg Bowers takes a break from working on the antique Ford tractor he recently acquired and plans to restore following his retirement from Central National Bank after 38 years. He and wife Mary Beth will continue to operate their farm northeast of Marion. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Greg Bowers came home to Marion County after serving as a first […]

    Bowers has seen farming change over 38 years
  • New Marion County commissioner sworn in Monday morning

    Before a gathering of well-wishers, Lori Lalouette takes the oath of office Monday morning from Judge Michael Powers prior to this week’s Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting. Lalouette won a close election in November to earn the right to succeed retiring commissioner Roger Fleming. Lalouette and Fleming are both from Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Before a gathering […]

    New Marion County commissioner sworn in Monday morning
  • HHS team named ‘Best in State’ for first-aid app

    Members of the “Best in State” app development team from Hillsboro High School pose with the certificates they received from Verizon. Seated from left are Jared Dyck, Travis King, Jonathan Hinerman, Reece Berens, Carson Herbel and Nathan Simhiser. Standing behind them is Creigh Bell, HHS technology instructor and TSA adviser. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press • Team in the running […]

    HHS team named ‘Best in State’ for first-aid app
  • Tabor men win twice in OT

    Malik Brooks shoots for three at Bethel Thursday. Brooks made four threes, including the tying basket at the end of regulation, and was Tabor’s leading scorer in an 86-80 overtime win. Saturday, Brooks led all scorers with 18 points in Tabor’s 72-69 overtime win over the Coyotes. Janae Rempel / Free Press Having won in overtime two evenings prior, the […]

    Tabor men win twice in OT

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Family night at the local library

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January 27, 2015 at 7:25 pm

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HHS boys fourth in Trojan Classic

HHS boys fourth in Trojan Classic

January 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Hillsboro freshman Elias Werth drives past his Bennington defender during the third-place...

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Goessel Fire Dept. reorganizes after chief retires

January 27, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Goessel’s public works director, Karen Dalke, told the city council at its Jan. 19 meeting that the city had been recognized at the recent firefighters banquet for allowing...

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Chambers unite for banquet meeting

Chambers unite for banquet meeting

January 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Officers of the two chambers gather at the head table prior to Monday’s annual meeting....

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Goessel classes moving into newly completed facilities

January 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm

The Goessel school board heard Superinten­dent John Fast report during its Jan. 12 meeting that classes will begin to move into new facilities this month. Fast said the agricultural...