• Graduation traditions continue

    The newly proclaimed graduates of the Hillsboro High School Class of 2015 celebrate with the traditional cap toss near the conclusion of commencement ceremonies Saturday afternoon. The original plan was to have an outdoor event, but by Thursday school officials decided to heed forecasts of thunderstorms and moved the event inside Robert C. Brown Gymnasium. Marion and Goessel high schools […]

    Graduation traditions continue
  • Rain prompts minor flooding

    Two to three inches of rain fell in Marion County Saturday on the heels of additional rains earlier in the week. By Sunday morning, some flooding occurred in predictable places, such the South Cottonwood River that runs through the Ebenfeld community southeast of Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Two to three inches of rain fell in Marion County Saturday […]

    Rain prompts minor flooding
  • TWICE AS NICE

    Tabor advances to NAIA World Series for second consecutive year Russell Longworth raises both hands in victory atop the celebratory dog-pile after Tabor defeated Bellevue to win the NAIA Opening Round tournament in Bellevue Friday. Longworth was the winning pitcher in Tabor’s 9-4 victory, despite coming in on short rest. The win punched the Bluejays’ ticket to the NAIA World […]

    TWICE AS NICE
  • Students make history live at HES ‘museum’

    Patrick Henry (foreground), portrayed by Olivia Slater, and Benedict Arnold, portrayed by Emerson Funk, talk about their historical lives during the Hillsboro Elementary School Live Museum involving both fifth-grade classes. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press You never know whom you might meet when you visit Hillsboro Elemen­tary School. Last Wednesday afternoon, for instance, it could have been George Washing­ton, Betsy […]

    Students make history live at HES ‘museum’
  • Banking on change

    A new location isn’t the only adjustment for the Marion County Food Bank. Janell Holter stocks the shelves with canned goods in the new home for the Marion County Food Book at 1220 Main St. in Marion. The building had been used as a youth center. Patty Decker / Free Press Marion County’s food bank moved out of Valley United […]

    Banking on change
  • Heading down the home stretch

    Hillsboro senior Karyn Leihy receives the baton from sophomore teammate Kennedy Klein for the final leg of the 4×800 relay at the Hesston Invitational Thursday. Most area high school teams will be competing in league meets this week prior to the regional meets next week as the season comes to a climax. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro senior Karyn […]

    Heading down the home stretch
  • Marion softball sweeps Little River

    Shelby Felvus fires a pitch as second baseman Bailey Robson and right fielder Sheridyn Arterburn anticipate the pitch. Felvus earned two pitching wins at Little River, including a one-hitter shutout, as Marion swept the Redskins, 14-0, and 30-9. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion softball team has won nine of its last 10 games, including a sweep of Little […]

    Marion softball sweeps Little River
  • Palic leads Warrior boys to second-place finish at Hesston

    Senior Kyle Palic prepares to launch the shot put at the Hesston Invitational Thursday as freshman Tyler Palic observes. The elder Palic won the shot put with a throw of 48 feet, 41⁄2 inches. He also won the discus (158-7) and placed second in the javelin (140-8) to help lead the Marion boys to a second-place team finish with 83 […]

    Palic leads Warrior boys to second-place finish at Hesston
  • Quilt memorializes man’s love for motorcycles

    Marie Kessler and Bob Kasitz pose by the T-shirt quilt Kessler created for Kasitz to memorialize his brother David’s love for motorcycle adventures. Patty Decker / Free Press Almost 18 months after David Kasitz died, his brother, Bob Kasitz of Newton, and friend Marie Kessler of Hillsboro, immortalized his memory in their own ways. At age 60, David succumbed to […]

    Quilt memorializes man’s love for motorcycles
  • Pulling together into the future

    A group of volunteers pull the antique plow through Tabor Park to break ground for the Shari Flaming Fine Arts Center. In the driver’s seat is Chuck Flaming, who donated the lead gift of $2 million for the facility to be named after his wife, Shari. Numerous furrows were plowed until everyone who wanted to got a chance to participate. […]

    Pulling together into the future

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May 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

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TWICE AS NICE

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May 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Tabor advances to NAIA World Series for second consecutive year Russell Longworth raises...

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Commission troubled by state budget actions

May 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Marion County Board of Commissioners chairman Dan Holub called Monday for a 20-minute session to discuss county problems caused by actions of the Kansas Legislature. Holub...

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Centre students inducted into NHS

Centre students inducted into NHS

May 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm

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7 valedictorians speak during HHS commencement

May 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Forty-six seniors were declared graduates of Hills­boro High School during the 109th annual commencement on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Robert C. Brown Gymnasium. An outdoor...