• Always be closing- Girl Scout Troop bear the cold to sell cookies.

    From left, Maddy Blythe, Brooklynn Moore, TJ Clover and Roselynn Moore. The Peabody Girls Scouts Troop #30070 showed some great business sense setting up on Saturday outside of Dale’s in Hillsboro since Hillsboro does not have a troop. When asked how they were handling the cold, Maddy Blythe said, “It’s the best time to sell them! Everyone is stocking up […]

    Always be closing- Girl Scout Troop bear the cold to sell cookies.
  • Another soil conservation meeting in the books

    Matt Meyerhoff, NRCS supervisory district conservationist in Marion, Rice and McPherson counties, provided updates on what’s been happening with conservation practices. Meyerhoff said he was also impressed with the turnout at the 73rd annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District. Patty Decker/Free Press “The year 2018 was successful as far as practices actually applied to the land,” said Matt […]

    Another soil conservation meeting in the books
  • Putting on a show

    Riley Yoder and her students put on the halftime show during the final game of the regular season for Hillsboro High basketball. The students ranged in age from preschool to fifth grade and performed a variety of feats. Fifth grader Claire Morey preforms flips as her classmates, Jayden Frantz and Alivia Hefley watch and wait for their turns. Laura Fowler […]

    Putting on a show
  • Martinez family donates defibrillator to Tabor

    The Martinez family (Jason, Sandra and Nathan, from left) was on the Tabor College campus Saturday to donate an automated external defibrillator in honor of Nathan’s best friend, John Lee, who died due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a largely undetected disease that is the leading cause of death in student-athletes. Submitted Photo The tragic, unexpected death of his best friend almost […]

    Martinez family donates defibrillator to Tabor
  • Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet

    Pictured from left: Asst. Coach Marcia Brubaker, Chris Strecker, Daniel Uhlig, Nathan Impson, Jan Wolters, Edel Miller, Head Coach Braden Unruh, Annalise Miller. The Goessel Scholars Bowl team took 4th at the 2A state meet on Sat. Feb. 9 at Inman Elementary School.

    Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet
  • Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game

    15 organizations received grants from the Hillsboro Community Foundations for a total of $21,730 given out. The checks were presented during halftime of the Hillsboro boys game two weeks ago.

    Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game
  • New county eatery comes from a truck

    Austin Ebaben and Todd Palic, both of Marion, enjoy some hot food from Taco's Food Truck. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Taco’s Food Truck has become a popular destination for hungry citizens of Marion County. While some stumble upon it when they drive by and decide to try it out, others check on Facebook for times and locations of the truck. […]

    New county eatery comes from a truck
  • Crowning a new court in Marion

    Marion’s homecoming court included (from left) Corrina Crabb, Sam Zinn, Michaela Regnier, Noah Dalrymple, Maria Stuchlik and Blaine Mermis. Little helpers were: Dawson Jones and Ayla Rogers. The ceremony was held at halftime of the boys’ game with Ell-Saline Michaela Regnier and Noah Dalrymple were crowned homecoming royalty during halftime of the boys’ game with Ell-Saline Friday. Photos by Allison […]

    Crowning a new court in Marion
  • Group pushed for even more funds after goal achieved early

    From left: Jerusalem Driggers, Landry Duerksen, Karley Loewen, Bailee Gawith, Makenna Reed, Annaliese Jorgenson, Riley Driggers and Zaylee Werth pose after announcing that they have reached a goal of $1,000. They are some of the Hillsboro Middle School girls who are raising funds to provide wells in Sudan. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press An ambitious group of Hillsboro middle […]

    Group pushed for even more funds after goal achieved early
  • Hillsboro Scholar’s Bowl team takes third

    From left: Jacob Denholm, Noah Bartel, Olivia Jury, Callie Arnold, Collin Brown and Henry Hein. The team took 3rd place at the Scholar’s Bowl last Thursday. They will compete at regionals on Thursday.

    Hillsboro Scholar’s Bowl team takes third

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New coffee spot opens in Marion

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March 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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Wheat State All-League honors for boys

March 14, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Three Marion County high school boys have received recognition from Wheat State league coaches. Goessel students Drew Lindeman, senior, and Dylan Lindeman, junior, and Centre...

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Marion County participates in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Marion County participates in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

March 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

From left: Tuesday Weisbeck, Kinsey Klein and Dani-Quinn Klein presented their business at...

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Gardening class to be offered as Lifelong Learning

March 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Jana Dalke, from Serenity Gardens near Hillsboro, will be sharing a wealth of knowledge on preparing spring flower beds and summer vegetable gardens as the topic for the March...

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Rempel accepts Presidental scholarship

Rempel accepts Presidental scholarship

March 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Caleb Rempel is a Senior at Hillsboro High school. In addition to maintaining good grades,...