• Bluebirds take second at invitational

    Porclein Unruh competed on Thursday contributing to Goessel's 2nd place win at Burrton last week. The Goessel Bluebirds competed in the Burrton Invitational on Thursday. “The improvement of times for all the kids on a muddy, holey and root filled course is evidence of their commitment to improve and be the best they can be for the team,” said Coach […]

    Bluebirds take second at invitational
  • Chili cook-off brought fun rivalries

    Gary Clark and Sam Tipton, reigning champions from last year's Chili Cook Off, competed against their wives. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press The competition was steep on Saturday at the Marion County Lake 12th Annual Chili Cook Off, Car Show and Corn Hole Tournament. The biggest rivalry appeared to be between couples entered in the Chili Cook Off competition. […]

    Chili cook-off brought fun rivalries
  • Tabor to debut ‘My Fair Lady’ and Richert Auditorium

    The 'My Fair Lady" casts rehearses a dance scene in preparation for the show's debut at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. When the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, launching the first of four performances of the Tabor College production of “My Fair Lady,” it will mark not only opening night for the beloved musical, but also the […]

    Tabor to debut ‘My Fair Lady’ and Richert Auditorium
  • Homecoming fun

    Part of the Hillsboro Royal court. Front row: Katelyn Bowman and Ethan Rempel. Back row: Amy Kersten, Darian Ratzlaff, Trinity Malm, Josiah Driggers, Jenna Hinerman, Caleb Rempel and Cheyenne Bernhardt The 2018 Homecoming Candidates participated in some games during the pep rally. The seniors came out and did a song with motions. The cheerleaders led the games. The Class of […]

    Homecoming fun
  • Hillsboro hosts fundraiser through Ford

    ooster Club Members Dawn Helmer, Lena Kleiner and Penny Funk help Tim Unruh of Hillsboro as he signs up to drive a Ford vehicle to raise money. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Hillsboro Ford organized a fundraiser for school districts in Marion County. Money was donated for every household that showed up to drive a Ford car. “It is […]

    Hillsboro hosts fundraiser through Ford
  • Old Settlers brings out crowd

    Ross and Janice Case served as Grand Marshals for Old Settler’s parade in Marion this weekend. Natalie Hoffman/Free Press

    Old  Settlers brings out crowd
  • Goessel teams win Marion Invitational

    Both the girls and boys Goessel Cross Country teams won the Marion Invitational last week. Courtesy Photo Goessel ran at the Marion Invitational last week and came away with two meet champions. The girls won with 43 points, just four points ahead of Remington. The boys scored 51 to place first ahead of Ell-Saline’s 74 points. For the girls, Elsie […]

    Goessel teams win Marion Invitational
  • Hillsboro High set for homecoming

    First row (l to r): Cheyenne Bernhardt, Lynne Johnson, Amy Kersten, Jenna Hinerman, Trinity MalmSecond row (l to r): Jorge Hanschu, Caleb Rempel, Josiah Driggers, Darian Ratzlaff, Tucker Moss . Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press It’s Homecoming week at Hillsboro High School. Students at HES and HMS/HHS are dressing up to themes each day to show their school spirit. […]

    Hillsboro High set for  homecoming
  • Local Bone marrow drive ends successful

    Danielle Rogers works with volunteers to secure mouth swabs. Several generations of Koons were on hand to participate in the drive. Carrie Koons registers on her phone while son-in-law Tyson Kendrick and daughter Shelby Kendrick also sign up. Granddaughter Anniston watches it all while Grandpa Rod Koons holds her. Carrie and Rod Koons paid a $60 fee to be swabbed […]

    Local Bone marrow drive ends successful
  • Fun at Peabody Festival

    Emily Tennant helps a customer at her booth. Tennant and her husband make all of their own artwork. While they currently work out of Valley Center, they have plans to open a shop in Peabody where they will sell their items as well as offer various how to classes. To see more of their work, go to tennantwoodandmetal.com. Laura Fowler […]

    Fun at Peabody Festival

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Eye sore home addressed by Hillsboro Council

October 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Hillsboro resident Kevin Bartel, 108 N. Cedar, spoke to the Hillsboro City Council Tuesday about a house in his area of town. “I was wanting to find out the status of what...

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Hillsboro steals win over Marion

Hillsboro steals win over Marion

October 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Brooks Gardner rushes for a 2-yard touchdown as Jorge Hanschu celebrates the score. The touchdown...

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Former Hillsboro optometrist heads up Bethel Fall Fest volunteers

Former Hillsboro optometrist heads up Bethel Fall Fest volunteers

October 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Ken Neufeld, who was an optometrist for many years in Hillsboro, second from left, works...

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Results announced for recent fundraiser

October 10, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Drive 4ur School Results The sign ups have been counted and the Official count is 273 x $20 = $5,520!! That’s a whole bunch of Money!! Way to go Everyone!! The waivers...

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Tabor College Project SEARCH interns double in year two

Tabor College Project SEARCH interns double in year two

October 10, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Current intern Ryan Ronsse (left) and Ryan Hutton, an intern a year ago, carry the Tabor...