• Hillsboro High School Chess Guild competes Oct. 12

    (From left) Zachary Denholm, Jacob Denholm, Joshua Diener, Nathan Lopez, Olivia Jury and Jason Latham. The Hillsboro High School Chess Guild opened their season at Hutchinson Community College on Saturday, October 12. With mostly 5A & 6A schools competing, Hillsboro rose to the challenge, placing 3rd overall in team standings behind Lawrence Free State and Wichita North. Individually, Jacob Denholm […]

    Hillsboro High School Chess Guild competes Oct. 12
  • Weekend full of county fun

    It was a warm and sunny afternoon for the 50th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Many of Hillsboro’s organizations are able to do most of their fundraising for the year at the one day event. For example, the Hillsboro High School Tennis Team sold a chicken sandwich meal for the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce for their team fundraiser. Here from […]

    Weekend full of county fun
  • Students raise funds selling mattresses

    Sophomores Malorie Hein, Macy Priest and Kate Maxfield use their signs and smiles to encourage people to stop in and buy some mattresses. Music students at Hillsboro High School participated in a fundraiser on Saturday to sell mattresses and massage chairs. A portion of the funds will go back to the school for their music program. They do not yet […]

    Students raise funds selling mattresses
  • Serving the masses

    Part of downtown was blocked off to accommodate the large amount of people who came to show the Bartel family. There were all kinds of vehicles available to check out. Volunteers helped serve cake at the fundraiser and birthday celebration for Eric Bartel. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Volunteers helped serve cake at the fundraiser and birthday celebration for […]

    Serving the masses
  • The Elgin hires new chef for expansion

    Chef Michael Trimboli moved to Marion County from the East Coast about a week and a half ago. He is working with Elgin owner, Tammy Ensey, to create and open up a new restaurant for the Elgin. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press While Chef Michael Trimboli has had much experience in all types of kitchens and working with various […]

    The Elgin hires new chef for expansion
  • County comes out for annual Relay for Life event in Marion

    Sam and Lena Hall pose at their team booth on Saturday during the Relay for Life of Marion County event. Not only is Lena one of the event's main organizers, she was a caregiver for her husband Sam who is a survivor of cancer. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Some very strong people and their loved ones showed up […]

    County comes out for annual Relay for Life event in Marion
  • Local FFA members earn Ford Scholarships

    From left: Terry Hagen, Cheyenne Bernhardt, and Randy Hagen. Bernhardt, a FFA member, earned a $1000 scholarship from Ford. Local FFA members were among the 60 Kansas students awarded $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Scholarships during the third session of the 91st Kansas FFA Convention, May 29–31, 2019, on the Kansas State University campus. Cheyenne Bernhardt from the Hillsboro FFA was […]

    Local FFA members earn Ford Scholarships
  • Local softball team finishes second at state tournament

    Hillsboro 10U softball team placed second at the state softball tournament in Cottonwood Falls on July 6. The team also won Best Sportsmanship Award. From left: Khloe Funk, Ella Potucek, Abby Beavers, Brooklyn Thiessen, Cheyanne Plenert, D’Asia Cox, Rylee Voran, Mackenzie D’Albini, Haley Gilkey, Chloe Dirks, and Makenna Fenske. The team was coached by Carissa Thiessen, Wendy Funk, and Erin […]

    Local softball team finishes second at state tournament
  • DEVASTATED– Durham experiences worst flood since 1951

    Much of downtowvn Durham was flooded on July 4. Some places reported water as high as four feet in businesses and homes. Photo submitted by Jared Dyck While many were enjoying holiday festivities and preparing for a fourth of July filled with fun and relaxations, Durham residents faced a very different reality. Rainfall over several hours during the night Wednesday […]

    DEVASTATED– Durham experiences worst flood since 1951
  • Wind farm permit approved, not development plan

    About 50 people attended the Marion County Commission meeting on July 8 to hear how the commissioners vote on the wind farm project. The commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of approving the conditional use permit proposed by Expedition Wind. The development plan, which was split out from the CUP, was not approved at this time. Patty Decker/Free Press The Marion […]

    Wind farm permit approved, not development plan

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Commission discusses upcoming flu vaccine clinics

October 29, 2019 at 11:31 am

The Marion County Commission learned flu vaccines to be given at scheduled clinics this month were delayed at its Oct. 28 regular meeting. Diedre Serene, the Marion County...

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Area Sports Roundup (10-30-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-30-19)

October 29, 2019 at 1:27 pm

The Hillsboro Volleyball girls beat Chase County 25-13 and 25-15, and then went on to defeat...

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Goessel Sewer Project Begins

October 29, 2019 at 11:49 am

The Goessel city council met on October 21 and heard from public works director Karen Dalke that the sewer project has begun. Work on the project actually began that day,...

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Several get sneak peak of new restaurant at Elgin, Parlour 1886

Several get sneak peak of new restaurant at Elgin, Parlour 1886

October 1, 2019 at 3:49 pm

One of the appetizer dishes available at the new restaurant at the Elgin. It is the humus...

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Positive things happening at Marion schools

October 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm

Marion-Florence USD 408 Superintendent Aaron Homburg is now in his third year of service and has many accomplishments under his belt. But he credits his staff, students and...