• Getting a redesign

    Principal Evan Yoder (in maroon) and Counselor Autumn Hardey (standing) visit with parents during an informational meeting held at Rhubarb Market on Thursday, Dec. 20. The meeting was held to explain the redesign process that USD 410 is now involved in. Parents heard from both the elementary school and from the middle/high school. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press USD 410 staff […]

    Getting a redesign
  • Frostbite running

    13 brave runners showed up to participate in the 13th annual Frostbite 4 Mile Fun Run in Hillsboro on New Year’s day. Bob Woelk came in first for the men while Kody Panzer came in first for the Women. Dawson Duerkson of Goessel came in first for the under 18 category. Pictured above is eighth grader Wenxi Funk who participated […]

    Frostbite running
  • Newton Choir led by Hillsboro Elementary teacher

    There are several students in the Newton Community Children's Choir who live in Marion County. Pictured here are Ruth Paulus (Hillsboro), Mia (Peabody), Analiesa Jorgenson (Hillsboro) and Chloe (Peabody). Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Newton Community Children’s Choir has been a tradition in both the communities of Harvey County and Marion County as well as the family who originally […]

    Newton Choir led by Hillsboro Elementary teacher
  • Brightening with color

    Ray and Eunice Matz (center) donated the stained glass window to Hillsboro Public Library in honor of Eunice working at HPL several decades ago. They presented it to HPL Director Jeanie Bartel (far left) and board members Brenda Kimberly and Susan Watson on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The stained glass now hangs in the front window. Photos by Laura Fowler Paulus […]

    Brightening with color
  • Peabody Market survives Dollar General, test of time

    PEABODY—Katherine Gilley’s friendly demeanor shines through, whether she’s talking about the weather with a customer or greeting an employee as she walks around Peabody Market, a hometown grocery store she’s owned since June. The store encapsulates Americana with U.S. flags hanging from the wall, at least one Bible verse quoted in writing, a helpful clerk who’s worked there for decades […]

    Peabody Market survives Dollar General, test of time
  • Dancing the night away

    Grace Major and Sarah Diener perform during the halftime show of the Hillsboro basketball game last week. Dancers of all ages from Hillsboro’s Studio 23 showed off the dance moves they have been working on over the semester. Dancers from Studio 23 help out on the show. Pictured are Kate Werner, Adalee Gawith, Tikvah Davies, and Penelope Waldron. Karrie Rathbone/Free […]

    Dancing the night away
  • Giving a good show

    HHS students Grayce Tankersley, Grace Major, Addie Berens, Ying Lin and Sarah Diener performed at the December 11 Chamber luncheon. The group, which practices on their own time outside of school, performs at various functions. Tommy Hornbeck/Free Press

    Giving a good show
  • Jeffrey tabbed as new Marion Police Chief

    Marion lifetime resident Clinton Jeffrey has served on the Marion police force since 2009. “I started out in the police department as an officer, and then through promotions, I was the assistant chief for the last six years,” said Jeffrey. Former Chief of Police Tyler Mermis resigned earlier this year. Jeffrey stepped in and served as the interim Chief of […]

    Jeffrey tabbed as new Marion Police Chief
  • Hillsboro Hospital evacuated after bomb threat

    Hillsboro Community Hospital was evacuated early Thursday afternoon after two employees received an email informing them of a bomb on the premises. “The request was for us to send them over 20,000 bitcoins. Every bitcoin is worth around $3,510 each so that times 20,000 is what they were wanting,” said Nurse Manager Kelli Olson. According to money.cnn.com, a bitcoin is […]

    Hillsboro Hospital evacuated after bomb threat
  • Project underway

    Brent Dunagan, foreground, Randy Brazil, middle, and Brazil’s wife, Carolyn, watched as the old Quick Shop, owned by Tom Plett, was razed. The Dunagans and Brazils plan to use the open space as a community gathering location with more space for “The Igloo,” having food trucks available and possibly even having a farmer’s market on Saturdays in the summer. The […]

    Project underway

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Pharmacy broken into over night

Pharmacy broken into over night

January 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy is shown with a boarded up door after two people broke into the...

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Trojan wrestlers show out in Halstead Tournament

Trojan wrestlers show out in Halstead Tournament

January 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Tristan Rathbone (Freshman) maintaining control on the mat against Owen Thiel (Remington)...

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Kansas Food Bank Receives $5,000

Kansas Food Bank Receives $5,000

January 16, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Mike Kleiber presents checks to Brian Walker. The Kansas Food Bank has received...

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Marion FFA competes at district career development events

December 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Marion/Florence FFA members took third place at the South Central District FFA Agriculture Sales Career Development Event on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The event was hosted by the...

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Earning the call

Earning the call

January 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Hillsboro Elementary School teacher Jill Siebert received a surprise call...