• 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
  • Man who survived 9/11 tower attacks speaks to Hillsboro students

    Hillsboro students had the rare privilege of hearing from survivor, Mark McGavran, on his experience at the September 11 World Trade Center disaster. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Guest speaker Mark McGavran gave a moving presentation on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack on America. USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs knew McGavran from coaching him through all four years of […]

    Man who survived 9/11 tower attacks speaks to Hillsboro students
  • Big weekend for art, crafts

    Bob Woelk and Emersyn Funk take a shift at the Hillsboro High School Leos Booth during the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday. They sold funnel cakes and drinks. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Amy Plett stands at her booth at Art in the Park in Central Park in Marion. She sold festive, holiday wooden creations. “I love having a […]

    Big weekend for art, crafts
  • New Cameras up at Four Way Stop

    Gary McCloud installs two of four new cameras while Police Chief Dan Kinney assists with the setup. Hillsboro has a new addition of four cameras up at the four way stop at D street and Indigo. They were installed by Gary McCloud of Alarm Service, LLC, while Police Chief Dan Kinney assisted. “We have a lot of business cameras in […]

    New Cameras up at Four Way Stop
  • Fire ravages Marion home

    One of the oldest houses in Marion has been damaged by a fire that hit last week. Patty Decker/Free Press One of Marion’s oldest homes, which played a big part in the city’s historical past, caught fire Monday, Sept. 3. Fire chief Mike Regnier said the fire, reported at about 9:30 p.m., caused extensive damage to the attic and roof […]

    Fire ravages Marion home
  • Silage causes consternation with City of Marion

    A pile of silage is shown above. The City of Marion contends it is blurring the lines between ag and populated areas. Patty Decker / Free Press Mike Beneke, who owns Double B, a cattle business east of Lincolnville, is wanting his day in court. The reason is because Marion city officials allege Beneke is blurring the boundary line between […]

    Silage causes consternation with City of Marion
  • Crowds come out for the Hillsboro Elementary Carnival

    New kindergarten teacher Michelle Ediger checks Jacob Breugem’s wristband so he can play frisbee. All proceeds from the wristbands and concession stands go toward various expenses at Hillsboro Elementary school. Austyn Driggers aims to dunk Autumn Hardey, counselor at HES. The most popular target was PE teacher Mike Jilka. Khloe Defiesta knocked him in and declared it the highlight of […]

    Crowds come out for the  Hillsboro Elementary Carnival

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Marion Interim EMS director introduced

Marion Interim EMS director introduced

September 25, 2018 at 9:56 am

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Hillsboro places second in tennis

Hillsboro places second in tennis

September 25, 2018 at 10:12 am

Cheyenne Bernhardt hits a volley in the tennis tournament last week hosted in Hillsboro....

  • Peabody gets win over Herington

    Peabody-Burns ran all over Herington, getting the win, 60-28. Peabody-Burns racked up 434 yards of offense on 60-plays...

    September 25, 2018 at 10:12 am
  • Goessel fairs well at Olpe Tournament

    Goessel’s overall volleyball record sits at 13-7 after a good showing at the Olpe Round Robin Tournament...

    September 25, 2018 at 10:10 am
  • Marion places two in cross country

    The Marion cross-country team competed on its home course at the Marion Country Club Tuesday and earned two medals....

    September 25, 2018 at 10:08 am

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Opportunity for Marion Co Students to Join A1 Auto Transport’s Scholarship Program

September 25, 2018 at 10:32 am

One of the leading companies in the auto transport company, A-1 Auto Transport is offering eligible students of Hillsboro and all of Marion County, an opportunity to earn...

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Local boy runs his own business

Local boy runs his own business

September 25, 2018 at 10:01 am

Lane Rogers helps his customer Becky Suderman as she chooses what lures she wants. He had...

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Opportunity for Marion Co Students to Join A1 Auto Transport’s Scholarship Program

September 25, 2018 at 10:32 am

One of the leading companies in the auto transport company, A-1 Auto Transport is offering eligible students of Hillsboro and all of Marion County, an opportunity to earn...