• Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

    Surrounded by his current team, Darrel Knoll displays the plaque he received for 500 basketball victories, which Knoll achieved midway through his 30th season at Hillsboro High School. Success in basketball is doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time. And work hard during practice. That formula for winning basketball games was celebrated Jan. 9 in […]

    Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone
  • Commissioners discuss solutions for transfer station

    The aerial photograph was provided by BG Consultants and shows the proposed property for building the new transfer station, which is directly north of the existing facility. The commissioners were expected to discuss the land purchase in more detail at their Jan. 16 meeting. The Marion County Commission continued discussions with BG Consultants Jan. 11 about a new transfer station […]

    Commissioners discuss solutions for transfer station
  • Ratzlaff steps down as Tabor College volleyball coach

    Amy Ratzlaff coaches her team to a win during the National Volleyball Tournament opening round match against Trinity Christian College. Tabor ended the season 28-12 and 17-5 in the KCAC / Free Press file photo After 19 seasons as the volleyball coach at Tabor College, Amy Ratzlaff has decided to hang up her whistle. In August, she will assume the […]

    Ratzlaff steps down as Tabor College volleyball coach
  • Bartel, Bachman win class at Halstead

    <p>Hillsboro senior Dylan Horton manuevers the leg of Remington’s Jeyton Saunders to gain leverage during their first-round match at the Halstead Invitational. Horton lost by technical fall in the first round. The Hillsboro wrestling team placed 10th among the 22 schools competing at the Halstead Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Minneapolis won the title with 200.5 points while Hills­boro tallied […]

    Bartel, Bachman win class at Halstead
  • Done Deal/Hillsboro City Council approves purchase agreement for former hospital facility.

    An agreement has been reached with EmpowerHMS to sell the former facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital at 710 S. Main. The purchase will be $400,000. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil, meeting in special session on Monday, approved a purchase agreement to sell the former location of Hills­boro Community Hospital at 701 S. Main to EmpowerHMS for $400,000. The property consists of […]

    Done Deal/Hillsboro City Council approves purchase agreement for former hospital facility.
  • CHOOSE KIND /‘Wonder,’ the popular book and major motion picture, inspires a challenge for HMS students.

    Hillsboro Middle School students gather for a group photo outside the Chisholm Trail movie theater in Newton during their Nov. 20 field trip. The HMS site council paid for the movie tickets and snacks to encourage the challenge to choose kindness at school and beyond.<p> The book was published in 2012 as a children’s novel written by R.J. Palacio. It […]

    CHOOSE KIND /‘Wonder,’ the popular book and major motion picture, inspires a challenge for HMS students.
  • 2017: Year in Review- Major building projects completed by year’s end

    Hillsboro Community Hospital staff join city representatives and other dignitaries for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting marking the opening of the new $11.4 million hospital on May 4 as hospital CEO Marion Regier readies her scissors. The project was originally promised almost nine years ago, and “groundbreaking” was celebrated in 2010. The year 2017 will be remembered for the completion of several […]

    2017: Year in Review- Major building projects completed by year’s end
  • Hillsboro Chamber’s scavenger hunt contest deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 4

    Hillsboro Chamber of Com­merce is sponsoring a scavenger hunt of the winning displays for the city’s annual Christmas lights contest. The winner will receive $100 in Hillsboro Chamber Bucks. This year marked a record 52 entries with 14 winners at the following addresses: 214 Eisenhower, 315 Eisenhower, 202 S. Wilson, 313 S. Wilson, 301 N. Adams, 310 S. Adams, 414 […]

    Hillsboro Chamber’s scavenger hunt contest deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 4
  • Marion’s Waving Santa returns for the season

    Standing more than 6-feet tall, the “waving Santa Claus” is back after a 10-year hiatus, thanks to the efforts of Marty Fredrickson with the help of the city of Marion and Dave and Jackie Crofoot, local residents. Making his return this year at Marion City Library, the waving Santa, is a name synonymous with happy memories for people who saw […]

  • Delores Dalke’s mayoral tenure nears a successful conclusion

    From the development of Hillsboro Heights, to rebuilding Main Street to a new facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital, the city benefitted from Delores Dalke’s leadership. City staff will be hosting a reception for Dalke from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at 118 E. Grand Ave. The public is invited to congratulate Dalke for her work with the city and enjoy […]

    Delores Dalke’s mayoral tenure nears a successful conclusion

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Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

January 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Surrounded by his current team, Darrel Knoll displays the plaque he received for 500 basketball...

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HHS boys deliver Knoll’s 500th victory Tuesday, 501st on Friday versus Haven

HHS boys deliver Knoll’s 500th victory Tuesday, 501st on Friday versus Haven

January 17, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Hillsboro senior Elias Werth sails toward the basket for two points in the early going against...

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Goessel seeks $547,000 in USDA funding for sewer project

January 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

The Goessel city council met Jan. 8, a week earlier than usual, due to changes in the Kansas election law. The council spent considerable time discussing the proposed sewer...

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TC facility reaches ‘debt free’ goal

TC facility reaches ‘debt free’ goal

January 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts was dedicated in December and will be completed free...

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Goessel school board votes repair running track

January 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

The Goessel school board decided at its Jan. 8 meeting to repair its running track for a cost of $152,082. At last month’s meeting, the board had discussed the needs and...

  • Goessel students recognized for academics

    Goessel High/Junior High School has released its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year. To...

    January 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm
  • Hillsboro schools release latest honor rolls

    Hillsboro Middle High School has released its honor rolls through the midway point of the school year. The high...

    January 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm
  • College News (1-17-18)

    ◼ Autumn Colgin of Can­ton was one of 114 Kansas Wes­leyan University students named to the Presi­dent’s...

    January 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm