• Capturing the moment

    •Tabor College basketball teams celebrate twin KCAC titles Members of the Tabor College men’s basketball team celebrate their newly won Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship in social-media style by taking a team “selfie” after an 87-73 win over Ottawa University Saturday night in Hillsboro. The Tabor women’s team secured their own KCAC championship earlier in the evening by beating […]

    Capturing the moment
  • Couple to take Amish stories to the stage

    • One-man play will debut in Goessel. Maynard Knepp dons the garb he will use to portray a fictional Amish minister in “Jonas, the Life and Times of an Amishman,” a one-man presentation he and wife Carol Duerksen have developed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first Amish-based novel, “Runaway Baby.” Courtesy photo The husband and wife team of […]

    Couple to take Amish stories to the stage
  • HCF awards $16,900 in service grants to 11 groups

    Hillsboro Community Foundation board member Todd Jost presents a grant award of $2,000 to Ashley Gann and Tamara Hinerman representing Families and Communities Together, which serves families that reside in USD 410. FACT was one of 11 area organizations and programs serving Marion County to receive grant funding Friday during the foundation’s 10th annual distribution. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press […]

    HCF awards $16,900 in service grants to 11 groups
  • Going the extra mile for students

    Rod Just, fourth-grade teacher at Hillsboro Elementary School, explains soil conservation practices applied to this field during his field tour last spring. Courtesy photo Going the extra mile—literally and figuratively—is a key reason Rod Just was named the 2015 Conserva­tion Teacher Award winner by the Marion County Soil Con­servation District. A fourth-grade teacher at Hillsboro Elementary School, Just developed and […]

    Going the extra mile for students
  • Smarts and resilience / Goessel High School wins the Class 1A Scholars Bowl state championship

    The Class 1A Scholars Bowl championship team enjoys the spoils of victory after escaping a four-way tie to win the top prize at the tournament hosted Saturday at Centre High School. Pictured are (from left) Coach Wes Schmidt-Tieszen, Aaron Woelk, Benedikt Heyl, Gentry Thiesen (captain), Zach Wiens, Erin Brubaker, Alicen Meysing and assistant coach Andrew Voth. After multiple high finishes […]

    Smarts and resilience / Goessel High School wins the Class 1A Scholars Bowl state championship
  • Goessel 8th grader wins county spelling title

    Edel Miller smiles after judges confirm that she spelled the championship word “appreciation” correctly to win the county title. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press You can bet Edel Miller has renewed appreciation for the word “appreciation.” The Goessel eighth-grader claimed the title of Marion County Spelling Bee champion Feb. 11 by spelling it correctly in a showdown with fellow finalist […]

    Goessel 8th grader wins county spelling title
  • Fire destroys Marion house despite effort of firefighters

    Gina Schaefer’s two-story home on West Santa Fe Street shows the damage caused by a fire that began Friday late afternoon. Efforts to put out the blaze lasted 18 hours with three community fire departments participating.Patty Decker / Free Press A house in Marion was destroyed by fire late Friday afternoon, even though more than 30 firefighters from Marion, Florence […]

    Fire destroys Marion house despite effort of firefighters
  • Jays defeat Coyotes, Swedes

    Andrew Thomas dunks the ball to give Tabor a 26-18 lead over Kansas Wesleyan Thursday. Thomas led the Bluejays with 29 points and 11 rebounds in Tabor’s 88-79 win. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College men’s basketball team continues to lead the KCAC race after defeating Kansas Wesleyan and Bethany last week. Bethany—The Swedes came into the contest […]

    Jays defeat Coyotes, Swedes
  • New leadership bringing new vision

    The city adopted a simplified design for its highway signs during 2014, as part of the city’s new outdoor marketing campaign. Free Press photo A lot can change in one year, but for the city of Marion, the transformation has affected the governing body and all departments. According to Todd Heit­schmidt, Marion’s first-year mayor, last year’s growth was centered around […]

    New leadership bringing new vision
  • Jays soar to the top

    Andrew Thomas, Tabor College’s 6-foot-7 post player, soars toward the rim during a victory against Bethel College Saturday night. With their sweep of the Threshers, both the men’s and women’s team are perched in sole possession of first place in their respective divisions of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. For more about those games and other athletic endeavors in Marion […]

    Jays soar to the top

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Capturing the moment

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February 24, 2015 at 6:38 pm

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Double take: Tabor snags KCAC titles

Double take: Tabor snags KCAC titles

February 24, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Tabor College Photo by Vance Frick The Tabor College women’s and men’s...

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Marion council to work with business owner to fix damages

February 24, 2015 at 5:52 pm

The Marion City Council at its meeting Feb. 16 directed City Administrator Roger Holter to put together proposals regarding how a business owner and the city can work together...

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Tabor College launches new website

February 10, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Tabor College has launched a new website at tabor.edu. The previous version website was overhauled to make it more usable and searchable for potential students, alumni and...

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10 USD 410 vocalists picked for KMEA

10 USD 410 vocalists picked for KMEA

February 24, 2015 at 5:14 pm

All students that have participated in state honor choirs during choral director Lynn Just’s...