• Email a daily godsend for local nonagenarian

    • Conversation possible after loss of hearing. Amanda Ewert types another email from her room at Parkside Homes. A few days away from her 95th birthday, Ewert continues daily conversations with family and friends via the Internet after losing her hearing some 20 years ago. Courtesy photo by Rachel Behrends Amanda Ewert hasn’t let the loss of hearing keep her […]

    Email a daily godsend for local nonagenarian
  • Mennonite Relief Sale keeps on truckin’

    • Two donated trucks have Hillsboro origins. This 1952 Ford pickup will be on the auction block at the 47th annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale this weekend. The vehicle was donated by Clark and Anna Marie Wiebe to help raise money for the worldwide relief work of Mennonite Central Committee. Courtesy photos by Jerry Toews Good intentions don’t always pave […]

    Mennonite Relief Sale keeps on truckin’
  • Tabor takes three from Bethany

    The Bluejays congratulate Michael Baca (center) after he hit a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 2 Saturday against Bethany. Baca had three of Tabor’s six home runs in the Bluejays’ doubleheader sweep of the Swedes. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College baseball team took three of four from Bethany over a two-day series Friday […]

    Tabor takes three from Bethany
  • Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

    Store manager Brian Miller cuts the ceremonial ribbon as members of the Chamber and Wal-Mart store staff gather in support. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Love it or fear it, the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store opened its doors April 8 with a grand opening launch that drew about 100 people to its Hills­boro Heights location. Under a canopy of […]

    Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting
  • Team Tarantula

    Drew Toy shows off one of the many tarantulas that have been part of their enterprise. "We have about 100 for sale," she says. Patty Decker / Free Press Florence couple enjoys breeding large furry arachnids April Fool’s Day may have come and gone, but for one Florence couple selling and breeding more than 500 tarantulas is no joking matter. […]

    Team Tarantula
  • School funding tops legislative discussion

    Rep. Don Schroeder begins the legislative coffee by reporting the progress of the state budget proposal. He said even after transfering $370,000 from the KDOT budget, the state still faces a $400 million revenue gap. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press • Low turnout didn’t squelch discussion at Chamber forum. The turnout was small, but those who came had a lot […]

    School funding tops legislative discussion
  • Tabor softball sweeps McPherson

    Stormie Bush scores on Sara Vela’s single during the bottom of the second inning of Game 2 against Friends Wednesday. Bush got on base with a double in that inning. Tabor lost the game, 6-2, splitting the doubleheader with the Falcons, after earning a 2-0 win in Game 1. Tabor went on to sweep McPherson Saturday. Janae Rempel / Free […]

    Tabor softball sweeps McPherson
  • Trojan softball sweeps Smoky Valley in season opener

    Hillsboro’s Emily Jost beats the throw at second base on a steal attempt in Game 2 against Smoky Valley Thurs­day in Lindsborg. Jost, who drew a walk to get on base, went on to score Hillsboro’s first run in an 11-0 win. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Anchored by two solid pitching performances and fueled by two home runs, the […]

    Trojan softball sweeps Smoky Valley in season opener
  • Apart from the herd

    • Peabody’s Derek Klingenberg is putting his unique brand on agriculture. Derek Klingenberg hangs out with his trombone in the family’s cattle corral on their farm near Peabody. Wendy Nugent / Free Press It almost seems like an odd similarity how the color of the green screen at the large shop where Derek Klingenberg works in rural Peabody matches the […]

    Apart from the herd
  • Tabor baseball sweeps Friends

    Tabor starter Dustin Hurlbutt fires a pitch during Game 1 against Friends Friday. He threw 11 strikeouts in Tabor’s 5-1 victory and earned the pitching win, scattering four hits and one run over six innings of work. Janae Rempel / Free Press The fourth-ranked Tabor College baseball team swept a four-game series with Friends to improve to 11-1 in KCAC […]

    Tabor baseball sweeps Friends

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Tabor takes three from Bethany

Tabor takes three from Bethany

April 14, 2015 at 5:24 pm

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Casey Donahew Band booked for Marion’s Chingawassa Days

Casey Donahew Band booked for Marion’s Chingawassa Days

April 14, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Casey Donahew (foreground, middle) will take the stage with his band as the Saturday headliner...

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Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

April 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Store manager Brian Miller cuts the ceremonial ribbon as members of the Chamber and Wal-Mart...

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TSA chapter wins eight top-three awards at state

TSA chapter wins eight top-three awards at state

April 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Members of the Hillsboro High School chapter of Technology Student Association hold up the...