• Blessed Christmas

    ‘Night In the Barn’ again portrays the reason for the season<p><p>Members of the Tabor Mennonite Youth Fellowship put on the annual “Night in the Barn” event Saturday and Sunday evening at the farm of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen between Goessel and Hillsboro. Prior to the arrival of their first guests, the actors for the living nativity posed for a […]

    Blessed Christmas
  • Penchant for Percherons

    Family tradition brings joy to children, especially at Christmas For more than 20 years, the Penner family in Hillsboro has brought joy to area children by offering horse and carriage rides during the Christmas season. Gary and Terri Penner said they can’t remember how the tradition of carriage rides started, but Gary’s father, Lynn, had Percherons in the early 1980s. […]

    Penchant for Percherons
  • Trojans roll over Remington

    Austin Cross draws a foul Friday at Remington. Cross tallied 14 points and 16 rebounds in Hillsboro’s 74-48 victory. Phyllis Richert Photo The Hillsboro boys completed their pre-holiday schedule on a high note Friday, rolling over host Reming­ton, 74-48, in perhaps their best performance of the season so far. The Trojans took charge from the start, thanks in part to […]

    Trojans roll over Remington
  • Warrior boys drop game at Haven

    Bret Voth eyes the basket during the first half Friday at Haven. Voth was Marion’s leading scorer with 13 points in the Warriors’ 58-31 loss to Haven. Joey Young / Free Press The Marion boys’ basketball team never led in Friday’s 58-31 loss at Haven. But while execution may have been lacking in some areas, it was not for lack […]

    Warrior boys drop game at Haven
  • Dressing for impact

    • Hillsboro women wearing dresses to raise awareness of women in slavery Today, nearly 30 million people worldwide are trapped in various forms of slavery. So a group of women in Hillsboro are fighting for the dignity and freedom of women worldwide by making one simple fashion choice: wearing a dress each day in December. Standing together in solidarity: (from […]

    Dressing for impact
  • Commissioned for officer training

    Louis Holt, a 2010 graduate of Marion High School and an Eagle Scout, is pictured wearing his white uniform hat and gloves and holding the sword given to him by his parents, Terry and Ann Holt, during his commissioning ceremony for officer training Saturday even­ing at the Marion Community Center. About 100 people were in attendance. Holt will be heading […]

    Commissioned for officer training
  • Jays gain two KCAC victories

    Andrew Thomas makes a basket to give Tabor a 70-52 lead over the University of Saint Mary Thursday. Thomas was the Bluejays’ leading scorer with 21 points in Tabor’s 99-82 win. Thomas had a double-double performance at McPherson Saturday with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College men’s basketball team gained an 87-67 victory […]

    Jays gain two KCAC victories
  • Women win final games before break

    Mikaelyn Dick drains a three-pointer in the final seconds of the first half to give Tabor a 37-34 lead over McPherson at halftime Saturday. Tabor went on to win, 67-56. Phyllis Richert Photo The Tabor College women’s basketball team defeated McPherson, 67-56, Saturday in the Bluejays’ final game before Christmas break. The teams battled fairly evenly in the first half, […]

    Women win final games before break
  • Allen’s basket lifts Trojans over ‘Cats

    Grant Knoll pushes through two Moundridge defenders to make the second of back-to-back baskets to begin the fourth quarter. The burst stretched the Trojan lead to 39-34. Phyllis Richert Photo A basket at the buzzer by senior Micah Allen gave the Trojans a 45-43 win Friday over the host team on the last night of the Moundridge Preseason Classic. The […]

    Allen’s basket lifts Trojans over ‘Cats
  • Warrior wrestlers finish first at Hesston Invitational

    AJ Cogdill spins out of a hold against his opponent, Aldo Escobar of Chaparral, during the first round of the 120-pound class at the Hesston Invitational Saturday. Cogdill placed fourth with a 1-4 record on the day. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The Marion wrestling team won the 15-team Hesston Invitational with a score of 1721⁄2 ahead of Hillsboro (1541⁄2) […]

    Warrior wrestlers finish first at Hesston Invitational

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December 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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Warrior boys drop game at Haven

Warrior boys drop game at Haven

December 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Bret Voth eyes the basket during the first half Friday at Haven. Voth was Marion’s leading...

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Marion County sees first snowfall of the winter

Marion County sees first snowfall of the winter

December 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm

The first snow of the winter season, about 4 to 5 inches deep, prompted Ella Unger, 22 months...

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Movie buffs have new insta-outlet in Hillsboro

Movie buffs have new insta-outlet in Hillsboro

December 23, 2014 at 4:53 pm

David Vogel launched his Instaboro DVD vending machine at Hillsboro Ampride the first week...

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HHS National Honor Society inducts 10 new members Dec. 1

HHS National Honor Society inducts 10 new members Dec. 1

December 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Ten Hillsboro High School students were inducted into the school’s National Honor Society...