• Playground pleasure

    On the apparatus are (from left) Claire Morey, Delaney Acton and Emily Gilkey. Free Press photos by Don Ratzlaff Talia Jost conquers a different climbing challenge. Photo Don Ratzlaff Second-graders at Hillsboro Elementary School enjoy the new playground equipment Monday that was part of a $215,000 project to replace the north playground and upgrade the west playground this summer. The […]

    Playground pleasure
  • County road plan to address multiple issues

    • ‘Mudders,’ overloaded farm trucks, farmers cultivating into road ditches motivate response. This dirt road north of Hillsboro shows the residual damage caused by “mudders” following rain that fell almost two weeks ago. Randy Crawford, the county’s road and bridge director, is asking the public to call the sheriff’s office when they observe ongoing abuse to see if more violators […]

    County road plan to address multiple issues
  • HHS alum completes 2nd D.C. internship

    Sen. Pat Roberts and Daniel Kunantaev pose for a photo on Capitol Hill during Kunantaev’s second summer internship in two years. Courtesy Photo Daniel Kunantaev had such an enjoyable time last summer serving as an intern in Sen. Pat Roberts’ office in Washington, D.C., that he accepted a second term this summer. “I was excited to do it again,” said […]

    HHS alum completes 2nd D.C. internship
  • Former NBA player to speak at Tabor

    Former NBA player Brent Price will speak at Tabor College’s annual athletic department kickoff tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Price played for four different teams during his nine seasons in the NBA. Courtesy Photo Former NBA player Brent Price will be the keynote speaker for Tabor College’s annual athletic department kickoff tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. in the […]

    Former NBA player to speak at Tabor
  • Abandoned pets not so common in county

    It is a lot harder to find owners for homeless cats, like the one pictured, than kittens—but black cats are even harder to be placed, according to some experts. Patty Decker / Free Press Most communities in Marion County report they haven’t seen a lot of abandoned animals, but that doesn’t mean all animals have good homes or owners. One […]

    Abandoned pets not so common in county
  • Surprise pep rally for USD 410 staff

    Hillsboro Elementary School principal Evan Yoder accepts the adulation of students and parents during a surprise “pep rally” for all USD 410 staff members Monday morning. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro Elementary School principal Evan Yoder accepts the adulation of students and parents during a surprise “pep rally” for all USD 410 staff members Monday morning. Parents organized the […]

    Surprise pep rally for USD 410 staff
  • Snapper trappers

    • Family project removes 29 snapping turtles from city ponds in 3 weeks. In the past three weeks, the Ratzlaff family crew have removed 29 snapping turtles from the Memorial Park and Adobe House ponds. Pictured (from left) are: Brekyn Ratzlaff, Kingzley Ratzlaff, Dayton Foster, Zavior Ratzlaff, Micah Ratzlaff, Glenn Ratzlaff, Jetta Ratzlaff. Not pictured: Andrew Thomas. Janae Rempel / […]

    Snapper trappers
  • Preliminary clearing begins for fine arts center

    Laverne Esau, Hillsboro, makes a final cut on one of several old cedar trees cut down Saturday in the park on the Tabor College campus. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Laverne Esau, Hillsboro, makes a final cut on one of several old cedar trees cut down Saturday in the park on the Tabor College campus. Esau said he plans to […]

    Preliminary clearing begins for fine arts center
  • Green grass spurring faster weight gains

    Whether in Marion County farm pasture or the rolling grazing lands of the Flint Hills, significant rains during the summer have provided an unusually high quantity of quality grass for cattle nourishment. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press You can nearly hear the smile in Chuck McLin­den’s voice. From his ranch lands east of Marion, he’s able to send more feeder […]

    Green grass spurring faster weight gains
  • Lisa Gies claims ‘champion’ status

    Lisa Geis, Durham, receives the award for champion breeding doe at the Tri-State Royal of Champions livestock show in Goodland the first week of August. Courtesy Photo Lisa Geis, Durham, received the award for champion breeding doe at the Tri-State Royal of Champions livestock show in Goodland the first week of August. To qualify, competitors must win at their county […]

    Lisa Gies claims ‘champion’ status

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August 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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Former NBA player to speak at Tabor

Former NBA player to speak at Tabor

August 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Former NBA player Brent Price will speak at Tabor College’s annual athletic department...

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Construction begins on Dollar General store at Marion; completion target is Nov. 11

Construction begins on Dollar General store at Marion; completion target is Nov. 11

August 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Dirt work started Aug. 10 on the new Dollar General store, located on a corner lot in Batt...

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Becker finds a home as Et Cetera Shop manager

Becker finds a home as Et Cetera Shop manager

August 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Angie Becker, the new store manager at the Hillsboro Et Cetera Shop, is enjoying her new...

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Weber receives scholarship for education

Weber receives scholarship for education

August 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Allison Weber Allison Weber, a 2015 graduate of Hillsboro High School, will...