• MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    One litter bit at a time, or by planting trees for the future Maggie Schroeder and children Emma, Brody and Mallory (from left) comb the banks of the spillway in search of litter. Free Press For Goessel resident Maggie Schroeder and her three children, Cleanup Day at Marion Reservoir is a family affair. Schroeder was participating for the 11th time […]

    MAKING A DIFFERENCE
  • Tabor to break ground Saturday for fine arts center

    This is an artist’s rendition of the proposed Shari Flaming Center for the Performing Arts that Tabor College will begin building this summer. The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Tabor Park. The expected cost of the building will be between $12 million to $13 million. Tabor College graphic • Site prep begins […]

    Tabor to break ground Saturday for fine arts center
  • Goats make the perfect pet for Florence woman

    During a morning feeding, Petey was on Phoebe Janzen’s back waiting impatiently for his turn to eat. “The kids can jump up on things, but once they are adults, it is very difficult to jump on anything and most of them can’t jump on anything at all,” Janzen said. Phoebe Janzen / Courtesy Photo When it comes to having an […]

    Goats make the perfect pet for Florence woman
  • Hillsboro, Marion split 2 games

    Austin Cross fires a pitch during the fifth inning of Game 2 at Marion Friday as Braden Vogt covers second base and Bret Voth prepares to head for third. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Hillsboro and Marion baseball teams split a pair of games Friday in Marion. Marion won Game 1 with Bret Voth on the mound, 5-2. Hillsboro […]

    Hillsboro, Marion split 2 games
  • Sticking point

    Teens remind adults about the legal penalty for providing alcohol to minors. Centre SADD member Nellie Kassebaum (orange shirt) takes a sticker from Cole Srajer while Allison Basore (purple jacket) applies one to a six-pack in Carlson’s Grocery at Marion. They were participating in the annual “Sticker Shock” project, which aims to remind adults that supplying alcohol to minors could […]

    Sticking point
  • Riedy aims to make life better as county FCS agent

    • Being a partner with residents is her goal. Renae Riedy began working in October as the Marion County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “I chose this field because I like to help people and share what I have learned to hopefully make their lives a little better, easier or safer,” she said. Patty Decker / Free Press Helping […]

    Riedy aims to make life better as county FCS agent
  • Bluejays take two from Coyotes

    Araselly Vargas (center) and teammates celebrate Vargas’ second solo home run during Game 1 against Kansas Wesleyan Wednesday. Tabor won the game, 3-0. Vargas later hit a grand slam in Game 2 to help Tabor come from behind and win, 5-4. She was named KCAC Player of the Week. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College softball team won […]

    Bluejays take two from Coyotes
  • Hillsboro boys win CKTL meet

    Kaden Ward hands the baton to Justus Hilliard in the 4×100 relay at the CKTL meet hosted by Marion at Hillsboro Tuesday. Ward, Hilliard and teammates Travis King and Cody Craney placed first with a time of 48.06 seconds. Phyllis Richert Photo The Hillsboro boys won the five-school Central Kan­sas Track League meet hosted by Marion at Joel Wiens Stadium […]

    Hillsboro boys win CKTL meet
  • Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

    Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury and Sarah Schafers hold the sign drawing attention to the annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair beginning Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 1, in the Wiebe Media Center. Courtesy Photo Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury and Sarah […]

    Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS
  • 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

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April 28, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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Hillsboro, Marion split 2 games

Hillsboro, Marion split 2 games

April 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Austin Cross fires a pitch during the fifth inning of Game 2 at Marion Friday as Braden Vogt...

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Hillsboro council renews ties with KPP energy group

April 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil continued the city’s participation in the Kansas Power Pool after approving new organizational documents for the municipal energy agency during...

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Dry soil hinders corn planting in state

April 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season. Kansas received just 19 percent of the amount of moisture...

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Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

April 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury...