• High school football teams near season debut

    Two maroon-shirted Hillsboro Trojan defenders try to separate the football from their white-shirted Trojan teammate during in intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning at Joel Wiens Stadium. The high school football season opens Friday night, but several other sport teams will have seen action by then, including volleyball, cross country and tennis. You can read previews of all your favorite area teams, […]

    High school football teams near season debut
  • Algae bloom prompts warnings at city pond

    • Signs warn people to keep themselves and pets out of the water. There’s a reason it’s called “blue-green” algae, as last week’s major bloom in the Hillsboro Heights water-retention pond illustrates. The top photo, taken Aug. 25, is from the ditch along U.S. Highway 56 that receives overflow water from the pond at its northeast corner. Free Press photo […]

    Algae bloom prompts warnings at city pond
  • Dedicated for play

    • Community and kids celebrate completion of a dream Swarming on and around their new playground equipment, students at Hillsboro Elementary School showed off their new “My Community Cares” T-shirts during Friday’s dedication event. After the ceremony, a back-to-school carnival followed in the gymnasium with games, door prizes and food. The event raised about $3,300 before expenses; the money will […]

    Dedicated for play
  • Tabor defeats Lyon in opener

    Jonah McKee looks for positive yardage with some hard running during Tabor’s season-opener at Lyon College Saturday. McKee tallied 67 yards on three carries in Tabor’s 45-21 victory. The game was Lyon’s first since 1951. Photo Courtesy John Krueger / Lyon College The Tabor College football team used a monstrous third-quarter to overpower Lyon College (Ark.) on the road Saturday, […]

    Tabor defeats Lyon in opener
  • Tabor football picked as KCAC title contender

    These All-KCAC returners will form a solid core for the Tabor College football team this season: (from left) D’Marco Smith, Ben Gardner, Derrick Lawrence, Torrey Gill, head coach Mike Gardner, Dylan Delk, Dimitri Bowie, Jared Slavens. Not pictured: Trey Geiger. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press At the start of a new season, head coach Mike Gardner and the Tabor College […]

    Tabor football picked as KCAC title contender
  • 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

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High school football teams near season debut

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Tabor defeats Lyon in opener

Tabor defeats Lyon in opener

September 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Jonah McKee looks for positive yardage with some hard running during Tabor’s season-opener...

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Child seat-belt check Sept. 14-18

September 1, 2015 at 6:24 pm

From Sept. 14-18, Kansas law enforcement agencies, including the Hillsboro Police Department, will conduct seat-belt enforcement checks around elementary and middle schools. Officers...

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Marion search for lodging option continues

September 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm

When the Marion City Council unanimously approved a $7,000 feasibility study five months ago, the plan was to see if the town could support a hotel/motel at Batt Industrial...

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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...