• Fun at the Marion County Fair

    Zack Lewman, Marion, competes in the saddle bronc competition at the Marion County Fair on Thursday. Phyllis Richert Photo Fair board member Kelli Olson, aka the “Pah-Teat Queen,” advertises the celebrity goat-milking contest during the Marion County Fair parade Saturday morning. Janae Rempel / Free Press Blaine Malik (left) and Blaine Nickel (right) show off the 2nd place turtle at […]

    Fun at the Marion County Fair
  • Commission responds to concerns on rural roads

    This week may mark a turning point in Marion County’s road and bridge program.<p>The Marion County Commission was expected to meet all morning Monday to discuss road and bridge options with department personnel (See story on page X).<p>Commission Chairman Dan Holub said this would be likely followed at the Friday payday meeting with major announcements for expansion of road and […]

    Commission responds to concerns on rural roads
  • City of Marion receives grant to benefit East Park

    The tennis courts at East Park have seen considerable wear and tear since a rubberized surface was added in the 1980s. The current project will involve resurfacing the courts. Janae Rempel / Free Press The City of Marion is one of 49 Kansas communities to receive a community improvement grant through the Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program. […]

    City of Marion receives grant to benefit East Park
  • Warrior Stadium to get new press box

    After tearing down the second level of the old press box, volunteers continue demolition work at Warrior Stadium Saturday morning. The goal is to have the new press box ready for Marion’s first home football game, Sept. 4. Janae Rempel / Free Press Volunteers gathered at Warrior Stadium in Marion Saturday morning to tear down the old two-story press box. […]

    Warrior Stadium to get new press box
  • Fair judges have tough duty during county fair

    The volunteer crew charged with determining the winning entries in the Open Class Quilting Division at last week’s Marion County Fair include (from left) Shauna Lacio, Hillsboro, superintendent; Colleen Westerman, Galva, judge; and Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, superintendent. Aleen Ratlzaff/Free Press If you took a stroll through the 4-H Building on the Marion Fairgrounds mid-morning last Wednesday, chances are you’d encounter […]

    Fair judges have tough duty during county fair
  • Somewhere, under the rainbow…

    Hillsboro native Amy Cameli and her family pulled their car off on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 56 between Canton and Lehigh Saturday evening so she could photograph a full rainbow perched on the southeast Kansas horizon. The Cameli family, who reside in Georgia, were on the way to visit Joel Klaassen, founding publisher of the Free Press, and wife […]

    Somewhere, under the rainbow…
  • 85th Marion County Fair plans family fun events for Saturday too

    • Planners blend new events with tradition. An assistant to the judge takes the leash from Morgan Gaines of Peabody during the obedience portion of the 4-H Dog Show Saturday morning at the fairgrounds in Hillsboro. The show was the first 4-H event prior to the official start of the Marion County Fair today. A second 4-H event, the annual […]

    85th Marion County Fair plans family fun events for Saturday too
  • New principal aims to enable goals of others

    • Clint Corby to boost staff, students, parents. Clint Corby, new HM/HS principal Clint Corby says a singular goal has fueled his wide-ranging career in K-12 education the past 12 years. “It didn’t matter whether the kid was 18 or 3, I enjoyed working with them and helping them get to where they want to go,” said the new principal […]

    New principal aims to enable goals of others
  • Goessel Library celebrates Libri Grant for books

    Seth Chumbley of Goessel gets some up-close and personal attention from volunteer firefighter Karen Dalk during a grant celebration July 8 at the Goessel Library. The library was highlighting the acquisition of more than $1,400 worth of children’s books from the Libri Foundation during its final summer reading even. An anonymous donor provided $350 for the required matching funds. Bill […]

    Goessel Library celebrates Libri Grant for books
  • Victory Plaza a win-win for Marion residents

    One of the 10 duplexes in the Victory Plaza housing project along Eisenhower Drive. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Two long-awaited housing projects in Marion crossed the finish line in 2014: the Victory Plaza duplexes (along Eisenhower Road), and the rehabilitation of the September I Atrium building at 1500 E. Main St. Tom Bishop, director of Homestead Affordable Housing Inc. […]

    Victory Plaza a win-win for Marion residents

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Fun at the Marion County Fair

Fun at the Marion County Fair

July 28, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Zack Lewman, Marion, competes in the saddle bronc competition at the Marion County Fair on...

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Warrior Stadium to get new press box

Warrior Stadium to get new press box

July 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

After tearing down the second level of the old press box, volunteers continue demolition...

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Commission approves bridge construction

July 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm

On Monday, the Marion County Commission approved $45,390 in immediate emergency construction for the bridge over the Cottonwood River going into Marion Reservoir at Durham...

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Fair judges have tough duty during county fair

Fair judges have tough duty during county fair

July 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The volunteer crew charged with determining the winning entries in the Open Class Quilting...

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Hillsboro High TSA qualifiers compete at national event

Hillsboro High TSA qualifiers compete at national event

July 21, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Members of Hillsboro High School’s national TSA team are (from left) Matthew Denholm, Jacob...