• 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
  • Musical memory comes home

    •Antique ‘music box’ returned to original family Because of the generosity of a former Hills­boro resident, a current resident is reliving a pleasant memory from a family Christ­mas gathering 77 years ago. Now on display in the home Ray Franz shares with wife Aldina on South Lincoln Street is the same rotating Christmas-tree stand that played “Silent Night” during a […]

    Musical memory comes home
  • Tabor to receive $1 million grant for fine arts center

    • With Mabee Foundation gift, groundbreaking targeted for next May, completion in 2016. Tabor College’s Signa­ture Campaign received a major boost to its fundraising efforts with confirmation that the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., will donate a $1 million gift to the school for the Center for the Arts. Nearly 1,000 donors have contributed to the $8 […]

    Tabor to receive $1 million grant for fine arts center
  • TC men earn first KCAC win

    Malik Brooks scores two points for Tabor during the first half against Friends Saturday. Brooks scored a game-high 22 points in Tabor’s 73-64 victory over the Falcons. Phyllis Richert Photo The Tabor College men’s basketball team earned its first conference victory Saturday over Friends, having dropped a three-point loss to Southwestern earlier in the week. Friends—It was a tale of […]

    TC men earn first KCAC win
  • Tabor women lose overtime game

    Tonisha Dean scores two points during the second half Saturday against Friends. Dean led the Bluejays’ rebounding effort with 10 rebounds in Tabor’s 59-57 overtime loss to the Falcons. Phyllis Richert Photo The Tabor College women’s basketball team split their games against two ranked KCAC opponents last week. Friends—Victory over the No. 9 Falcons was within reach, but Tabor came […]

    Tabor women lose overtime game

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Dressing for impact

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December 16, 2014 at 7:29 pm

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Jays gain two KCAC victories

Jays gain two KCAC victories

December 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Andrew Thomas makes a basket to give Tabor a 70-52 lead over the University of Saint Mary...

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County to lease St. Luke facility

December 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm

The Marion County Com­­mission voted 2-1 Monday to lease St. Luke Clinic in Marion at a cost of $15,000 annually to house the county health department’s clinic and offices. Jeremy...

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New farm bill requires careful decisions

New farm bill requires careful decisions

December 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

by Frank Buschman Special to The Free Press Farmers, landowners and anyone actively engaged in agriculture production must soon make decisions regarding options that are available...

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USD 410 board hears of playground progress

USD 410 board hears of playground progress

December 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Hillsboro Elementary School principal Evan Yoder reviews plans for the proposed school farm...