• Fire chiefs ask for clearer burn-ban resolution

    County fire chiefs present their concern for a clearer burn-ban resolution to commissioners Dianne Novak and Randy Dallke (right side of the table) at the Feb. 21 meeting. Marion County commissioners heard a request at its Feb. 21 meeting from the Fire Chiefs Association asking for a clearer burn-ban resolution. Six of the 13 fire departments in the county were […]

    Fire chiefs ask for clearer burn-ban resolution
  • Student hopes love for acting becomes tool for service

    Hillsboro native Molly Wiebe Faber says the upcoming Tabor College production of “A Doll’s House” is a favorite among a long resume of productions that began for her in the second grade. Her career goal is to combine her love for theater and her love for helping others. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Molly Wiebe Faber has had her eye […]

    Student hopes love for acting becomes tool for service
  • Hillsboro pharmacy cuts the ribbon on new facility and new name

    Assisted by his coworkers and backed up by a significant contingent of community supporters, owner Eric Driggers cuts the ceremonial ribbon marking the opening of the newly named and located Hillsboro Hometown Phar­macy Monday morning, Feb. 27. The 3,500-square foot building at the corner of Ash Street and Orchard Drive will mark a new beginning and new home for the […]

    Hillsboro pharmacy cuts the ribbon on new facility and new name
  • Six Appeal draws large crowd to Gala event

    Six Appeal, a six-part male a cappella group from Minneapolis, Minn., was Monday’s entertainment at the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Winter Community Gala event. Trey Jones (foreground, left) showed off his agility to a packed audience at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Other members of the group included Michael Brookens, formerly of Marion, Jordan Roll, Andrew Berowitz, Reuben Hushagen and […]

    Six Appeal draws large crowd to Gala event
  • Becker selected next 1st district commissioner

    Kent Becker of Durham will succeed Lori Lalouette when her resignation takes effect March 20 Kent Becker of rural Durham will replace Lori Lalouette, who is resigning as 1st District commissioner March 20. In addition to 15 delegates attending the convention at the Scout House in Hillsboro Feb. 16, about 25 visitors witnessed the procedure. Two other candidates, Jared Jost […]

    Becker selected next 1st district commissioner
  • Tabor men claim another conference crown on their home court

    Lance Carter and the rest of the Tabor College men’s basketball team cut down the net Saturday after winning their third-consecutive regular-season KCAC title. Tabor defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan, 94-67, that night to finish the regular season with a 19-3 conference record, 22-8 overall. Tabor will host Oklahoma Wesleyan in the KCAC tournament quarterfinals 7 o’clock tonight.

    Tabor men claim another conference crown on their home court
  • Hillsboro foundation celebrates $2 million in total assets

    Todd Jost, president of the Hillsboro Community Foundation Board moves the “speedometer” to the $2 million mark in celebration of reaching $2 million in assets, which was the goal for the “10and2” campaign that was launched in 2014. Celebrating with Jost are members of the HCF board, local business leaders and friends of the foundation. In 2014, the board of […]

    Hillsboro foundation celebrates $2 million in total assets
  • Dale’s Supermarket moving into Heartland building

    Dale’s Supermarket will be moving from its customary downtown location into the former Heartland Foods building in Hillsboro Heights. Co-owner Dale Franz hoped to move into the remodeled building in late summer or early fall. Dale’s Supermarket will be moving into the former Vogts/Heartland Foods building in Hillsboro Heights by late summer or early fall. Dale Franz, co-owner, said Saturday […]

    Dale’s Supermarket moving into Heartland building
  • County hears proposal from eco-devo council

    Tammy Ensey of Marion presents a portion of the economic-development proposal of the Marion County Economic Council during the Feb. 13 commission meeting. The Marion County Commission at its Feb. 13 meeting unanimously approved an eco­n­omic development plan presented by its appointed task force with a fund­ing commit­ment of $163,000 for five years. Commission Chair Randy Dallke said that within […]

    County hears proposal from eco-devo council
  • Warrior wrestlers third at Chase County Invitational

    Ethan Darnall records a takedown in his quarterfinal match with Chase County’s Seth Brittain. Darnall won by fall and was runner-up at 120 pounds with a 2-1 record. The Marion wrestling team competed at the Chase County Invite Saturday, where the Warriors turned in two first-place performances to help propel the team to a third-place finish among 15 teams. Jarrett […]

    Warrior wrestlers third at Chase County Invitational

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February 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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Tabor exits KCAC tourney early

Tabor exits KCAC tourney early

February 28, 2017 at 5:16 pm

DeShun Patterson splits two Southwestern defenders during the second half of Saturday’s...

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Schmidt briefs Goessel council on local foundation

February 28, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Myron Schmidt reported on the Goessel Community Foundation during the Feb. 21 city council meeting. The foundation was formed in 2010 to assist in providing resources for...

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Parkside Homes receives PEAK Award for service

Parkside Homes receives PEAK Award for service

February 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck (right)...

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HHS Leos raise $1,650 for Marion County Project SEARCH program

HHS Leos raise $1,650 for Marion County Project SEARCH program

February 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

The Hillsboro High School Leo Club presents a check for $1,650 to Daneen Landis,...