• ‘Pardon the dust’ / Hillsboro residents will see numerous major projects addressed this summer

    • Projects represent a $14 million investment. Among the projects in Hillsboro on tap for summer transformation will be the addition of turning lanes at the intersection of North Adams and U.S. Highway 56 Hillsboro City Admini­strator Larry Paine is thinking about putting this wel­come sign at the city limits as summer arrives. “Pardon our dust. We’re under construction.” Between […]

    ‘Pardon the dust’ / Hillsboro residents will see numerous major projects addressed this summer
  • Tabor grads challenged to keep learning

    • Weather prompts indoor ceremonies. Commencement speaker Norman Ewert tells the 107 graduates on the Hillsboro campus graduates that a liberal arts education is about developing character as well as earning a degree. Tabor College photo by Vance Frick Tabor College hosted its 105th commencement Saturday in the Student Center Gymnasium because of forecasts for inclement weather. An estimated 1,500 […]

    Tabor grads challenged to keep learning
  • 3 postal staff reach 30 years

    Hillsboro Post Office workers (from left) Leonard Frantz, Kathy Woelk and Eddie Weber interrupt their appointed rounds long enough to pose for a photo. The trio started their careers within eight months of each other and say they still enjoy their jobs and each other. Patty Decker / Free Press Hillsboro Post Office employees Leonard Frantz, Kathy Woelk and Ed […]

    3 postal staff reach 30 years
  • Marion considering East Park improvements

    Marion’s East Park may benefit from new activity equipment if the city is awarded a $221,940 special-projects Community Development Block Grant approved by the state. Patty Decker / Free Press Two new racquetball courts, playground equipment and other improvements could be in East Park’s future with the Marion City Council’s decision to apply for grant funding. The council, at its […]

    Marion considering East Park improvements
  • Ground zero

    • Trojans win regional title without allowing a run Hillsboro’s Julie Sinclair fires a pitch during the first inning against Council Grove. The senior left-hander pitched a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The sun shone brightly and warmly on the Hillsboro softball team Thursday, and the Trojans were hot enough to win the Class 3A […]

    Ground zero
  • Graduation traditions continue

    The newly proclaimed graduates of the Hillsboro High School Class of 2015 celebrate with the traditional cap toss near the conclusion of commencement ceremonies Saturday afternoon. The original plan was to have an outdoor event, but by Thursday school officials decided to heed forecasts of thunderstorms and moved the event inside Robert C. Brown Gymnasium. Marion and Goessel high schools […]

    Graduation traditions continue
  • Rain prompts minor flooding

    Two to three inches of rain fell in Marion County Saturday on the heels of additional rains earlier in the week. By Sunday morning, some flooding occurred in predictable places, such the South Cottonwood River that runs through the Ebenfeld community southeast of Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Two to three inches of rain fell in Marion County Saturday […]

    Rain prompts minor flooding
  • TWICE AS NICE

    Tabor advances to NAIA World Series for second consecutive year Russell Longworth raises both hands in victory atop the celebratory dog-pile after Tabor defeated Bellevue to win the NAIA Opening Round tournament in Bellevue Friday. Longworth was the winning pitcher in Tabor’s 9-4 victory, despite coming in on short rest. The win punched the Bluejays’ ticket to the NAIA World […]

    TWICE AS NICE
  • Students make history live at HES ‘museum’

    Patrick Henry (foreground), portrayed by Olivia Slater, and Benedict Arnold, portrayed by Emerson Funk, talk about their historical lives during the Hillsboro Elementary School Live Museum involving both fifth-grade classes. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press You never know whom you might meet when you visit Hillsboro Elemen­tary School. Last Wednesday afternoon, for instance, it could have been George Washing­ton, Betsy […]

    Students make history live at HES ‘museum’
  • Banking on change

    A new location isn’t the only adjustment for the Marion County Food Bank. Janell Holter stocks the shelves with canned goods in the new home for the Marion County Food Book at 1220 Main St. in Marion. The building had been used as a youth center. Patty Decker / Free Press Marion County’s food bank moved out of Valley United […]

    Banking on change

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‘Pardon the dust’ / Hillsboro residents will see numerous major projects addressed this summer

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May 26, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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Hillsboro senior receives $3,200 AFA scholarship

Hillsboro senior receives $3,200 AFA scholarship

May 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Hillsboro High School senior Jesse Meier is awarded the 16th annual $3,200 Marion County...

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7 valedictorians speak during HHS commencement

May 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Forty-six seniors were declared graduates of Hills­boro High School during the 109th annual commencement on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Robert C. Brown Gymnasium. An outdoor...