• Parental instincts

    Volunteer playground committee is seeing the fruit of their efforts on a substantial challenge. Every school welcomes the contributions of parent volunteers, but one group of Hillsboro Elemen­tary School parents has taken volunteerism to a whole new level. What started as a willingness to join a committee to plan fundraisers to pay for some play­ground improvements has turned into a […]

    Parental instincts
  • Recount confirms 1st Dist. winner

    Lalouette-Crawford defeats Dodd by three votes. A five-hour hand count of ballots Friday afternoon at the courthouse in Marion confirmed that Lori Lalouette-Crawford will be the new Marion County commissioner for District 1. The final count revealed that Republican Lalouette-Crawford received 678 votes compared to 675 votes cast for independent Craig Dodd, who had asked for the recount at his […]

    Recount confirms 1st Dist. winner
  • Candidate ready to move ahead

    Candidates Winning the county commission race in Marion County’s 1st District by one vote was unusual in itself. But a recount Friday requested by independent candidate Craig Dodd that resulted in raising Republican Lori Lalouette-Crawford’s margin of victory from one vote to three prompted mixed emotions for the victor. “Having such a close race was unexpected and did illicit mixed […]

    Candidate ready to move ahead
  • Jays falter in 17-15 loss to Braves

    D’Marco Smith gains two yards during Tabor’s first drive against Ottawa, which ended in a field goal for a 3-0 Bluejay lead. Smith led the Bluejay rushing attack with 19 carries for 91 yards and one touchdown. Over eight games this season, Smith carried the ball 92 times for 469 yards and five touchdowns. Janae Rempel / Free Press After […]

    Jays falter in 17-15 loss to Braves
  • HIRAM’S HURRAH / Local author releases second Civil War novel based on his great-uncle

    College biologist turned historian and author, Max Terman impersonates his great-grandfather, Hiram Terman, to describe his ancestor’s experiences in the Civil War as part of a Lifelong Learning presentation Friday. Terman’s new book, “Hiram’s Hope,” is a sequel to his well-received first novel, “Hiram’s Honor.” Free Press photo by Don Ratzlaff Four years after completing his first historical novel, “Hiram’s […]

    HIRAM’S HURRAH / Local author releases second Civil War novel based on his great-uncle
  • Lehigh family helps out those who helped them

    Nick, Rebecca and son Dereck McLaughlin say they were happy to give back to Main Street Ministries for the help they received during their personal struggles. Courtesy photo Main Street Ministries recently received a helping hand from Nick and Rebecca McLaughlin, owners of Prospect Construction LLC, with the addition of stairs and a railing at the facility. In addition to […]

    Lehigh family helps out those who helped them
  • TC rolls past Bethel, 20-14

    Owen Cole rushes for an 8-yard gain during the third quarter Saturday at Bethel. Tabor took a 17-14 lead four plays later and went on to win, 20-14. Janae Rempel / Free Press The 22nd-ranked Tabor College football team defeated Bethel, 20-14, Saturday. Already plagued by injuries, the Bluejays lost nickel Wayde Snell to injury in the first half. Still, […]

    TC rolls past Bethel, 20-14
  • Holmes, Allen lead TC runners

    Hannah Holmes (top) and Joel Allen show the national-qualifying form that led them to their respective fourth- and seventh-place finishes in the KCAC championship races at Sterling Saturday. Garrett Daugherty also qualified for the national meet with a ninth-place finish. Phyllis Richert Photos The Tabor College cross country teams participated in the KCAC championship at Sterling Saturday, where three Bluejay athletes […]

    Holmes, Allen lead TC runners
  • Oh, so close / Hillsboro, Goessel challenge for state volleyball titles

    Trojans’ goal of a championship ‘four-peat’ falls just short The Hillsboro volleyball team poses with its runner-up trophy after losing a tough battle against Silver Lake, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A, in the finals of the state tournament in Emporia. Members of the team, which finished the season with a 39-5 record, are: front row (from left), […]

    Oh, so close / Hillsboro, Goessel challenge for state volleyball titles
  • Honey of an idea

    • Marion couple puts the ‘bee’ in business. Bill and Candi Vinduska of rural Marion are all about the birds and bees. “If we take care of them, they will take care of us,” Candi said. In addition to enjoying eggs from their chickens and watching the peacocks, peahens, guineas, ducks, turkeys, parrots and other little feathered friends, they’re also […]

    Honey of an idea

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November 18, 2014 at 6:51 pm

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Jays falter in 17-15 loss to Braves

Jays falter in 17-15 loss to Braves

November 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm

D’Marco Smith gains two yards during Tabor’s first drive against Ottawa, which ended...

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Marion council approves 15-year water-tank contract

November 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

The Marion City Council unanimously approved a 15-year water-tank maintenance contract at its Nov. 11 meeting. Marty Fredrickson, building inspector, said the main­ten­ance...

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County approves expansion of wind farm project leases

November 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Rex Savage of Florence has spearheaded Wind­bourne Energy—locations for wind turbines in the area where he lives south of U.S. Highway 50—for nearly 14 years. But Savage...

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Chess teams win at Smoky Valley

November 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

The Hillsboro Chess Guild recently began its season by competing in tournaments at Lindsborg and Marion. At the Smoky Valley tournament in Lindsborg Oct. 18, both the K-8...