• Apart from the herd

    • Peabody’s Derek Klingenberg is putting his unique brand on agriculture. Derek Klingenberg hangs out with his trombone in the family’s cattle corral on their farm near Peabody. Wendy Nugent / Free Press It almost seems like an odd similarity how the color of the green screen at the large shop where Derek Klingenberg works in rural Peabody matches the […]

    Apart from the herd
  • Tabor baseball sweeps Friends

    Tabor starter Dustin Hurlbutt fires a pitch during Game 1 against Friends Friday. He threw 11 strikeouts in Tabor’s 5-1 victory and earned the pitching win, scattering four hits and one run over six innings of work. Janae Rempel / Free Press The fourth-ranked Tabor College baseball team swept a four-game series with Friends to improve to 11-1 in KCAC […]

    Tabor baseball sweeps Friends
  • Tabor baseball aiming for national stage

    These returning All-KCAC athletes anchor the Tabor College baseball team this season: (from left) Russell Longworth, Jean Acevedo, Gadiel Baez, Armando Castillo. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College baseball team set the bar high last season by advancing to the NAIA World Series for the first time in school history. This season, the Bluejays will seek to return […]

    Tabor baseball aiming for national stage
  • FAIR TURNOUT

    In the top photo, Claudia Soo Hoo adds to her collection of giveaways at the booth sponsored by LifeTeam, a critical transport service. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press It may be that the Marion County Health Fair had no antidote for an outbreak of spring fever, considering the near-perfect weather on a weekend when most area schools were on spring […]

    FAIR TURNOUT
  • Truck hauling concrete overturns near Marion at K-256 and 190th

    Workers with Auto House Towing fasten cables in to a concrete truck that overturned about 9:45 a.m. March 18 on Kansas Highway 256 one mile west of Marion. Driver Josh Ward, 34, of Hillsboro, was westbound in a 1992 Kenworth truck, following the highway as it turned north. He attempted to turn and the vehicle tipped over. According to the […]

    Truck hauling concrete overturns near Marion at K-256 and 190th
  • TC wins series with Coyotes, 3-1

    Coach Mark Standiford congratulates Gadiel Baez as he rounds third base after hitting a two-out walk-off grand slam to give Tabor a come-from-behind, 10-8, victory over Kansas Wesleyan in Game 1 Saturday. Tabor won the series, 3-1. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College baseball team went 5-1 last week, sweeping a doubleheader with Saint Gregory’s before taking three […]

    TC wins series with Coyotes, 3-1
  • Chess Guild competes at state tourney

    Hillsboro Chess Guild members who competed at the KSCA are: back row (from left), Matthew Denholm, Kalen Moss, Jordan Fry­hover, Franklin Jost; front row, Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm, Abby Fryhover and Kayla Gunn. Courtesy photo Eight members of the Hillsboro Chess Guild competed at the Kansas Scholas­tic Chess Association state tournament March 14 at North High School in Wichita. Seven […]

    Chess Guild competes at state tourney
  • ‘Hillsboro has a heartbeat’

    • City administrator points to public and private investments of $57 million over past 10 years. City Administrator Larry Paine makes his point during the chamber luncheon last week: “People are willing to invest in this community, and will be in the near future because they know we are people who can take care of ourselves. That doesn’t happen in […]

    ‘Hillsboro has a heartbeat’
  • Elite status / Tabor College women reach the final eight in their quest for a national title

    The Tabor College bench celebrates after the Bluejays tied their second-round game with Southern Oregon at 12 midway through the first half Friday. After trailing 8-0, Tabor came back to tie the game, forcing Southern Oregon to call timeout. The Bluejays won their first-round game against Marian, then defeated Southern Oregon, 72-65, before falling to Briar Cliff in the quarterfinals. […]

    Elite status / Tabor College women reach the final eight in their quest for a national title
  • Centre of attention

    In their fourth consecutive state appearance, Cougar girls bring home the school’s first state hardware in 43 years Centre Cougars place third at state tournament with a 2-1 record. The Centre High School girls’ basketball team poses with the third-place trophy it received after defeating St. Paul, 48-44, Saturday at the Class 1A-Div. I state tournament played in White Auditorium […]

    Centre of attention

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Apart from the herd

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Tabor baseball sweeps Friends

Tabor baseball sweeps Friends

March 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Tabor starter Dustin Hurlbutt fires a pitch during Game 1 against Friends Friday. He threw...

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Cities, school districts prepare for local elections April 17

March 31, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, for the spring general city/school election with contested races in Florence, Centre, Goessel, Peabody and Marion. Tina...

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Grass fires keep firefighters busy across county

March 31, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Dry grasses, lack of rain, wind and humidity have kept Marion County firefighters busy during the last few weeks, according to local officials. Hillsboro Fire Chief Ben Steketee...

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Centre’s situation better than it appears

March 31, 2015 at 6:17 pm

While the funding chart indicates a reduction of more than $400,000 for USD 397-Centre in 2015-16, Super­intendent Brian Smith said the situation isn’t as dire as it appears. “Virtual...