• Newton hospital’s clinic to close in Hillsboro

    The Medical Plaza of Hillsboro, a satellite clinic of Newton Medical Center, will be closing soon, according to Steve Kelly, NMC chief executive officer. Kelly said the climate for medical services has changed for the better since the clinic opened about one year ago. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press About one year after opening the Medical Plaza of Hillsboro, Newton […]

    Newton hospital’s clinic to close in Hillsboro
  • Lachman new CEO at Salem Home

    Laura Lachman started as CEO at Salem Home Nov. 3. She had worked previously as business officer manager at a skilled nursing facility in Alliance, Neb. This is her first administrator’s role. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press An hour after Laura Lachman stepped into her office as the new chief executive officer at Salem Home in Hillsboro, a team of […]

    Lachman new CEO at Salem Home
  • Jays split two at Warrior Classic

    Taylor Janzen eyes the basket during the first half of Tabor’s home game against Missouri Valley Tuesday. Janzen contributed nine points in Tabor’s 70-66 victory. The Bluejays defeated the Vikings a second time Saturday, 77-64. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College women’s basketball team improved to 3-6 on the season after going 2-1 last week. The Bluejays split […]

    Jays split two at Warrior Classic
  • 3 Jays run in national meet

    Three senior athletes represented Tabor College at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence Saturday. “Qualifying to compete at nationals is not an easy accomplishment,” coach Eric Schwab said. “Getting to compete at nationals is the reward for having an excellent season. “Each of our athletes competed hard and posted faster times than they ran […]

    3 Jays run in national meet
  • 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

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Preparing for the season

Preparing for the season

November 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

City crew deck Main Street for Christmas seasonCity of Hillsboro staff Todd Helmer (in bucket) and Gary Andrews were busy decorating the downtown shipping district along...

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Jays split two at Warrior Classic

Jays split two at Warrior Classic

November 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Taylor Janzen eyes the basket during the first half of Tabor’s home game against Missouri...

  • 3 Jays run in national meet
    3 Jays run in national meet

    Three senior athletes represented Tabor College at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships at Rim Rock Farm...

    November 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm
  • Tabor men earn first win of year

    The Tabor College men’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season at Sterling’s Warrior Classic...

    November 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm
  • Sixteen Bluejays earn All-KCAC football honors

    Sixteen members of the 7-4 Tabor College football team have received recognition from KCAC coaches. Senior offensive...

    November 25, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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State needing $40 million more to cover KanCare increase

November 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

by Jim McClean KHI News Service State officials will need to find an additional $40 million to meet rising KanCare costs in the current budget year, according to caseload...

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Lachman new CEO at Salem Home

Lachman new CEO at Salem Home

November 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Laura Lachman started as CEO at Salem Home Nov. 3. She had worked previously as business...

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Parrot project published in scientific journal

Parrot project published in scientific journal

November 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Tabor’s parrot-testing team includes, back row (from left) Ashtyn Stephens, with Ziggy...