• Pulling together into the future

    A group of volunteers pull the antique plow through Tabor Park to break ground for the Shari Flaming Fine Arts Center. In the driver’s seat is Chuck Flaming, who donated the lead gift of $2 million for the facility to be named after his wife, Shari. Numerous furrows were plowed until everyone who wanted to got a chance to participate. […]

    Pulling together into the future
  • State poster winner plants tree with governor

    State poster winner plants tree with governor As the last event for being the statewide winner of the Arbor Day Poster Contest, Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-grader Malorie Hein and her family traveled to Topeka April 21 as guests of the Kansas Arbor Day Association Board to meet Gov. Sam Brownback. After introductions and photos in his office, the governor came […]

    State poster winner plants tree with governor
  • TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS

    Closing pitcher Gregory Turner, catcher Armando Castillo and teammates celebrate after securing the final out in Tabor’s 12-7 championship victory over Kansas Wesleyan Saturday. The win punched Tabor’s ticket to the NAIA Opening Round tournament May 12-15. Janae Rempel / Free Press Bluejays win KCAC tournament for second consecutive year The ninth-ranked and top-seeded Tabor College baseball team survived an […]

    TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    One litter bit at a time, or by planting trees for the future Maggie Schroeder and children Emma, Brody and Mallory (from left) comb the banks of the spillway in search of litter. Free Press For Goessel resident Maggie Schroeder and her three children, Cleanup Day at Marion Reservoir is a family affair. Schroeder was participating for the 11th time […]

    MAKING A DIFFERENCE
  • Tabor to break ground Saturday for fine arts center

    This is an artist’s rendition of the proposed Shari Flaming Center for the Performing Arts that Tabor College will begin building this summer. The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Tabor Park. The expected cost of the building will be between $12 million to $13 million. Tabor College graphic • Site prep begins […]

    Tabor to break ground Saturday for fine arts center
  • Goats make the perfect pet for Florence woman

    During a morning feeding, Petey was on Phoebe Janzen’s back waiting impatiently for his turn to eat. “The kids can jump up on things, but once they are adults, it is very difficult to jump on anything and most of them can’t jump on anything at all,” Janzen said. Phoebe Janzen / Courtesy Photo When it comes to having an […]

    Goats make the perfect pet for Florence woman
  • Hillsboro, Marion split 2 games

    Austin Cross fires a pitch during the fifth inning of Game 2 at Marion Friday as Braden Vogt covers second base and Bret Voth prepares to head for third. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Hillsboro and Marion baseball teams split a pair of games Friday in Marion. Marion won Game 1 with Bret Voth on the mound, 5-2. Hillsboro […]

    Hillsboro, Marion split 2 games
  • Sticking point

    Teens remind adults about the legal penalty for providing alcohol to minors. Centre SADD member Nellie Kassebaum (orange shirt) takes a sticker from Cole Srajer while Allison Basore (purple jacket) applies one to a six-pack in Carlson’s Grocery at Marion. They were participating in the annual “Sticker Shock” project, which aims to remind adults that supplying alcohol to minors could […]

    Sticking point
  • Riedy aims to make life better as county FCS agent

    • Being a partner with residents is her goal. Renae Riedy began working in October as the Marion County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “I chose this field because I like to help people and share what I have learned to hopefully make their lives a little better, easier or safer,” she said. Patty Decker / Free Press Helping […]

    Riedy aims to make life better as county FCS agent
  • Bluejays take two from Coyotes

    Araselly Vargas (center) and teammates celebrate Vargas’ second solo home run during Game 1 against Kansas Wesleyan Wednesday. Tabor won the game, 3-0. Vargas later hit a grand slam in Game 2 to help Tabor come from behind and win, 5-4. She was named KCAC Player of the Week. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Tabor College softball team won […]

    Bluejays take two from Coyotes

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Pulling together into the future

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May 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm

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TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS

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May 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Closing pitcher Gregory Turner, catcher Armando Castillo and teammates celebrate after securing...

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State poster winner plants tree with governor

State poster winner plants tree with governor

May 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm

State poster winner plants tree with governor As the last event for being the statewide...

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County towns preparing for start of farmers markets

May 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Marion County communities are gearing up for the 2015 farmers market season, giving people an opportunity to buy fresh and local as well as visit with friends and neighbors. According...

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Deadline nears for all-school reunion signup

May 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Hillsboro High School alumni have until the May 15 deadline to register in advance for the 2015 HHS All-School Reunion planned for Saturday, May 23. The featured banquet meal...