Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Lois June (Geiger) Voran, 88

Lois June (Geiger) Voran, 88, of North Newton, died Dec. 15. The service was Dec. 20 at Shalom Mennonite Church, 800 E. First St., Newton. Burial was at First Mennonite Church Cemetery at Pretty Prairie. She was born June 23, 1926, to Monroe and Anna Geiger on a farm near Pandora, Ohio. On Aug. 5, 1949, she was married to […]

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Hillsboro hoops teams split games at Remington

The Hillsboro basketball teams completed the pre-holiday portion of their schedule Friday night, traveling to Remington for what turned out to be a pair of lopsided games — with opposite outcomes. The Trojan girls experienced the disappointment of a 51-30 defeat while the Trojans boys rolled to an impressive 74-48 victory, playing perhaps their best game of the season so […]

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Marion loses two at Haven

Marion loses two at Haven

Marion lost two games at Haven Friday. The girls lost, 39-27, and the boys dropped a 58-31 contest. Julia Hall shoots for two during the first half Friday at Haven. Marion lost the game, 39-27. Girls—The Warriors kept pace with Haven Friday, trailing only by four at halftime. But the Wildcats, boosted by a 25-point performance by Samantha Stallbaumer, came […]

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Heartland Foods store in Hillsboro to close

Less than a year after acquiring the former Vogts HomeTown Market in Hillsboro, Heartland Foods will be closing its doors at the end of the calendar year. “We are closing Dec. 31 at end of day if not sooner,” said Paul Barnes, store manager and an ownership partner in the Heart­land Foods company, in reply to an email inquiry. “There […]

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Correction: Water, electric rates in Marion could go up

In the Dec. 17 edition of the Free Press, possible increases in water and electric rates for Marion were incorrectly reported in the front page story, “Dollar General Looking to Open a Store in Marion.” Contrary to our report, the city council will consider at its Dec, 22 meeting approving a utility rate increase on residential base electrical rates from […]

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DEATH: Stephen Dale McCombs, 34

Stephen Dale McCombs, 34, died Dec. 15 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Visition with family is from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. Burial will follow at Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery rural Lehigh. He was born May 24, 1980, in Wichita. Survivors include fiancée Kimberly Montigney, son Tracy Leon […]

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Tabor sweeps McPherson in final KCAC games before break

The Tabor College basketball teams swept McPherson Saturday. The women won, 67-56, and the men won, 87-67. Women—Tabor and McPherson battled fairly evenly in the first half of Saturday’s contest, and each team led by as many as five points. McPherson claimed the advantage early, but after a 12-12 tie, Tabor surged to a 19-14 lead. McPherson tied it at […]

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Marion splits final games of Classic

Marion splits final games of Classic

Marion split its final games of the Marion Classic Saturday. The girls defeated Eureka, 52-18, but the boys lost to Remington, 52-39. Elizabeth Meyer drives inside during the first half Saturday against Eureka. Girls—The Warriors claimed third place in the Marion Classic with a 52-18 victory over Eureka Saturday. Marion burst out of the gate on fire offensively. Kirsten Hansen […]

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DEATH: Elaine E. Goertzen, 89

Elaine E. Goertzen, 89, died Dec. 12 at Bethesda Home in Goessel. A burial service will be at 10 a.m, Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Alexanderwohl Church Cemetery. Following the graveside service, a memorial service is at 11 a.m. at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, 1304 N. Kansas Highway 15, Goessel, with pastors Linda Ewert and Steve Schmidt officiating. Visitation is from 6 […]

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DEATH: Abram Nicholas Claassen, 86

Abram Nicholas Claassen 86, formerly of Hillsboro, and a commercial construction superintendent, died Dec. 12 in Wichita. The service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Dec. 17 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg Dr., Wichita. Burial is at Maize Park Cemetery in Maize. He was born May 25, 1928, to Abraham J. and Anna (Peters) Claassen […]

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