Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Henrietta Mary Waner, 81

Henrietta Mary Waner, 81, a cook at the Marion Senior Center and later at the Owl Car Cafe, died July 27 at St. Luke Hospital, Marion. The service was July 31 at Holy Family Parish, St. Mark’s Church in Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery. She was born Nov. 7, 1933, to Joseph and Mary (Oborny) Stika in rural Marion. […]

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DEATH: Bernice Broadstreet, 97

Bernice Broadstreet, 97, died July 31 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion. The service is at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, also at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in the Aug. 12 edition.

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DEATH: Leona Mae Friesen, 86

Leona Mae Friesen, 86, died July 28 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro. Visitation with family is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. She was born April 6, 1929, to Sam and […]

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VIDEO: Watch Marion’s press box fall

The old press box at Marion’s Warrior Stadium was torn down Saturday morning (July 25). Click on the link to the Free Press Facebook page to watch the top fall. https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroFreePress

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DEATH: Brian K. Berry, 57

Brian K. Berry, 57, a carpenter of Lehigh, died July 21 at Via Christi–St. Francis, Wichita. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Parkview Mennonite Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. He was born April 13, 1958, to Charles E. “Gene” and Marsha (Pressler) at Shawnee. On […]

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DEATH: Lila G. Richter, 86

Lila G. Richter, 86, of Aulne, a retired certified medical assistant or CMA, died July 14. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Aulne United Methodist Church, Aulne, with pastor Jeff Lee officiating. She was born Nov. 14, 1928, to Samuel H. Schmidt and Justine (Hiebert) Schmidt at Walton. On Nov. 4, 1949, she was married […]

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DEATH: Marvin E. Serviss, 66

Marvin E. Serviss, 66, of Canton, a retired machinist at AGCO in Hesston, died July 15 at McPherson Hospital in McPherson. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Olson’s Mortuary, 139 N. Main St., Canton. A graveside service will be at a later date. He was born June 25, 1949, to Harry Dale and Ruby […]

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DEATH: Joan E. Jacobsen, 61

Joan E. Jacobsen, 61, of Newton and employed , died July 11 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. Visitation is 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster Ave., Hesston from 10 am. A graveside service at 11 a.m. follows at Hesston Cemetery. She was born Sept. 29, 1953, to Edgar Willis ‘Ed’ and Helen Maxine […]

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Main Street seal-coat project in Hillsboro rescheduled for July 13-14

Monday’s rain has prompted a delay in the Main Street seal-coat project dates in downtown Hillsboro, according to the city street department. Rather than the original plan of Thursday and Friday of this week, the project will take place Monday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 14 — assuming the weather cooperates. On Monday, the east half of Main Street, from […]

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DEATH: LaVada Hagan, 84

LaVada Hagan, 84, a hairdresser, died June 29 at Hillsboro. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery. Visitation with family is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. She was born March 7, […]

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