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Capturing the moment

Capturing the moment

•Tabor College basketball teams celebrate twin KCAC titles Members of the Tabor College men’s basketball team celebrate their newly won Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship in social-media style by taking a team “selfie” after an 87-73 win over Ottawa University Saturday night in Hillsboro. The Tabor women’s team secured their own KCAC championship earlier in the evening by beating […]

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Couple to take Amish stories to the stage

Couple to take Amish stories to the stage

• One-man play will debut in Goessel. Maynard Knepp dons the garb he will use to portray a fictional Amish minister in “Jonas, the Life and Times of an Amishman,” a one-man presentation he and wife Carol Duerksen have developed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first Amish-based novel, “Runaway Baby.” Courtesy photo The husband and wife team of […]

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Council to review new energy code

•Requirements could stymie business growth. In response to spirited criticism by a local businessman, the Hillsboro City Council likely will be reviewing its decision in December to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. Mayor Delores Dalke reported that, immediately prior to the meeting, she had a “pretty heated” conversation with “George” Fei Yang, owner of the former Quick Flick/Radio […]

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HCF awards $16,900 in service grants to 11 groups

HCF awards $16,900 in service grants to 11 groups

Hillsboro Community Foundation board member Todd Jost presents a grant award of $2,000 to Ashley Gann and Tamara Hinerman representing Families and Communities Together, which serves families that reside in USD 410. FACT was one of 11 area organizations and programs serving Marion County to receive grant funding Friday during the foundation’s 10th annual distribution. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press […]

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Scott Frantz signs for Kansas State football

Scott Frantz, a senior at Free State High School in Lawrence, has signed a letter of intent to play football at Kansas State University. The son of Stan and Kim Frantz, and grandson of Marcella Frantz and nephew of Den­nis Frantz, both of Hills­boro, Scott Frantz is rated the 48th-best offensive tackle nationally and the fourth-best player in Kansas by […]

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Centre benefit tourney is April 25

Centre High School is sponsoring a benefit golf tournament beginning at 9 a.m. April 25 at Herington Country Club Golf Course. The event is a four-person scramble with a limit of 22 teams. Entry fee is $45 per person or $180 per team, and includes lunch and green fees. For more information or to register, contact Greg Wyatt, coordinating the […]

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Smarts and resilience / Goessel High School wins the Class 1A Scholars Bowl state championship

Smarts and resilience / Goessel High School wins the Class 1A Scholars Bowl state championship

The Class 1A Scholars Bowl championship team enjoys the spoils of victory after escaping a four-way tie to win the top prize at the tournament hosted Saturday at Centre High School. Pictured are (from left) Coach Wes Schmidt-Tieszen, Aaron Woelk, Benedikt Heyl, Gentry Thiesen (captain), Zach Wiens, Erin Brubaker, Alicen Meysing and assistant coach Andrew Voth. After multiple high finishes […]

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Goessel 8th grader wins county spelling title

Goessel 8th grader wins county spelling title

Edel Miller smiles after judges confirm that she spelled the championship word “appreciation” correctly to win the county title. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press You can bet Edel Miller has renewed appreciation for the word “appreciation.” The Goessel eighth-grader claimed the title of Marion County Spelling Bee champion Feb. 11 by spelling it correctly in a showdown with fellow finalist […]

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Fire destroys Marion house despite effort of firefighters

Fire destroys Marion house despite effort of firefighters

Gina Schaefer’s two-story home on West Santa Fe Street shows the damage caused by a fire that began Friday late afternoon. Efforts to put out the blaze lasted 18 hours with three community fire departments participating.Patty Decker / Free Press A house in Marion was destroyed by fire late Friday afternoon, even though more than 30 firefighters from Marion, Florence […]

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4-H news, Feb. 18, 2015

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club (Canton and Galva) met in conjunction with a Loaves and Fishes meal at the 4-H building in McPherson Feb. 1. The meeting was called to order by president Lane Wiens. The flag salute and 4-H Pledge were then recited. Roll call was answered by, “What is your favorite conversation heart saying.” Sixteen members, […]

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