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Former local state representative killed in plane crash

Former local state representative killed in plane crash

Former Kansas Representative Don Dahl, 69, of Hillsboro was killed Friday afternoon in Marion County after the ultra-light aircraft he was flying crashed near a pond about two miles south and one-half mile west of Hillsboro on 170th Road. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Dahl was flying northbound at a low altitude about 1:45 p.m. when the aircraft hit […]

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PACE services for seniors to expand into Marion County

Programs of All-Inclu­sive Care for the Elderly will expand from eight to 59 counties in Kansas—in­cluding Marion County—according to Shawn Sulli­van, Department for Aging and Disability Services secretary. “PACE will offer eligible individuals in our expansion counties an alternative that allows them to stay in their homes and communities,” Sullivan said. “An estimated 11,900 people in Kansas are clinically and […]

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Hillsboro council to explore no parking on front lawns

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil will be considering action to eliminate long-term parking of vehicles on residential front lawns. Mayor Delores Dalke made the request at the council’s April 8 meeting after seeing a story in the Salina Journal about a similar move in that city. “We used to have a town that when people came in here, they would always […]

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Huelskamp’s early town hall attracts low turnout

Huelskamp’s early town hall attracts low turnout

TimHuelskampApril142014_527-2 First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp offers his analysis of the dangers posed by the U.S. national debt during a Marion County town hall meeting at 8 a.m. Monday in the Hillsboro Civic Center. Eight residents showed up to hear Huelskamp speak on a variety of familiar themes, including U.S. monetary policy and the amount of U.S. debt owned by […]

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Superintendent aims to raise money for schools with lower property taxes

Superintendent aims to raise money for schools with lower property taxes

SteveNoble2011-2 The school funding bill passed by the Kansas Legis­lature earlier this month failed to provide much of an increase for K-12 classrooms, but it did provide for property-tax relief at the local level. “There’s nothing wrong with what the Legislature did with the effort to equalize (funding among districts),” said USD 410 Super­intendent Steve Noble. “There’s just no new […]

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Prom season begins

Prom season begins

HHSprom2014JordanAddie-2 Hillsboro High School seniors Addie Lackey and Jordan Faul walk the promenade route Friday evening on the way to the dance in the high school. Hillsboro was one of three high schools in the Free Press distribution area to have its prom on Friday. Marion and Goessel also marked their proms with a promenade. To view a slide show […]

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Tabor student pursues a life in the fast lane

Tabor student pursues a life in the fast lane

Tabor College Will Wolf student pours a can of PEAK coolant into his car’s radiator. Wolf has entered the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge 2, a contest that could ultimately give him the opportunity to race in a professional stock-car event. Racing comes naturally for Tabor College sophomore Will Wolf, a third-generation race-car driver from Lenexa. Wolf’s grandfather began […]

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Students learn to INVENT

Students learn to INVENT

Gary Stecklein shows Marion second-graders the snow sled he invented with a breaking system. Second-graders at Marion Elementary School got first-hand exposure to the creative world of inventors and inventions. As part of a two-week unit on that topic, two inventors from Wichita visited the class and showed them a couple of their creations. Richard Freidenberger, a retired Boeing engineer, […]

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Mennonite churches gear up for annual relief sale

Mennonite churches gear up for annual relief sale

Pictured here are seven of the nine vehicles that will be auctioned at the Kansas Menno­nite Relief Sale this weekend in Hutchinson: (from left) a 1972 Buick, a 1950 John Deere MTW, a 1942 Allis Chalmers B, a 1937 John Deere A, a 1943 John Deere B, a 1936 John Deere A and a 1985 Lincoln Town Car. Two antique […]

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Free Press company has new majority ownership

Free Press company has new majority ownership

Joey The Hillsboro Free Press, and the company that publishes it, has a new majority owner as of April 1. Joey and Lindsey Young, owners and publishers of newspapers that serve the Andale area and Maize, have acquired the portion of Kansas Publishing Ventures owned by founding publisher Joel Klaassen. The purchase agreement has Klaassen continuing with the business as […]

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