Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:46
The Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. Board is inviting the public to its 52nd annual meeting Oct. 18 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.
The cost to attend the meeting and meal is $5. Those planning to attend can pay for their registration at their local senior center or contact the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.
The board will honor 16 veterans, who served in World War II or the Korean conflict. The registration deadline is Oct. 9.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:45
Lauren Geis of Durham recently won Champion Senior Swine Showman at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show held Sept. 21-24 at the Kansas Pavilions near Wichita. She was awarded a championship silver belt buckle. A total of 750 exhibitors from 91 counties entered their animals in the show. Geis also was selected as the Champion Senior Showman at the Bob Hines Swine Classic in Manhattan in July. Geis is a senior at Hillsboro High School, is the daughter of Wayne and Deb Geis.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:29Lloyd Davies, Marion resident and avid environmentalist, checks one of the specimen jars he used during his Macro Invertebrates station at last Tuesday’s Envirofest event in Marion’s Central Park. Davies challenged students to identify the little creatures found in local lakes and streams. His station was one of seven offered during the day-long event that involved about 126 students from Marion, Hillsboro, Centre and Peabody-Burns elementary schools as well as Cottonwood Christian School near Durham and three home-school children. The other stations included a soil trailer that depicted the importance of soil quality on plants, a rainfall simulator that showed the effect of soil loss, a forestry focus, an Enviroscape that showed...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:28A second former McPherson College football player has been charged in the beating death of Tabor College student-athlete Brandon Brown.
Dequinte Oshea Flournoy, 19, of Dallas, was charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Police say Brown, 26, was found lying unconscious Sept. 16 after a fight at a party in McPherson.
Flournoy played football for McPherson College in 2011 but left the team in August. He is suspended from McPherson College, pending the outcome of the case. Bond has been set at $500,000.
The first arrest occurred Sept. 22, a few hours before Brown died. Alton Lamont Franklin, 19, of Dallas Texas, originally was charged with aggravated battery with bond at $100,000. After Brown’s death, the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:28
Hillsboro High School will celebrate homecoming with a parade downtown parade and pep rally starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
The student body has selected candidates for homecoming queen and king.
The queen candidates are Maci Kelsey, Peyton Loewen, Tena Loewen, Heather Mayfield and Christina Morris.
Candidates for king are Harry Faber, Dylan Jirak, Tyler Proffitt, Lucas Sinclair and Josh Wiebe.
The crowning ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
At 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Trojan After Prom Party group will host a tailgate meal at the stadium at 5:30 p.m.
The football game features Hillsboro and Remington and begins at 7 p.m.
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