• Martinez family donates defibrillator to Tabor

    The Martinez family (Jason, Sandra and Nathan, from left) was on the Tabor College campus Saturday to donate an automated external defibrillator in honor of Nathan’s best friend, John Lee, who died due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a largely undetected disease that is the leading cause of death in student-athletes. Submitted Photo The tragic, unexpected death of his best friend almost […]

    Martinez family donates defibrillator to Tabor
  • Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet

    Pictured from left: Asst. Coach Marcia Brubaker, Chris Strecker, Daniel Uhlig, Nathan Impson, Jan Wolters, Edel Miller, Head Coach Braden Unruh, Annalise Miller. The Goessel Scholars Bowl team took 4th at the 2A state meet on Sat. Feb. 9 at Inman Elementary School.

    Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet
  • Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game

    15 organizations received grants from the Hillsboro Community Foundations for a total of $21,730 given out. The checks were presented during halftime of the Hillsboro boys game two weeks ago.

    Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game
  • New county eatery comes from a truck

    Austin Ebaben and Todd Palic, both of Marion, enjoy some hot food from Taco's Food Truck. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Taco’s Food Truck has become a popular destination for hungry citizens of Marion County. While some stumble upon it when they drive by and decide to try it out, others check on Facebook for times and locations of the truck. […]

    New county eatery comes from a truck
  • Crowning a new court in Marion

    Marion’s homecoming court included (from left) Corrina Crabb, Sam Zinn, Michaela Regnier, Noah Dalrymple, Maria Stuchlik and Blaine Mermis. Little helpers were: Dawson Jones and Ayla Rogers. The ceremony was held at halftime of the boys’ game with Ell-Saline Michaela Regnier and Noah Dalrymple were crowned homecoming royalty during halftime of the boys’ game with Ell-Saline Friday. Photos by Allison […]

    Crowning a new court in Marion
  • Group pushed for even more funds after goal achieved early

    From left: Jerusalem Driggers, Landry Duerksen, Karley Loewen, Bailee Gawith, Makenna Reed, Annaliese Jorgenson, Riley Driggers and Zaylee Werth pose after announcing that they have reached a goal of $1,000. They are some of the Hillsboro Middle School girls who are raising funds to provide wells in Sudan. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press An ambitious group of Hillsboro middle […]

    Group pushed for even more funds after goal achieved early
  • Hillsboro Scholar’s Bowl team takes third

    From left: Jacob Denholm, Noah Bartel, Olivia Jury, Callie Arnold, Collin Brown and Henry Hein. The team took 3rd place at the Scholar’s Bowl last Thursday. They will compete at regionals on Thursday.

    Hillsboro Scholar’s Bowl team takes third
  • Marion County roads are in dire shape, force action by commission

    The majority of Marion County’s township roads are in dire need of maintenance, according to farmers, commissioners and current and former supervisors. One example is the road pictured, which is supposed to be a “rock road” but has no rock, leaving it slippery, sludgy and nearly impossible to maneuver without a four-wheel drive vehicle when it rains, snows and then […]

    Marion County roads are in dire shape, force action by commission
  • Getting a redesign

    Principal Evan Yoder (in maroon) and Counselor Autumn Hardey (standing) visit with parents during an informational meeting held at Rhubarb Market on Thursday, Dec. 20. The meeting was held to explain the redesign process that USD 410 is now involved in. Parents heard from both the elementary school and from the middle/high school. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press USD 410 staff […]

    Getting a redesign
  • Frostbite running

    13 brave runners showed up to participate in the 13th annual Frostbite 4 Mile Fun Run in Hillsboro on New Year’s day. Bob Woelk came in first for the men while Kody Panzer came in first for the Women. Dawson Duerkson of Goessel came in first for the under 18 category. Pictured above is eighth grader Wenxi Funk who participated […]

    Frostbite running

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Goessel hosts musical chair event during basketball game

Goessel hosts musical chair event during basketball game

February 13, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Keith Banman and Stacey Sawyer of Goessel. Sawyer won a gift certificate after winning a...

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FACT group donates breath test machines

FACT group donates breath test machines

February 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Clint Corby is given a Preliminary Breath Test from Hillsboro Officer Randy Brazil and FACT...

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Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game

Community Foundation awards grants to several groups at ball game

February 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm

15 organizations received grants from the Hillsboro Community Foundations...

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Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet

Goessel Scholars Bowl team takes fourth at Class 2A State meet

February 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Pictured from left: Asst. Coach Marcia Brubaker, Chris Strecker, Daniel...