• Local dairy had sharp eye for new business opportunity

    DURHAM—Twenty years ago, third-generation dairy farm owners Jason Wiebe and his wife, Sheri, were looking for ways to supplement their income as milk prices fluctuated, dipping more often than rising. “There were times the milk prices were so poor, you couldn’t make a living milking cows,” said Sheri Wiebe. Wiebe, a Canadian native, grew up on a grain and hog […]

    Local dairy had sharp eye for new business opportunity
  • Beyond books: Marion library keeps patrons engaged with special collections

    MARION—During a pandemic, entertainment options have been limited, but Marion Public Library has been providing patrons with plenty of activities through its special collections—ranging from puzzles to story sacks to cake pans. Director Janet Marler said a passion project for her during COVID-19 shutdowns was creating a special collection just for children: story sacks. Each bag has a book and […]

    Beyond books: Marion library keeps patrons engaged with special collections
  • Health care clinic closing in Hillsboro

    Herington Municipal Hospital’s Hillsboro Health Clinic will close. The announcement follows questions about the legality of the clinic operating outside of HMH’s geographical charter, as well as a lawsuit by a Herington resident requesting a moratorium on operation of the clinic until it complies with Kansas law.On Jan. 5, Herington Resident Robert Danzman filed suit in the Eighth District Court, […]

    Health care clinic closing in Hillsboro
  • Shop local at TC’s What Not Shop

    While the holidays, from preparations to celebrating, look different this year, they can still be amazing. Marion County is full of options for making the season special and for acknowledging loved ones. The Free Press is hoping to bring readers some ideas and places they maybe haven’t thought of in order to help them plan. If shoppers have people who […]

    Shop local at TC’s What Not Shop
  • A holly jolly Christmas in Marion

    The Marion Merchant’s Association planned a Holly Jolly Christmas in Marion on Nov. 28. The day was filled with activity and fun in order to celebrate Small Business Saturday. There was plenty of fun for all ages, from snacks and crafts to raffles and giveaways to the parade and lighting of downtown at the end of the day. There was […]

    A holly jolly Christmas in Marion
  • You won’t have to ‘mull’ over trying this recipe

    Oat “mull” cookies use mulling spices for flavor along with plenty of butter and oats to create chewy cookies. I have to confess to a new addiction. I’m hoping that if I say it out loud, I will have more of a will to fight it, but I’m pretty sure I’m in too deep. In true addict form, though, I […]

    You won’t have to ‘mull’ over trying this recipe
  • Goessel remains flexible during challenges of modified quarantine

    by Braylyn Hoopes, freshman at Goessel High School Editor’s Note: Schools this year have had to be creative and Marion County schools have done this well. In addition to the new “normal” options of remote learning, our educators are providing creative, outside the box options for keeping our students safe while learning. Goessel High School freshmen Braylyn Hooper wrote this […]

    Goessel remains flexible during challenges of modified quarantine
  • Area sports round-up

    Canton-Galva Football: Going into the semi-final game against Madison, the Canton-Galva Eagles had the longest winning streak in Kansas at 23. Unfortunately, that streak came to an end, and Canton-Galva’s amazing run to defend their state title ended, 34-24, last Friday. Canton-Galva got up early, 18-6, over Madison, but unlike so many other games in the past year, Madison punched […]

    Area sports round-up
  • County election results final as of Friday

    While results will not be final until after official canvassing on Friday, Marion County voters showed up in large numbers to choose both national and local leaders. There were a total of 7,944 registered voters who showed up and voted either in person or by mail. There was only one race that was close, and that was for the County […]

    County election results final as of Friday
  • Special donation of mask given to local students

    Like most school activities this fall, choir and other vocal performances have needed some adjustments in order to be safe and effective during these interesting times. Because more force of air is needed for singing, different masks are required in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 germs at least in order for USD 410 to be compliant with the […]

    Special donation of mask given to local students

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Beyond books: Marion library keeps patrons engaged with special collections

Beyond books: Marion library keeps patrons engaged with special collections

January 12, 2021 at 1:07 pm

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Commissioners frustrated with sheriff, give employees raise

January 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Over the course of an four-and-a-half-hour-long meeting Monday, the Marion County Commission discussed road and bridge projects, employee pay raises and public health. They...

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Local dairy had sharp eye for new business opportunity

Local dairy had sharp eye for new business opportunity

January 12, 2021 at 2:02 pm

DURHAM—Twenty years ago, third-generation dairy farm owners Jason Wiebe and his wife, Sheri, were looking for ways to supplement their income as milk prices fluctuated,...

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Marion County schools continue to adapt learning

November 24, 2020 at 9:45 pm

All of the schools districts in Marion County are making changes due to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. The Free Press updated readers on Goessel and Hillsboro last week...

  • Hillsboro School Board makes changes

    The USD 410 Board of Education was very busy this past week, as they met twice to discuss district business. The...

    November 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm
  • USD 410 accepts several donations

    The USD 410 Board met on Monday, Oct. 12 for a short meeting. The main topic was regarding several generous donations...

    October 21, 2020 at 10:17 pm
  • USD 410 holds short monthly meeting

    The USD 410 Board met on Monday, Sept. 14. They did not have a lot of business as the school year had just started...

    October 5, 2020 at 7:33 am

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Hillsboro wrestlers score big win at Chase County

Hillsboro wrestlers score big win at Chase County

January 12, 2021 at 2:17 pm

HILLSBORO—The Hillsboro wrestling team dominated the Chase County Early Season Invitational, last Saturday, winning the team championship over seven other teams. ...