• 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
  • Gold tournament works as fundraiser for Hillsboro man

    While there are many pros and cons to living in small towns, one thing that small towns in Marion have a history of doing well is showing up and supporting their own. Saturday was no different. Hillsboro residents and others showed up to support longtime Hillsboro resident Dave Sheppard. Sheppard was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He found […]

    Gold tournament works as fundraiser for Hillsboro man
  • Community comes out for run

    On Saturday, Sept. 19, on what was supposed to be the 51st Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair, the streets of Hillsboro were still filled with more than the average number of people for a Saturday. But this time, all the money was going straight to a scholarship fund rather than into any vendor’s pockets. Over 300 hundred participants and countless […]

    Community comes out for run
  • Lady Trojans finish third at tennis season opener

    The Hillsboro Girl’s Tennis team opened their 2020 season at home on Tuesday, Sept. 1 with the Hillsboro Invitational Tournament. The team fought hard but finished in third place behind Wichita Collegiate and Hesston in the overall team standings. “In this year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was great to see the girls out on the court. The Hillsboro Girls […]

    Lady Trojans finish third at tennis season opener
  • Let’s embrace the ‘pasta’bilities this week

    Until I began this column, I had no idea how many variations of pasta there are. I used to think I was pretty knowledgeable until I continued to discover new types that often were tough to find in small-town Kansas grocery stores. My recipe this week called for ziti, a tube-shaped pasta I’m definitely familiar with, but my local store […]

    Let’s embrace the ‘pasta’bilities this week
  • ‘Demarius Lives’

    (L to R) Ciara, D’myia, D’asia and Demetrius Cox stand beside the granite bench that commemorates the one-year anniversary of the death of their son and brother, Demarius. “Run Your Race” Color Fun/Walk will be held Sept. 19 to benefit the “Demarius Lives” Scholarship Fund. “Run Your Race,” a 2-K Color Fun Run/Walk, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, […]

    ‘Demarius Lives’
  • Several Tabor students test positive for COVID-19

    Tabor College released a statement moments ago updating the public: “Wednesday afternoon, in following our established COVID protocol, a student experienced symptoms and contacted a medical professional. On the advice of the medical professional, the student was tested at our CLIA approved COVID laboratory and the test result was positive. Teammates experiencing symptoms were also tested and two additional students […]

    Several Tabor students test positive for COVID-19
  • Klaassen honored by press association

    The Kansas Press Association (KPA) recently held their annual awards ceremony. This year it was held virtually due to COVID-19. At the ceremony, an important award was given out to The Free Press’s own founder Joel Klaassen. Klaassen was nominated for the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award by current Publisher Joey Young who is also President of the KPA. “If it […]

    Klaassen honored by press association
  • Bottom of the 9th

    Many people recognize Jerry Mendoza from his days managing Dorothy’s Coffee House and Tea Room in Marion when it first opened up. If you spent any time in there at all, you have noticed him not only encouraging the teens who worked for him, but he made each and every customer feel welcome. Mendoza could often be heard asking his […]

    Bottom of the 9th
  • Tabor hosts soccer academy

    Last week, boys and girls ages kindergarten to eighth grade got to learn some fundamentals of soccer and then practice what they have learned while participating in the Tabor College Soccer Academy put on by the TC Women’s Soccer team. The team usually put the academy on every spring but they were unable to this past spring due to the […]

    Tabor hosts soccer academy

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Goessel 4-H gives their monthly report

October 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm

The monthly Meeting of the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H club was held at 7 p.m. on Oct 5 at the Goessel city building. Roll call was “What is what is your favorite Halloween...

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USD 410 accepts several donations

October 21, 2020 at 10:17 pm

The USD 410 Board met on Monday, Oct. 12 for a short meeting. The main topic was regarding several generous donations that have been given to the school district. Atmos Energy...

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Persevere and reach your ‘mountain-top experience’

October 14, 2020 at 7:50 am

Persevere and reach your ‘mountain-top experience’ Many people who may or may not have been great athletes in sports nevertheless often do things that are physically challenging,...