• HCH makes the move to new facility

    Marion Regier, Hillsboro Community Hospital CEO, is almost “boxed in” as she helps with the move to the new facility along U.S. Highway 56. “I know sometimes we thought this day was never going to come, but they kept encouraging us.” Moving a hospital to a new facility is a lot trickier than wrapping household items in newspaper and labeling […]

    HCH makes the move to new facility
  • Toward a more refreshing OASIS

    OASIS students Zach, Isaiah and Avery (from left) pose near the Art Tree display at OASIS School, one of the ways school leaders are developing a more positive environment for students. Thursday’s garage sale will raise funds for a new water fountain and playground for its students. Residents have an opportunity to help students in Marion County who need the […]

    Toward a more refreshing OASIS
  • Hillsboro council says no to county fair beer garden

    Acting on the recommendation of the Police Chief Dan Kinning, the Hillsboro City Council at its April 18 meeting denied the request of the Marion County Fair Board to establish a beer garden as part of the fair’s demolition derby this summer. Two members of the fair board, Brent Unruh and Brandi Barney, said at the council’s April 4 meeting […]

  • Kleinsasser inducted into officiating hall of fame

    Hillsboro resident Joe Kleinsasser (middle) is congratulated by Scott Hardin, president of the Greater Wichita Officials Association, upon his induction into the GWOA Hall of Fame. To Kleinsasser’s right is fellow official Jay Free, who introduced Kleinsasser at the event held April 12 at the Wichita Boathouse. Kleinsasser was recognized for several accomplishments during his officiating career: a registered basketball […]

    Kleinsasser inducted into officiating hall of fame
  • Top-selling MCC sale quilt has Hillsboro ties

    Charlene Driggers (left) sits with the quilt she and Rose Wiebe Haury (right) and Carol Ingenthron made for the 2016 Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale. Driggers’ husband Darrell bought the quilt at auction for $11,900. by Wendy Nigent The Free Press Fifteen seems to be the lucky number for Charlene Driggers, who listened to 15 audio books while hand-quilting the colorful […]

    Top-selling MCC sale quilt has Hillsboro ties
  • Robot provides a human touch

    Colton looks on as his project partners, Zachary Phillips and Gabi Sibayan, get to work as teacher Rod Just oversees the operation. People often say they can’t be in two places at once, but that hasn’t been the case for Colton Rempel for the past few weeks. Colton has been participating with his classmates at Hillsboro Elementary School even as […]

    Robot provides a human touch
  • Lance Carter /The Tabor College basketball standout is No. 1 on the charts, he’s No. 1 at heart.

    Lance Carter has concluded his four-year career on the Tabor College basketball team as an NAIA Division II All-America First Team selection, a first for Tabor’s program. A two-time KCAC Player of the Year, Carter is Tabor’s career scoring leader and also holds school records in career assists, made field goals and made free throws. <p> Lance Carter’s list of accolades […]

    Lance Carter /The Tabor College basketball standout is No. 1 on the charts, he’s No. 1 at heart.
  • A week of off-and-on rain soaks Marion County

    Overcast skies for much of last week resulted in about 4 inches of rain in Marion County after a long dry start to 2017. This view from the French Creek Bridge along Kanza Road captures the rise of the water level in the creek that connects directly to Marion Reservoir, as well as welcome relief for contented ducks swimming amid […]

    A week of off-and-on rain soaks Marion County
  • This weekend’s Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale features a large lineup of vehicles for auction

    The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, April 7-8, at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, has an unusually high number of donated vehicles to auction off this year, according to Jerry Toews of Goessel, who oversees that part of the sale’s General Auction. Pictured in the lineup above are: back row (from left), a 1962 F-600 Ford Truck and a 2004 […]

    This weekend’s Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale features a large lineup of vehicles for auction
  • Becker sworn in for first commission meeting

    Students from Ginger Becker’s first-grade class at Marion Elementary School swarm around Judge Michael Powers (standing, left) and Kent Becker, after watching their teacher’s husband be sworn in as the new county commissioner for District 1 prior to Monday’s meeting. He succeeds Lori Lalouette, who resigned. The Marion County Commission welcomed Kent Becker as the new First District commissioner Monday […]

    Becker sworn in for first commission meeting

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HCH makes the move to new facility

HCH makes the move to new facility

April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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Bluejays split with McPherson

April 26, 2017 at 3:46 pm

After sweeping two non-conference games in Missouri last week, the Tabor College baseball team split its first two games with McPherson Sunday. Prior to Monday’s series...

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$1,200 stolen from county attorney’s office

April 26, 2017 at 3:51 pm

The Marion County Commission learned at its Monday meeting that a theft occurred in the county at­tor­ney’s office Tuesday, April 18. County Attorney Courtney Boehm said...

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Family drives cattle to and from Flint Hills grass

Family drives cattle to and from Flint Hills grass

April 19, 2017 at 1:06 pm

It may not match the Chisholm Trail cattle drives of old in magnitude or volume, but for at least one Marion County farm-and-ranch family, the task of herding cattle through...

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Marion Elementary celebrates new playground

Marion Elementary celebrates new playground

April 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Students at Marion Elementary School gave a “cheer out” to everyone who helped make it...