• AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

    Hillsboro GIRLS BASKETBALL—The Hillsboro girls basketball team got back from Christmas break with a 1-1 record last week, beating Hoisington, 45-22, but losing to Halstead, 43-31. Against Hoisington, Hillsboro really frustrated their opponent, holding them to four first half points, and held a commanding, 20-4 lead at half. “We flew around, pressured them into a lot of turnovers and used […]

    AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP
  • Sunflower theatre earns $10,000 grant to reimagine bowling alley to theatre once more for Peabody

    PEABODY—The Sunflower Theater has been undergoing renovations to help preserve the structural integrity of the building, as well as make it a functional performing arts space once again. Susan Mayo, chairman of the Board of the Sunflower Theater Inc., announced the organization earned a $10,000 Reimagined Spaces Grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission to install a temporary floor […]

    Sunflower theatre earns $10,000 grant to reimagine bowling alley to theatre once more for Peabody
  • Local carving out time for a creative hobby

    MARION—From a career as a machinist and then in computer programming for some of the biggest names in aerospace to a retiree living lakeside at Marion, Dustan Schoenthaler has been honing his craft, moonlighting as a woodworker and owner of Dusty’s Woodcarving. A portion of his work is currently on display at Marion City Library. Schoenthaler began his woodcarving endeavors […]

    Local carving out time for a creative hobby
  • 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

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Sunflower theatre earns $10,000 grant to reimagine bowling alley to theatre once more for Peabody

Sunflower theatre earns $10,000 grant to reimagine bowling alley to theatre once more for Peabody

January 19, 2021 at 10:14 am

PEABODY—The Sunflower Theater has been undergoing renovations to help preserve the structural integrity of the building, as well as make it a functional performing arts...

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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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AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

January 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm

Hillsboro GIRLS BASKETBALL—The Hillsboro girls basketball team got back from Christmas break with a 1-1 record last week, beating Hoisington, 45-22, but losing to Halstead,...

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AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

January 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm

Hillsboro GIRLS BASKETBALL—The Hillsboro girls basketball team got back from Christmas break with a 1-1 record last week, beating Hoisington, 45-22, but losing to Halstead,...