• 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
  • 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

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Commission holds quiet but busy meeting

December 1, 2020 at 6:39 pm

The Marion County Board of Commissioners met for the regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 30 and also did payday business. It was a relatively quiet meeting with most of the business...

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Shop local at TC’s What Not Shop

Shop local at TC’s What Not Shop

December 1, 2020 at 6:22 pm

While the holidays, from preparations to celebrating, look different this...

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Goessel, Marion host Zoom 4-H meetings

Goessel, Marion host Zoom 4-H meetings

April 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

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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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KSHSAA makes big decisions

December 1, 2020 at 6:18 pm

The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Board and League Members met to vote on several topics about the upcoming winter sports season on Tuesday, Nov...