• The 16-year anniversary of America’s worst terrorist attack

    Emergency responders, representing rescue, ambulance service, police and fire department parked their vehicles and fire gear outside of Hillsboro City Hall to commemorate the Sept. 11 attack on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001

    The 16-year anniversary of America’s worst terrorist attack
  • City crews contribute to the success of local art fairs

    The communities of Hillsboro and Marion are gearing up for their art shows on Saturday. City crews from both towns contribute a lot to their success. HILLSBORO by Don Ratzlaff The Free Press If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly takes a community to support a successful arts and crafts fair. Saturday’s annual event takes care […]

    City crews contribute to the success of local art fairs
  • Hillsboro family organizes aid for hurricane victims

    Angie Zaragoza, right, holds a fan as she watches daughter Analia, 6, and Charlie Major, one of the volunteers, loading items into the Zaragoza’s bus which left for Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. After packing up the vehicle, about 10 children took time to enjoy painting polka dots and biblical references on the sides and top of the bus. One Hillsboro […]

    Hillsboro family organizes aid for hurricane victims
  • Youth to be charged in county vandalism spree

    Vandals used spray paint to deface this portion of the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church facility four miles southeast of Hillsboro on Kanza Road, which was discovered Friday morning. At least four youth, age 15 to 19, will be formally charged for similar incidents in Goessel and Hillsboro, according to Sheriff Robert Craft. Business owners, school officials and a few residents […]

    Youth to be charged in county vandalism spree
  • Hillsboro passes budget with estimated 1.8 mill increase

    The Hillsboro City Coun­cil during a brief special meeting approved the 2018 budget, which calls for $795,647 in 2017 ad valorem taxes. While the county determines the official mill levy for municipalities based on valuation, the city’s estimated levy for 2018 will be 44.5 mills, an increase of just under 1.8 mills. The budget was essentially approved at the council’s […]

  • Florence set for annual three-day Labor Day party

    The Labor Day parade is one of the popular events for the Florence Labor Day celebration. It begins at 11 a.m. Monday with Edmond and Carolyn Spencer serving as grand marshals. The 80th annual Florence Labor Day Celebration is less than a week away, offering people a way to end summer than by attending a family-friendly festival featuring music, games, […]

    Florence set for annual three-day Labor Day party
  • STUDENTS TRACK HISTORY

    Fifth-graders (foreground) Jace VanWart (left), Emery Dalke (right) and classmate Luke Isaac (behind VanWart) gaze at the solar eclipse through protective glasses. Students tracked the eclipse by watching the sun for a few minutes at a time. During the break, Ava Case and Cassidy Bernhardt (lower left) and the rest of the group were asked to draw a picture of […]

    STUDENTS TRACK HISTORY
  • Wear approved eyewear, eye doc warns

    Mark Abrams Optometrist Mark Abrahams, who sees patients two days a week in Hillsboro, has advice for those who plan to watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. “Even when (the sun) is partially exposed, looking at it can cause thermal burns in the back of your eye,” Abrahams said. “It’s just like shining a laser in your eye.” He […]

    Wear approved eyewear, eye doc warns
  • Candidates for governor’s seat sprouting early

    Democrat Josh Svaty, former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture from Ellsworth, made stops in Marion County earlier this month as part of his 105-county tour of Kansas as he seeks to be elected governor in 2018. by Stephen Koranda Kansas News Service A year from now, Kansans could be in the middle of the biggest primary battle for governor in recent […]

    Candidates for governor’s seat sprouting early
  • THRESHING MEMORIES

    Antique power still at the heart of Threshing Days Goessel’s three-day festival, sponsored by the Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Company and the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, offered activities from ethnic food, fun for kids and even a ventriloquist program, but the 100-plus antique engines and tractors, large and small, attracted sizable crowds over the Aug. 4-6 weekend. Clockwise […]

    THRESHING MEMORIES

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The 16-year anniversary of America’s worst terrorist attack

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September 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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Tabor volleyball sweeps Evangel tourney, 4-0

September 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Tabor College claimed a four-game sweep at the Evangel Classic in Spring­field, Mo., over the weekend. “We had an outstanding weekend of volleyball,” coach Amy Ratzlaff...

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Commissioners questioned on radio assistance

September 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Marion County Commissioners, at their Sept. 11 meeting, heard from Lester Kaiser, District 5 fire chief, who questioned why money can’t be used on the new 800 MHz radios...

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4-H News (September 13, 2017)

September 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club held its August meeting and pool party at the Hillsboro city pool Aug 20. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Cash Toews. Following...

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Local youth wins state fair pedal pull

Local youth wins state fair pedal pull

September 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Kyle Epp, son of David and Jenny Epp, won the 5-year-old boys’ division...