Articles By: Elizabeth Hingst

Mayor launches biweekly report

by Lou Thurston Mayor of Hillsboro This is the first in what I plan to be a biweekly report to you the citizens of Hills­boro about things going on at the City of Hillsboro. As your mayor, I want to communicate both clearly and frequently with you about what city government is doing on your behalf. I must say that […]

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Hillsboro’s Werth signs with College of the Ozarks

Hillsboro’s Werth signs with College of the Ozarks

Clint Corby photo p> Hillsboro senior Elias Werth signed a letter of intent April 24 to play basketball at College of the Ozarks. Seated with him are his parents, Cord and Tesha Werth. Standing behind them are Steve Shepherd (left), men’s head basketball coach at College of the Ozarks, and Darrel Knoll, boys’ head basketball coach at Hillsboro. A first-team […]

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Know the signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Debbie Linder The Free Press Have you ever been so tired that you weren’t sure you would be able to get out of bed again? No matter how much sleep you get and how much caffeine you drink, you just can’t get moving? I’m sure we all have found ourselves in situations that have left us feeling that way. […]

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Goessel’s man of trails

Goessel’s man of trails

Goessel resident Brian Stucky uses his water dowsing tool near his residence. by Wendy Nugent Newton Now The Kansas sun of the 1870s beat down on the longhorn cattle, numbering in the thousands as they ambled along, grunting and grazing as the wind blew. Cattle as far as one could see. Cowboys on horses. A thundering on the plains. Scenes […]

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‘Family Reading Night’ generates enthusiasm

“Choose Kindness”was the theme for the evening at Hillsboro Elementary School’s annual Family Reading Night March 13. Throughout the evening families heard the message of kindness via movies, games and songs. Of the 318 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, 221 attended the event, according to Sandy Arnold, librarian. “With all the helpers and staff and parents, we had close […]

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Mistakes on your tax return could lead to an audit

by Nathaniel Sillin You’re not alone if your heart pounds when you see a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in your mailbox. While some lucky filers get sent a letter because they’re due a larger refund, most of us fear the worst: an audit. Those fears may be largely unfounded for the average household. Only about 1 percent […]

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Mid-point of session means more debate

by Rep. Don Schroeder Kansas House of Representatives This week the legislative schedule is very different as we reach the mid-point of the session. It is turn-around week, so we have spent the week debating bills on the floor of the House as well as the Senate. Sometimes the debate is rather boring, but other times it is lively. Next […]

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Schooling the next generation of hunters

Schooling the next generation of hunters

Hillsboro sixth-grader Gavin Baker takes aim at the BB-gun shot as part of this fall’s Kansas Hunter Education program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Tourism with assistance from other organizations. Photos & Story by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Kansas is one of the premier states for hunting, particularly upland game, pheasant and quail. Kansas […]

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State resolves settlement with tobacco companies

A years-long negotiation to resolve a decade-old dispute with tobacco companies about implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settle­ment Agreement has finally been completed, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday. In 2012, Kansas and 19 other states reached an agreement in principle, set forth in a term sheet, to settle the dispute that had been lingering for more than […]

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HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for Aug./Sept.

HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for Aug./Sept.

Trinity Malm TRINITY MALM, junior Trinity Malm, daughter of Alison and Scott Schultz and Karl and Devri Malm, has been involved in volleyball, basketball, StuCo, fall musical, spring play. She works part-time at Hillsboro Pizza Hut and enjoys hanging out with friends. She is undecided on a college and major. Collin Brown COLLIN BROWN, sophomore Collin Brown, grandson of Max […]

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