Articles By: Elizabeth Hingst

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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Senior Scribbles (September 20, 2017)

hillsboro senior center We want to thank everyone who came to our fundraiser Saturday and braved the crowd. We will have a board business meeting Tuesday Sept. 19 over lunch. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, audiologist Haris Zafar will be at the center at 11 a.m. for hearing aid checks and on we will have footcare in the afternoon, so call […]

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Six tips for making your next car an affordable one

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters Looking for an eco-friendly subcompact or the thrills that come with a sports car? Perhaps the practicality of a sedan or a spacious SUV better fits your needs? No matter what type of vehicle is calling your name, planning your purchase can help you save as much money as possible. Consider these six savings […]

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Florence draws sizable crowd for Labor Day

Florence draws sizable crowd for Labor Day

Florence Labor Day climaxed with the annual parade that started at 11 a.m. Monday. Officials said parade attendance was up. The Christian Church of Florence, above, took first in floats for best theme, said Melanie Grimmett, treasurer of the Labor Day committee. The other first place award went to the Rumpshakers, which used a flashback theme to the Ghostbusters and […]

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TC women reload with experience

TC women reload with experience

These seniors and All-KCAC returners will anchor the Tabor College women’s soccer team this season: front row (from left), Dakota Spencer, Darrian Gonzalez, Brenna Cooper, Spring Jones, Taylor Holstrom, Courtney Yochum; back row, Nicole Decker, Sierra Sanchez, Josie Patterson, Jordan Walters, Hannah Armand. The Tabor women’s soccer team returns a majority of its starters this season, a luxury the Bluejays […]

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4H/FFA Results (August 10, 2017)

4H/FFA Results (August 10, 2017)

The supreme champion breeding heifer (above) at this year’s Marion County Fair. 4-H BEEF<p>Showmanship<p>Senior, age 14 and older: Devon Gaines (PA) blue; Morgan Gaines (PA) blue; Payton Harms (HH) blue; Emily Meier (GGG) blue/reserve grand champion beef showman, reserve champion senior showman; Madeline Meier (GGG) blue; Elizabeth Meyer (HH) blue; Corin Parmley (HH) blue/grand champion Beef showman, champion senior showman.<p>Intermediate, […]

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SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro

SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro

Hillsboro head swim coach Stephanie Moss (right) and assistant coach Kalen Moss cheer on members of the swim team during Saturday’s Mid-Kansas League Championship meet while dressed as R2-D2 and Princess Leia. Stephanie said the tradition of wearing costumes to the meet is a throwback to a former summer coach of hers on the Brookridge Swim Team, who, with assistant […]

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Workers, business owners should check state income tax changes

by Stephan Koranda Kansas News Service Many Kansas workers will soon see a change in their paychecks because of an income tax increase that takes effect Saturday. Lawmakers approved a $1.2 billion income tax increase to close a projected $900 million budget gap for the next two fiscal years. The new law raises income tax rates and reinstates income taxes […]

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