Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Be aware of scammers

People in Kansas are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of increasing amounts of people being at home due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt put out a warning to Kansas consumers and investors about potential scams in the […]

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Counties to receive Kansas portion of Strategic National Stockpile

FEMA has delivered Kansas’ portion of the Strategic National Stockpile and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management will coordinate distribution of these critical resources to all 105 counties starting this weekend to help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public […]

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DEATH: Allen W. Pankratz

Allen W. Pankratz, 94, died March 31, 2020, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Due to COVID-19 family will have a Celebration of Life service when it is safe for the community to gather. Memorials to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born Dec. 14, 1925, in rural […]

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Shop local

It’s important now more than ever to shop local. Because of COVID-19, local businesses desperately need your help. Joel Klaassen Hillsboro

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COVID-19 proper laundry guidelines

Along with frequent hand-washing, make regular laundering of clothing and linens part of your routine to help prevent the spread of COVID_19. Following these guidelines can help keep you and your family safe. Here are some helpful tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Environmental Protection Agency: Do not shake laundry. This minimizes the possibility of a […]

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Third positive COVID-19 case in Marion County

The third positive case COVID-19has been announced in Marion County by the Marion County Health Department. The case involves a female between the ages of 55-64. The Marion County Health Department is identifying and contacting those individuals whom were exposed. Close contact is defined as being within six feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department will […]

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Second positive COVID-19 case in Marion County

The second positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Marion County today. According to the Marion County Health Department, the case involves a male between the ages of 45-54. They are identifying and contacting those individuals whom were exposed. They will be monitoring contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms. No further information about the patient will be released. According […]

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Prairie View receives a grant to provide services to Peabody schools

Prairie View Receives $2,795 Grant to Provide Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in Peabody, Sedgwick NEWTON, Kan. (April 1, 2020) – Prairie View has been selected as a recipient of a $2,795 grant from the L. Marie Haun Charitable Fund for Children through Central Kansas Community Foundation for the “In School Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Program.” Prairie View currently works with a number of area […]

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Help Great Plains Federal Credit Union brighten up the Community

Great Plains Federal Credit Union in Hillsboro would love to fill their windows with pictures that kids (or adults) are coloring — rainbows, butterflies, etc. You can drop your drawings off at their drive-thru or in their night deposit. Help them fill their windows and make someone smile!

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Hillsboro is implementing a notification system

CodeRED is the FREE community notification system available to Hillsboro residents that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media. Make sure to enter your address without abbreviating.  For example: 118 East Grand Street instead of 118 E. Grand St. If you find that you’re […]

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