Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Spending a little time with the pups

Spending a little time with the pups

Second graders from Marion Elementary School got to practice their reading skills last week by reading out loud to animals at Spur Ridge Lodge. The animals and students both seemed to really enjoy it.

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Health fair upcoming

With the weather getting colder, staying healthy and avoiding germs is on everyone’s minds. On Saturday, Marion County is hosting a health fair to help out with just that. From 8-11 a.m. On Saturday, Nov 2, the Marion County Health Fair is being held at the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center at 104 N. Thorp in Marion. It is […]

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Area Sports Roundup (10-30-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-30-19)

The Hillsboro Volleyball girls beat Chase County 25-13 and 25-15, and then went on to defeat West Elk 2-0, advancing to the championship game in sub-state. They lost the first game to Belle Plaine, came back to win the second game and then lost the final game,ending up sub-state runner ups. Canton-Galva Cross Country—Two Eagles qualified for the state meet […]

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Letters to the Editor (10-30-19)

Since embarking on my latest venture of Edwards Cafe for the good of our communities, the last things I expected was fallout for political signs in front of my businesses. With multiple editorials and letters to the Editor recent from what planet we live on to Wind farms, County, road conditions, Marion city water and sewer projects, their downtown street […]

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Finding time with family a challenge, worth it

Quality family time use to be, and really still is, super important to me and my family. But sadly, it’s quite a battle to find time for family these days. For one, we have a family of six, so finding a day or time that works for every single one of us is a challenge already. But on top of […]

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Cherenkov wins state piano competition

Cherenkov wins state piano competition

Vasilisa Cherenkov won the 7th-8th grade division of the Kansas Music Teachers Association’s State Honors Auditions on Saturday, Oct 26. The event was held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas with over 500 participants spanning ages first grade through college. There were 70 entries in her age group. She competed against students from across the state. She prepared […]

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Senior Scribbles (10-30-19)

HILLSBORO senior center We will be getting into a new month as we welcome November and begin the holiday season. We are looking for people that would like to serve on our board. The board meets at 12:45 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. We also do a fundraiser to help with them, but otherwise not a lot […]

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Deaths (10-30-19)

◼ eunice Matz, 92, Hillsboro, died on October 23, 2019, at Salem Home in Hillsboro. A Celebration of Life Service was at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with Pastor John Werner officiating. Interment was at 10 a.m. on Monday at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Hillsboro. The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. […]

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Community News Briefs (10-30-19)

Young child screening on Nov 12 The public is invited to attend. A FREE screening for children birth through five years old will be held on Tuesday, November 12 in Marion. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of: cognitive, motor, speech/language, and social/emotional. Vision and hearing […]

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Commission discusses upcoming flu vaccine clinics

The Marion County Commission learned flu vaccines to be given at scheduled clinics this month were delayed at its Oct. 28 regular meeting. Diedre Serene, the Marion County Health Department director, said that typically the vaccine is in high demand, but this year the vaccine manufacturers weren’t able to guarantee arrival times. “This threw a monkey wrench into the schedule,” […]

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