Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

5 new COVID-19 cases in Marion County

This evening, the Marion County Health Department (MCHD) released the news that the county now has the highest positive COVID-19 cases it has had since the pandemic stated. The press release reported 19 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marion County. New confirmed cases are three males in their 20s and two females in their 20s. “Marion County […]

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Two county districts honored on national school ranking

U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School’s rankings were just recently released and two Marion County schools were on the list. Goessel High School came in at #38, which is one of the smallest schools to be ranked so highly. “Recognition as one of the Best High Schools in America is a great honor for our school community. I […]

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Visitor feels bridged together in oneness by faith

Visitor feels bridged together in oneness by faith

Editor’s note: This is a story from last summer that was just shared with the Free Press from a local church. It is a first-person look at how a visitor to Hillsboro experienced the community both as an outsider and as a person of color. I vowed that Summer 2019 would be the summer my 11-year-old daughter, who has spent […]

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Completed Census forms still needed

There is still a need for everyone to fill out their Census forms and get them in. Every single one filled out and submitted counts and makes a difference for Marion County. And every town counts. The 2020 Census will have a direct impact on small towns and rural areas across the country for the next 10 years. From disaster […]

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County reports another positive COVID-19 case

Marion County Health Department just announced another lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 case identified in Marion County. The individual is a female between the ages of 55-64 years of age. The case has been placed in isolation. Contact tracing is underway, with identified contacts placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. […]

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Marion County Health Department announced Thursday that there is another lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 identified in Marion County. Another lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 was identified on Monday. Both individuals are between the ages of 45-54 years of age. The cases have been placed in isolation. Contact tracing is underway, with identified contacts placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being […]

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Counties work together to restore peace in Marion

Marion experienced some unusual police activity for a typically quiet Sunday evening on June 28. It began around 6 p.m. when Marion Police officers noticed some suspicious activity on North Cedar according to a press release from the Marion Police Department. “After watching the individuals, officers attempted to make contact. The individuals went into the residence. A vehicle located at […]

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11th positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Marion County

On Sunday, June 28, Marion County Health Department released the news that there is another lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 identified in Marion County. The case has been placed in isolation. Contact tracing is underway, with identified contacts placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department is […]

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KDHE shares steps to protect health amid potential air quality impacts from Sahara Dust

TOPEKA –The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to alert Kansans to a potential air quality impact from Saharan dust. The Saharan dust comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa, where storms can lift the dust into the atmosphere. Dust is picked up by trade winds and carried thousands of miles across the Atlantic and eventually to the U.S.  The particulate matter from this event has the potential […]

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Accident at four-way stop at Ash and D street in Hillsboro

There has been a bad accident with a fatality at the corner of Ash and D street near Jost Service Station in Hillsboro. Please steer clear of the area for now and allow the emergency personnel to do their jobs. We will update you when we know more.  

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