Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Daily Life (1-15-2020)

Join PAT at a library near you. Marion County Parents as Teachers will be hosting their annual PJ reading events. In coordination with local librarians, they will make “Clap your hands” come to life through reading, play, art and games. Don’t miss this FREE hour of fun! Activities will be geared toward children ages birth to three years. PJs are […]

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Senior Scribbles (1-15-20)

HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER This week we will have doctor Zafar here at 11 a.m. for a hearing aid check. First come first serve. We will have our sing-along on Thursday, Jan. 16. We will host the Marion County Senior Center Board meeting at 10 am on Friday, Jan 17. We will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 for the Martin […]

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KCTC Student Survey reports Marion County exceeds state in e-cigarettes use

Vaping has been promoted as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking; however, more and more researchers as well as health experts, are warning individuals of the dangers of vaping—the devastating physical effects as well as the long-term addictive effects. Kansas already has two reported deaths as a result of vaping, with many more victims suffering the ravaging consequences. Although locals […]

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Former columnist remembered for Simpsons story

Hillsboro Native, Dale Suderman, died last week at the age of 75. Suderman contributed to Marion County both as a resident and when he lived in Chicago for a period of time where he wrote a column for the Free Press called View from Afar. One of his most well-known columns was the one run on August 15, 2007, about […]

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Being sworn in

Being sworn in

Mayor David Mayfield is sworn into office by the City of Marion Clerk Tiffany Jeffrey at the Marion City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 13. After the meeting, Mayfield hosted a reception for outgoing mayor Todd Heitschmidt and outgoing council member John Wheeler.

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County Commission Chair moves to Gehring

Jonah Gehring was approved 5-0 as the new chair of the Marion County Commission at its Jan. 13 regular meeting. One of the newest members of the commission, Gehring, the representative of District 5, was nominated by Dianne Novak and seconded by Randy Dallke. Gehring succeeds Kent Becker as chair. “I’d like to say thank you for allowing me to […]

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Fifth grade girls win rec tournament

Fifth grade girls win rec tournament

Front row (from left) Amyah Werth, Ella Potucek, Cheyanne Plenert Back Row (from left) Abby Beavers, Khloe Funk, Mackenzie D’Albini, Daisy Klein, Austyn Driggers. The Hillsboro girls fifth-grade basketball team won their final tournament at Council Grove on Saturday, Jan. 4.

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Mike MacNeill hired as Tabor College’s new volleyball coach

Mike MacNeill hired as Tabor College’s new volleyball coach

Tabor College athletic director Martin Ziesemer has announced that Mike MacNeill has accepted the position of head volleyball coach for the Bluejays. MacNeill is a graduate of California Baptist University and has a master’s degree in Education. MacNeill was a standout player on the CBU men’s volleyball team, and led CBU to two NAIA Championships. Most recently, MacNeill was the volleyball […]

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Hillsboro Track coaches honored

Hillsboro Track coaches honored

(From left) Dennis Boldt, Malinda Just and Jeff Haslett with the awards they received on Saturday, Jan. 4 in Junction City at the Annual Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Winter Coaches Clinic. Boldt was selected as the 2A boys head coach of the year. Just received her award for the 2A assistant coach of the year for jumps while […]

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Marion children enjoy Frozen party

Marion children enjoy Frozen party

Marion City Library hosted a Frozen theme party for children last week. “I never thought we would be full in 15 minutes, but we had 25 kids sign up in that time,” said Library Director Janet Marler. The kids all seemed to have a wonderful time enjoying fun themed treats, playing games, making crafts and singing and posing with Elsa.

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