Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Fair results 2019

4-H Results 4-H Food – Nutrition 350: Commissioner’s Cookies: Happy Hustlers 4-H Club (HH) 1st; Peabody Achievers 4-H Club (PA) 2nd; Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club (GGG) 3rd; 4300: Non-Perishable Food Product, 9-11 Years Old: Emma Bartel (SC) Blue; Anthony Boden (GGG) Blue, Red, Purple; Ev Cannon (GGG) Red, Blue, Purple; Maria Carlson (HH) 2 Purple, 2 Blue; Natalie Church […]

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County will look much different with 500 wind turbines

After a weekend of nostalgia and fun at The Wheat/Threshing Days in Goessel, America, and the week before at The Marion County Fair, I would like to thank everyone who helped make those events a success. The view from these two rural events would look much different with 500’ wind turbines surrounding our communities. As of late, several letters have […]

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Loewen family brings the generations together in Hillsboro

Loewen family brings the generations together in Hillsboro

Alma Stelting, Kathie Klassen, Hulda Loewen, Albert Loewen, Joe Klassen, Lois Snyder, James Loewen, Abby Loewen, Leah Loewen and Sam Loewen. Descendants of Peter and Anna Loewen, who built the Pioneer Adobe House located in Hillsboro in 1876, gathered together to connect and share family stories. 91 year old Hulda Loewen gets help from her niece Kathie Klassen before going […]

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Local teacher participates in Tallgrass Prairie Fireworks training

Local teacher participates in Tallgrass Prairie Fireworks training

Matchstick prairies and fire trees, avatars and population ecology, story maps and tribal sovereignty- all were integrated into the recent Tallgrass Prairie FireWorks teacher training held July 31-Aug 1 near Milford, Kansas. Recreated and adapted from the original U.S. Forest Service’s FireWorks curriculum for the Northern Rockies Ecosystem, educators engaged in activities and discussion as they were introduced to concepts […]

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Senior Scribbles (8-14-19)

HILLSBORO Senior Center We welcome you to come join us soon at the center. We have great meals and a great place for fellowship. We need meals on wheels divers and volunteers to help at the center. Call 620 947-2304 for more information. We are look for program ideas or if you have a program you would like to share […]

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Schmidt to celebrate 90th birthday

Come celebrate! Wilma Schmidt’s 90th birthday open house will be from to 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 18, 2019, at Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, rural Newton. Cards may be sent to 3001 Ivy Drive, Apt. #108, North Newton, Kansas, 67117.

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Deaths (8-14-19)

◼ arthur Klassen, 98, died August 7, 2019, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug 12, 2019, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church with Pastor Lori Schwilling officiating. Memorials to Parkside Homes in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born March 12, 1921, […]

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Community News Briefs (8-14-19)

Benefit for Eric Bartel will be on Aug 24 A fundraiser for Eric Bartel will be 4-9 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 24 at First Mennonite Church at Grand and Ash in Hillsboro. The event, which marks Eric’s 35th birthday, includes a car cruise organized by Wichita Clear Bra, T-shirts for sale and a smoked pork meal with service starting at […]

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Senior Scribbles (8-7-19)

HILLSBORO Senior Center We will have bingo every Wednesday after the noon meal and on Mondays we have dominos after the noon meal. We need meals on wheels drivers and volunteers from 11 a.m. -1:15 p.m. so please, if you can help, let us know by calling 620-947-2304. —Brenda Moss, director WEDNESDAY, Aug 7 Burrito pie, corn, tossed salad, fruit, […]

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Letter to the Editor (8-7-19)

Wind farm regulations need another look If any of you are following the goings-on at the Commissioner’s meetings, you are well aware there is yet another wind farm being considered in Marion County. What you may not be aware of is; that this probably won’t be the last. Our elected officials on the Board of County Commissioners as well as […]

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