Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

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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DEATH: Jill Schierling

Jill Schierling, 62, Hillsboro, died June 21, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Committal service at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Gnadenau cemetery rural Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Gaylord Goertzen. Memorials to Kansas Heart Association in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, Kansas 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com. She was born on February […]

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Another positive case of COVID-19

Last night, Marion County Health Department released the news that there is a lab confirmed positive COVID-19 case identified in Marion County. The case has been placed in isolation. Contact tracing is underway and contacts are/will be placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department […]

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Funeral home discusses grief during pandemic

To the Editor, Serving as a licensed funeral director for nearly three decades, I have seen some amazing and troubling trends in how we pay tribute to loved ones that die. Death is a very uncomfortable subject for most and I understand that fully. That being said, I do wish to share some thoughts on why we have funerals in […]

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Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

Matt Hein and Merlin Funk of the Hillsboro Fire Department accept the close to $400 check from Pizza Hut Manager Angela Williams. On Saturday, June 30, Pizza Hut donated 20% of all their sales from noon to 8 p.m. to the Hillsboro Fire Department. “I decided to have the fundraiser to show my support for the community. This community has […]

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Kansas changes COVID-19 rules amid rising cases

On Tuesday, the Marion County Health Department announced that there were two new lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases identified in Marion County. The cases were placed in isolation and contact tracing began immediately with close contacts also being placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department […]

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Keith’s gives back to community with Sunday lunch

Keith’s gives back to community with Sunday lunch

Keith’s Food served a free customer appreciation lunch on Sunday to thank the community for their support during the time of the virus pandemic. They provided a pickup and go lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips, cookies and drink. The serving began at 11 a.m. and went until everyone was served. “We just wanted to do a thank you because […]

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