Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Hillsboro High School Chess Guild competes Oct. 12

Hillsboro High School Chess Guild competes Oct. 12

(From left) Zachary Denholm, Jacob Denholm, Joshua Diener, Nathan Lopez, Olivia Jury and Jason Latham. The Hillsboro High School Chess Guild opened their season at Hutchinson Community College on Saturday, October 12. With mostly 5A & 6A schools competing, Hillsboro rose to the challenge, placing 3rd overall in team standings behind Lawrence Free State and Wichita North. Individually, Jacob Denholm […]

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Senior Scribbles (10-16-19)

HILLSBORO senior center We will have Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 15 from for flu shots. Dr. Zafar will be here at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct 16 for hearing aid checks. Our Senior Center Board annual meeting is on Thursday Oct, 17. You need to sign up early for that day and […]

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Area Cross Country athletes compete

Area Cross Country athletes compete

Elyse Boden, Goessel, takes the lead for the girls. She won for the Bluebirds with a time of 22:54 on Thursday in the Burrton Invitational at Harvey County West Park. Goessel earned two gold medals overall. Picture by Bill Bush. Tristan Reed takes the lead for the HHS Trojans. Reed was the Trojan boys’ top finisher with a time of […]

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Area Sports Roundup (10-16-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-16-19)

Goessel’s Ben Olsen came in at 22nd place with a time of 21:07 on Thursday in the Burrton Invitational at Harvey County West Park. Goessel earned two gold medals overall. Bill Bush / Free Press Canton-Galva Cross Country—The Eagles competed at the Burrton meet at Harvey County West Park Thursday, where Sofia Boninsegna led the Eagle girls with a second-place […]

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Letter to the Editor (10-16-19)

The Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair board would like to thank everyone involved with this year’s 50th arts and crafts fair. As one vendor shared after the fair, “Hillsboro attracts a crowd like no other” and to make an event of this magnitude a success for 50 years takes a tremendous amount of community support. From the City of Hillsboro […]

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Changing the creative mindset

In previous years, high school boys mostly did “manly” hobbies or sports to be considered jocks or men at the time. That is not the case anymore in today’s high schools. As a younger kid, I had always dreamed of playing on that field, with those Friday night lights shining down on me. When I entered high school that mindset […]

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Students of the Month  (October)

Students of the Month (October)

Name: Millie Sechrist Parents’ names: Joe and Brenda Sechrist Year in school: Senior Favorite class: Teaching Internship- Observing at the elementary school Hobbies, interests: Thrifting, hammocking, hanging out with my friends, listening to Broadway musicals Extracurricular activities: Cross Country, Student Council, Fall Musical, Basketball Statistician, Spirit n’ Celebration, Leos, GAP, Bigs, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Youth Group, UFC Name: Connor Hiebert […]

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Essay Contest in Marion County Announced

Florence Advance Lodge 114 is hosting a county-wide essay contest for juniors and seniors in Marion County. The best essay from each of our county’s public high schools will win a $100 scholarship and be entered in the 2019 State Masonic Public School Essay Contest competing for $12,000.00 in scholarships. Craig Olson of Advance Lodge states: “This year’s essays hinge […]

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Local schools celebrate homecoming

Local schools celebrate homecoming

( from left) Landon Everett, Alexa Burch (Lexi), Nick Pearson, Jayci Mastre, Kinser Colgin and Braylee Doughman. Not pictured were attendants Amelia Norman and Easton Schmidt. The 2019 Homecoming Candidates for Canton-Galva High School participated in fun activities at the pep rally on Friday before their big game Friday night. Everett was crowned King and Doughman was crowned Queen. First row […]

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Deaths (10-16-19)

◼ Jean Keller, 87, formerly of Hillsboro, died Oct 14, 2019, at Towanda, Kansas. A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 19, 2019, at North West Free Methodist Church on 3224 North Tyler Road, Wichita, Kansas 67205. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the church. A full announcement will […]

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