Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Goessel School Board welcomes new superintendent

The Goessel school board met on July 13 and welcomed Amanda Lowrance as the new superintendent/K-5 principal. Lowrance and her family are coming from Andover. She is a graduate of Wichita State University and most recently was an Early Childhood Coordinator for the Wichita school district. She replaces Dr. John Fast, who retired at the end of the fiscal year. […]

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USD 410 calls special board meeting

The USD 410 Board will be having a special meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. to approve a start date. The meeting is open to the public. You can find the Zoom link on their website.   Agenda—Special Board Meeting Hosted Digitally via Zoom at 7 p.m. on July 27, 2020 Special Meeting Called to Order  Action / Discussion Items  […]

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Five new positive cases of COVID-19

The Marion County Health Department announced this afternoon around 5 p.m. that five new confirmed positive cases have been identified in Marion County. The cases have been placed in isolation.  Marion County Health Department reports 42 total cases of coronavirus disease in Marion County, with 11 active cases. New cases:  Positive case is a female in her 80s  Positive case […]

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Marion County now has community spread of COVID-19

The Marion County Health Department announced two more positive cases of COVID-19 at 4 p.m. today, bringing the number of active cases up to 15 and the total up to 37. The cases today were a female in their 20s and a female in their 40s. They also made an announcement regarding the source of the cases. “Marion County now […]

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Teen Weighs in on Black Lives Matter

by Sarah Paulus After trying to write this column for two weeks, I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s no way to write about the disease that our country, our world, has been suffering from without offending someone. I’m not referring the COVID-19 pandemic, but the deadly disease that is racism. I live and have lived in Hillsboro for almost […]

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Peabody departments get PPE donation

Peabody departments get PPE donation

Bailey Penner, Peabody volunteer firefighter, dons a protective face shield and fist bumps Becky Nickel, PCF Director, as Bruce Burke, Peabody Police Chief; Randy Frank, Director of Marion County Emergency Management; and Mark Penner, Peabody Fire Chief, look on. Peabody, KS Peabody Police and Fire Departments are better equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to respond to medical calls during […]

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Hillsboro seniors get together for belated prom

Hillsboro seniors get together for belated prom

Some of the Hillsboro High School Class of 2020 attended a special prom just for them and their dates where they were very careful to follow social distancing protocol. Due to COVID-19, the cancellation of Hillsboro High School’s junior-senior prom was a disappointment to many students who were looking forward to a night of memories. When the notification of the […]

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Hillsboro keeps cruising Main Street throughout summer

Hillsboro keeps cruising Main Street throughout summer

  Kaden Kleiner and his mom Lena Kleiner, picked up some adorable fans while cruising so they could enjoy the fun, too. Jetta Ratzlaff flashes a peace sign while her brother Xavier and cousin Creed Werth flash their goofy grins. The evening was fun for all ages. Mishelle Dush, Hillsboro, driving Main with her young friends along enjoying shaved ice […]

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Please vote for Curry

Rhonda Casey-Curry would do an excellent job for Marion County as our Treasurer. For 21 Years Rhonda managed my office at Leppke Realty and Auction where I trusted her completely with not only all of our clients finances and business but those of mine personally as well. Rhonda is a smart and intelligent person that understands, learns, and adapts quickly. […]

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There are certain candidates who have put in the time

Time is precious. I think we have all come to realize this even “more so” in these strange days. Time to rest and recharge–may it be so for you also. Marion County is sitting in a good place for change. We, as a community living together, need to take time to vote in the upcoming Republican Primary on August 4. […]

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