Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Local High School Student Selected to Perform at Sydney Opera House

Grace Neal, a student at Berean Academy, grand-daughter of Randy and Judy Mills of Florence, was selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House. In July, she performed with her clarinet in July with the Honors Band Ensemble. Participation in one of the two Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from […]

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Golf champions announced

The Annual Hillsboro Golf Course Club championship was held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5 at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course. There were 36 participants this year. “There was a lot of wind both days so our scores were lower than other years,” said Doug Dick, tournament organizer. Philip Thieseen was this year’s winner with a score of 69 on Saturday […]

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Tabor College’s Baez pitches in Major League Baseball Homerun Derby

Tabor College’s Baez pitches in Major League Baseball Homerun Derby

For most people it would be only a dream to pitch in the home run derby at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. But for one former Tabor Bluejay baseball player, that dream was a reality this year in Washington, D.C. Gadiel Baez, former Tabor College standout middle infielder, had that opportunity when he pitched to his brother, Javier, who […]

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DEATH: Irene Hedrick, 92

DEATH: Irene Hedrick, 92

IRENE HEDRICK, 92, long time resident of Peabody, died Aug. 9. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. Service will be on 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 both held at Gracepoint Church in Peabody, KS. Internment immediately following at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Peabody Recreation Commission for picnic tables. […]

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Former Marion County couple warns of fungal infection danger

HALSTEAD—When the rumbling machines churn up the dirt for that long-awaited backyard construction project, the earth can smell sweetly satisfying. When Paul Britton of Halstead finished such a project this summer, he and his wife, Kerry, began to wonder what was in that dirt.  Paul developed a harsh cough with fever that felt like the flu. Later, a chest x-ray […]

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Daily Life News (8-8-18)

Durham community burger fry Aug. 11 A community hamburger fry will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the city park in Durham. Please bring lawn chairs. Government surplus commodities Aug. 15 Government surplus commodities will arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at senior centers in Marion County. Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and […]

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SENIOR SCRIBBLES (8-8-18)

HILLSBORO senior center We welcome the month of August. Soon kids will be going back to school and start of fall sports. We hope you will come join us soon at the senior center. We have games and fellowship every Monday after the noon meal and bingo every Wednesday after the noon meal. We will be having our ice cream […]

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Heins to celebrate  70th anniversary

Heins to celebrate 70th anniversary

Edward and Margaret (Ruby) Hein will celebrate 70 years of marriage this week. The couple was married Aug. 10, 1948, in Marion and during their entire wedded lives have worshipped at Marion United Methodist Church. They have three children, Karen and Greg Jaworsky of Newton, Jan and Jim Britton of Denver, Colo., and Dean and Beth Hein of rural Hillsboro; […]

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Deaths (8-8-18)

Deaths (8-8-18)

◼ Edward “ed” Barnett, 74, retired AMPI milk maintenance technician who served Marion County for almost 30 years, died Saturday, Aug 4. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at Porter Cemetery. Visitation with family will be 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater. Survivors include children, Tara Barnett, Marion, Randi […]

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Florence Library news and notes

Thank you to everyone who attended our library fundraiser in July. We truly appreciate the support of the community for our library. We are happy to announce we will host another community fundraiser at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the library. Proceeds will be divided between the library and another community nonprofit organization in Florence. On the menu will be […]

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