Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Junior Reporters share their stories

The Junior Reporter series continues and it has been great. This week’s topic was “how are you keeping yourself entertained and passing the time?” Here is how two of our county’s youth answered: What This Time Is Showing Me By Grace Hein I never thought that my last chapter of middle school would be spent staying at home. While at […]

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Pandemic relief funds opened up

The Hillsboro Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, opened the Hillsboro Community Relief Fund to address the specific needs of the Hillsboro community. In the first round of the grant cycle initiated by CKCF, $31,000 was granted to several communities, of which the Hillsboro Community Relief Fund helped fund two grant requests in the Hillsboro area for […]

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COVID-19 related death identified in Marion County

The Marion County Health Department announced this afternoon that one of the five COVID-19 positive individuals has died. “My condolences go out to the family and friends of our community member.  Marion County is not immune to the pain COVID-19 is causing across the nation. No further information will be released,” said Diedre Serene, Administrator. Please follow social distancing and […]

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Making the most of no prom

Making the most of no prom

While Goessel did not have their prom, a few of the girls still got dressed up and had some fun. Even though Goessel and Marion were both supposed to have their proms on Saturday, each was canceled due to COVID-19, and many students decided to still have some fun. Way to take a sad situation and make the best of […]

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Hillsboro resident offers reasons for county administrator

Marion County Commissioners: I am fully supportive of the creation of a position for Administrator and here is why: Over the last number of years it has been increasingly obvious that our elected officials neither have the time or ability to capably lead Marion County through the process of government. Much of the inability to govern comes from the lack […]

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Community works together on improving Lehigh Cemetery

Community works together on improving Lehigh Cemetery

The new entrance to the cemetery Volunteers welding the new fence. Stacy Peters assisting with taking the old fence down. Putting the original sign back up Photos and information  provided by Linda Peters The small town of Lehigh, alongside Highway 15/56, has the motto “It’s Small But It’s Home”. They recently showed that being small doesn’t mean they can’t do […]

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City backs down on golf course closing

The City of Hillsboro has reopened their golf course for “No Touch” golf on Monday, April 20 at 10 a.m. with the following rules in place (these are in addition to all existing course rules and guidelines): 1. The course will be open to Annual Green Fee Players and residents of Hillsboro, KS only. 2. The clubhouse, restrooms, and cart […]

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Junior Reporters discuss bravery

Junior Reporters discuss bravery

    Adriana at Braums after cutting off the top of her finger. Adriana Duerksen with the quilt that she made   By Adriana Duerksen One day I was sewing in my grandma’s sewing shop working on a quilt that I was hoping to get hand quilted by my great-grandmother. When all of a sudden, out of nowhere, slice, owwwwwwww! […]

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FACT receives grant

Families and Communities Together, Inc. (FACT) of Marion County is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,000 grant from the L. Marie Haun Charitable Fund for Children (Kids FUNd Grant) through Central Kansas Community Foundation. FACT will use the grant to fund FACT’s Growing Family Connections project. The Growing Family Connections project will provide parent education classes using […]

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Goessel Community Foundation gives over $3,000 in grants

The Goessel Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the recent awarding of six 2020 Community Grants. Through the generosity of community donations to our Impact Fund, the Foundation is able to “give back to the community” through these local non-profits. $1,000—Bethesda Home $930 from the Goessel Senior Endowment and $70 from the Impact […]

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