Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Letter of endorsement for Susan Berg

I want to go on record as endorsing Susan Berg for the office of County Treasurer. Susan has worked effectively in the Treasurer’s office for nine years. She has over 20 years of experience in local government as a city and county employee, including the budgeting process and the ramifications. As a former news reporter and editor, she has accumulated […]

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Free Concert on July 17

Free Concert on July 16 in Hillsboro Two’s a Crowd, a jazz duo featuring Westen Gehring on tenor sax and Tom Harder on fretless bass, will be playing from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at Kliewer Plaza at Tabor, 311 East B. Starbucks will be open. Bring your own lawn chairs. Bring a mask and be sure to social […]

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Reader gives opinion on mask wearing

My elderly father has dementia, and due to the coronavirus now lives in isolation at the St. Luke’s Living Center. My mother and I visit him by looking through a window, and my sister in Virginia talks to him through Facetime. We haven’t held his hand in five months. My father is a retired Colonel in the Marine Corps and […]

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County should use leadership

The “Code of Ethical Conduct for County Commissioners” on the Marion County website states (in six parts) their guidelines: “A county commissioner should actively practice stewardship of the county’s human, fiscal and material resources.” Another point states, in part, “respect for others…” After reading the July 8 Free Press article, it appears that the watered down COVID-19 “recommendation” concerning mask-wearing […]

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Show support for Berg

I completely support Republican Susan Berg in her bid to become Marion County Treasurer and here is why. I spent a few years working with Susan in the Marion County Treasurer’s office. I found her to be intelligent, well-spoken and professional. And she is a very quick study, learning and excelling rapidly in all her duties. In addition, as a […]

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Please vote for Curry in election

My vote is with Rhonda Curry for Marion County Treasurer. I have come to know and trust Rhonda over the last four years as my work and hers, for Marion County, have intersected. When I came to work for the Marion Co. Health Dept I had never before worked for County government. The financial complexities–with funding from State, Federal governments, […]

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Logan Oborny, a graduating senior at Hillsboro High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation scholarship. Logan Oborny is the child of Kim and Dan Oborny. Logan plans to attend Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, KS. The scholarship was sponsored by MFA Oil, Tampa, KS. It is one of approximately 330 scholarships presented this year by MFA Incorporated, MFA Oil Company, […]

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Man who grew up in Marion County gave $2 million to rural medicine

When Harold Ehrlich was growing up on a farm outside Marion, there was only one doctor in the area, and he did everything, often for the price of a few chickens and some eggs. Today, paying with chickens and eggs isn’t the norm, but in rural areas, it is often still one doctor who does everything. Recognizing the important role […]

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DEATH: Charles “Charlie” John Naerebout, Jr.

DEATH: Charles “Charlie” John Naerebout, Jr.

Charles “Charlie” John Naerebout, Jr., 64, died after fighting a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, July 5, 2020. A private family service will be held. His family will gather with friends from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home. Masks will be required. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or American Cancer […]

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5 new COVID-19 cases in Marion County

This evening, the Marion County Health Department (MCHD) released the news that the county now has the highest positive COVID-19 cases it has had since the pandemic stated. The press release reported 19 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marion County. New confirmed cases are three males in their 20s, one female in her 40s and one female […]

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