Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

TC women win first KCAC tennis title

With the last point of a 6-1, 6-0 match, Jessica Emoto, fittingly, put the final touches on the first KCAC women’s tennis championship for the Tabor College Bluejays. Emoto earned the fifth point of the dual, guaranteeing Tabor the win. The Bluejays ended up winning the dual, 9-0, to complete an 8-1 regular season. Tabor took a commanding 3-0 lead […]

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Marion-Florence FFA members names district award winners

Several members from the Marion-Florence FFA chapter were recognized April 16 at the South Central District FFA Banquet as district proficiency award winners. Caleb Hett was the winner in the area of Diversified Grain in the placement division. He works for his parents in their grain farming operation. Hett helps with tillage, planting and harvesting operations for their wheat, corn […]

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Recognizing and addressing leaf spot

Homeowners who take pride in their properties may be alarmed to notice seemingly spotted leaves on their trees. Such spots may be indicative of a condition known as leaf spot. In spite of its appearance, leaf spot is often harmless. According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, leaf spot is a term used to describe a number of diseases that can […]

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Experiment with growing edibles indoors

Foodies find it hard to beat vine-ripened tomatoes plucked right out of a garden. Other edibles, such as fresh lettuce for a small luncheon salad or a handful of fresh parsley right out of a pot to add to a marinade, also add a lot to meals. The convenience and flavor of freshly grown edibles propels many home gardeners to […]

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Controlling common spring pests

Just when winter thaws out and people are anxious to enjoy the blooming flowers and luscious lawns of spring, pesky pests can appear and impact comfort levels and safety. Many pests resume their levels of activity as spring draws closer and temperatures warm up. The presence of these insects and rodents may cause problems in and around a home, which […]

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Getting to know succulents

Succulents can be just what indoor or outdoor gardens need. Even though succulents are becoming more popular, there are still some people who are unaware of their attributes. By learning more about succulents, people may become devotees of these unique plants. The word “succulent” brings to mind juicy, savory foods. But succulents aren’t meant to be consumed. In fact, they […]

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It’s time to claim spring

It’s time to claim spring

Local high schools have had a hit-and-miss affair with the spring sports season as the Kansas weather changes from warm to cold in recent days. April 10 proved to be a good day to start the track and field season as Marion hosted a Central Kansas League Track meet. Pictured at the far left is Hillsboro freshman Carson Linnens show­ing […]

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Legislators vote for a half-billion funding boost

by Celia Llopis-Jepsen & Jim McClean The Free Press Lawmakers may not know for months whether a deal to pump half a billion dollars into schools goes far enough to end seven years of court battles over whether the state shortchanges Kansas children. If it falls short, the Kansas Supreme Court could call them back to Topeka this summer with […]

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Daily Life (April 18, 2018)

County Democrats to meet April 21 Marion County Demo­crats will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in the basement conference room in the Marion Community Center. An elevator is available. All county Democrats are invited to help plan for the May 5 Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum. Commodities arrive in county April 25 Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior […]

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Card Showers (April 18, 2018)

Card Showers (April 18, 2018)

Ramona couple celebrating 60 years Mervin and Leona K. (Warns) Deines of Ramona are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married April 20, 1958. In recognition of this milestone, cards and well-wishes may be sent to the Deines at: 2023 350th, Ra­mo­na, KS 67475.

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