Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Hillsboro City Council approves new sound system bid

The Hillsboro City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 opened up with normal administrative news and then City Administrator Matt Stiles told the Council about the bid to configure the Council room to allow for remote citizen participation and broadcasting of meetings. “This installation would provide more COVID-19 protection for the public and improve transparency. The system is more advanced […]

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Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic now official in time for expansion

Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic now official in time for expansion

Last Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic had its official ribbon cutting. While the clinic has been open for months now, it has been growing and expanding making now a more appropriate time to become an official business. The clinic is a part of Herington Hospital. Herington Hospital CFO and Director of Medical Staff Bryan Coffey was present at […]

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Community comes out for run

Community comes out for run

On Saturday, Sept. 19, on what was supposed to be the 51st Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair, the streets of Hillsboro were still filled with more than the average number of people for a Saturday. But this time, all the money was going straight to a scholarship fund rather than into any vendor’s pockets. Over 300 hundred participants and countless […]

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Commission has concern for nursing home residents

Administrative Business & COVID-19 Update In addition to the normal weekly briefing on COVID cases in Marion County (there is currently only one active case), Marion County Health Department Administrator Diedre Serene updated the commission on nursing homes in Marion County. The topic was brought up when Commissioner Kent Becker asked about nursing home plans for reopening. “They discuss the […]

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Hillsboro enjoys a flick

Hillsboro enjoys a flick

Marion County residents gathered at a safe distance together on Saturday night to enjoy some snacks and the movie Grease on the big screen out at the old AMPI building near the police station across from Casey’s on Ash in Hillsboro. Many businesses and the City of Hillsboro worked together to provide a fun evening for Hillsboro and Marion County […]

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Commission deals with bevy of issues

The Marion County Board of Commissioners met for their regular weekly meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. All of the commissioners were present. Administrative Business The board approved the minutes from their meeting last week. They also discussed upcoming conferences. County Clerk Tina Spencer presented several copier bids she received for a new copier for the Marion County Clerk’s Office. The […]

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Hillsboro City Council approves creation of a land bank

The Hillsboro City Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The majority of the meeting was spent hearing from Marion County Health Department Administrator Diedre Serene as well as being able to ask her any questions they had. Serene reminded the council that it is important to remember that it isn’t just what is going on in Marion county, but what […]

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USD 410 provides answers for school

Editor’s note. This is the second part of the USD 410 administrator’s answers to the commonly asked questions that they have been getting. We ran the first part last week. You can find both parts on our website and all of these answers and more can be found on the school website or you can call the school or district […]

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Commissioners hear important health reminders

The Marion County Board of Commissioners had a different meeting than normal on Monday, August 31. In addition to payroll for the end of the month, there were no road and bridge updates, several executive sessions and fewer topics than normal. While all of the commissioners were present as well as County Clerk Tina Spencer and County Attorney Brad Jantz, […]

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Klaassen honored by press association

Klaassen honored by press association

The Kansas Press Association (KPA) recently held their annual awards ceremony. This year it was held virtually due to COVID-19. At the ceremony, an important award was given out to The Free Press’s own founder Joel Klaassen. Klaassen was nominated for the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award by current Publisher Joey Young who is also President of the KPA. “If it […]

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