Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Marion County resident creates all sorts of unique yard art

Marion County resident creates all sorts of unique yard art

Roy Houdyshell poses next to some of his creations. He has been welding and making yard art of several years now. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Even though Roy Houdyshell retired a few years ago, he keeps himself busy “working” on projects on his property in Lincolnville. Houdyshell makes yard art out of random pieces of metal that he finds at […]

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Homecoming was a beautiful night

This past Friday night, the Trojans celebrated their 2019 Homecoming. It was a beautiful evening from start to finish. This proud mom loved watching her oldest perform a cheer routine that the squad had been working on tirelessly as well as everything else they do. I consider myself the unofficial official cheerleader for the squad and their fearless leader Kathy […]

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Town celebrating 50-years of the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts

Town celebrating 50-years of the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts

This weekend is one that all Hillsboro residents either looks forward to with anticipation or dreads as the very small town of 2,834 people (according to the most recent US census) grows to over 30,000 people for one day. It is the Annual Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair. And this year marks the 50th anniversary of the yearly event. It […]

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City of Hillsboro discusses bevy of road projects throughout town

The City of Hillsboro met on Tuesday where they discussed the various road projects going on around town. The road is done on West Grand except for the asphalt being laid. This was scheduled to happen Thursday, Sept 5 and Friday, Sept 6 and then that project will be completed. The council voted to pay the invoice for that work […]

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Students raise funds selling mattresses

Students raise funds selling mattresses

Sophomores Malorie Hein, Macy Priest and Kate Maxfield use their signs and smiles to encourage people to stop in and buy some mattresses. Music students at Hillsboro High School participated in a fundraiser on Saturday to sell mattresses and massage chairs. A portion of the funds will go back to the school for their music program. They do not yet […]

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Students walk the bus

Students walk the bus

On Friday morning, some of the HHS football players helped Principal Evan Yoder with the walking school bus which helps kids walk from homes across Hillsboro to the Elementary School on weekday mornings.

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Hillsboro High School Homecoming candidates announced for this Friday

Hillsboro High School Homecoming candidates announced for this Friday

The 2019 Hillsboro High Homecoming court is bottom from left: Addie Berens, Callie Arnold, Mallory Ediger and Millie Sechrist. Top: Jacob Denholm, Collin Suttle, Hunter Hein and Caleb Potucek. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced Friday at the football game.

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Marion County roads need work, more to it though

Not only do the residents of Marion County say that the roads of the county need work, Marion County Road Engineer Brice Goebel, would agree. “I’ve only been here (in the position) since June 4. I’ve got tremendous amounts of rainfall, large amounts of very intense amounts that have exacerbated the problem of ditches being full, drainage problems, trees being […]

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DEATH: Ernest Dwight Unruh

Ernest Dwight Unruh, 78, died Sunday, September 8, 2019. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept 13, at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in the family plot at the Peace Valley Cemetery northwest of Durham at 11 a.m. on Friday. Memorials to Salem Home in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, […]

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Hillsboro sports young, talented tennis team

Coming off a strong season where they lost only two seniors and had four letter winners, the Trojans are looking to build around the success they had last year to keep building their team this year. With only one senior, the team is primarily made up of underclassmen. If they can find their groove early, they will be able to […]

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