Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Election broken down by how Marion County voted

Election broken down by how Marion County voted

The results from last Tuesday’s local elections in Marion County saw a 60 percent voter turnout based on eligible voters, according to Marion County Election Officer Tina Spencer. Hillsboro resident Dana Maxfield has worked at all of the elections the last several years at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church polling site. She also noticed a higher turnout than previous elections. […]

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K-15 to be closed overnight for crane crossing

K-15 will be closed at midnight Nov. 17 from U.S. 56 to K-4 to allow a large crane used in the wind farm construction to cross K-15. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. 56 to U.S. 77, U.S. 77 to K-4, and K-4 to K-15. The road is planned to reopen at 4 a.m. Nov. 17. KDOT urges all motorists […]

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DEATH: Bernadeen Broadstreet Winter

Bernadeen Broadstreet Winter, 79, Marion, died on November 7, 2018, at her home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion, Ks. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion, Ks with Carl Helm officiating. Interment will follow at the Marion […]

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DEATH: Wilber H. German

Wilber H. German, 68, Hillsboro, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at Olson’s Mortuary in Canton. A memorial has been established with the Kansas Cancer Center – Via Christi, Wichita, in care of the mortuary. He was born May 31, 1950, in […]

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DEATH: Lonn Richards

Lonn Richards, 87, Hillsboro, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Hillsboro Community Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, at Parkview M.B. Church in Hillsboro. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. A Committal service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at […]

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Taking Stage- Hillsboro High to put on ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Taking Stage- Hillsboro High to put on ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Jenna Hinerman, left center, stars as Dolly in the Hillsboro High School musical Hello, Dolly! Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Hillsboro High School will be presenting the musical Hello, Dolly! at 7:30 p.m. on Nov 8, 9, and 10 in the high school auditorium. In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Jenna Hinerman) is […]

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Parkside Homes opens a new beauty shop

Parkside Homes opens a new beauty shop

Members of the community, members of the Doris Arnold family and Parkside Homes residents gather around as Doris Arnold cuts the ribbon for the new fully equipped beauty salon called Hairsay Salon. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Parkside Homes opened a new beauty shop, Hairsay Salon, on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It is located in the East Hall, also known […]

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Local families hosting students who can’t go home for holiday

Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for college students who are unable to travel to be with loved ones. So a few local Hillsboro families are making big plans to make sure no Tabor students have to be alone on Thanksgiving. Analisa Defiesta, her husband Mitch and their two children are working along with Analisa’s parents and brother and his […]

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Final Election Results for Marion County

Update at 12:45 a.m. The unofficial results are in for Marion County. All results are unofficial until they are canvassed by commissioners. They will be official on Wednesday, November 14. Election results are available courtesy of the Marion County Kansas Elections office: National races U.S. House of Representatives—District 1 Alan LaPolice (D) 26% 1,192 Roger Marshall (R) 74% 3,360 Kansas […]

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High Voter Turn Out Causes Longer Process for Result Tallying

High Voter Turn Out Causes Longer Process for Result Tallying

A local Hillsboro resident checks in so that she can cast her ballot.   Update at 11:30 p.m.   12 of 31 Precincts have been reported at this time according to the Marion County website.   Hillsboro resident Dana Maxfield has worked at all of the elections the last several years at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church polling site. She […]

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