Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Trojan wrestlers show out in Halstead Tournament

Trojan wrestlers show out in Halstead Tournament

Tristan Rathbone (Freshman) maintaining control on the mat against Owen Thiel (Remington) winning third in the 145 weight division. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press Hillsboro showed up and worked hard at the 44th Annual Halstead Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday. They came in 10th out of 23 teams. “This was another pretty solid performance from this young team. Overall, it […]

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Pharmacy broken into over night

Pharmacy broken into over night

Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy is shown with a boarded up door after two people broke into the pharmacy last week. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy still showed signs on Friday of the attempted robbery the previous weekend. Two individuals broke in the door, but they were unable to take anything before the alarm notified police. Around 2 a.m. on […]

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Hillsboro Hospital foreclosed on, thwarts power being turned off

Hillsboro Community Hospital narrowly escaped a utility shut off last week just days after being listed as a defendant in a petition filed in the Marion County District Courthouse. A last minute resolution came when the utility bill, with an original total of around $28,000, was paid in full. While the hospital staff had prepared to run the hospital on […]

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Fish in water

Fish in water

Lauryn Vogt, 12 will compete on an All-Star Team for swimming later this month. Provided photo/Free Press Lauryn Vogt, a fifth grader at Hillsboro Elementary School, has been swimming for all of her school years. In addition to swimming for the Hillsboro Rec team each summer, she swims year round for the Newton Nitros Swim Club in Newton. She has […]

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Snow fun
Snow fun

Snow fun

Children and snow fort   For eight Hillsboro children, Sunday was a great day to leave the computer games inside, and instead opting to play outside to build a snow fort, a nearly 12-foot high snowman and three smaller snowpeople. Those working on different parts of the winter scene were, left to right, Aimee Kelly, Lundyn Hiebert, Leighton Thiessen, Joseph […]

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Pharmacy loss minimal in break-in
Pharmacy loss minimal in break-in

Pharmacy loss minimal in break-in

Early Sunday morning, two individuals broke into the Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy. After attempting and failing to break in through multiple entry points, they were finally able to break in the door. “The alarms were immediately triggered. They were in the store for less than  90 seconds. They had a big tote bag but put nothing in it. They didn’t look […]

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Hillsboro Community Hospital power to stay on
Hillsboro Community Hospital power to stay on

Hillsboro Community Hospital power to stay on

Hillsboro Community Hospital’s power will remain on due to a last minute resolution that has the unpaid utility bill of $16,644.31 owed to the City of Hillsboro paid off. The rest of the roughly $28,000 owed to the City of Hillsboro previously reported was paid off earlier in the week. The resolution came roughly 30 minutes before the scheduled shut […]

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Hospital facing utilities shutdown

The City of Hillsboro is shutting utilities off at the Hillsboro Community Hospital on Friday for an unpaid utility bill of over $28,000. The city has communicated with the hospital and outlined items to be covered before the shut off occurs. One item was a test of the generator. “We did have the test this morning, and it was successful. […]

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Bank files foreclosure petition against hospital

Bank files foreclosure petition against hospital

HCH The Bank of Hays has filed a petition to foreclose on the Hillsboro Community Hospital. In 2015, the bank issued a $9.7 million construction loan for the hospital. According to the lawsuit, the bank is requesting the full amount of the loan plus interest and late fees be paid on the debt. If the principal is not paid within […]

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Marion falls to top ranked Inman

Marion falls to top ranked Inman

Evann Heidebrecht shoots for two during the second half with Inman Friday. Heidebrecht scored five points in Marion’s 59-50 loss. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion boys’ basketball team faced the first of three consecutive state-ranked opponents Friday, ringing in the New Year by hosting Inman, the top-ranked team in Class 2A. Despite a fourth-quarter rally in which the […]

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