Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

DEATH: Anna Loewen

Anna Loewen, 88, Hillsboro, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in Wichita. Celebration of Life Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro. Viewing from 1-8:30 p.m., with family present from 5-8:30 p.m., Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to Tabor College or Mission Aviation Fellowship in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. […]

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DEATH: Roberta L. Hamilton

Roberta L. Hamilton, 76, Canton, died Friday, Sept 14, 2018 at Lindsborg Community Hospital in Lindsborg. A come and go memorial gathering will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Olson’s Mortuary in Canton. The family kindly requests no flowers. memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. She was born June 10, 1942 in Salamanca, New […]

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DEATH: Isaiah Gabriel Andres

Isaiah Gabriel Andres, 16 Peabody, died Saturday, Sept. 8 2018 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Peabody High School, East Auditorium. There was a celebration following the service at the Andres farm. A private committal was held on Sunday. A memorial is being established […]

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DEATH: Brad Jewell

Brad Jewell, 65, died Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Celebration of Life Service 2 p.m. Friday, September 14, at The Hillsboro United Methodist Church with Pastor Lori Schwilling officiating. The family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until service time at the Church on Friday. Memorials to American Cancer Society in care of Jost Funeral Home […]

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Triathlon draws 29 for third annual event

Triathlon draws 29 for third annual event

Matt Spooner emerges from the cold water. He finished first in the swim and third overall. This was his first outdoor triathlon. Laura Paulus / Free Press The third annual Ready, Set, Tri triathlon was held on Saturday, Sept 8 at the Marion County Lake. The triathlon is hosted by Can Be Healthy Marion, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making […]

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Cushenbery files grievances against election workers

On August 28, a petition was filed to the Clerk of the Marion Country District Court. The document lists Plaintiff Larry J. Cushenbery vs County Clerk Election Officer Tina D. Spencer and The Board of County Commissioners of Marion County. Cushenbery was listed as a Republican candidate on the ballot for the office of Marion County Board of County Commissioners, […]

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New Cameras up at Four Way Stop

New Cameras up at Four Way Stop

Gary McCloud installs two of four new cameras while Police Chief Dan Kinney assists with the setup. Hillsboro has a new addition of four cameras up at the four way stop at D street and Indigo. They were installed by Gary McCloud of Alarm Service, LLC, while Police Chief Dan Kinney assisted. “We have a lot of business cameras in […]

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DEATH: Larry A. Meinen

Larry A. Meinen, age 67, former Hillsboro resident, died Monday, August 27, 2018 in Wichita. The Celebration of Life service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 31 at Baker Funeral Home Chapel. He was born February 26, 1951 in Ulysses to John and JoAnn Meinen. He married RaeLene Schmidt on May 27, 1987. He is survived by his […]

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DEATH: Steve W. Kristek

Steve W. Kristek, age 79, former Ramona resident, died Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 at his home in Kansas City. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 11 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Interment will be at the Marion Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established with Ascend Hospice in care of the funeral home. He was born December […]

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DEATH: Mae Evelyn Frey

Mae Evelyn Frey, 97, Goessel, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 at the Newton Presbyterian Manor. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Tabor Mennonite Church, 891 Chisholm Trail, Newton. Private family inurnment will take place at the Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Gracie Sue Gleason Educational Fund and […]

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