Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

DEATH: Wilbur E. Hanneman

Wilbur E. Hanneman, 95, died on June 6, 2019, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Interment at Frick cemetery rural Durham. Memorials to Hillsboro M.B. Church […]

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DEATH: Thomas Schrag

Thomas Schrag, 57, died June 1, 2019, at the Hillsboro Sports Compex in Hillsboro. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials to Salem Home in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born to Willard and Ruth (Wedel) Schrag December 14, 1961, in LaGrange, Indiana. Survivors include son, Jamie Schrag of Wichita; […]

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DEATH: Wanda Lou Byrns

Wanda Lou Byrns, 80, of Canton, KS and formerly of McPherson, died peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Newton Medical Center, Newton, KS. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the First Baptist Church, McPherson with Pastor John Pattison […]

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St. Luke Living Center opens to public

St. Luke Living Center opens to public

The newly remodeled St. Luke Living Center has wide open spaces with beautiful flooring and tile all designed to create a warm environment for the residents. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press St. Luke Living Center in Marion has been around for well over 50 years, but the facility recently got a major make-over. On Friday, May 24, the center hosted an […]

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Area couple donate to Hillsboro EMS after being rescued

Many of us often try to make deals when we are in trouble, but one local Marion County couple followed through on that deal. On Tuesday, May 21, Hillsboro Fire and Rescue was called to 170th at Falcon for an elderly couple, Harold and Sue Stultz, trapped in their vehicle by flood waters up to the windows of their pickup. […]

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Local opening up concert at annual Chingawassa Days

Local opening up concert at annual Chingawassa Days

Marion County resident Dylan Delk opens the concert at Chingawassa Days this Saturday at 6 p.m. Dylan Delk grew up in Marion County and has attended Chingawassa days throughout the years. But this year, he will have a different experience at Chingawassa. Delk will be opening for the main performer Dylan Scott. “I’ve always gone to Chingawassa, and I’ve always […]

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Feels like summer

Feels like summer

While the official start of summer is still a few weeks away, the summer season has officially hit Marion County. Pools opened up last week and are filled with the sights, sounds and smells of summer. Kids play while they cool off at Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center Jaylee Hein and Josie Friesen chill poolside. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press

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DEATH: Doyle Taylor

Doyle Taylor, age 73, passed away May 20, 2019, at his home in Magnolia Texas. The funeral service is Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:30 am at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion, KS. followed by interment at Pilsen, KS. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and sent c/o Zeiner Funeral Home 205 Elm St. Marion, KS 66861

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DEATH: John Gutsch

John Gutsch, age 81, passed away May 24, 2019, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion, KS. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Sue (of the home), son; Scott (Sharon) of Lincolnville, daughters; Lynley (Tom) Remy of Burdick, KS, Holly (Brenda) Brooks of Denver, Colorado, Jenny (Dan) Heinz of Rose Hill, KS., ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. John […]

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DEATH: Loren J. Groening

Loren J. Groening died May 26, 2019, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The Celebration of Life Service is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Keith Harder. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. He was born December 27, 1934, in […]

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