Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

College students prepared to vote

The 2018 midterm election is coming up in just a few short weeks on Nov. 6. Many have already registered and are now making final decisions on how they vote. But there is one population in particular that may not be as focused on the upcoming elections. ClutchPrep.com, an education technology company that helps students succeed in classes, is concerned […]

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Crowds come out to Tabor Homecoming

Crowds come out to Tabor Homecoming

Festivities on Saturday opened up with a Music Fest in the Richert Auditorium. Director Shawn M. Knopp directed several songs for the Jazz Ensemble. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Festivities on Saturday opened up with a Music Fest in the Richert Auditorium. Director Shawn M. Knopp directed several songs for the Jazz Ensemble. The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies […]

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DEATH: Cathy S. Morgan

Cathy s. Morgan, 71, Canton, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. The Celebration of Life service will at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Dyck Arboretum in Hesston. Memorials have been established with the McPherson County Food Bank or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, in care of Olson’s Mortuary in Canton. She was born […]

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DEATH: John Delbert Topham

John Delbert Topham, 92, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. He was a longtime Peabody resident. A service will be held at the Peabody Christian Church on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. followed by Veterans Graveside Military service at the cemetery. The final resting place will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. A memorial has been established with […]

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David Vogel to perform at Lifelong Learning Program

Vogel to perform Broadway musical revue Hillsboro native David Vogel will perform a musical revue titled “The Golden Age of Broadway” at the Oct. 19 Lifelong Learning program at 9:45 a.m. in a new venue: the Prieb-Harder Black Box Theater inside the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Tabor College campus. Vogel’s performance will take the audience back […]

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Driven to help

Driven to help

HMS students eat lunch as they watch a live-stream presentation on the book “A Long Walk to Water”. The presentation included the author and the main subject of the story. Hillsboro Middle School students are not only learning new concepts in the classroom, but they are learning that they can use these new concepts to help change the world. Tamara […]

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DEATH: Calvin Schmidt

Calvin Schmidt, 66, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 26 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with Pastor Brad Penn officiating. Memorials to St. Jude in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born June 18, 1952 in Newton, Kansas to Ruben […]

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Chili cook-off brought fun rivalries

Chili cook-off brought fun rivalries

Gary Clark and Sam Tipton, reigning champions from last year's Chili Cook Off, competed against their wives. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press The competition was steep on Saturday at the Marion County Lake 12th Annual Chili Cook Off, Car Show and Corn Hole Tournament. The biggest rivalry appeared to be between couples entered in the Chili Cook Off competition. […]

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Tabor to debut ‘My Fair Lady’ and Richert Auditorium

Tabor to debut ‘My Fair Lady’ and Richert Auditorium

The 'My Fair Lady" casts rehearses a dance scene in preparation for the show's debut at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. When the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, launching the first of four performances of the Tabor College production of “My Fair Lady,” it will mark not only opening night for the beloved musical, but also the […]

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Marion wins school award

Marion wins school award

Marion Elementary School students attended an assembly where they learned that they won the National Blue Ribbon School award. The school was one of 300 public schools in the nation to win. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Marion Elementary School received big news last week when they were notified that they won the National Blue Ribbon School Program award […]

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