Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Crowds come out for the  Hillsboro Elementary Carnival

Crowds come out for the Hillsboro Elementary Carnival

New kindergarten teacher Michelle Ediger checks Jacob Breugem’s wristband so he can play frisbee. All proceeds from the wristbands and concession stands go toward various expenses at Hillsboro Elementary school. Austyn Driggers aims to dunk Autumn Hardey, counselor at HES. The most popular target was PE teacher Mike Jilka. Khloe Defiesta knocked him in and declared it the highlight of […]

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Elgin hosts successful beer, music event

Elgin hosts successful beer, music event

Ian and Shayna Smith of Three Rings Brewery in McPherson explain the different types of beer they offer to event attendees. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press The Historic Elgin Hotel in Marion hosted the Craft Beer and Live Music event this past Saturday night. Over 125 came to enjoy samplings of local breweries held in a large, open room […]

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DEATH: John (Johnny) G. Siebert

John (Johnny) G. Siebert, 89, Hillsboro, died Aug. 28 at home. Celebration of Life Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept 1 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Brian Allen. Interment at Hillsboro M.B. Church cemetery in Hillsboro. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to Good Shepherd Hospice in […]

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Hillsboro comes out for scrimmages

Hillsboro comes out for scrimmages

The Hillsboro football team gave a preview of some of their talent during their inner squad scrimmage. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Laura Paulus / Free Press Fans came early to check out the Hillsboro Fall Sports Teams and see the scrimmages. They made lots of noise and cheered the team on. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press

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DEATH: Lucille V. Cornelsen

Lucille V. Cornelsen, 93, former Hillsboro resident, Lucille V. Cornelsen, 93, died on Aug. 28 at Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community in Buhler, Kansas. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug from 1-8 p.m. with the family greeting guests from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bethany Church of The Nazarene, […]

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Free concert at Igloo on August 31

There will be a free outdoor concert at The Igloo this Friday night (Aug. 31). Betes-Untitled will be preforming from 8-9 p.m., weather permitting.

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DEATH: Loretta Mae (Hill) Holub

LORETTA MAE (HILL) HOLUB, 85, Marion, died Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. A rosary service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 followed by mass at 11 a.m. at St. Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen, Kansas. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion, Kansas. She was born on April […]

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DEATH: Lillian Hiebert

LILLIAN HIEBERT, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Bethesda Home in Goessel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church 1 mile West and 1 mile South of Hillsboro. Burial at the Church Cemetery. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Church. She was born March 6, 1935 to Ben and Justina (Friesen) Nikkel in […]

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DEATH: Virgil L. Britton

Virgil L. Britton, 75, died on Aug. 20. No services. He is survived by his wife, 7 kids, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  

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Prepping meals for the masses

Prepping meals for the masses

Marion County residents, including some Marion high football players, showed up on Saturday to help pack meals for Haiti. In two hours around 100 youth, youth sponsor and parents packaged around 26,250 meals. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Area youth gathered in Marion from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Marion Elementary school to participate in a global and […]

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