Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field

2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field

The HHS boys and their coaches faced a lot of challenges with the weather, but they persevered and performed well. While the team loses three seniors, the rest are young and will mostly likely be headed back to state for a few more years. Marion County athletes showed up and worked hard at the 2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field […]

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Hillsboro hears proposal for business

The Hillsboro City Council met on Tuesday. Mayor Lou Thurston was not in attendance. Larry and Joyce Smith own storage facilities in Salina, Lindsborg and McPherson. They made an offer to purchase part of lot 2, and all of lot 3 (both located to the East of the old Dollar General building) in the Hillsboro Heights area in order to […]

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Marion students piece together blankets for local nursing home residents

Marion students piece together blankets for local nursing home residents

Photo Provided/free press From left: Dixie Foster, Maria Carlson, Hailey Harshman, Gabrielle Stuchlik, Shaliah Ensley, Daisy Giles and Kate Watkins made blankets for residents of an assisted living facility in Marion. The girls came up with the project and did the work all on their own. Provided Photo Maria Carlson, a fifth-grader at Marion Elementary, saw an article about a […]

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Coming together to help

Coming together to help

Volunteers worked the grills in order to cook up enough hamburgers for the over 600 people who came out to show support for the Bernhardt family who lost their home, belongings and pets in a fire earlier this month.  Friends from Tampa, Durham, Hillsboro, Marion and more hosted and participated in the hamburger fry on Wednesday, May 22 at the […]

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State track meet faces delays

The 2019 Kansas State Track and Field Championship has been delayed until 10 a.m. For updates on times and schedules, the link to watch live and more information go here. We will also try to keep you updated throughout the day. Good luck to all our Marion County athletes competing today and tomorrow!

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Wind farm lawsuit filed, halts meeting

A special meeting of the Marion County Commission came to an abrupt halt on Friday after Brad Jantz, county counselor, made an announcement to a full room. “There has been a lawsuit filed against the county, and as much as I know about it, the subject matter are the wind turbines and farms,” Jantz said. “As such, I’m going to […]

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Flooding continues to be an issue in Marion County

As the rains continue, the flooding is increasing in areas of Marion County. Remember to be safe and don’t take chances with driving.   The Marion County Clerk’s office released the following information this afternoon: The US Army Corp of Engineers is currently releasing water from the Marion Reservoir. Residents near the Cottonwood River should be aware that water will […]

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DEATH: Irene Finley

Irene Finley, 88, of Herington, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Legacy of Herington, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Lyona Methodist Church-near Junction City, with Rev. Kris Brinlee, officiating. Interment will follow at the Lyona Methodist Cemetery. Family visitation 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the […]

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Big news in wind farm battle

A special meeting of the Marion County Commission came to an abrupt halt this afternoon after Brad Jantz, county counselor, made an announcement to a full room. “There has been a lawsuit filed against the county, and as much as I know about it, the subject matter are the wind turbines and farms,” Jantz said. “As such, I’m going to […]

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Watching Goessel grow up

Watching Goessel grow up

A Goessel Elementary student visits with retiring secretary Denise Nickel. Nickel has worked there for 25 years. Both were dressed up for a Hawaiian theme spirit day. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press It is not often in today’s society to have an employee stay in one position at one place for over 25 years. And to have two people in a […]

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