Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Public comes out to donate

Public comes out to donate

Betty Seibel visits with Red Cross employee, Pam Cooke, as she donates blood at the Red Cross Community Blood Drive. Her latest donation brings her total amount of blood donations to six gallons. Betty has been donating for over 35 years. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Parkview Mennonite Church hosted a Red Cross Community Blood Drive from 12-6 p.m. […]

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DEATH: Terry Wayne Camp

Terry Wayne Camp, 67, long time Hillsboro resident, died Thursday, Aug. 9 at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 on Monday, Aug. 13 at Zeiner Funeral Home, 902 E. D. St., Hillsboro, Kansas. Interment will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott. He was […]

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DEATH: Betty Jean (Weber) May

Betty Jean (Weber) May, 89, Marion, died Aug. 11. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 13th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion, Kansas. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Marion Christian Church. Interment will follow the service at Marion Cemetery in Marion, Kansas. She was born on a […]

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DEATH: Clayton Ross Turner

Clayton Ross turner, 82, Hope, died Thursday, Aug. 9 at his home. A celebration of life service will be at 1:3o p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington, with Pastor Gary Schrader, officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Hope Cemetery. He was born February 21, 1936, the son of Walter W. and Lula P. (Whittaker) Turner. He […]

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DEATH: Cris Giesbrecht

Cris Giesbrecht, 60, Hillsboro, died Aug. 12 at home. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Alexanderfeld Mennonite Church Rural Hillsboro. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Church (1 mile West and one mile South of Hillsboro). She was born October 25, 1957 in Brazil. She was a registered nurse. She married Clarence Giesbrecht […]

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DEATH: Paul G. Jantzen

PAUL G. JANTZEN, 91, Hillsboro, died Aug. 12 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. Family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. Committal service 10 a.m. Friday at Haven of Rest Cemetery rural Hillsboro. He was born April 1, […]

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Threshing Days show days of old

Threshing Days show days of old

2018 Country Threshing Days, held in Goessel Aug. 3-5, kicked off with sawmill demonstrations followed by threshing and field demonstrations. For three days, attendees could participate in various activities from demonstrations such as corn binding, shelling, ensilage chopping and plowing to pedal tractor pulls and large engine startups. Activities were available for all ages. Children enjoyed visiting farm animals and […]

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FACT group helps county’s youth daily

Family and Children Together Inc. is working to provide school supplies for Marion County kids who cannot afford to purchase their own. This is just one of many things that FACT does for families in the county. FACT is a local nonprofit organization that serves all children and families in Marion County. Its vision is that all children live, learn […]

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Glow run enjoys second year at Marion County Fair

Glow run enjoys second year at Marion County Fair

The glow run lit up Hillsboro last week. This was the second year for the event hosted by the Hillsboro Young Professionals. Phyllis Richert/ Free Press The second annual HYP Glow Run kicked off at 9 p.m. Friday, July 27. Runners wore orange shirts with the motto “Here we glow again” that they received as part of their registration as […]

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Opera Workshop brings acting talent to light in Marion County

Opera Workshop brings acting talent to light in Marion County

Students rehearse at the Opera Workshop to get ready for performances throughout the week. Laura Fowler Paulus Opera Workshop in the Flinthills is a master class for advanced students and young professional singers from around the country. For two weeks students come together in Marion to focus on acting talents as well as to build their singing skills. At the […]

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