Category: Breaking News

DEATH: James (Jim) Brewer

James (Jim) Brewer, 80, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. A memorial┬áservice will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Peabody Library with Rev. Roger Charles officiating. He was born in Marion County on Sept. 9, 1938, to Merl and Leta Brewer. He married Carol Buckridge on March 29, 1964. He is survived by his wife Carol of Peabody, […]

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Marion City Library Lunch and Learn

Marion City Library Lunch and Learn

Cheri Ochs Wheeler explains some of her creations. The Marion County Library hosted a lunch and learn on Wednesday, Nov. 14. In addition to a presentation on how to decorate for the holidays, there was a meal of soup and sandwiches followed by a pumpkin dessert. Cheri Ochs Wheeler shared with the women attending about telling your story through decorating […]

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Principal honored with award

Principal honored with award

Autumn Hardey and Evan Yoder stand on stage at the Emporia State University Fall Counseling Conference. Yoder received an award for outstanding principal from the Kansas School Counselor Association. Hardey nominated him. Evan Yoder, principal at Hillsboro Elementary School, was recently honored at the Emporia State University Fall Counseling Conference. The conference is held by the Kansas School Counselor Association. […]

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Christmas at the Schaeffler House

The William and Ida Schaeffler House will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas with live Christmas music, opening for the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 1. Not only is the Schaeffler House on the National Register of Historic Places, but also the decorations will take the visitors back a century in time. Electricity was only beginning to be available when […]

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New and old traditions at Down Home Christmas

By Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Hillsboro’s Down Home Christmas is happening this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. While some of the festivities will look the same as in years past, many different organizations and individuals have pulled together to revamp the annual event and make it even better than it has been. One of the newest additions is […]

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Tabor Lifelong Learning will explore Kansas gems

Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation will take participants on a pictorial trip across the Sunflower State and show a variety of things to see and do in every region when they lead the Nov. 30 Lifelong Learning program that begins at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Heritage Lobby within the Shari Flaming Center for […]

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DEATH: Alta Mae Huffington

Alta Mae Huffington, 93, died Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Peabody Health and Rehabilitation in Peabody. No services at this time. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Good Shepherd Hospice, c/o Zeiner Funeral Home P.O. Box 6 Marion, Kansas 66861. She was born November 4, 1925, in Florence, Kansas. She married Audrey Jack Huffington 29 years […]

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DEATH: Belva E. Unruh

Belva E. Unruh, 94, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton. Funeral service will be a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at First Mennonite Church in Newton with Pastor Anita Kehr presiding. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. […]

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DEATH: Stephen L. Vincent

Stephen L. Vincent, age 67, died at on Nov. 11, 2018, at home in Reedley. A Celebration of Life Service to be held at The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Hillsboro. There will also be one at Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 11 am in Reedley, […]

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NOV 21: K-15 Closed from midnight to 4 a.m.

K-15 will be closed at midnight Nov. 21 from U.S. 56 to K-4 to allow a large crane used in the wind farm construction to cross K-15. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. 56 to U.S. 77, U.S. 77 to K-4, and K-4 to K-15. The road is planned to reopen at 4 a.m. Nov. 21. KDOT urges all motorists […]

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