Category: County Wide News

Former Hillsboro optometrist heads up Bethel Fall Fest volunteers

Former Hillsboro optometrist heads up Bethel Fall Fest volunteers

Ken Neufeld, who was an optometrist for many years in Hillsboro, second from left, works with other volunteers on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Bethel College in North Newton. Also pictured, from left, are Byron Ediger, Ron Peters and Delon . Wendy Negent / Free Press Even though there was a 50-degree drop in temperature from one day to the next, […]

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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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Old  Settlers brings out crowd

Old Settlers brings out crowd

Ross and Janice Case served as Grand Marshals for Old Settler’s parade in Marion this weekend. Natalie Hoffman/Free Press

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Florence Library news and notes

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations at our last fund raiser. We appreciate your support! We will divide the net profits with the Florence Masonic Lodge. Make plans to attend our Oct. fundraiser on Oct. 8. We will be serving a pulled pork meal and divide the profits with the Florence Fire Department. We will begin at 5 […]

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Opportunity for Marion Co Students to Join A1 Auto Transport’s Scholarship Program

One of the leading companies in the auto transport company, A-1 Auto Transport is offering eligible students of Hillsboro and all of Marion County, an opportunity to earn scholarship money in the sum of $250, $500 or $1,000 every year. The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in a college, university or other accredited school with a GPA of […]

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Man who survived 9/11 tower attacks speaks to Hillsboro students

Man who survived 9/11 tower attacks speaks to Hillsboro students

Hillsboro students had the rare privilege of hearing from survivor, Mark McGavran, on his experience at the September 11 World Trade Center disaster. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Guest speaker Mark McGavran gave a moving presentation on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack on America. USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs knew McGavran from coaching him through all four years of […]

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran to visit Marion as a part of Kansas Listening Tour

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will visit Marion as part of his Kansas Listening Tour from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. Area residents are encouraged to attend and share feedback with Sen. Moran on the critical issues facing Kansas and the nation. The issues Sen. Moran focuses on and the work he does in Washington, D.C., are largely based […]

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Marion County Sheriff van involved in wreck

Marion County Sheriff van involved in wreck

A Marion County sheriff’s vehicle traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 56 was unable to avoid crashing into a westbound car turning left onto Orchard at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. In addition to the driver, Donald Keazer, 71, and passenger, Loretta Keazer, 70, who both were injured, a KHP official said, the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan, was also carrying two people, […]

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Silage might spend more time where it currently is

Mike Beneke, who was ordered to remove 8 million pounds of silage from property he owned within city limits is now requesting an extension hearing at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in council chambers. During the initial municipal court hearing on Aug. 30, Beneke and city officials testified, but the end result was an order to remove the silage (animal feed) […]

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Grace Church kicks-off children’s programs

Grace Church kicks-off children’s programs

Grace Church kicks-off children’s programs On Saturday, Sept 8, Grace Church hosted a kick-off of their children’s programs. It was a time for the community to come out for information, fun, food and a chance to see their new building. Services are already being held there with an official relaunch scheduled for sometime in October. Kids were welcome to participate […]

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