Category: County Wide News

Goessel water rates to rise to comply with grant/loan for upgrade

The Goessel city council met on December 17 and discussed water rates. The rates have been too low and needed to be raised in order to comply with grant and loan requirements for a sewer project. The council had agreed at a previous meeting to raise rates in small increments rather than a single larger raise. Therefore, an ordinance was […]

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Florence Library gives monthly update

Thanks to everyone who came out on last month’s icy and cold November fundraiser. We shared our profit with the John McKay Post #308 of Florence. Next months’ fundraiser will be a soup supper at 5 p.m. on Dec.10 at the library, lots of good soup will be served. Our net profits will be shared with the Florence Public Library […]

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Property still topic of discussion for Hillsboro Council

The Hillsboro City Council discussed the property at 312 W. Grand Ave., and a request was made for a two-week delay because legal counsel for the owners couldn’t attend the Dec. 3 meeting. City administrator Larry Paine said the property has not been brought back to the condition outlined by Ben Steketee, code enforcement officer, and Josh Boehm, city attorney. […]

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Marion – Florence FFA Chapter finished second at recent event

Members of the Marion/Florence FFA Chapter received 2nd place in the Greenhand division at the South Central District FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development Event on Wednesday, November 14th. The contest was hosted by the Inman FFA Chapter at the McPherson County Fairgrounds. Contest participants were required to evaluate and place 6 classes of dairy cows and heifers. They also […]

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Goessel Council to consider speed change on Main Street

The Goessel city council met on November 19 and discussed the speed limit on Main Street. Currently, the speed limit is 30 mph. Some people feel that is too fast, especially near the schools. Therefore, the suggestion was made to lower the speed limit to 20 mph. It was noted that drivers do not slow down near the schools, jeopardizing […]

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Provided photo Celebrating 40 years in Marion

Provided photo Celebrating 40 years in Marion

Jeannie and Brad Wildin are the owners of the County Seat, a decorating store in Marion. They celebrated their 40th Anniversary on Friday, October 26, with an open house. There were refreshments, freebies and a chance to enter into a drawing for prizes. “We had a steady flow all day, even over the lunch hour,” said Jeannie.

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Florence Library news and notes

Our November fundraiser will be November 12th at 5 p.m. We will serve chicken and noodles for a free will offering. Net profits will be shared with the John McKay Legion Post 308 of Florence this month. Thank you to everyone who attended our September fund raiser. We will be sharing our net profits with the Florence Fire Department. We […]

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Halloween fun

Halloween fun

Old fashioned paper delivery boy Owen Dalke, was seen handing out Free Press editions up and down Main Street on Halloween at the annual Trick or Treat Main Street. His costume was one of many creative ones seen that night. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Lane and Clarissa Peterson took daughter Lakelyn trick or treating in her own custom […]

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David Vogel to perform at Lifelong Learning Program

Vogel to perform Broadway musical revue Hillsboro native David Vogel will perform a musical revue titled “The Golden Age of Broadway” at the Oct. 19 Lifelong Learning program at 9:45 a.m. in a new venue: the Prieb-Harder Black Box Theater inside the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Tabor College campus. Vogel’s performance will take the audience back […]

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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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