Category: County Wide News

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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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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