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Services scheduled for Cox

The Celebration of Life service for Demarius Cox will be at 10 a.m. this Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Tabor College Shari Flaming Center for the Arts in Hillsboro. It will be officiated by Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Youth Pastor Sara Jo Waldron. There will also be a Public Wake the night before from 6-8 p.m. at HMBC which […]

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Dalke creating works of art from metal

Dalke creating works of art from metal

Sixth-grader Emery Dalke has been creating all kinds of metal art. He sells his creations at his mom's greenhouse, Serenity Gardens, which is located between Marion and Hillsboro. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Local Hillsboro sixth-grader Emery Dalke has grown up helping out his mom with her greenhouse business, but lately, he has begun turning his own profit for […]

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Permit granted for wind farm despite protest

Permit granted for wind farm despite protest

About 300 people attended the first of three nights of meetings regarding the wind farm project. Patty Decker / Free Press The Marion County Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals recommended a conditional use permit in the south-central part of the county for Wind Expedition-National Renewable Solutions, but with many opposing the permit. In the three-day hearing, which was June 3, […]

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Making an impact

Making an impact

Marion baseball coach Roger Schroeder was feted as Class 2-1A Coach of the Year after leading his team to the state championship game in May. In nine seasons at the helm, Schroeder has compiled an overall record of 159 wins and 46 losses. Janae Rempel / Free Press Roger Schroeder didn’t plan to stay in Kansas. The Fresno, Calif., native […]

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County enjoys  another successful Chingawassa Days

County enjoys another successful Chingawassa Days

Dylan Delk opened up the evening with an assortment of cover songs as well as several that he had written. “I enjoyed it. I thought the crowd was great and the production and sound was great, too,” said Delk. “It was good to see so many locals here.” From left: Ryan Bradford, Kaylee Rudolph, Shiana Mendoza and Travis King wait […]

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Dale’s celebrates 60 years in Hillsboro

Dale’s celebrates 60 years in Hillsboro

From left, Darren Franz and dad Dale grilled hot dogs and Dale's Sausage for the community event they hosted on Friday to celebrate the store's 60 years. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Dales Supermarket hit a big milestone this year as they celebrate 60 years of serving the Hillsboro community. To celebrate, they hosted a come and go event on Friday, […]

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Candidates finalized for upcoming local county elections

The last day for candidates to file for county commission, city and school was June 4, according to information released from Tina Spencer, election office. In addition, Marion County voters have until Oct. 15 to register to vote, and advance voting begins the next day on Oct. 16. For those wanting to vote early, Spencer said, those dates are between […]

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Commission gets into road discussions

The Marion County Commission heard from Brice Goebel, the new county engineer for the road and bridge department at its meeting June 10. Goebel said it’s been long hours, but said many people who have had road concerns were happy he called them back. Regarding the roads, Goebel said he had a staff meeting with his personnel and talked about […]

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Area couple donate to Hillsboro EMS after being rescued

Many of us often try to make deals when we are in trouble, but one local Marion County couple followed through on that deal. On Tuesday, May 21, Hillsboro Fire and Rescue was called to 170th at Falcon for an elderly couple, Harold and Sue Stultz, trapped in their vehicle by flood waters up to the windows of their pickup. […]

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Local opening up concert at annual Chingawassa Days

Local opening up concert at annual Chingawassa Days

Marion County resident Dylan Delk opens the concert at Chingawassa Days this Saturday at 6 p.m. Dylan Delk grew up in Marion County and has attended Chingawassa days throughout the years. But this year, he will have a different experience at Chingawassa. Delk will be opening for the main performer Dylan Scott. “I’ve always gone to Chingawassa, and I’ve always […]

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