Category: News

Kelly enters 2018 governor’s race

A crowded field of candidates running for governor in Kansas gained its first woman Friday with the entry of state Sen. Laura Kelly. Kelly, 67, who has represented a Topeka district in the Kansas Senate since 2005, has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Sam Brownback. As the top Democrat on the Senate’s budget-writing committee, Kelly has been particularly critical […]

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Hillsboro council handles routine business at meeting

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took care of routine business at an abbreviated Dec. 5 meeting. The council too the following actions: • authorized the payment of $123,946 for work completed to replace B Street between Lincoln and Jefferson streets. The project was completed by Hett Construction in “plenty of time” to give access to the new fine arts building at […]

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NOW OPEN FOR EDIFICATION

NOW OPEN FOR EDIFICATION

President Jules Glanzer reviews the long history of wanting a new auditorium on campus. He also spoke of the challenge of raising adequate funds, and thanked the many donors who contributed. “Together with God’s help, we did it,” he said in closing. A near-capacity crowd filled almost all of the 829 available seats in the new Herbert C. Richert Auditor­ium […]

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Commissioners discuss arrangement with engineering firm

Marion County commissioners discussed their road-maintenance agreement with Kirkham Michael Engineering representatives involving Trade­wind Energy at the Dec. 4 meeting. Nick Coil with Trade­wind Energy, Jesse Hamm, county road and bridge superintendent, and Emma Tajchman, planning and zoning director, were also present during the talks. Yost said: “The county selected us to have a full-time person onsite during the wind […]

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Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro

Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro

Declan Rector, 2, sits in the place of honor during a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday morning at the Et Cetera Shop on North Main Street. The two paired up during the Hillsboro Downhome Christmas event in the downtown business district.

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County, city of Marion review building options for new transfer station

The Marion County Board of Commissioners and the Marion City Council met Monday night to review building options available for a new transfer station, and gathering facts from each other to decide the best option overall. City Administrator Roger Holter said the city has lots available behind the county transfer station, 320 W. Santa Fe, Marion. Commissioner Dianne Novak said […]

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Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School

Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School

>Xavier Ratzlaff enjoys his meal with his grandfather, Glenn Ratzlaff.<p><p> by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Grandparents were part of the lunch menu Thurs­day, Nov. 30, for both preschool classes at Hillsboro Elemen­tary School Lunch with Grand­parents was started four years ago by Ashley Sheri­dan, preschool teacher, who felt it was important and meaningful for children to have […]

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Peace poster winners 2017

Peace poster winners 2017

Hillsboro Lions Club representatives Elfrieda and Marvin Funk (far right) pose with the winners of this year’s Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. Pictured are the sixth-grade winners, from fifth place to first place (left to right): Rylie Driggers, Kaysie Rader, Sonareigh Bell, Trudy Hein and Annaliese Jorgenson. As the first place winner, Annaliese’s poster will be submitted to the district […]

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Schooling the next generation of hunters

Schooling the next generation of hunters

Hillsboro sixth-grader Gavin Baker takes aim at the BB-gun shot as part of this fall’s Kansas Hunter Education program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Tourism with assistance from other organizations. Photos & Story by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Kansas is one of the premier states for hunting, particularly upland game, pheasant and quail. Kansas […]

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Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility

Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility

This east half of the city-owned building served as the former home of Hillsboro Community Hospital before it moved to Industrial Road and U.S. 56 Highway this spring. The west half of the building serves Salem Home and will not be sold, city officials said. The city of Hillsboro has received a corporate offer to purchase the east half of […]

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