Category: A Word From the Publisher

Going forward, things are going to be different without Joel

When Lindsey and I purchased the Kansas Publishing Ventures, which publishes the Free Press, over five years ago, we had no idea what we were in store for. Joel had approached us to buy him out after I asked his advice about our paper, The Clarion, and we felt like we would be fools to say no. Joel sold us […]

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Drones and privacy

Earlier this month, the Kansas Department of Trans?portation announced the first unmanned aerial systems (UAS) summit in Kansas next month in Wichita. The event seems to have a strong business bent to it, and no wonder. Kansas stands to gain $2.9 billion over the next 10 years through UAS applications in agriculture, search and rescue, surveying and much more,? according […]

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A letter from the Free Press publisher

Dear readers, Wal-Mart isn’t our friend. They aren’t our buddies. They don’t care about Marion County. They see us as a way to suck up more market share and that is all. I wrote an editorial about this a few weeks ago. I have been more than vocal about it when people ask my opinion. Joel Klaassen, former owner of […]

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An exciting blur

An exciting blur

Joey My first week at the Hillsboro Free Press has been an exciting blur of new information and smiling faces. Everyone has been extremely kind, and the thing that struck me most was how the people I met around town knew me before I knew them. It was a good sign of the hard work Joel Klaassen, Don Ratzlaff and […]

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