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DEATH: Eldon A. Harper

Eldon a. Harper, 53, Canton, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Canton Christian Church. Interment will be in the Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb 8, at Olson’s Mortuary in Canton. A memorial has […]

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Candidates for special election picked at caucus

Candidates for special election picked at caucus

Earlier in January, Gov. Jeff Colyer announced the special election to fill the vacancies created by the increase in the Marion County Commission from three to five members would be Nov. 5. In addition, both the Marion County Republican and Democratic parties would need to hold a convention between Jan. 19 and Jan. 28. Adhering to the convention dates, both […]

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DEATH:Lloyd Spencer, Sr.

Lloyd Spencer, Sr., 79, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home in McAlester. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in McAlester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the VFW, American Legion or the DAV. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral […]

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Winter is more than bleak

I still remember some of the songs Mrs. Anderson selected for my high school choir and my high school madrigals group to sing for various performances. I imagine this an impressive feat as my 20th high school reunion creeps ever-closer. With the mix of voices during my junior year in madrigals, we attacked a complex acapella piece called “Chili Con […]

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Letters (1-9-19)

Pray for the future of the hospital I have read with some interest and much angst the stories the Free Press has published over the last three weeks concerning our wonderful, new hospital here in Hillsboro. While it was in the planning stages, and while it was being built, I must say that I was somewhat of a skeptic, thinking […]

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DEATH: Perry L. Ratzloff

Perry L. Ratzloff, 90, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Wichita. The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 2019, at Alexanderfeld Church of God in Christ Mennonite. The committal service was at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 at Eden Mennonite Cemetery in Burns. He was born on July 21, 1928, to Peter H. and […]

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DEATH: Anne Driver

Anne Driver, 76, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at The Hillsboro United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to Salem Home in care of Jost Funeral […]

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Letters to the Editor (12-26-18)

It is commendable that the City of Hillsboro is building a recreational trail from the downtown to the new hospital. This community asset will benefit current residents and many generations to come. Another proposal is to build a trail four miles from Hillsboro to Marion Lake by using the historic 1879 AT&SF rail line which has been conserved under the […]

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Dancing the night away

Dancing the night away

Grace Major and Sarah Diener perform during the halftime show of the Hillsboro basketball game last week. Dancers of all ages from Hillsboro’s Studio 23 showed off the dance moves they have been working on over the semester. Dancers from Studio 23 help out on the show. Pictured are Kate Werner, Adalee Gawith, Tikvah Davies, and Penelope Waldron. Karrie Rathbone/Free […]

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Tabor Band to blend with McPherson band for concert

The Tabor College Symphonic Band, conducted by Shawn M. Knopp, will blend its talent with the McPherson Community Brass Choir, conducted by Jerry Toews, for a Christmas Festival concert starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Richert Auditorium inside the Shari Flaming Center for the Performing Arts on the Tabor campus. The family-friendly concert will feature classic Christmas songs, […]

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