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Hillsboro students show off Mr. Roboto

Hillsboro students show off Mr. Roboto

Competing well at last Saturday’s Derby Robo Challenge Turning Point Robotics tournament were teams 4101A Off Balance, consisting of Zachary Denholm and Nathan Lopez; 4101B Endeavor, consisting of Hardy Dirks and Sam Pohlman; 4101C Amigos, consisting of Garrett Helmer and Cole Moss; 4101D Optimistic Scorers, consisting of Olivia Slater and 4101J Circuit Overload, consisting of Jacob Denholm and Austin Rempel. […]

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Hands-on learning in Hillsboro

Hands-on learning in Hillsboro

The Marion County Kansas National Guard recruiter, SSG McDonald, as a community outreach, contacted HMHS Counselor, Jill Hein, with the opportunity of bringing their S.T.E.M. VR exhibits to our school. HMS science teacher, Darlene Bartel, excited for her 7th & 8th grades students to experience the five differently themed VR stations, coordinated with the WMC Media Center to make the […]

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Hillsboro host chess tournament

Hillsboro host chess tournament

Jason Latham considers his next move in the KSCA chess tournament hosted by Hillsboro on Saturday, Jan. 18. Latham placed first in the 12th-grade division. Demarcus Cox, Hillsboro Middle School sixth-grader, watches his opponent closely in the KSCA chess tournament that HHS hosted on Saturday, Jan. 18. Cox was one of many area students who participated. Hillsboro High School Chess Guild […]

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HHS students selected for South Central Kansas Music Educators Honor Choir

HHS students selected for South Central Kansas Music Educators Honor Choir

Two members of the Hillsboro HS Concert Choir were selected to sing with the South Central Kansas Music Educators Honor Choir on Dec. 7. Dillon Boldt and Zach Dittert are juniors in the choir. The SCKMEA Honor Choir performed under the direction of Dr. Ryan Becken, Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University.

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Marion students out spreading cheer in the community

Marion students out spreading cheer in the community

  Director Ruth Springer leads some of her students at Marion High School to sing at Carlson’s Grocery Store and The Living Center. Springer and different choir groups traveled around Marion singing Christmas songs at various locations in Marion to spread a little holiday cheer.

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A different way to shop for Christmas

A different way to shop for Christmas

Megan Wheeler sits at her booth at the Alternative Gift Market on Saturday, Nov. 9. Donations for her beautiful ornaments went to support Dalit (outcast of India) women the chance to learn a dignified trade and rise out of poverty. The market offered a meaningful way for Christmas shopping. Customers were able to shop different booths to learn about the […]

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County Health Fair was big success

The 6th Annual Marion County Health Fair was a celebration of health and wellness; there were 30 vendors and over 200 guests who attended this annual event held at the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center. The Fair was sponsored by St. Luke Hospital, the Marion County Health Department and Hillsboro Community Hospital. Marion County Commissioners Dianne Novak and Kent […]

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County changes requirements for planning board

The Marion County Commission meeting on Dec. 9 got a little tense when it came time to discuss the reorganization of the Planning Commission Board. The commissioners struggled to agree on exactly how many members should be on the board. While Planning and Zoning Director Sharon Omsted and a few of the commissioners such as Kent Becker and Randy Dallke, […]

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Peabody coming together after community flooded out

Peabody coming together after community flooded out

Peabody business owner David LaFoy works with a volunteer from the United Methodist Early Response Team to empty out his flooded building. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press David and Leslie LaFoy live and own a business, Adventure Sales and Engineering, in Downtown Peabody. They had to be evacuated on Sunday after rainstorms over a 32 hour period left much […]

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Goessel blood drive today

There will be a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Today, June 25, at the Goessel Church. The need for blood doesn’t take a vacation, and we hope people will be able to come to replenish the supply. All donors will be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to meet the boys, and attend the final show […]

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