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Communities that care

? We sometimes surprise ourselves about what we can accomplish together if we try. What can a community accomplish when it is presented with a worthy cause, has people who are willing to give of their time and financial resources to see it happen and then resolve to keeping working toward the goal until it is achieved? Maybe the sky?s […]

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Free Press completes 17th year

This issue marks the passage of a full 17 years of the Free Press; next week begins our 18th year of publishing. I can tell you, we could literally write a book about the experience. Who knows, maybe we will. The only person who has been here as long as I have is good partner and former partner Don. He […]

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Free Press earns 14 KPA awards

The Hillsboro Free Press has received a total of 14 editorial and advertising awards through the Kansas Press Associa?tion?s ?Awards of Excel?lence? contest. The awards were presented Saturday during KPA?s annual convention in Junction City. For editorial work, the Free Press received two first-place awards, one in Editorial Writing and one in Feature Story. The first award was based on […]

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Big-box event a step forward

When the announcement officially came that big box was coming to Marion County I was loud, proud and to some, a little obnoxious. I am sure many were thinking, ?Who is this guy, he just got here. Why does he care?? Those questions were probably justified. I hadn?t had a chance to meet many of you, and, in the eyes […]

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Expecting a great year in 2015

This year certainly has been a blur, and I?m sure 2015 is going to bring many new amazing experiences and intrigue into my life. Without question, 2014 has been one of the most memorable years of my 30 years on Earth. The biggest reason was, back in April, Joel Klaassen entrusted this media company he and Don Ratzlaff built from […]

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One drop leads to another?

One thing I have never understood is that when gas prices drop, the stock market also drops. It seems to me it should be exactly the opposite, because according to what I have read, when gasoline prices at the pump drop like they have now, folks have about $100 billion more to put back into the economy. I would think […]

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On mission

? The mission statement we embraced in 1998 remains as relevant today as it was then. National Newspaper Week, Oct. 5-11, observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small. We take this occasion to renew our commitment to the mission we set out to accomplish when the first Free Press arrived in Marion County homes more than 16 […]

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Another year closer to 100

We are on our way to becoming a 100-year-old business. This issue marks the completion of 17 years in the free news?paper business. Only 83 years to go. All businesses that are 100 years old or older started just like us. They had to have the first year, and so on. Joey and Lindsey are about 30 years old, so […]

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