Daily archives: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

FFA group plants seeds for community garden project

Marion FFA representatives (from left) Kaitlyn Goebel,  Aidan Cairns and Cade Harms, along with (not pictured) Mark Meyer, adviser, talked with the Marion City Council Dec. 8 about developing a community garden.

Three FFA students approached the Marion City Council at the Dec. 8 meeting to ask for support in developing a community garden. After listening to the group?s plan, the council voted unanimously to help with what was presented and, if necessary, come back with recommendations for additional financial support. Kaitlyn Goebel, ...

Area teams compete during tournament week

Austin Cross

Austin Cross, Hillsboro?s 6-foot-6 senior post player, slips behind a Moundridge defender for a two-point basket Thursday at the Moundridge Pre-season Tournament. Boys? and girls? basketball team from all six high schools in the Free Press distribution area participated in a three-game tournaments, as did most schools across the state. Two ...

Main Street fixture to close after serving in fine fashion for 27 years

Nancy?s Fashion will end a 27-year tradition on Hillsboro?s Main Street Saturday when owner Nancy Klaassen, pictured here on the occasion of her 25th anniversary in 2013, locks the doors for the final time and transitions to retirement.

One of Hillsboro?s downtown stores, Nancy?s Fashions, will close its doors for good at 5 p. m. Saturday after 27 years in business. For many of her customers and friends it is the end of an era in shopping for women?s clothing, but while Nancy Klaassen?s decision to ...

HCF launches its 2016 grant cycle

Kelly Linnens presents Kelly Linnens presents a $6,000 check to Doug Sisk toward the purchase of playground equipment at the Memorial Park and a check for $2,000 toward the purchase of adjustable basketball goals at the Hillsboro Middle School.

Hillsboro Community Foundation, established to promote and facilitate charitable giving in support of projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in Hillsboro, is launching its 2016 grant cycle. HCF manages over $1. 6 million in various funds. In 2015, 11 local projects and programs grant money through the HCF compet?i?tive grant cycle. Grants presented ...

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County food bank seeking donations

With Christmas less than two weeks away, the Marion County Food Bank/Resource Center board continues to depend on the generosity of others in order to get through the holiday season. Jackie Volbrecht, board member, said they have received many generous gifts and hope this will continue with Christmas coming. After Thanksgiving, the shelves were almost bare again, she said. ?We are ...

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Daily Life (December 16, 2015)

Christmas service at Alexanderwohl The community is invited to attend a Christmas Day service starting at 10 a. m. at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. An organ prelude begins at 9: 45 a. m. by Jason Peters, organist. Pastor Linda Ewert will give the meditation and interim pastor Peter Emery will sing, ?O Holy Night? in German. Everyone is welcome. The ...

Senior Scribbles (December 16, 2015)

hillsboro senior center We will have footcare on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and hearing aid checks with Haris Zafar Dec. 16. For more information, call us. Our Christmas dinner is Friday, Dec. 18, but no more reservations are being taken. We are closed Dec. 24-25 for the holiday. Anyone who would like a frozen dinner ...

Deaths (December 16, 2015)

? carol ann anson , 80, retired custodian foreman and cook, died Dec. 3 at Stillwater, Okla. A graveside service was Dec. 9 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Hillsboro. She was born Oct. 10, 1935, to Jacob and Clara (Haas) Laubhan at Hillsboro. On July 2, 1991, she was married to Herman Anson, who survives. Other survivors include children Darrell Stewart, ...

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Impossible task?

by Doug Anstaett Kansas Press Association Dec. 15, 2015, was the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. If you would, play along with me with the following assumption: You?ve been asked to sit on a blue-ribbon commission that will take a fresh look at those first 10 amendments to the U. S. Constitution. Your assignment? Before the ...

Living the fixer-upper life

Since summer, our family has been trying a new subscription service available for streaming select cable networks over the Internet. Signing up for Sling TV hasn?t been life-altering, but it has given me access to one of my favorite shows. ?Fixer Upper? is a ...