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Former Tabor player called up to play for Atlanta Braves

Former Tabor College standout pitcher Jacob Webb has realized his dream: pitching in the major leagues. Webb was called up to the Atlanta Braves this past week, becoming the first Tabor pitcher to make an MLB roster. Webb came to Tabor in 2010 after one semester at Riverside Community College. The Riverside, Calif. , native pitched for ...


Warrior Track places few at Beloit Meet

The Marion track and field team competed at Beloit Friday. “We had a very productive day on Friday at the Beloit Relays,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We ...


Marion sweeps undefeated Sedgwick

Chase Stringer slides home safely during the second inning of Game 2 with Sedgwick Friday. The run gave Marion an early, 2-0 lead. The Warriors won, 7-3. Janae Rempel / Free Press

The Marion baseball team handed undefeated Sedgwick its first Heart of America losses Friday to top the league standings with two doubleheaders remaining in the regular season. The teams entered Friday’s doubleheader with a combined one loss on the season. “That’s ...


Thurston reflects, talks about future projects

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since my first Mayoral campaign. The time has certainly flown by and a lot has happened in Hillsboro since then. I ...


Catching up with old friends

Nancy drove me to Hutchinson this past Friday to have lunch with a dear friend from my old printing days at Carl’s where they have killer Reuben sandwiches. Then on to Pretty Prairie to eat a steak with a KU college roommate at the Pretty Prairie Steak House. By ...


Plastic is everywhere it appears

Earth Day was April 22nd, and there were many photos on the internet of how beautiful our planet is, all the breath taking views and places. Our Earth is beautiful, it is our home, and has so many wonderful things. But there are also a lot of not so pretty things as well. Pictures of ...


Allergies bring a simple gesture

I turned the calendar page from March to April and allergies hit me like a 90 mph fastball in a catcher’s glove. For those of you who, like me, suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the drill. The henbit pops up in the fields, a visually-appealing but deceptive purple carpet that’s prone to leave me sniffling and sneezing. Add in ...


Publisher responds to ‘Record’ reporting

There is no denying the reporting done by the Marion County Record on our tax lien. I own 100 percent of it. My father taught me at a young age that no one cares about someone's excuses, and I am sure no one would care about mine, either. We had ...