The book contains more than 1000 complete columns containing a history of Hillsboro’s people and places, jokes and musings and Joel’s stream of consciousness in his weekly column, Partly Nonsense.
It covers the period between August, 1998— when the Hillsboro Free Press was founded— through the second week of August, 2018.
The book was created to fund a journalism scholarship for graduating seniors in the Free Press distribution area. The fund has already been created and does not depend on whether the book sells. The fund is now $10,500.00 and if one wishes to add to to the fund, one may write a separate check to the Hillsboro Community Foundation, PO Box 273, Hillsboro, KS 67063, which is tax deductible. Please write “Free Press / Joel Klaassen Journalism Scholarship Fund” in the memo.