Hillsboro Free Press- Marion County, KS
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:32
With the dust settling following the end of the regular legislative session in Topeka and the wrap-session set for May 8, USD 410 Superintendent Steve Noble sees a mixed bag for K-12 education resulting from the 2013 session.
On the positive side, Noble gives a thumbs-up to Senate Bill 128, which is intended to encourage public schools to expand their career and technical training offerings by providing additional funding.
“I think it was well crafted,” Noble said. “The governor put money where his mouth is.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:30
Michelle Bosworth of Hillsboro and Lloyd and Nicholas Davies of Marion, (pictured from left), spent more than one hour collecting litter along the rocky spillway area of Marion Reservoir Saturday as part of the annual cleanup day.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:36
Marion County, along with most of Kansas, experienced yet another blast of late winter as freezing participation coated trees, plants, wheat fields—well, anything outdoors—with a layer of ice last Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. The storm left magical images, including an ice-encased peach-tree bud (left photo). But the ice also caused some damage, particularly to Bradford pear trees that had just come into full bloom the previous day.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:35
Harms Residence Hall at Tabor College will be officially dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27.
The public is welcome to attend the dedication and ribbon cutting. This event was rescheduled from February due to a snowstorm. The 16-unit residence hall is located at 502 E. B St.
Following the ceremony and ribbon cutting, guided tours of the facility will be available for the public.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:34
Marion County native Dakota Kaufman and her Kansas State volleyball teammates will compete for Team USA at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, this summer.
The announcement that the Wildcats team had been selected as the national volleyball team was made last Tuesday.
The World University Games, scheduled for July 6-17, is an international multi-sport celebration of collegiate athletes organized by the International University Sports Federation.
The games serve as an international sporting and cultural festival, similar to the Olympics staged every two years in a different city around the world.
Volleyball is one of the 12 mandatory sports for the World University Games, with a maximum of three optional sports chosen by the host city. Winter and Summer Games are both held, similar to the Olympics.
“The opportunity to put on a USA uniform and represent your country is pretty rare in any sport,” said Suzie Fritz, KSU volleyball coach.
Kaufman, a 2010 Hillsboro High School graduate, appreciates the uniqueness of the opportunity.
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