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Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

The new Project Lead the Way program is pushing both students and teachers this year at Hillsboro Middle School. Hillsboro sixth-graders Henry Hein and Bailey Tabott try to get their project to function properly during the Automation and Robotics class led by instructor Len Coryea. The class is part of the Project Lead the Way program that is part of […]

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HES 4th-grader wins state Arbor Day poster contest

HES 4th-grader wins state Arbor Day poster contest

Malorie Hein with her poster, titled "Tree are Terrific in Kansas Cities and Towns." Photo by Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Malorie Hein, a fourth-grader at Hillsboro Elementary School, was informed Monday that her poster, titled “Trees Are Terrific in Kansas Cities and Towns,” was named the state winner in the annual Kansas Arbor Day Poster Contest. “The creativity of […]

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Summer meal program a ‘go’ for USD 408 children

• Program will operate from May 25 to July 31. There is such a thing as a free lunch after all—at least for the children of USD 408 starting in late May. The city of Marion, along with other businesses and organizations, lent enough support to start a federal summer meals program. City Administrator Roger Holter said he’s excited to […]

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Parents as Teachers might remain part of state budget

• House committee changes direction. The House Social Ser­vices Budget Committee changed its mind Wednes­day, voting to shelve an earlier recommendation that could have led to the Parents as Teachers program being cut from the state budget. “We’re going to have another hearing,” said Rep. Will Carpenter, a Republi­can from El Dorado and chairman of the committee. Earlier in the […]

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Capturing the moment

Capturing the moment

•Tabor College basketball teams celebrate twin KCAC titles Members of the Tabor College men’s basketball team celebrate their newly won Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship in social-media style by taking a team “selfie” after an 87-73 win over Ottawa University Saturday night in Hillsboro. The Tabor women’s team secured their own KCAC championship earlier in the evening by beating […]

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Couple to take Amish stories to the stage

Couple to take Amish stories to the stage

• One-man play will debut in Goessel. Maynard Knepp dons the garb he will use to portray a fictional Amish minister in “Jonas, the Life and Times of an Amishman,” a one-man presentation he and wife Carol Duerksen have developed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first Amish-based novel, “Runaway Baby.” Courtesy photo The husband and wife team of […]

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Council to review new energy code

•Requirements could stymie business growth. In response to spirited criticism by a local businessman, the Hillsboro City Council likely will be reviewing its decision in December to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. Mayor Delores Dalke reported that, immediately prior to the meeting, she had a “pretty heated” conversation with “George” Fei Yang, owner of the former Quick Flick/Radio […]

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HCF awards $16,900 in service grants to 11 groups

HCF awards $16,900 in service grants to 11 groups

Hillsboro Community Foundation board member Todd Jost presents a grant award of $2,000 to Ashley Gann and Tamara Hinerman representing Families and Communities Together, which serves families that reside in USD 410. FACT was one of 11 area organizations and programs serving Marion County to receive grant funding Friday during the foundation’s 10th annual distribution. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press […]

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Scott Frantz signs for Kansas State football

Scott Frantz, a senior at Free State High School in Lawrence, has signed a letter of intent to play football at Kansas State University. The son of Stan and Kim Frantz, and grandson of Marcella Frantz and nephew of Den­nis Frantz, both of Hills­boro, Scott Frantz is rated the 48th-best offensive tackle nationally and the fourth-best player in Kansas by […]

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Centre benefit tourney is April 25

Centre High School is sponsoring a benefit golf tournament beginning at 9 a.m. April 25 at Herington Country Club Golf Course. The event is a four-person scramble with a limit of 22 teams. Entry fee is $45 per person or $180 per team, and includes lunch and green fees. For more information or to register, contact Greg Wyatt, coordinating the […]

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