Category: Schools

Vocalists picked for KSU institute

Vocalists picked for KSU institute

Hillsboro High School sophomore Vance Klassen has been chosen to participate in Kansas State University’s Summer Choral Institute. SCI, now in its 37th year, is one of the nation’s most unique summer programs for high school musicians. Forty of the nation’s top choral music students are selected by audition from a pool of 200 applicants. Vance is the son of […]

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FFA members feted with awards

Several members from the Marion-Florence FFA chapter were recognized April 20 at the South Cen­tral District FFA Banquet as district award winners in several areas of proficiency as well as for receiving their state FFA degree. Raleigh Kroupa was recognized as the district proficiency award winner Diversified Crop Production. For his supervised agriculture experience, Kroupa rents and manages 80 acres […]

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Marion FFAers compete in livestock contest

Students from Marion High School competed in the South Central District Live­stock Evaluation Career Development Event Wednesday, April 20 at South Haven. Marion placed third in the Greenhand division of the contest. Students were required to evaluate and place eight classes of cattle, sheep, goats and swine. In addition, participants evaluated a class with eight replacement heifers and decided which […]

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Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

Scholastic Book Fair kicks off April 27 at HMS

Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury and Sarah Schafers hold the sign drawing attention to the annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair beginning Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 1, in the Wiebe Media Center. Courtesy Photo Hillsboro Middle School Book Club Members (from left) Thelma Wilson, Eva Franz, Olivia Jury and Sarah […]

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USD 410 board accepts two administrator resignations

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion accepted resignations from two administrators at its April 13 meeting. Max Heinrichs, Hillsboro High School principal, and Greg Brown, Hillsboro Middle School principal and district activities director, will leave their positions at the end of the school year. After meeting in executive session with Evan Yoder, Hillsboro Elementary School principal, and Jared Jost, board member-elect, […]

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TSA chapter wins eight top-three awards at state

TSA chapter wins eight top-three awards at state

Members of the Hillsboro High School chapter of Technology Student Association hold up the plaques they won at the state TSA conference in Salina March 24-26. As a chapter, they returned home with eight top-three awards, including four first-place finishes. Courtesy photo The Hillsboro High School chapter of the Tech­nol­ogy Student Association earned eight top-three awards, including four first-place finishes, […]

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HHS ‘Student of the Month’ for April

HHS ‘Student of the Month’ for April

Sinclair JULIE SINCLAIR, senior Parents: Roger and Stephanie Sinclair Extra-curricular: Softball, volleyball, basketball statistician, concert choir, Spirit ‘N’ Celebration, H-Club, Book Club, HMBC youth group. Hobbies/interests: Playing summer softball, helping teach and coach young softball players, reading, traveling, baking, exercising, watching movies; umpiring for Hillsboro Rec during the summer. Future: Attending Oklahoma Baptist University and planning to major in exercise […]

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Piano students participate in KMTA Music Progressions in North Newton

Several area students participated in the District 6 Kansas Music Teachers Asso­ci­a­tion Music Progres­sions at Bethel College, North Newton, April 11. This annual musical event evaluates the progressive growth of all students—those studying music as a hobby or those wishing to be professional musicians. In addition to performing on the piano, each student is tested in areas of listening, keyboard […]

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CHS plans benefit golf tournament

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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Good weather, good turnout for annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

Good weather, good turnout for annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt. Patty Decker / Free Press Organizers of the annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Hillsboro’s Memorial Park were pleased with the good weather that prompted another large turnout Saturday morning. A spokesman said Kiwanis members filled 240 baskets with candy, which was donated in part by the generosity of local businesses.

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