Category: Schools

Hillsboro High TSA qualifiers compete at national event

Hillsboro High TSA qualifiers compete at national event

Members of Hillsboro High School’s national TSA team are (from left) Matthew Denholm, Jacob Isaac, Jon Hinerman, Nathan Simhiser, Reece Berens and Carson Herbel. Courtesy photo Six qualifiers from the Hillsboro High School TSA chapter competed at the National TSA Conference in Dallas, Texas, June 28 through July 2. The students competed in six events. In Structural Design Engineering, the […]

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Paulus appointed to fill seat on USD 410 school board

USD 410 Board of Edu­ca­tion appointed Jim Paulus to fill its open at-large position at the July 13 meeting. Members posed questions alternately to Paulus and Dallas Bartel in an open forum. The vote was 4-1 in favor of Paulus, father of four children who attend district schools. He is vice president of Student Life at Tabor College; he and […]

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Goessel board hears building project ‘mostly done’

The Goessel school board heard John Fast, superintendent and K-5 principal, report during its July 13 meeting that the district’s construction and remodeling project is mostly done. Chad Henson of Loyd Builders discussed the new parking lot at the high school. The cost of the parking lot turned out to be higher than the school expected. Henson said he will […]

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College honors

• Among the 2,061 students who completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University this spring are three students from Marion County. Aidan Cody Winblad, Goessel, graduated with a bachelor of science degrees in physics and mathematics. Andrea Renae Fish, Hillsboro, graduated with a bachelor of science in elementary education. Jamie Leigh Spoonemore, Hillsboro, graduated with a […]

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CVL All-Stars win District 4 9U baseball title

CVL All-Stars win District 4 9U baseball title

The 9-and-under Cottonwood Valley League All-Stars won the District 4 tournament at Buhler July 11. Pictured in the front row (from left) are Chase Buch­man, Wyatt Plenert, Andrew Ebaben, Zander Haslett, Santiago Knepp, Dawson Boldt, Logan Frantz, Sam Eldridge; the top row of players are Levi Allen, Gen­tri Holub, Jack Lanning; the back row of coaches include Josh Plenert, assistant; […]

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Trojan to play in NBC tournament

Trojan to play in NBC tournament

Hillsboro’s Austin Cross will be pitching for the Sluggers Academy team at the NBC World Series this weekend in Wichita. Courtesy photo For the second year, Austin Cross, a senior at Hillsboro High School this fall, has been playing with the Sluggers Academy 18U baseball team out of Wichita. The team travels to Missouri, Oklahoma and various venues around Kansas […]

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Wittrig new archival intern at Center for MB Studies

Wittrig new archival intern at Center for MB Studies

Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission intern Liz Wittrig (left) with director CMBS Peggy Goertzen. Tabor College photo Liz Wittrig, a recent graduate of Goshen (Ind.) College has been selected as the archival intern for the Mennonite Brethren Histor­ical Commission. During June and early July, Wittrig visited three of the four denominational archival centers in North America in Fresno, Calif., Abbotsford, British […]

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Schools seek online enrollment through TEEN Virtual Academy

Schools seek online enrollment through TEEN Virtual Academy

Students in grades nine through 12 and adults wanting to continue their education have the option of enrolling in TEEN Virtual Academy, an online program with classes beginning in August. Lena Kleiner, TEEN Executive Director Kansas Department of Education gave written approval to the program last week, according to Lena Kleiner, executive director of Technology Excellence in Education Network. “Now […]

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College honors

• More than 4,000 graduates participated in Kansas Univer­­sity’s 143rd commencement May 17. The following area students received degrees. Canton: Nicholas Wedel, doctor of physical therapy. Florence: Jeconiah Spangler, bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical studies; Hillsboro: Aislinn Hieb­ner, doctorate in social work; Diedre Serene, Hills­boro, master’s degree in nursing; April Young, Hills­boro, bachelor’s degree in biology; Taylor Ensminger, Peabody, bachelor’s degree […]

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Safe Routes to School shows concrete progress

Safe Routes to School shows concrete progress

Workers for Vogts-Parga Construction were pouring curbing in the 600 block of East A St. last week, the first leg in the $250,000 Safe Routes to School project, which features a 6-foot sidewalk from Hillsboro Elementary School on the side of town to near Trinity Mennonite Church on the west side of town. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Workers for […]

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