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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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5th-graders present space essays

5th-graders present space essays

Garrett Helmer explains the photo he included with his essay, “Space electronics and gadgets,” which he developed for a fifth-grade reading class led by Maura Wiebe at Hillsboro Elementary School. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Nathan Lopez reads his essay on the Falcon 9 rocket. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Students presented their essays and projects the past two weeks, […]

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Tabor hires new head coach for cross country

Tabor hires new head coach for cross country

Brian Grime Tabor College has hired Brian Grime as the new men’s and women’s head cross-country coach and assistant track coach, effective July 2015. Rusty Allen, vice president for intercollegiate athletics, said Grime has the right qualifications and characteristics for the position. “Coach Grime brings youth, expertise, enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, great relational skills and a desire to influence […]

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PBHS senior signs with Tabor College for cheer

PBHS senior signs with Tabor College for cheer

Emma Charles, a senior at Peabody-Burns High School, signed a letter of intent March 30 to participate in the cheer program next fall at Tabor College. Seated with Emma are her parents, Brenda and Rodger. Standing are (from left) Ray Savage, PBHS athletic director; Daryl Green, TC cheer coach; and Mollie Partridge, PBHS cheer coach. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press […]

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Centre schools release honor roll for 3rd quarter

Centre Junior-Senior High School has released its third quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. Highest honors (4.0 GPA) Seniors: Justin Bina, Nellie Kassebaum, Shelby Makovec. Juniors: Allison Basore, Whitney Gutsch, Abigail Svoboda, Kristin Vinduska. Sophomores: None. Freshmen: Max Svoboda. Eighth grade: None. Seventh grade: None. Honor roll (3.25 to 3.99 GPA) Seniors: Cassanda Thompson, Callie Riffel, Kailyn Riffel, […]

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Marion-Florence FFA second at entomology event at Buhler High

Marion-Florence FFA placed second at the South Central District Entom­ology career development event Wednesday, April 1. Marion hosted the event at Buhler High School, which was to host three other district career development events. Students competing in the Entomology event were required to complete a written test over insects and identify 50 sample insect specimens. Marion placed second in the […]

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