Category: Schools

Chess teams win at Smoky Valley

The Hillsboro Chess Guild recently began its season by competing in tournaments at Lindsborg and Marion. At the Smoky Valley tournament in Lindsborg Oct. 18, both the K-8 team and the K-12 team placed first. The K-8 team included Jacob Den­holm, Abby Fryhover and Kayla Gunn. The K-12 team was comprised of Matthew Denholm, Jordan Fryhover and Franklin Jost. Individually, […]

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Centre team competes at Salina Central

The Centre Scholars’ Bowl varsity team competed at Salina Central Oct. 28. The team, comprised of Ally Basore, Brenna Shields, Carissa Shields, Nellie Kassebaum, Abigail Svobda and Kristin Vinduska, went 3-2 in pool play, defeating Hope (30-10), Smoky Valley (80-20) and Bishop Carroll (40-20) while losing to Andover (60-40) and Abilene (40-10). Kassebaum led Centre with 120 points. Basore contributed […]

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USD 410 board designates $55,000 for playground

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion members authorized $55,000 from the capital outlay fund at its Nov. 10 regular meeting toward the playground renovation project at Hillsboro Elementary School. The board also approved Athco of Lenexa as the builder and a project budget of $185,000. Superintendent Steve Noble said money from the capital outlay fund can be used only for equipment […]

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Goessel school board honors Janzen for 46 years of service

The Goessel school board honored Lois Janzen during its Nov. 10 meeting. Janzen is retiring after 46 years of driving a school bus for the district. The board presented Janzen with a plaque, with Superintendent John Fast noting that Janzen has driven about 700,000 miles. Her first bus was No. 7, and her last bus was No. 7. Diana Schmidt, […]

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FFAers from MHS attend FFA convention

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky., to attend the 87th National FFA Convention Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. More than 60,000 students, parents and advisers attended the event. The theme for this year was “Go All Out.” Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, and heard keynote addresses from Nick Vujicic, Tyson Foods CDE […]

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Centre FFAers attend national conference

Centre FFA students traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. This year’s theme was “Go All Out,” which was incorporated throughout the event and for the remainder of the school year, according to Laura Klenda, CHS FFA adviser, who traveled with the students. During the convention, members listened to presentations […]

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GHS receives $3,000 grant for STEM robotics project

GHS receives $3,000 grant for STEM robotics project

Goessel Superintendent John Fast and GHS science teacher Donna O’Neill (center) accept the $3,000 grant award from Cynthia McCarvel, Westar Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Goessel residents should be alert to the possibility of being invaded by light-eating robots in the not-too-distant future. The prospect became much more real Oct. 21 when Goessel High School accepted a $3,000 grant Oct. […]

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HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for October

HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for October

EMILY SECHRIST, senior Parents: Joe and Brenda Sechrist Extra-curricular: Hillsboro MBY, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Leos, National Honor Society, Ministry Quest, cross country and track. Hobbies/interests: Running, reading, hanging out with family and friends, and babysitting. Future: College is undecided, but major in education and run cross country and track. JARED DYCK, senior Parents: Gail and Justin Dyck Extra-curricular: Ebenfeld […]

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HHS prepairing for fall musical

Hillsboro High School will present the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 14 and 15 in the high school auditorium. Based on the “Peanuts” comic strip, the show appeals to young and old alike, according to director Lynn Just. Reserved-seating tickets can be purchased by stopping by the high school office or calling 947-3991 […]

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Goessel schools release honor roll

Goessel High School and Junior High School have released their honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year. To receive “highest honors,” a student must attain a grade-point average of 4.0 to 3.75; for “high honors,” 3.74 to 3.5; for “honors,” 3.49 to 3.25. Highest honors Seniors: Erin Brubaker, Johannah Hastings, Dane Kruger, Keenan Stultz, Gentry […]

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