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Chess Guild competes at state tourney

Chess Guild competes at state tourney

Hillsboro Chess Guild members who competed at the KSCA are: back row (from left), Matthew Denholm, Kalen Moss, Jordan Fry­hover, Franklin Jost; front row, Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm, Abby Fryhover and Kayla Gunn. Courtesy photo Eight members of the Hillsboro Chess Guild competed at the Kansas Scholas­tic Chess Association state tournament March 14 at North High School in Wichita. Seven […]

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HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for February

HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for February

Heyen CLAIRE HEYEN, senior Parents: Bruce and Janell Heyen Extra-curricular: Tennis, softball manager, spring drama, fall musical, choir, Spirt-N-Celebration, Hillsboro MB Youth, senior class secretary. Hobbies/interests: Play piano, read, travel, sing. Future: Attend Taylor University and I am currently undecided on my major.       Pankratz CHLOE PANKRATZ, freshman Parents: Terry and Kandis Pankratz Extra-curricular: Cheerleading, basketball, track, forensics, book […]

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Nikkel featured at CMBS April 7 noon lecture

Former Tabor College president Larry Nikkel will be the featured speaker at a noon lecture April 7 hosted by the Center for Menno­nite Brethren Studies in Hills­boro. The lecture will be in the Library Conference Room on the Tabor College campus. Nickel’s topic will be, “Mennonite Brethren in the Military: Retreat or Re-engagement?” At the 2014 U.S. Confer­ence of Mennonite […]

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MMS vocalists sweep HOA

Marion Middle School swept the board at the Heart of America Middle School Music Festival by achieving superior “1” ratings for every vocal and choral performance. The festival, which took place at Hutchinson Trinity March 10, featured soloists, small ensembles and large groups performances that were rated by judges. Choirs, soloists and ensembles are rated on a scale of 1-to-5. […]

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410 board and patrons hear district evaluation

More than 35 people attended the regular Board of Education meeting for Unified School District 410 held March 9 at Hillsboro Elementary School. Most came to hear findings about the district from a review conducted by a five-member team from the Center for Innovate School Leadership, a program created by the Legislature in 2004. Participation by Kansas school districts is voluntary. […]

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USD 411 to seek LOB increase

In response to a bleak and confusing funding future for schools, the Goessel school board agreed at its March 9 meeting to call for a public election to increase local taxes designated for the local option budget. Superintendent John Fast explained the options under consideration in the Kansas Legislature. Even though some legislators claim schools will not lose money, the […]

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Robotics competition draws 32 teams from six high schools

Robotics competition draws 32 teams from six high schools

The Hillsboro High School robotics team of Jacob Schle­huber and Dusten Plenert (holding controllers) manipulate their robot in an effort to stack plastic cubes for points during the VEX Robotics Skyrise Competi­tion in Brown Gymnasium Saturday. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The Hillsboro High School robotics team of Jacob Schle­huber and Dusten Plenert (holding controllers) manipulate their robot in an […]

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Chess Guild wins two trophies at home tournament

Chess Guild wins two trophies at home tournament

Members of the second-place K-3 Division team from Hillsboro show off their trophy: (from left) Barron Talbott, Zander Haslett, Angus Duell and Logan Frantz. Courtesy photo The Hillsboro Chess Guild hosted its home tournament Saturday, and of the 24 local participants, 22 came away with medals. Two teams won trophies out of four divisions. “We had a great turnout from […]

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Gray plays first-chair horn in state band

Gray plays first-chair horn in state band

Allison Gray: All-State Band Allison Gray, a junior at Hillsboro High School, performed at the Kansas Music Educators Association conference in Wichita as the first-chair horn player in the Kansas All-State 1234A Band. This was Gray’s second year to be named to the All-State Band. She earned her place in the band through an audition process that began in November […]

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Neumann to perform junior recital March 17

Tabor College music major Zach Neumann will perform his junior piano recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Tabor College Chapel located in the H.W. Lohrenz building on campus. Neumann, from Osborne, will perform the works of classic composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Liszt. Sheila Litke, professor of music, said she […]

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