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Durham High School classmates mark 60 years

Durham High School classmates mark 60 years

Class of 1954 Holding their commemorative T-shirts, seven members of the Durham High School Class of 1954 marked 60 years since graduation during the DHS all-school reunion July 19. The reunion gathers every three years. Pictured are (from left) Jean (Unruh) McCeel of Paola, Evelyn (Laubhan) Cherry of Haysville, Joyce (Decker) Ginder of Smithville, Texas, Rose (Johnson) Goossen of New­ton, […]

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Five teachers begin first year at Center schools

Five teachers begin first year at Center schools

Five new classroom teachers are starting their first year at USD 397-Centre with primary responsibilities in the junior high and high school. Coirier • Ashley Coirier is teaching business at the high school. Coirier grew up near Topeka and graduated from Seaman High School. She went on to earn an agriculture education degree at Kansas State University. Coirier taught ag […]

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USD 411 welcomes five new teachers

USD 411 welcomes five new teachers

Teachers USD 411-Goessel is welcoming five new teachers this fall, including one who is returning to his alma mater. • Garrett Hiebert, a 2007 graduate of Goessel High School, will be teaching business and math classes. Hiebert attended and played football at Bethel College. After completing his degree there, he earned a master’s degree in business from South­western College. Last […]

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Goessel budget reduces levy by 6.27 mills

The Goessel school board passed the 2014-15 budget during its Aug. 11 meeting that includes a reduction of more than 6 mills in the district levy. Superintendent John Fast said the tax rate for USD 411 patrons will drop from 59.89 to 53.62 mills. He said the drop is due partly to the Kansas Supreme Court ruling that poor valuation […]

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USD 410 board approves new testing program

After hearing at length the positive attributes of the ACT Aspire testing program, the USD 410 Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt it during its Aug. 11 regular meeting. Superinten­dent Steve Noble recommended switching to ACT Aspire from the current MAP Assess­ment model as the district’s local choice testing program for accreditation and evaluation purposes. The MAP model does […]

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Hillsboro school board passes budget, wrestling arrangement

Unified School District 410 Board of Education, in a special meeting Monday, passed the 2014-15 budget. Initially Superintendent Steve Noble reviewed revenue and expenditure calculations used to determine the budget. The board then voted 5-0 to approve a maximum $4.4 million for the general operating budget and $1.64 million for the local option budget. While the budget cannot increase beyond […]

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Schools welcome new teachers to county classrooms

Schools welcome new teachers to county classrooms

Haslouer Marion-Florence and Hillsboro school districts have four new faculty working with students as classes begin this fall. Ellen Haslouer, a 32-year veteran educator, will teach Family and Consumer Science classes at USD 408. She also plans to teach an online course for the Technology Excellence in Education Network. Haslouer, who taught the past 16 years at Solomon middle and […]

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Goessel High School class of 1949 gathers for 65-year reunion

The Goessel High School class of 1949 celebrated its 65-year reunion June 21 with the following present: (from left) LaVern Unruh, LeRoy (Sam) Banman, Laura (Schmidt) Flaming, Marilyn (Flaming) Schmidt, Joe Goossen, Louise (Reimer) Schmidt, Willis Goerzen, Ruth (Duerksen) Linscheid, Verden Harms, Dora (Goertzen) Unruh, Delmar Schroeder, Linda (Schmidt) Stauffer, Ralph Janzen, Esther (Klassen) Thieszen, Arlo Schmidt, Esther (Boese) Schmidt. […]

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USD 411 patrons to see mill decrease

The Goessel school board discussed taxes with Dale Clark, a certified public accountant with Knudsen and Monroe, during its July 21 meeting. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, reported the good news that there should be some tax relief for USD 411 patrons, even with the bond construction project. Fast and Clark said the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that […]

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Tabor authorized for $190,000 in tax credits

Tabor authorized for $190,000 in tax credits

Tabor College will sell the $190,000 in state tax credits to help fund the construction of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, shown here in an artist’s rendering. Tabor College has received an award of $190,000 in tax credits from the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program of the Kansas Department of Commerce. Tabor is one of 25 nonprofit […]

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