Category: Schools

USD 410 board hears of playground progress

USD 410 board hears of playground progress

Hillsboro Elementary School principal Evan Yoder reviews plans for the proposed school farm during the Dec. 8 USD 410 school board meeting. The project hit a speed bump the following Thursday when the Hillsboro Planning Committee tabled action on a conditional-use permit because of resident concerns. See story, Page 1. Aleen Ratzlaff / Free Press USD 410 building administrators gave […]

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Goessel board updated on building progress

The Goessel school board was updated about the construction project by Chad Henson during its Dec. 8 regular meeting. Board chair Dan Miller said it is exciting to think students might be in some of the new classrooms by January. “We’ve got a tremendous facility,” added member Maynard Knepp. He said the project was daunting in the beginning, but the […]

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HHS student’s poem picked for publication

HHS student’s poem picked for publication

Paige Craney, Hillsboro High School freshman, holds the book that contains the poem “Nation’s Pride” that she wrote and submitted for a student poetry-writing contest sponsored by The America Library of Poetry. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro High School freshman Paige Craney received a surprise this fall with the notification that a poem she had written for a student […]

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Kids wrestling tournament draws 230 participants and families to Hillsboro

Kids wrestling tournament draws 230 participants and families to Hillsboro

Arthur Thornhill of Marion (top) and Zayne Haslett of Hillsboro square off in the Age 6 & Under division at the Hillsboro takedown Tournament Saturday at Brown Gymnasium. Zayne came back to defeat Arthur, 12-8. This year’s 16th tournament drew 230 wrestlers between the ages of 4 and 12 from 23 wrestling clubs around the state. Phyllis Richert Photo Some […]

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HHS leaf service rakes up goodwill with residents

HHS leaf service rakes up goodwill with residents

Hillsboro High School students gather leaves at a residence along East Grand Avenue as a community service project. The students cleared 60 residential yards in about two hours Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press photos Hillsboro High School students used the last half-day of school prior to their Thanksgiving break to serve the community by raking for […]

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HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for November

HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for November

Weber ALLISON WEBER, senior Parents: Eddie and Connie Weber Extra-curricular: Tennis, basketball, softball, H-Club, Book Club, Student Council, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, National Honor Society. Hobbies/interests: Reading and baby-sitting. Future: Elementary education at Emporia State.         Hilliard JUSTUS HILLIARD, senior Parents: Gary and Brenda Hilliard Extra-curricular: Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren youth group. Hobbies/interests: Playing football, lifting weights, watching Netflix […]

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Parrot project published in scientific journal

Parrot project published in scientific journal

Tabor’s parrot-testing team includes, back row (from left) Ashtyn Stephens, with Ziggy perched on her arm, Lauren Brown, holding Keiko on his transport perch, Nik France, who assisted with the project and (seated) instructor Andrew Sensenig. Their results were published this fall in Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, a scholarly journal. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press A pair […]

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MES students sing anthem at Thunder game

MES students sing anthem at Thunder game

Marion Elementary School’s impromptu choir prepares to sing the national anthem at the Wichita Thunder hockey game Saturday night at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. Sixty-nine students participated. Courtesy photo Saturday night, 69 students from Marion Elementary School traveled to Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita to sing the national anthem before the Wichita Thunder Hockey game vs. the Missouri Mavericks. […]

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Tabor announces winners of presidential scholarships

Tabor College has announced the four recipients of its 2015 Tabor College Presidential Leadership Scholarships Program. The four prospective students are Alison Nikkel, from Centennial, Colo.; Alyssa Abbott, from Jones, Okla.; Michael Prichard, from Aurora, Colo.; and Cody Kroeker, from Hender­son, Neb. The Tabor College Presidential Leadership Scholarships Program is the largest and most selective scholarship award available to incoming […]

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Marion FFAers attend national conference

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky., to attend the 87th National FFA Convention from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, listened to retiring addresses from the national FFA officers and heard keynote addresses from Nick Vujicic, Tyson Foods CDE Donnie Smith and humorist/best-selling author Jane Herlong. Members also […]

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