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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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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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