Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:01These Hillsboro High students attended the FFA leadership convention at Rock Springs Ranch last month: front row (from left), Brea Allen, Heather Goldsby, Bri Loewen, Sonya Roberts; back row, Emily Surdez (state FFA president from Sabetha), Andy Klassen, Brandon Brown, Jacob Fish, John Hein, David Winter.
Eight members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter joinedmore than 280 Kansas FFA members at a leadership convention held July 7-9 at Rock Springs Ranch south of...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 12 August 2008 14:30Marion County Lake tested clean with no zebra mussels detected last week. But if you’re not careful to get a permit certifying your boating and fishing equipment is inspected zebra-mussel-free by lake personnel, you could pay a $150 fine in the future.
Park and Lake Superintendent Steve Hudson and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Officer Marvin Peterson told the Marion County Commission Monday that such a system may be the only way to ensure the lake stays without mussels.
Peterson said Kansas has a law against introducing exotic wildlife to its waters, which could be used for enforcement against introduction of the mussels.
Commissioner Dan Holub said he thought the commissioners should investigate, and probably install as...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 August 2008 14:29U.S. Senate
D - Lee Jones 89
D - Jim Slattery 223
R - Pat Roberts 1,944
D - James Bordonaro 238
R - Jerry Moran 2,024
KANSAS SENATE (D-17)
D - Kitty Frank 204
R - Jim Barnett 1,658
KANSAS SENATE (D-35)
D - Cynthia K. Nelson 41
R - Jay Emler 224
KANSAS HOUSE (D-70)
R - J. Robert Brookens 1,412
R - Roger Hannaford 655
R - William Spangler 222
County Commission (D-2)
D - James A. Herzet 122
R - Daniel Holub 701
COUNTY COMMISSION (D-3)
D - Aaron Allen 79
R - Randy Dallke 321
R - Larry K. Larsen 256
R - Robert Craft 1,166
R - Lee Becker 1,135
R - Susan Robson 1,868
R - Carol Maggard...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 August 2008 14:26Peabody-Burns Elementary School is starting a new program for students whose parents are employed out of town and have difficulty making arrangements for child care.
“After School Adventures” will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily when school is in session.
“The purpose of this program is to give your child a safe place to be when you are at work or get caught out of town on an errand,” said Ken Parry, principal. “Students may participate daily or on an as-needed basis. All students in grades K-6 are welcome to participate.”
During the program, students will be given a snack, participate in activities, and have the opportunity to finish any homework they might have.
Students from the Burns community...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 August 2008 15:24
About 100 cancer survivors take their ceremonial walk around the track to kick off the 2008 Marion County Relay for Life on Firday evening at the Marion High School track. Despite hot, sultry weather, the event raised more than $50,000 for the American Cancer Society, well surpassing the goal of $45,000, according to Janet Herzet, one of the organizers. About 1,600 luminaries, purchased and lit in honor of cancer victims and survivors, lined the track. Twenty-two teams participated in the event. Asked about this year’s success, Herzet said, “I just think cancer has touched a lot of our lives—families, coworkers, parents, friends and children.”
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