Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 13 March 2008 08:32Acclaimed volcanologist R.B. Trombley talks to Hillsboro Middle School seventh-graders Monday about his discoveries while conducting on-site evaluations of major volcanoes around the world. Trombley spoke to middle and high school classes on Monday and Tuesday.
There are guest speakers, and then there are guest speakers.
Science students at Hillsboro Middle School and Hillsboro High School were privileged to hear firsthand from one of the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 13 March 2008 08:16Hillsboro Fire Department volunteer Jason Rooker loads gear back into the firetruck park in front of the Tabor College Student Center Monday morning. The smoke that prompted the evacuation of students turned out to be an electrical motor malfunction.
Students, faculty and staff were safely evacuated from the Student Center at Tabor College at around 9 a.m. Monday after smoke was discovered in the campus bookstore.
Hillsboro firefighters located the source of the smoke in an...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 12 March 2008 06:17Coming off a record-breaking tornado year in Kansas in 2007, including the monster that leveled Greensburg on May 4, residents are reminded with additional urgency to hope for the best but always, always prepare for the unimaginable.
That same sense of renewed urgency holds true for local governments, according to Larry Paine, Hillsboro city administrator.
“How do I get prepared for something like that?” Paine said of potential weather disasters like Greensburg. “You don’t get...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 05 March 2008 13:52LEFT: Sen Jim Barnett chats with (from left) Larry Paine, Jared Jost and Mayor Delores Dalke following the presentation.
MIDDLE: Rep. Don Dahl came equipped with a sizeable graph to illustrate the state’s sizeable financial challenges.
BOTTOM: Sen. Barnett makes his point about the need for coal-fired energy plants to meet the short-term need for affordable electricity.
With this year’s legislative session at the...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 05 March 2008 13:39Two weeks ago, Kosova, an impoverished territory in Europe with a population of mainly ethnic Albanians, unilaterally declared independence from Serbia.
Currently, Serbia refuses to recognize the declaration, and the United Nations continues administration.
The declaration of independence has been long-awaited by the people of Kosova, said Matt Krebs, a former Hillsboro resident who has been living and working in Kosova, along with his family, for nearly four years.
“Since arriving here...
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