Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:45Goessel Elementary School has been identified as a Title I Reward School by the Kansas Department of Education.
As such, GES is among the top 10 percent of Title I schools through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver.
The achievement is for academic performance based on the past four years of combined state reading and math assessments.
“We are excited to receive the outstanding award and acknowledge the hard work of all of our staff and students in...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:44Cooperation between local public entities is being credited as a key reason Hillsboro city leaders received word last week that the Kansas Department of Transportation has awarded the community two grants totaling almost $900,000 that should enhance the safety of residents.
A grant of $627,400 will go toward the construction of deceleration and acceleration lanes off U.S. Highway 56 onto Adams Street, and a grant of $250,000 will go toward the construction of better sidewalks for...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:30The 75th annual Labor Day Celebration in Florence this past weekend had something for everyone, including an 1860s vintage baseball game pitting the local talent of the Harvey Boys against the Chase County Preservationists.
It was a close game, according to Nancy Boyce, public education director of the Lyon County Historical Society, who provided the Florence team with vintage uniforms from that era.
“Vintage baseball is a neat way to teach and learn history,” she said.
Boyce said she...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:12The Hillsboro City Council approved a zoning change at its Aug. 21 meeting for a portion of the Carriage Hills housing development on the city’s south side.
Hillsboro resident Darrell Driggers has plans to develop the south portion of Carriage Hills into single-family and multi-family residences. The development previously had been zoned only for single-family residences.
The city’s Planning Commission had recommended the zoning change to the council after reviewing the plan.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:05A 30-year-old Hillsboro man was indicted in U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., on two felony counts of criminal activity involving the Internet by sending obscene material and influencing a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Nicholas Knittig was arrested at 7 a.m. Aug. 22 at his place of employment by the Marion County sheriff’s office, Hillsboro Police Department and FBI agents, according to Sheriff Robert Craft.
A search warrant was carried out at his residence at 302 N. Washington...
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