Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:12The family that reads together has fun together.
At least that’s the premise behind Family Reading Night, the annual event that drew about 217 students and nearly 200 of their family members to Hillsboro Elementary School Tuesday evening, March 12.
“We just want the kids to see that reading can be fun, and that its important for whatever career they’re going to go into,” said Sandy Arnold, who coordinates the event as the district’s lead librarian.
With “Spring Fever”...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:10Most small-business owners favor customer loyalty over public recognition. But a little a recognition doesn’t hurt, either.
Marie Kessler, owner of Kessler Kreations in Hillsboro, recently received the 2013 “Existing Business of the Year” award from Kansas Small Business Development Services, a program of the Kansas Department of Commerce.
Kessler received the award March 12 in Topeka.
“It’s nice to be recognized because I do put in a lot of hard work here to get this...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:02With less than two weeks to go before USD 411 patrons will vote on a $3.3 million bond issue for school improvements, district leaders at Goessel are focused on educating the public about the project’s benefits.
Over the past few months, the district has hosted several public meetings and tours; another meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the people most in touch with the current educational challenges may be the teachers who lead the three departments that form...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:41
Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-grader Callie Arnold, shown here with principal Evan Yoder (left) and teacher Rod Just, won first place in the Kansas Arbor Day Poster Contest. She is the first HES student to win the state contest, according to Just.Each school year, Just has students create a tree poster as part of Earth Science class. Callie will be recognized for her accomplishment at a statewide Tree City USA event in Derby March 28. Just said the Kansas Forestry Department...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:40A group of about five residents living in the 100 block of South Washington and Lincoln streets asked the Hillsboro Council during its March 5 to change its snow-removal procedures.
The residents also asked the council to prohibit the use of fireworks in residential areas.
Joan Jost, spokesperson for the group, said the recent heavy snowfall had prevented residents from using their vehicles for up to three days because the alley between the two streets was not cleared.
She also said...
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