Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:39Think of David Radcliff as a transportation director calling out to rush-hour drivers to find a better, safer way home by choosing a path that resists the natural flow of traffic.
For a lot of people, the invitation is hard to comprehend, if not nonsensical.
But that’s essentially Radcliff’s job as director of New Community Project, an Arizona-based organization that seeks to promote peace through justice, care for creation and experiential learning.
Radcliff brought his message to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:33The Hillsboro Trojans finished the 2012-13 basketball season with a 23-3 record and a third-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament in Hutchinson this weekend. Posing with their hardware are, front row (from left) Tara Proffitt, Danae Bina, Addie Lackey, Allison Weber, Kennedy Lucero; back row, assistant coach Dennis Boldt, Maddi Duerksen, Maci Schlehuber, Tena Loewen, Christina Morris, Erin Winter, Alex Ratzlaff, Darcy Heinrichs and coach Nathan Hiebert.
Trojan super fan Kenny Johnston shows his support for his favorite team on opening night.
Carly Deines points out big sister Makenzie to her young friend, Avery Smith, during warmups.
The Centre Cougar starting five wait for the start of player introductions prior to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:15
The Hillsboro High School outlasted fellow Central Kansas League school Haven, 43-32, in the championship game of the Class 3A sub-state tournament Saturday to earn a fifth consecutive trip to the state tournament in the Hutchinson Sports Arena this week. The Trojans, seeded No. 1 at sub-state, will be the No. 4 team at state when they open play tonight (Wednesday) against No. 5 seeded Holcomb. Pictured above are: front row (from left), Tara Proffitt, Danae Bina, Addie Lackey, Alex Ratzlaff and Allison Weber; back row, Maddi Duerksen, Maci Schlehuber, coach Nathan Hiebert, Christina Morris, Erin Winter, Tena Loewen, Darcy Heinrichs, Kennedy Lucero and assistant coach Dennis Boldt. The Centre High Schools girls earned a state...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:14The threat of a bomb scheduled to explode Friday, March 1, at USD 398 Peabody-Burns High School prompted action by school personnel and law enforcement officials at the local, county and state level.
Superintendent Ron Traxson said Monday a student at Peabody-Burns High School has been identified in connection with writing the bomb threat on a bathroom stall Feb. 14 identifying the afternoon of March 1 as the date and time the bomb would explode.
“Supposedly the person would blow up the building,” he said, “which is a tall order, but we live in a time that we have to take very serious steps.”
Those steps, Traxson said, included identifying the student responsible, which took two full days reviewing surveillance, interviewing...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:13Phoebe Janzen of Florence won second place recently for her snapshot of three young screech owls and their mother, titled “Shhhh! Don’t Wake Mama!”
Competing against hundreds of other photographers in the Wichita Eagle’s 12th annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest, Janzen said she was surprised her photo was among the top 15 selected.
“I have my camera with me just about all of the time in case there is a unique photo opportunity,” she said.
“My poor husband (Steve) knows that sometimes it takes us twice as long to get from one place to the other because we need to stop to take a picture.”
The idea of entering one of her photographs, she said, was something her sister-in-law suggested.
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