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 the high snow ridge that formed along the east curb of Washington when the street was cleared had made it difficult for visitors to park in front of the apartments that face the street.
Jost said the city should be required to clear alleys when they...
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 the Tabor College campus last Wednesday through classroom presentations and informal interaction with faculty and students.
“I’m trying to convey the importance of the time we’re living in,” Radcliff said. “There are many challenges we...
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...
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