Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 25 May 2010 19:26After more than 11 years at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro, Lillian Bookless, facility director, said it’s time for her to step aside and make room for all the good changes coming.
Even though she said it is hard to leave, she knows it is time for new blood.
“God is still interested in Main Street Ministries and I am at ease with letting go,” she said Friday.
Bookless said part of the plan for MSM is to become even more of a community, with families moving ahead as a team...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:43Hillsboro spring sportsstate athletes at play:(above from left) Grant Shewey, Daniel Kunantaev, Dakota Kaufman,Franny Gottsch, Tyler Ediger. Tennis and golfhave completed their seasons while track andfield, softball and base-ball will begin statecompetition Friday.
Last year, Hillsboro High School made history by having all five of its spring sports programs represented in state competition.
This year, history has repeated itself.
Trojans in tennis, golf, track, baseball and softball have, or will shortly, play at the state’s highest level again this season.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Robert Rempel, HHS activities director. “Our softball team has had those expectations, and our baseball team, too. I know there were...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:32When the school year officially ends Thursday for Centre Unified School District 397, so will an era for all of Marion County.
The doors of the building in Lost Spring that houses Centre Elementary School will be locked for the final time as a classroom facility. It will mark the first time since the building was constructed in 1925 that the voices of children and teachers will not echo through its hallways when fall rolls around.
The closure also will complete the slow but sure death march for school buildings in the small towns of Marion County that began in 1963 with the inauguration of school consolidation.
This fall, as a result of declining enrollment and growing financial challenges, all Centre students will be consolidated on...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:29
Hillsboro High School principal Max Heinrichs goes over a few last minute reminders while the HHS Class of 2010 prepares for its commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon in Robert C. Brown Gymnasium. This year’s valedictorian was Nathan Vogel (bottom photo), who shared the insights of the late college basketball coach Jim Valvano as the crux of his address to the crowd. Candace Weinbrenner was the salutatorian and Daniel Kunantaev, Jared King and Taylor Hagen teamed were the senior speakers chosen by their classmates to share their humor and wisdom.
Written by Elissa Richert Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:28For many years, parents, alumni, educators and students have crowded into the Tabor College gym to sweat out the graduation ceremonies.
Not this year.
The ceremonies will take place outdoors for the first time in 47 years at the new Joel H. Wiens Stadium, completed last fall. They will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Commencement exercises have been in Tabor’s gym since 1963.
“It’s definitely a change and it will cause a lot of adapting,” said Roxanne Stauffer, senior class president.
A larger graduating class this year prompted the graduation planning committee to look for a change of venue.
“We’ve been so crowded in the gym, and it’s also so hot in there with so many people,” said DJ Freeman, assistant to the...
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