Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 12 September 2007 04:44Click to buy photo Lance Booker, of the city street department, was busy leveling bricks last week in Hillsboro’s downtown business district. While traditionally not one of the tasks city workers undertake in preparation for the Arts & Crafts Fair, it will make the sidewalks safer and more aesthetically appealing when 40,000-plus buyers and browsers come to town Saturday. “It’s one of those neat things where somebody sees something, then sees something more and...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 05 September 2007 03:51Buy this Photo Senior Kelsey Unruh said that overall she likes the rules that govern cell-phone use at Hillsboro High School. Unlike other area schools, she and her classmates can use their phones at school—but not during classes. Malinda Just / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.
Since the late 1990s, cell-phone use has been on the rise. Nearly every age group has experienced the influx, not excluding elementary, middle school and high school aged children.
Cell phone use, particularly by school-aged children, has become cause for concern for school districts across the country as more and more students bring cell phones to school.
In recent months, the New York City Board of Education banned cell phones from...
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Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 05 September 2007 03:42<p>Brad Just (left) and Brandon Friesen admire the Robomow L850 as it moves across the law at the Just residence. During off hours from his regular job, Just is working as an installer of the computerized mower to help Friesen, who is the only authorized dealer in Kansas. Malinda Just / Free Press. Click image to enlarge
The next time you’re out in the yard pushing your gas-powered lawn mower in the mid-day heat, imagine the day when you can keep your lawn perfectly trimmed without breaking a sweat or an eardrum—or hiring somebody else to break theirs.
That future is now reality at the home of Brad and Malinda Just at 102 N. Adams in Hillsboro—thanks to Robomow, an automated, battery-powered lawn mower that...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 29 August 2007 09:28For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Tabor College among the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest.
In the 2008 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” published in the magazine’s Aug. 27 issue, Tabor College ranks 40th among the best baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest region—up from 51st place last year.
“We’re pleased that Tabor again is ranked in the top tier of colleges in the Midwest,” said Lawrence Ressler, vice president of academics and student development.
“Factors U.S. News considers important, such as a high number of classes with less than 20 students, and a low faculty-student ratio, make education at Tabor a very satisfying experience.
“In the long run, these...
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