Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 June 2007 07:31Douglas K. Huxman has accepted a contract from Unified School District 410 to be interim superintendent for the upcoming school year.
Officially, Huxman’s contract begins Aug. 1. He will succeed Gordon Mohn, who has accepted a special-education position in the McPherson school district.
Huxman is no stranger to Marion County. He served in the Marion school system from 1988 until 1998, first as elementary school principal and then middle school principal before working as superintendent...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 June 2007 07:29The news keeps getting better about how much it will cost the city of Hillsboro to repair damage caused by an April fire in the former AMPI building it owns.
At its June 5 meeting, the Hillsboro City Council heard from Mayor Delores Dalke that Advance Catastrophe Technology Inc., based in Wichita, had submitted a bid of $72,000 to cleanup the damaged area.
That compares to an initial bid of $440,000 from another Wichita-based firm, National Catastrophe Restoration Inc., received in mid-May.
The city also has received lower bids from three local contractors who do not specialize in fire restoration.
The ACT bid does not include an estimated $30,000 to repair roof damage.
The council did not take action on the issue at this...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 13 June 2007 07:09The familiar sight of Allen Hiebert leading a Tabor College science class will become far less familiar following his retirement after 23 years at the college Tabor College photo. Click image to enlarge.
After 23 years as professor of chemistry and physics at Tabor College, and 16 years prior to that as professor at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., Allen Hiebert has retired.
“It used to be that when you had to adjust an instrument, you had to do it yourself, so you had to know how the machine works,” he said about the changes he’s observed in the teaching field.
“Now, with computerization, a person can push a button and a machine will practically adjust itself,” he added. “That’s great for routine work...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 06 June 2007 01:22
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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2007 18:51Prairie View, a long-time behavioral and mental health services provider headquartered in Newton, will be moving one of its Community Mental Health Center sites from Marion to Hillsboro.
Located in Marion since 1967, Prairie View was asked by Marion County Hospital District No. 1 to vacate their current location in a building on the St. Luke Hospital campus, to accommodate the hospital’s need for expansion.
The new location will be in the Hillsboro Heights Development area with a target occupancy date of July 8.
“The professionals at Prairie View have appreciated the relationship we have had over the last 40 years with the people of Marion and the medical staff at St Luke’s,” said Jessie Kaye, president and chief executive...
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