Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 02 May 2007 08:56Tabor College juniors Shelby Miller (left) and Liz Finch try to stay on top of their work as directors of the student-initiated recycling program on campus. “It’s more work than we thought it would be,” Miller says. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge
The official observance was last month, but a pair of environmentally conscious Tabor College students believe every day should be Earth Day—especially for people who call themselves...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 02 May 2007 08:42This site concept shows where USD 410 would locate its work in the former AMPI building. Click image to enlarge.
Accommodating other proposed facility changes and saving taxpayer money are the key reasons the USD 410 Board of Education is looking to an old building as the new location for its central office and transportation and maintenance services, officials say.The district plans to relocate its central office from the elementary school campus and the transportation and maintenance services from the high school campus at the city-owned Hillsboro Business Development Complex.
The project will take about one-third of the expansive facility that is more commonly known as the former AMPI building, located at Ash and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 02 May 2007 08:32Gordon Mohn
Gordon Mohn announced last week that he will be stepping down as superintendent of Unified School District 410 at the conclusion of the contract year, June 30.
Mohn, 57, will be filing for retirement through the state’s KPERS program, but has accepted a full-time job for the coming school year as director of the special-education program for USD 418-McPherson.
The board received Mohn’s announcement at a special meeting Tuesday, April 24.
“In most people’s mind, retiring means no longer working, but I’ll continue to work just like I always have,” Mohn said.
The job with McPherson piqued his interest, he said, because of the nature of the work, plus his interest in pursuing a different career...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:36
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Charlie Reece (left), of Ag Service Inc., and Hillsboro wheat producer Randy Eitzen examine a wheat plant in search of new tillers during a gathering of some 100 area wheat producers last Tuesday. The group gathered at a wheat test plot southeast of Hillsboro to hear Gary Kilgore, a crops and soils specialist from Kansas State University, talk about prospects and options for this year’s wheat crop following a devastating Easter freeze. About 300 farmers gathered Thursday for an informational meeting in Hillsboro sponsored by Ag Service.
For a story on what they heard at these sessions, see here.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:30Todd Lehman’s 13-month marathon challenge ended April 16 at the Boston Marathon. Along the way, he has been raising awareness for a prison-visitation ministry. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press Local youth pastor completes a challenge of body and soul
For more than a year, Hillsboro resident Todd Lehman has been covering a lot of ground in Marion County and around the country.
Lehman is best known locally for his work as youth pastor for First Mennonite and Trinity Mennonite churches.
But the Kidron, Ohio, native has been working on a project of mythic proportions: running a marathon per month for over a year.
Fittingly, the Boston Marathon, held for 111th consecutive year last Monday, brought Lehman’s...
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