Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:57
Sammy Koons (left) and Heather Goldsby of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church stood on the front of Hillsboro Fire Department’s Engine 2 pumper after spending more than 30 minutes scrubbing it. Koons and Goldsby, along with other youth group members, volunteered to wash several of the department’s fleet as part of a commitment to help their community.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:55A steady stream of Tabor College students flows from the H.W. Lohrenz Building following chapel on Monday. The flow is at an all-time high with a record 504 full-time students on the Hillsboro campus. Total enrollment, including students at the Wichita campus, is a record 640.
Tabor College celebrated its centennial last fall with an enrollment of 612 students—the largest in its 100-year history.
Now, for the second year in a row, the college has set new enrollment records, beginning its 101st year with an unprecedented 640 students, a 4.5 percent increase over the previous year.
The registrar’s official tally following the 20th day of fall classes, which was Monday, Sept. 21, shows enrollment...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:54Work-site utility vehicles likely will be allowed access to city streets, but the jury—in this case the Hillsboro City Council—is still out on golf carts.
The council addressed the issue again at its Sept. 22 meeting, and seemed to back away from allowing golf carts free access to local streets and alleys.
Councilor Byron McCarty, retired chief of police, said he thought it was “unsafe” to give golf carts access to streets throughout the city, but was open to allowing them to drive a direct route to and from the golf course.
Councilor Kevin Suderman raised the issue of child-safety seats in golf carts. He and Councilor Bob Watson questioned whether they could be fitted for a golf cart—even if an ordinance would require it...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:53Hillsboro High School students in the Wiebe Media Center watch James Letterman (right) make a chess move against Justin King during a match before the start of classes Friday. With a strong chess guild, matches are a ritual before school and during the lunch period.
Awarding a foundation grant to a high school club may sound like a nice thing to do, but does the money really make a difference?
Testimonials from members of the Hillsboro High School Chess Guild testify that it does. The guild has received grants of $500 in each of the first two years the Hillsboro Community Foundation has awarded them through Impact Fund earnings.
Application season for the third round of grants began Sept. 15 and will...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:32The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair was time for connecting with friends and making big purchases for many of the estimated 45,000 people who took advantage of Saturday’s great weather.
The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday was considered one of the best in quite awhile, according to many officials and exhibitors.
“We had close to 45,000 people attending this year’s event,” said Dan Kinning, Hillsboro’s chief of police.
Renee Gilkey, director of the fair and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce staff member, said there 301 vendors came this year.
Jordan Hatchcock of Great Bend said she couldn’t be happier with her new marionette puppy she purchased Saturday at the...
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