Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:22The Marion County Board of Commissioners Wednesday, Sept. 30, instituted a county hiring freeze because of the bad economy.
The commissioners voted 3-0 that department heads no longer will be allowed to hire new employees automatically to replace persons who retire or quit without direct evaluation by the commissioners.
Commissioner Randy Dallke said the decision includes hiring “from the interior, the exterior and on-coming.”
Commission Chairman Dan Holub said with the economic...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:21Evan Yoder displays the Henry .22 rifle he received, along with a plaque, from the Kansas Education Program last month for being the Region 4 Teacher of the Year for 2008. He has helped spearhead the program for local middle school students since the mid-1990s.
Evan Yoder is glad the hunter-safety education program offered through Hillsboro Middle School received statewide recognition recently.
He’s just not sure he should have been singled out to receive the honor.
Yoder, principal at Hillsboro Elementary School, was named Teacher of the Year for 2008 in Region 4 of the Kansas Hunter Education program.
Monica Bickerstaff, the program’s assistant coordinator, presented Yoder with a plaque and a...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:58County Appraiser Cindy Magill and eight of her department employees came before the Marion County Commission Monday to say “enough is enough.”
They want commission support and recognition that their personal safety is important in the face of increased public criticisms, too often profane abuse from patrons, and continued attempts to get Magill dismissed from her office by a circulating petition.
Magill and the employees want the petition results decided and acted on one way or the other by the commissioners before it contributes to more threats and abuse.
They also blamed the bad economy, job lay-offs and public disgust at handling of the national economy for growing local unhappiness in paying taxes.
Commissioner Bob Hein said...
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...
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