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...
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...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:28Harry Bennett of rural Marion “was resigned” from the Marion County Public Safety and Law Enforcement Center Committee on a 3-0 vote of the Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday.
Harry Bennett of rural Marion “was resigned” from the Marion County Public Safety and Law Enforcement Center Committee on a 3-0 vote of the Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday.
Commissioners said Bennett had overstepped the bounds of his position by checking on a potential site for a new jail and communications center without having been authorized to do so.
The commissioners said selecting real estate, checking its suitability, and discussing it with current owners are responsibilities of county commissioners, and not what committee...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:25Unified School District 410 will celebrate “Dedication Night” for the new Joel Wiens Stadium with free admission for everyone to the Hillsboro-Lyons football game at 7 p.m. Friday.
Instead of admission, the district will receive donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items for the food bank at Main Street Ministries, according to Robert Rempel, activities director.
The game with Lyons will be fourth one the Trojans have played in the $5.2 million stadium, which was built in a 50-50 partnership with Tabor College. Tabor will have its dedication time during homecoming weekend in October.
The Trojans won their previous three contests against Sacred Heart, Smoky Valley and Ellinwood to start the year with a 3-0...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 22 September 2009 13:24An estimated 20,000 people and 150 vendors were in Marion Saturday for the annual Art in the Park.
“It was a wonderful day,” said Margo Yates, director of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, “and all the artists were able to make it.”
Tammy Oborg (right) of Lindsborg carries off a hand-crafted birdhouse during the 31st annual Art in the Park held Saturday in Marion. Judy Christensen, chair of the Art in the Park planning committee, said without the help of the community this event each year would not materialize.
With some confidence, Christensen said, she believes Art in the Park is the only show in Kansas that incorporates its Boy Scouts into the mix.
“On Friday evening, (the Boy Scouts)...
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