We look forward to the full tide of Tabor College students returning to Hillsboro beginning this weekend. The town never seems as vibrant during their summer absence. In addition to their physical presence, their return marks the start of the public events that enliven our community spirit, whether they be athletic, musical, dramatic or academic in nature.
Unfortunately, the college’s student-housing project is not fully complete in time for their arrival, as had been planned. Even so, students will enjoy the new look to the campus, even as local residents have taken a liking to it this summer.
With the start of the fall term, President Larry Nikkel will preside over his final semester of activities as his retirement approaches. Sources report that a potential successor has been invited to candidate here in the coming weeks.
It appears we can all look forward to what promises to be another eventful year. —DR