Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 April 2008 09:29About 160 students, plus faculty and staff, at Peabody-Burns Elementary will join with more than 500 other schools around the world Friday, May 2, by signing Student Signatures in Space posters to celebrate "Space Day 2008."
Student Signatures in Space (S3) provides elementary and middle school students the opportunity to send their digitized signatures into space and feel a personal involvement with the crew and the mission.
Jointly sponsored by NASA and Lockheed Martin, S3 is one program of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 April 2008 09:26Two Goessel High School students placed second April 11 at the Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Friends University, Wichita.
Competing against Kansas high schools of all sizes, Stefen Henkel and Anthony Esau won second place for Division I (high school) with their hydrogen fuel cell project.
“For perspective, first place went to a student from Olathe North in a pre-engineering program, and a student performing cancer research with faculty from MU won third place,” said Donna O’Neill, GHS science teacher.
By placing second, Henkel and Esau will present their research to the Kansas Junior Academy of Science on May 1 with a chance to win a place at the National Academy of Science competition in Chicago in February...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Wednesday, 23 April 2008 09:17The Goessel school board met April 7 and listened to a teacher presentation by Donna O’Neill, high school science teacher. This is her first year at Goessel.
“I really enjoy my job,” she said. “I appreciate this opportunity.”
O’Neill shared her enthusiasm for the science fair that her students recently completed. She said the students conducted individual research and were also assigned to groups. Research papers were eight to 10 pages long. Groups designed experiments, with a total of 22 projects.
Eight groups qualified for regional competition, and one group placed second at the state science fair, competing against students from Class 6A schools.
According to O’Neill, it was an “awesome experience.” She said a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 April 2008 09:07The Awards Committee of the Bethel College Alumni Association has named Goessel native Duane Goossen as the winner of the 2008 Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Goossen, a Republican now living in Topeka, is Kansas Secretary of Administration and State Budget Director in the administration of Democratic governor Kathleen Sebelius.
Goossen graduated from Bethel with a bachelor’s degree in 1978 and earned a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in public management from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, in 1998.
From 1978-96, Goossen was president and owner of Goossen Construction Inc. in Goessel. He served seven consecutive terms as a Kansas State Representative for District 70 from 1983-97...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 April 2008 08:50Arlene Hett, Hillsboro, has been named outstanding alumnus by the Bethel Deaconess Hospital/Bethel College Nursing Alumni Association.
Arlene (Peters) Hett graduated in 1969 from the Bethel Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at Hillsboro Community Medical Center for almost 34 years in a variety of roles, including director of nursing for six years.
Since June 2001, she has been employed as a nurse in the Emergency department of Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, where she was honored both as employee of the month (after three months there) and employee of the year (after one year).
She continues to serve in the Hillsboro community by assisting ophthalmologist Terria Winn with cataract surgeries.
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