Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 February 2008 09:04The Hillsboro High School Scholar’s Bowl team came up just short last week at the Class 3A regional tournament at Council Grove in its quest to return to state competition.
Hillsboro finished fourth in championship pool play. The top three teams qualify for state.
Competing for Hillsboro were Corissa Bartel, Ben Bosworth, Cody Blackketter and Matthew Brown.
To get to the championship pool, Hillsboro had to survive preliminary pool play. They did with a 6-1 record. The Trojans defeated...
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 February 2008 08:56USD 410 Board of Education members voted Monday to change from Trane to Lennox for heating and air conditioning systems in the district’s facilities.
Superintendent Doug Huxman said the district will send out for bids to purchase and install the climate-control technology.
The board also approved the reheating units at $12,200 that were eliminated in December to save costs.
“Everyone says we need to put them back in,” Huxman said.
Both votes followed a presentation about computerized temperature control systems by Ben Trout, president of EPM, a regional engineering and manufacturing group that specializes in such systems.
“I’m not here to sell,” Trout said. “I’m here to explain.”
He said such systems are designed...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 13 February 2008 08:48Parkside Homes Inc. of Hillsboro is sponsoring a new singing group designed for senior adults.
Parkside Voices, directed by Steve Vincent, adjunct organ instructor at Tabor College and a member of the accompanist team at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, will present a variety of choral music including sacred, show tunes and old-time favorites.
New singers are invited to join. The group rehearses from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays in the lower commons of the Park Village congregate building on the Parkside Homes campus.
For more information, contact Vincent at 620-947-2301.
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 06 February 2008 14:40Lori Soo Hoo (right), coordinator of Marion County Parents as Teachers, entertains Abby, 3, and Kenna, 1, with items appropriate to their stage of development while mother, Lisa Wesner, watches. The Wesner family is one of the Marion families involved in the Marion County Parents as Teachers program. Malinda Just / Free Press
Research by Bruce Perry, a senior fellow at ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, indicates that 50 percent of all neural connections are formed during the first year of life.
By age 3, 75 percent of the connections have been formed. Between birth and death, the last 25 percent of neural connections are developed.
Because 90 percent of the brain is developed by age 5, with the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 06 February 2008 14:24Schnell
Tabor College graduate Jacqueline Schnell is among 32 educators from around the state to receive the 2008 Kansas Horizon Award for exemplary first-year educators, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education.
To be eligible for a Horizon Award, teachers must have distinguished themselves as outstanding. Recipients of the award will be recognized Feb. 22 in Topeka.
Schnell, who graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, teaches fifth grade at Eisenhower Elementary School, USD 428, in Great Bend.
“I feel honored, humbled and surprised to receive this award,” Schnell said. “It was very much unexpected.”
Schnell, who hails from Omaha, Neb., said the...
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