Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 24 October 2007 10:25Lawrence E. Ressler, vice president of academics and student development at Tabor College, was honored Oct. 21 as 2007 Alumnus of the Year by Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va.
Ressler, who graduated from EMHS in 1972, was recognized at the school’s homecoming Oct. 21 for his 35 years in Christian social work, teaching and administration.
In his social work practice, Ressler served 15 years as a leader in the North American Association of Christians in Social Work. His...
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 24 October 2007 10:23Juniors and seniors attending tax-supported high schools in Kansas have a chance to earn college scholarships through the 48th annual essay contest sponsored by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Kansas.
In this area, Advance Lodge 114 of Florence will be receiving entries from area high school students that wish to participate.
The topic for this year’s essay contest is titled, “Is there such a thing as global warming? Explain your rationale.”
The winner of the Advance Lodge 114 contest will compete for scholarships that can be applied at a tax-supported accredited university, college, junior college or vocational-technical school in Kansas.
Scholarships will be forwarded to the student’s school of choice upon confirmation of...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 24 October 2007 06:45A dedication ceremony for the new Tabor College townhouses was held Oct. 20 during homecoming. The ceremony included music by the Tabor College Brass Ensemble, directed by Richard Cantwell (right), and ribbon cuttings for each of the three halls. Above: Ed Fitzgerald cuts the ribbon at Hiebert Hall, which is dedicated to Daniel Hiebert and Ruth Hiebert. Loewen Hall is dedicated to Bill and Joyce Loewen, and Wiebe Hall to David and Lorma Wiebe. The "Continuing a Legacy of Distinction" capital campaign began in 2002 with a goal of raising $8.8 million for new townhouses, renovation of the men's quad dormitory, the annual fund and building endowment. About $3.55 million was designated for the new townhouses. The...
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 17 October 2007 12:59
Students from Marion Elementary School participate in International Walk to School Day. About 75 children from Marion and Hillsboro elementary schools participated in the event, sponsored by Safe Kids Marion County. For the eighth year, volunteers walked children to school in order to demonstrate important safety behaviors. Students from MES participated in the event Oct. 3, and students from HES participated Oct. 4. In addition to walking to school, Safe Kids Marion County conducted walkability checks, speed enforcement campaigns and other activities to teach children important walking safety tips.
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Wednesday, 17 October 2007 12:49Hillsboro High School principal Dale Honeck announced he will retire at the end of the current school year.
Consequently, the Board of Education for Unified School District 410 approved his resignation at its regular meeting Monday evening Oct. 8.
“We owe you a couple of thanks for a couple of big things you’ve done for us this year,” board president Rod Koons told Honeck prior to the vote. “You epitomize that you care about your kids and your school.”
Superintendent Doug Huxman updated the board on the timeline for facility improvements.
The district’s transportation services have already moved to a temporary location, Huxman said.
“It’s working,” he said about that move. “Whenever we do these temporary things...
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