Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 22 August 2007 04:56Former Hillsboro Star-Journal editor Grant Overstake has been hired as director of communications at Tabor College.
Overstake, a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, has worked as a reporter for the Wichita Eagle and Miami Herald.
Most recently, Overstake served as editor of the Hillsboro Star-Journal, where his work earned a dozen “Excellence in Newspaper Awards” from the Kansas Press Association.
Overstake, 50, also has served as an...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 August 2007 10:42Clockwise from top left: Herbel, C. Haslett, J Haslett, Lundberg. Click image to enlarge
Two of the four new teachers coming to Unified School District 410 this fall are not strangers to the Hillsboro community.
Chris Herbel, who lives in rural Lehigh, comes as a first-year teacher through the Marion County Special Education Cooperative. She will be the primary provider for a total of 18 students in the third and fourth grades who have an individualized education plan.
Herbel has family roots in this area, but grew up in Wichita and graduated with a business degree from Friends University in 1985. Already interested in teaching at the time, she eventually earned an elementary education degree through Tabor College...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 08 August 2007 04:52Principal Rod Garman comes to Marion Elementary School with a desire to, “Simply be the best.”. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press<p>
Rod Garman, Marion Elementary School’s new principal, knows that a well-rounded education makes a person well-rounded. And there’s something to be said for being a well-rounded person.
Having completed a bachelor’s degree in communication with emphases in speech and drama and pre-law studies at Bethel College, Garman’s education enabled him to shift gears following his first year of law studies at Washburn University.
“The culmination of your life experience makes you who you are, and for me, going to law school was a disciplined course of study,” Garman said.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 08 August 2007 04:47The New Hope (Minn.) Mennonite Brethren Church no longer gathers for Sunday worship. But before closing its doors in June, the congregation ensured the church’s historic legacy by giving away the proceeds from the sale of its property—including $500,000 to endow a “Legacy of Hope Fund” at Tabor College.
“The Legacy of Hope Fund is an outstanding investment in the future of Tabor,” said Lawrence Ressler, vice president of academics and student development. “For many years to come, students, faculty, and staff will benefit from the proceeds of this gift.”
Under the management of the Mennonite Brethren Foundation, the endowment will be used by Tabor to support the proposed Center for Scientific Research and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 01 August 2007 09:43Tim Robertson comes to the position of junior high and senior high principal at Peabody Burns with 20 years experience as a classroom teacher and 15 years as state director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Click image to enlarge
Just because Tim Robertson’s career path to his first principalship as the lead educator at Peabody-Burns middle school and high school has been unconventional, don’t think it hasn’t prepared him well for the job.
“I had a superintendent tell me I’m a nontraditional first-year principal because most of them are a lot younger than I am,” said Robertson, who is in his mid-50s.
“I tell everybody I’m seasoned,” he added with a smile but also some conviction.
“I have taught...
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