Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:30A community building that has sat empty for two years will soon show new signs of life, if the Centre/Lost Springs community has anything to say about it.
Teresa Huffman, Marion County Economic Development director, said the city council has approved plans to use the now-closed Centre elementary school building as a small-business incubator and for healthy cooking classes.
“It’s just a great opportunity,” she said. “I just think we could really do something.”
The main focus for...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:29
University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little interacts with Lee Leiker, USD 408 superintendent, Friday morning at Zimmerman’s Deli and Coffee Shop. Gray-Little shared university news to more than 25 KU alumni and area locals as part of the annual ’Hawk Days of Summer tour.
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:28The Goessel school board met July 9 and discussed the school’s dress code. The administration had received complaints from constituents and from staff that students are showing “too much skin.”
The handbook previously stated, “Shorts may be worn to school but they are not to be worn too short or revealing.”
Scott Boden, junior/senior high school principal, explained that the handbook will be more specific; shorts will need to be at least finger-tip length.
“I know it does create some frustration,” he said.
However, he said he has received phone calls from parents who have said, “I can’t believe what I see.”
Superintendent John Fast added that, “Mr. Boden has had a strong message from staff,” who say that...
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:27Unified School District 410 Board of Education at its July 9 meeting approved fees and other agenda items in preparation for the 2012-13 school year.
The board voted to increase by 5 cents prices for all school meals with the exception of visitor lunches, which will remain the past year’s amount.
“The cost of providing meals continues to increase for USD 410 due to new federal nutrition requirements,” said Superintendent Steve Noble about the rationale for raising prices.
Noble recommended assessing a “consumables materials fee” for the upcoming year, thus eliminating issuing textbook fees required in previous years.
“Textbooks are going the way of eight-tracks and video cassettes,” Noble said.
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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:59Members of the Technology Student Association chapter of Hillsboro High School placed among the top 10 in three events at the 2012 National TSA Conference, June 21-25, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Exact placements have not yet been announced, but TSA sponsor Creigh Bell said he knows Erich Herbel placed fourth in the Flight Endurance competition because Bell coordinated the event.
Chase Meisinger, meanwhile, went into final judging of the Dragster Design event in fourth place.
Herbel and Bret Mueller finished in the top 10 in the Problem Solving event.
“VEX Robotics honored only the tournament runners-up and tournament champions with trophies,” Bell said.
Under the format of the...
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