Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:05In less than one month, Butler Community College on the Marion Campus, is hosting a “Fun Class Day” for the community.
Amy Kjellin, director, Butler of the Flint Hills, said the event is from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, with many of the classes new this year.
In conjunction with the free classes, she said, “Big Trucks —Big Fun,” is also back this year from 10 a.m. to noon at the Marion High School Football Stadium parking lot.
In the previous three years, the event was...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:37Marion County students fared well at regional competition in Manhattan Saturday by creating individual exhibits, websites or group presentations as part of Kansas History Day 2013.
Christian Becker, a sixth grade student at Marion Elementary School, took first place for his exhibit, “Commerce on the Santa Fe Trail and How it Defined a Nation.”
Sherri Sells, Extended Learning Program facilitator for Goessel, Marion and Peabody-Burns, served as advisor to the project.
“Christian (and others placing in the top three) will now move on to the state competition in Topeka this April,” Sells said.
“We had four students start out with projects for Kansas History Day,” she said. “It is a huge time commitment and Christian has...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:37The girls of Goessel High School first made an appearance at the state tournament in 1974. The Bluebirds had narrowly missed attending state in 1973. losing to Centre in the regional championship game.
As noted in an earlier column, Centre would advance to state and place second. Goessel ended the season with a mark of 8-3. Now in 1974, Goessel returned many of those key performers.
The team, coached by David Smith, featured Karen Richert, Carmen Fensky, Becky Klassen, Kathy Goossen, Mary Goertz, Martha Unruh, Carol Goertz, Darlene Richert, Shelly Goerzen and Norma Peters.
The Bluebirds opened the season with three straight wins, including a 44-34 decision over McPherson. By today’s standards, a win of that magnitude would command...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:36
The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Directors will award a $400 scholarship to a 2013 Marion County high school senior.
The award is given to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field: medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.
Interested seniors can pick up an application from their school counselor or from the Marion County Department on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion, or call 620-382-3580.
The application must be returned by April 12 to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:34More than 60 adults and children from all five school districts in Marion County attended the fourth annual Daddy Olympics Saturday at USD 408’s Sports and Aquatic Center in Marion.
Lori Soo Hoo, coordinator/ educator with Marion County Parents as Teachers, said the event is open to children ages birth to five years old.
“(Daddy Olympics) provides a great joint play experience for dads, grandpas, uncles and kids centered around the theme of sports,” Soo Hoo said.
In addition to creating fun memories, she said, organizers hope the event:
• encourages gross motor play in the home environment;
• allows families to experience the great community resource of the aquatic center;
• provides an avenue for some...
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