Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 April 2008 00:51Tracy Hefley, Hillsboro, has been hired as the first director of Kids Connection, the community-wide day care and preschool being developed through Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.
The goal is to begin day care Aug. 1 and start preschool in mid-August to coincide with the start of public school.
“The Kids Connection board is excited about Tracy taking the director position,” said Kim Klein, board chair. “She has extensive experience in child care centers and comes to our project...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 April 2008 00:48Students from Goessel High School participated Saturday in the Kansas State High School Activities Association Regional Solo and Small Ensemble Festival at Tabor College in Hillsboro.
The festival is a qualifying event for the state competition for solos and small ensembles. To qualify for state, a soloist or ensemble must receive a I rating.
The following soloists qualified for state: Sara Bowman, string bass; Jessica Goertzen, vocal; Michelle Unruh, bass clarinet; Hannah Franzen, tenor saxophone; Joylin Hall, vocal; Chrystiana Voth, clarinet, vocal; Laura Unruh, clarinet vocal; Kristen Hoffman, french horn; Katie Flaming, vocal; Kristin Unruh, flute; Amy Brubaker, clarinet, vocal; Bryant Miller, vocal; Cameron Voth, vocal; Austin...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 April 2008 00:47Members of Hillsboro High’s FFA chapter competed at the Southcentral District Livestock Judging event April 9. Pictured are: back row (from left) Ty Goossen, Jacob Fish, Ethan Frantz; front row, Brea Allen, Alex Jost. Courtesy photo Members of the Hillsboro High School FFA Chapter participated in the Southcentral District Livestock Judging event April 9 at Hutchinson Community College.
Members evaluated eight classes of livestock consisting of cattle, sheep and hogs.
Ethan Frantz placed second in the greenhand division. In the senior division, Ty Goossen placed first overall with a score of 522 of a possible 550. The senior team of Goossen, Alex Jost, Jacob Fish and Brea Allen placed fourth.
In the invitational...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 April 2008 00:38Pianist Brandon Voth will perform his junior recital at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at the Tabor College Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
Voth, from Lynden, Wash., will perform the Prelude and Fugue in F Minor by J.S. Bach; Rhapsody in G Major (Op. 79, No. 2) by Johannes Brahms; and “Moonlight Sonata” (Op. 27, No. 2) by Ludwig van Beethoven.
“I chose these songs because of the passion interlaced within them,” Voth said. “Another reason for choosing the Beethoven sonata is that many people have heard the first movement, but have no idea there are two additional movements.”
Voth is a student of Sheila Schmitt, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy.
“I’ve grown immensely in my faith and in music,” Voth...
Written by Peggy Goertzen Wednesday, 16 April 2008 00:37Early on the morning of April 30, 1918, flames could be seen at Tabor College. Within an hour, the building had burned to the ground. Solomon Loewen climbed up a ladder into H. F. Toews’s classroom and threw chairs and maps out the window until the floor began to burn. They told him, “You must get out! There’s too much danger.” That very day the students and faculty pledged $13,000 for a rebuilding fund, and for three days following, the students, faculty and constituents worked at the ruins, cleaning bricks, crushing rock, working to “recycle” what remained.
This “Tabor in Time” was written by Peggy Goertzen, one of the contributing authors of “Tabor College: A Century of Transformation...
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