Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 13 February 2008 08:48Parkside Homes Inc. of Hillsboro is sponsoring a new singing group designed for senior adults.
Parkside Voices, directed by Steve Vincent, adjunct organ instructor at Tabor College and a member of the accompanist team at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, will present a variety of choral music including sacred, show tunes and old-time favorites.
New singers are invited to join. The group rehearses from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays in the lower commons of the Park Village congregate...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 06 February 2008 14:40Lori Soo Hoo (right), coordinator of Marion County Parents as Teachers, entertains Abby, 3, and Kenna, 1, with items appropriate to their stage of development while mother, Lisa Wesner, watches. The Wesner family is one of the Marion families involved in the Marion County Parents as Teachers program. Malinda Just / Free Press
Research by Bruce Perry, a senior fellow at ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, indicates that 50 percent of all neural connections are formed during the first year of life.
By age 3, 75 percent of the connections have been formed. Between birth and death, the last 25 percent of neural connections are developed.
Because 90 percent of the brain is developed by age 5, with the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 06 February 2008 14:24Schnell
Tabor College graduate Jacqueline Schnell is among 32 educators from around the state to receive the 2008 Kansas Horizon Award for exemplary first-year educators, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education.
To be eligible for a Horizon Award, teachers must have distinguished themselves as outstanding. Recipients of the award will be recognized Feb. 22 in Topeka.
Schnell, who graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, teaches fifth grade at Eisenhower Elementary School, USD 428, in Great Bend.
“I feel honored, humbled and surprised to receive this award,” Schnell said. “It was very much unexpected.”
Schnell, who hails from Omaha, Neb., said the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 06 February 2008 14:20Tabor College has announced the dates and speakers for its spring “60+” Learning in Retirement Program series.
A new semester of programs, fellowship and learning for older adults begins Feb. 25 at the main campus in Hillsboro.
“This is a very special time for all of us at Tabor College,” said program coordinator, Connie Issac. “In the fall of 2008 it will be 100 years since the doors opened for the first classes.
“The college has been offering classes for people close to or in retirement for 34 of those years. Since 1974 the 60+ program has become synonymous with education and fun.”
The 60+ programs will be presented in the ground-level Wohlgemuth Music Education Center just north of the campus library. Parking is...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 30 January 2008 09:17The Marion County Commission Monday came close to tacit approval of new rental cabins to be located at Marion County Lake, with Commission Chairman Bob Hein promising the builders, “We’ll take a look at it, and get right back to you.”
Debra and Jim Whitfill first came to the commission months ago with a proposal to build cabins ranging from rustic sleeping quarters to kitchenette cabins to “scout” group cabins. They also proposed to put a breakfast cafe and snack bar in one end of the community lake building, and build a boat rental business.
Park Superintendent Steve Hudson said he has been looking at all these proposals by the Whitfills with concerns for expense of utilities development for the county, and the possible...
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