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...
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...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:34The Tabor College Concert Choir is preparing for its annual spring tour, taking place March 14-24.
The choir will visit seven churches in Denver, Colo., and Central California, as well as Immanuel High School in Reedley, Calif.
The choir, under the direction of Brad Vogel, professor of choral music, will perform its concert series with the theme “The Radiance of His Glory,” based on Hebrews 1:3.
“So many texts speak of the glory of God and the glory of Christ, and Hebrews 1:3 proclaims that Christ is ‘the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being,’” Vogel said. “I wanted to focus on how we as believers reflect the Lord’s glory and so looked for texts that would speak of our lives in and for...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:33
Karina Torres and Ethan Oborny read a poem by Robert Hayden to residents of Parkside Homes in Hillsboro last Thursday. They are students in the English III class taught by Bob Woelk. The class is studying American poets, and the students were invited by Parkside to read some of their favorite works to the residents. Thirty-eight students participated, with one group coming in the morning and the other in the afternoon. “We just wrapped up a unit on American poets where students had to give a presentation to the rest of the class about their poets: biographies, style, subject matter, etc.,” said Woelk. “Penni Funk (Parkside staff member) contacted me about a month ago to see if there was something we could do for a poetry...
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