Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:06
Tabor College is planning a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the newly completed Harms Residence Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The public is welcome to attend. The 16-unit residence hall is located at 502 E. B St. in Hillsboro. Guided tours of the facility will be available for the public following the ceremony. The building was made possible by a donation from Wilmer Harms, an opthalmologist from North Newton, in honor of his late wife, Esther. Harms is the founding...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:55
Members of the USD 410 Board of Education received framed certificates of appreciation at halftime of the boys’ basketball game Feb. 1 between Hillsboro and Lyons at Brown Gymnasium. Collectively, the members have 59 years of experience on the board, according to Superintendent Steve Noble. “That is veteran leadership that deserves recognition,” Noble said. Pictured are board members (from left) Joe Sechrist, Mark Rooker, Chad Nowak, Rod Koons, Debbie Geis, Gary Andrew and Eddie Weber.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:51
The Goessel High School Scholars Bowl team won its regional tournament last Thursday at LeRoy. After advancing from pool play with a 3-2 record, the team of David Hesse, Bjorn Schumann, Heath Goertzen, Mark Schmidt, Jo Hoffman and Ben Wiens posted five straight victories in the championship round to claim first place. The team will compete for the state championship Feb. 9 at Flinthills. Coaches for the team are Wes Schmidt-Tieszen and Gina Bergin. Pictured above are (from left) Mark Schmidt, coach Wes Schmidt-Tieszen, Heath Goertzen, Bjorn Schumann, Ben Wiens, David Hesse, Jo Hoffman and assistant coach Gina Bergin.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:50Students at Goessel Elementary School discovered Thursday that it takes more then good soil, seed, water and oxygen to grow a school garden.
Starting this year, it also takes the financial help of local donors.
With four students equipped with garden tools stationed nearby, and the rest of the student body looking on Thursday afternoon, Kerry Watson, representing Mid Kansas Cooperative Association, presented the school with some seed money—literally and figuratively.
MKC’s check for $500 will be enough to cover program expenses for most of this school year and perhaps into the fall, according to John Fast, Goessel superintendent.
“I’m hoping one or two more donations will get us beyond that,” he added.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:33After nearly 50 years of meager opportunities, girls’ basketball dramatically changed June 23, 1972. On that day, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX. In brief, the new law stated, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity that has received federal financial assistance.”
The new law applied to the entire school or institution if any part of that school’s budget received federal funds. Although athletics received little direct federal funding, it was nonetheless considered subject to the law. Girls’ basketball was back in business, but not without many detractors who...
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