Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Wednesday, 19 September 2007 09:29Unified School District 410 Board of Education adopted a resolution at its Sept. 10 meeting that authorized purchasing $4.605 million bonds for the non-Tabor projects approved by voters in the June 5 bond election.
Dustin Avey, of Piper Jaffray & Co., met with the board to review the agreement that also includes restructuring the 2004 bonds at a principal amount of $610,000.
Avey said the restructuring will extend debt repayment three years, from 2010 to 2013, for those bonds, and will...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Wednesday, 19 September 2007 09:27The Goessel school board was introduced at its Sept. 10 meeting tothe “Walking Fast with Mr. Fast” program that Superintendent JohnFast plans to start at the grade school to coincide with the school’swellness plan.
Fast plans to walk around the school grounds at noon twice a week and is inviting students to walk with him. He will keep track of their walking, and the students can earn awards.
Students can work up to the “Big Foot” walker award. Fast said the walking would take one-fourth of the noon recess time on the walking days.
“We still want kids to play,” he said. Staff are welcome to walk also.
Fast said the head count for this year’s enrollment is down by two students from last year, with 67...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 09:01
The Hillsboro Trojan Band and the Hillsboro Middle School band each received a “I” rating at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The high school band marched in the state fair parade for the first time in many years and received a “II+” for their parade performance.
This year’s Trojan Band is led by Caitlin Reimer, drum major, David Vogel, president, and Sara Jones, flag captain.
Section leaders are April Young, Caitlin Reimer, Katrina Muzyka, Viktoria Bichet, Kimberly Brown, David Vogel, Spencer Brown, Clay Shewey, Mitchell Koop and Isaac Leihy.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 12 September 2007 10:33The 34th annual Tabor College Learning in Retirement fall lecture series begins Sept. 24 with the first of 10 weekly lectures. Topics will focus on global adventures, entertainment and informative subjects of special interest to adults aged 60 and over.
“Several of this season’s presenters are particularly distinguished and from out of state, making this Learning in Retirement series exciting, entertaining, and unique,” said Connie Isaac, director of the program.
All meetings except for Oct. 8 are in the handicapped-accessible Wohlgemuth Music Education Center at the college. Sessions begin with a coffee reception at 9:30 a.m. followed by the program at 10 a.m.
Participants are invited to purchase lunch in the campus...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 12 September 2007 10:28The Marion/Florence FFA Chapter and Williams Service of Florence hosted the second annual county-wide Barnyard Olympics competition Monday, Sept. 4 during the Florence Labor Day celebration.
Below (top to bottom):
Brett Billings of Marion competes in the hay-bale toss during the Barnyard Olympics.
The winning FFA team from Hillsboro: (from left) Zach Jost, Jacob Yoder, Brandon Brown and Andy Klassen.
Tacy Taylor of Marion maneuvers through the wheelbarrow obstacle course.
Teams from Marion, Hillsboro and Peabody FFA chapters competed in four events in the boys’ division while Marion had a team compete in the girls’ division.
In team competition, Hillsboro placed...
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