Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 29 August 2007 09:54
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A dense fog on Saturday morning had an other-worldly effect on the otherwise familiar outdoor landscape, including the Tabor College campus, shown here. The fog was so heavy in the early morning hours that visibility was reduced a few hundred yards. However, the day evolved into a bright, sunny and warm Saturday by mid-afternoon.
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 29 August 2007 09:50Vicky Mohn: “I’ve just always been fortunate that I’ve had a job I’ve loved. Free Press file photo. Click image to enlarge
Since 1982, Vicky’s School of Dance has been a childhood dream come true for owner and operator, Vicky Mohn of Hillsboro.
“When I was a young girl I always wanted to be a dance teacher,” she said. “I realized 25 years ago that I could actually do that for a living.”
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the studio that has provided area youth with the opportunity to dance for 16 years.
Prior to arriving in Hillsboro, Mohn owned and operated four studios in Belleville, Concordia, Beloit and Hebron, Neb., for nine years.
“For many years I was running four studios,” said...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 29 August 2007 09:38Lonnie Benda, in astronaut gear, attended FATP this summer. Click image to enlarge
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center graduated Lonnie Benda, son of Karen Benda, from Level 2 of its Future Astronaut Training Program this summer.
The camp builds on knowledge gained from FATP Level 1, also at the Cosmosphere.
The week-long astronaut camp is for students entering grades 7-10 and emphasizes teamwork, leadership and problem solving.
Developed by Cosmosphere staff, FATP is a nationally-recognized camp that motivates campers to seek careers in space-related industries.
FATP Level 2 incorporates aspects of astronaut training with advanced courses in space shuttle systems, earth observation, and...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Wednesday, 22 August 2007 05:12Superintendent John Fast told the Goessel school board at the Aug. 13 meeting that enrollment head count showed 261 students for the new school year.
Fast said this number is only three students lower than last year, and the difference may be smaller yet.
There had been concern about numbers since 34 seniors graduated in May, while the new kindergarten class only has 17 students.
Marc Grout, junior/senior high school principal, told the board there are 15 new students in grades six through 10, plus six exchange students who are juniors and seniors. That means 21 new students at the junior/senior high building.
“It’s a very exciting surprise,” Fast said.
Sixty-six students are enrolled in junior high (grades six through...
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For the 2007-08 school year, the Peabody-Burns school district has seven new teachers and the Canton-Galva district has 13.Peabody
In Peabody, Joseph Credit will teach math for grades seven to nine as his first contracted teaching job after substituting for four years and also working in drop-out recovery at Clay Center High School.
“This is my first contract where I’ll be seeing the same people everyday and watching them progress and helping them out,” he said. “It’s just a whole new experience that I’ve really been looking forward to for several years.”
After being informed of an opening for a high school Spanish teacher at the Peabody farmer’s market, Courtney Dealy accepted...
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