Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:58
Marge Tajchman accepts a plaque on behalf of St. Luke Hospital in Marion for its continuing commitment to the National Disaster Medical System. St. Luke was one of 23 hospitals to receive a plaque during the South Central Kansas Hospital Preparedness meeting June 20. Presenting the plaque to Tajchman are William Howard (left), from the Robert J. Dole Department of Veterans Affairs, and Doug Stroud, from the Veterans Health Administration Office of Emergency Management. Hospitals that assist with the mission of the Department of Defense and the NDMS sign memorandums of understanding stating that in times of national need they are willing to assist by providing quality care to the masses.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:57Two Marion County youth recently graduated from separate programs at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.
Matthew Denholm, Hillsboro, graduated June 15 from Space 201 of the Kansas Adventures in Outer Space (KAOS). Matthew, son of Rob and Sharon Denholm, will be a freshman at Hillsboro High School this fall.
Cade Harms, Marion, son of Mark and Kim Harms, graduated from Space 101 June 23. Cade will be entering eighth grade at Marion Middle School this fall.
Denholm’s experience in Space 201 involved a six-day astronaut training camp for students entering at least eighth grade. It emphasized teamwork, leadership and problem-solving.
The fast-paced camp program incorporated aspects of astronaut training...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:57For the second consecutive year, the Tabor College department of advancement has surpassed the million-dollar goal for its annual fundraising campaign.
This is the first time in school history that the Tabor Fund has been fully funded in consecutive years.
Ron Braun, vice-president of advancement, said he is grateful for the many friends of Tabor College for their ongoing financial support of the institution.
“We are blessed to have so many faithful donors, as well as many new supporters willing to aid the mission of Tabor College,” Braun said. “Without their gifts, Tabor College could not effectively provide a Christ-centered education for so many young people who will someday change the world.”
President Jules Glanzer...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:46City Administrator Larry Paine told the Hillsboro City Council at its July 3 meeting that his latest draft of the city budget for 2013 would require a property-tax increase of nearly 9 mills to fund it.
The final draft of the 2013 budget will be presented at a public hearing set by the council for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the council meeting room.
The initial response of council members indicated the final budget will not contain a 9-mill increase, which would be almost a 25 percent hike in the current rate.
Paine said council members will be the ones to decide the final outcome.
“Every year we go through this process,” Paine said. “This (draft of the expense budget) is the highest it’s going to get.
“My job is to put...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 02 July 2012 21:13K. Anne Phyfer has joined St. Luke Hospital and Living Center as a family physician and will begin seeing patients of all ages July 9.
“We’re extremely pleased that Dr. Phyfer has chosen to join us,” said Jeremy Armstrong, St. Luke Hospital chief executive officer. “Dr. Phyfer will be dedicated to the St. Luke Physician Clinic full-time and we look forward to her providing excellent care to our patients.”
Most recently, Phyfer worked as an emergency room physician at the Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
She received her pre-medicine degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, then earned her medical degree at the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Ill.
Phyfer completed her internship and residency at...
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