Three join Free Press Staff

The Hillsboro Free Press has added three new staff members in recent weeks.

The latest addition is Don Wipf, who returns to Hillsboro after a 20-year hiatus. Wipf will work full-time in advertising.

A native of South Dakota, Wipf is a member of the Tabor College Class of 1965. He worked in editorial and advertising at the Hillsboro Star-Journal from 1962 to 1980. He was general manager of the newspaper for the last three years there.

Wipf has 32 years experience with dailies and weeklies in Kansas and Iowa. His most recent assignment was with Metro Five Newspapers based in Augusta, where he worked for the past seven years.

He began working at Free Press Monday.

Wipf and his wife, Phyllis, a former teacher at Hillsboro High School and past photographer and editor at the Star-Journal, will continue to live in Wichita. Phyllis teaches journalism in Maize High School. They have two grown children.

Lisa Mayfield, Hillsboro, is working part-time as office manager. A 1984 Marion High School grad, she is also employed as a Title I aide and runs the lunchroom computer for USD 410.

Prior to that she worked at Scharenberg Chiropractic Clinic for four years.

Mayfield and her husband, Dale, have three children ranging in age from 14 to 7.

Corrine Foth, Hillsboro, is working part-time in production and circulation. A 1975 Hillsboro High School graduate, she helps her husband, Lowell, at Foth?s Service Center and delivers newspapers for the Wichita Eagle and Hutchinson News.

She and her husband have three children, ranging in age from 21 to 12.

?We?re so pleased to add such quality people to our staff,? said Joel Klaassen, publisher. ?They will strengthen an already outstanding staff as we build for the future.?

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