Articles By: Aleen Ratzlaff

HHS steps up for Project Lead the Way program

HHS steps up for Project Lead the Way program

Sonya Roberts This fall Hillsboro High School joins other Kansas schools that are implementing Project Lead the Way, a national program that provides science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum for middle and high school students. ?Project Lead the Way was originally only given to metropolitan-type schools,? said Max Heinrichs, HHS principal. ?It was only in the Kansas City and Wichita […]

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Victims of domestic violence have new resource for help

Victims of domestic violence have new resource for help

Loffer Twenty years ago Teresa Loffer lived in the crisis of domestic violence. Her husband, Russ, repeatedly attacked her and put her in the hospital three times over the course of a year. On one occasion she ran screaming from the house to the local hospital after being beaten, and the police arrested her husband. ?Then I told the prosecutor […]

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County agrees to 5-year extension for Marion?s revitalization plan

County commissioners agreed at their weekly meeting Monday to renew participation for five years in the inter-local agreement for the city of Marion?s Main Street Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. ?Cooperation between entities is important these days,? said Commissioner Roger Fleming. ?We’ve been part of this in the past and it seems we should continue.? The commissioners? decision followed a presentation by […]

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Asbestos found in old jail building, commissioners hear

County Commissioners were told at their meeting Monday that an inspection at the old jail building revealed the insulation contains asbestos, which needs to be eradicated before the building is demolished. Tonya Richards, director of planning/zoning and environmental health, reported that after taking samples of ceiling tile, wall surface and insulation at the old jail, results for the insulation were […]

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USD 410 board actions prepare for coming school year

USD 410 board actions prepare for coming school year

USD 410 recognized three employees and a board member who are leaving the district either through retirement or the end of their service term: (from left) Monica Leihy, a teacher for 10 years; Gary Andrews, a board member from 2005 to 2013; and Sheila Nuss, a bus driver for 15 years. Not pictured is Michele Goldsby, a teacher for 16 […]

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