Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Daily Life (July 19, 2017)

SCMC board looking to honor nurses The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Directors wants to honor nurses at the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 18 at the Marion Senior Center. The board is seeking nominations of nurses who: are/were registered nurses or licensed practical nurses; worked in a school or medical setting; live in Marion County; are at least […]

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Senior Scribbles (July 19, 2017)

hillsboro senior center We had the 18-county North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging board members here July 18 for their annual meeting. On July 19, we will have Dr. Zafar here at 11 a.m. for hearing-aid checks; at 12:30-3 p.m. Marion Home Health will be here for foot care. We have one spot open yet, so call for more […]

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Deaths (July 19, 2017)

• ISABELLA K. BEZDEK, 89, a homemaker, died Fri­day, July 7, at her home in Hills­boro. The funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Marion. Rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment followed at Marion Cemetery. She was born June 8, 1928, to Norman and Hilda Pigorsch Graham […]

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Local lakes switch places on blue-green algae alerts

For a change of pace, Marion County Lake is under a blue-green algae “warning” while Marion Reservoir has been downgraded to a “watch” following consecutive seven weeks on the more severe list. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, issued a public health warning July 13 for five lakes […]

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Campaign includes expanding and updating medical clinic

The St. Luke Medical Clinic has been expanded and updated with several changes, thanks to the first leg of the “Moving Froward Campaign.” “We expanded the clinic to five total exam rooms,” said Roger Schroeder, St. Luke Founda­tion executive director. “Three are in the new (1,000 square-foot) addition, then two that were being used. One was an office space and […]

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Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old team wins District 4 title

Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old team wins District 4 title

Courtesy Photo by Karrie Rathbone Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old team wins District 4 title The Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team swept District 4 play by defeating Hesston, 25-1, and then Lyons twice to win the district title. The team compete at state Thursday in Frontenac, Kan. Pictured above are (back row, from left) coach Lucas Larsen, Kwenton Harms, […]

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CVL team qualifies for Senior Babe Ruth regional tournament

CVL team qualifies for Senior Babe Ruth regional tournament

The Cottonwood Valley League Senior Babe Ruth team (ages 16-18), comprised mostly of Marion County players, was the runner-up at the District 4 tournament in Moundridge July 6-10. As runners-up, the team qualified for the state tournament this past weekend (July 12-16). In pool play, CVL beat Independence, 4-2, lost to Abilene 7-6, and beat Wellington 7-2, for a second-place […]

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Firefighters lend a hand with STEM camp for kids

Firefighters lend a hand with STEM camp for kids

<p><p>Local firefighters assisted the Hillsboro Recreation Commission’s Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Camp with their egg-drop challenge on Friday. The firefighters dropped the eggs from the top of the ladder to see how well the campers protected the eggs, and slowed the container, with the goal of keeping the egg from breaking. STEM Camp, which drew 36 youth, is part of […]

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HHS grad awarded $500 scholarship

HHS grad awarded $500 scholarship

Rebecca Kaufman, a 2017 graduate of Hillsboro High School, is being awarded a $500 scholarship from Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for the 2017-18 school year. The award is presented annually to a female high school senior attending a college in Kansas to pursue a major in education. The daughter of Tom and Sherry Kaufman, Rebecca will begin […]

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Centre ag instructor selected for AII event

Laura Klenda, ag education instructor for Cen­tre schools, was selected to attend an Agriscience Inquiry Institute facilitated by the National Association of Agricul­tural Educators in Junction City, July 9-12. Hosted by state vocational agriculture teacher associations from Colo­rado, Neb­raska and Kan­sas, the tri-state event focused on improving agriscience teachers’ ability to incorporate scientific teaching metho­dology, problem solving and inquiry-based learning […]

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