Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

New MHS principal says you get back what you give to others
New MHS principal says you get back what you give to others

New MHS principal says you get back what you give to others

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Jim Piper

Along with more than two decades of experience as an administrator and educator, Jim Piper is bringing his approach to wholeness in education to the principal?s office at Marion High School.

In his time as a teacher at high schools ranging from the Class 4A campus at Louisburg to the 1A setup at Hartford, Piper has picked up two important lessons that demarcate similarities and differences between communities large and small.

?In my experience, I?ve kind of found out that people are somewhat the same everywhere,? Piper said.

?If you treat people with respect, and if you?re always honest with them, and you try to be fair, you get that back from both the kids and the staff,? he added.

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Wedding- Walker, Bruner wed in Maple Hill
Wedding- Walker, Bruner wed in Maple Hill

Wedding- Walker, Bruner wed in Maple Hill

WalkerBrunerWedding.jpg Jennifer Lenae Walker of Hillsboro and Shawn Thomas Bruner of Nicholasville, Ky., were married April 7 in Maple Hill. The bride is the daughter of Steven and Jane Walker of Hillsboro. She is the granddaughter of Elenora Walker of Pea?body and the late Elsie Myers of Hillsboro. The groom is the son of Larry and Teresa Bruner of Nicholasville. […]

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Births (Week of July 25, 2007)
Births (Week of July 25, 2007)

Births (Week of July 25, 2007)

Summer Currie? CurrieSummerBaby.jpg Jason and Christy Currie of Omaha, Neb., announce the birth of a daughter, Summer Patricia, born June 9. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She joins brother Isaiah, 2. Grandparents are Don and Patty Den Hartog of Winchester, Va., and Dan and Patricia Currie of Grand Rapids, Mich. Great-grandparents are Joe and Jan Walter of Hillsboro. Funk […]

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Anniversaries (Week of  July 25, 2007)
Anniversaries (Week of July 25, 2007)

Anniversaries (Week of July 25, 2007)

Regiers plan to celebrate 50th RegierArnold&Edith Ann.jpg Arnold and Edith Regier of Marion will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Kirby House in Abilene. Arnold Regier and Edith Vogt were married Aug. 2, 1957, in Enid, Okla. They have three children, Greg and Shelley Regier of Marion, Carol and Ernie Sweat of Wichita, Beth and […]

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Engagements (Week of July 25, 2007)
Engagements (Week of July 25, 2007)

Engagements (Week of July 25, 2007)

Mueller, Stoll plan Sept. 8 wedding MuellerStoll Engage.jpg Ashley Renee Mueller of Assaria and Brett Adam Stoll of Overland Park announce their engagement and plans to be married. Parents of the couple are Alan and Cindy Mueller of Assaria and Paul and Hene Stoll of Yates Center. The bride-to-be graduated from Southeast of Saline High School and Kansas State University […]

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Showgirls at heart
Showgirls at heart

Showgirls at heart

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Courtesy photo. Maci Schlehuber, Lauren Geis, Taylor Harms and Katey Ehrlich (from left) take a moment from their duties at the Tri-County Fair in Herington earlier this month to pose for this photo. The girls, who represent three hometowns, three 4-H clubs and two schools are united by their love for showing cattle. Click image to enlarge

They chatter about heifers and steers with as much enthusiasm as most girls muster for Beyonce and boy bands. But these four Marion County girls have forged a fast friendship in a very different arena: showing cattle at fairs and livestock events.

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District exploring alternatives to AMPI

The Hillsboro City Council discussed but put off making a decision at its July 17 meeting about whether to make repairs to the city-owned AMPI building, which was damaged by fire in April.

Meanwhile, Mayor Delores Dalke confirmed that USD 410 is ?looking at other options? to locate its central office and bus maintenance services.

The district, as part of its bond issue approved by voters June 5, had planned to move those services into the west portion of the building, which it would remodel.

?(The board) went to look at it, but did not decide to go ahead with it (at the board?s regular July 8 meeting),? Dalke said.

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Pratt hosts a homecoming for heroes
Pratt hosts a homecoming for heroes

Pratt hosts a homecoming for heroes

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2007 wheat harvest called poorest in memory

Poor. Terrible. Disaster.

That?s the consensus about this year?s wheat harvest, according to managers at area elevators.

?It?s the worst I?ve ever seen,? said Stan Utting, who manages Tampa?s Agri Producers Inc.

Utting views this year?s harvest from a perspective of 30 years of experience.

?The yields were bad, the quality was bad, the dockage was bad,? he said.

Dockage refers to the weed seed and other foreign matter that diminishes a grain?s value.

Uttting said fields around Tampa averaged a yield of bushels per acre ?in the ?teens.?

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Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show
Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show

Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show

Schlehuber.jpg Courtesy photo. Click image to enlarge ?Maci Schlehuber of Hillsboro attended the Charolais Jr. National cattle show June 29 in Wichita Falls, Texas, where more than 300 head of Charolais cattle from some 40 states were exhibited. Pictured here is her class-winning junior yearling heifer "Rocksann.? Maci also showed her way to second-, fourth- and fifth-place finishes with younger […]

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