Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Tabor athletes honored

Several Tabor College student-athletes were recognized for regional and national honors at its annual athletic banquet in May. In addition, Ashley Malcom, Lymon, Colo. was named Tabor?s ?outstanding female athlete of the year? while Andrew Brubacher, Hillsboro, was named ?outstanding male athlete of the year.? The ?outstanding scholar athletes of the year? were Emily Vogts, North Newton, and Lindsey Vogts, […]

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HHS performers win two Jester Awards for ?Shenandoah?
HHS performers win two Jester Awards for ?Shenandoah?

HHS performers win two Jester Awards for ?Shenandoah?

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Aaron Stepanek, David Vogel, Darren Enns and Alex Jost pose with the Jester Award they received May 26 from the Music Theatre of Wichita for ?Outstanding Production Number.? The foursome performed the number during the HHS fall production of ?Shenan?doah,? directed by Lynn Just, as well as at the awards ceremony in Wichita. Enns is holding the Jester Award he received as ?Outstand?ing Lead Male? from the same production. He and Audrey Weinbrenner, who was nominated for ?Outstanding Lead Female,? also performed during the awards ceremony.

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HHS FFAers feted at state
HHS FFAers feted at state

HHS FFAers feted at state

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These members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter attended the recent state FFA convention in Manhattan: back row (from left), Alex Nuss Lora Andrews, Amanda Bartel, Caleb Barkman, Sierra Langley, David Winter, Jacob Fish, Kelsie Penner, Briana Loewen, Sarah Unruh, Alex Jost and Jacob Edwards. Click image to enlarge.

Members of the Hillsboro High School FFA Chapter recently attended the state FFA convention on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan.

Throughout the convention, the Hillsboro FFA received recognition.

Lora Andrews placed fifth in Web-page design for the Web page she created for the HHS chapter. It may be accessed from the school district?s home page (www.usd410.org).

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HHS CDs expected by next week

CDs featuring the Hillsboro High School ensemble Spirit-N-Celebration Men as well as performances from S-N-C Night On The House should be arriving next week, according to Lynn Just, director of vocal music. ?The company printing the cases and CDs has been having technical difficulties, and apologizes for the long wait,? Just said. ?When the CDs have arrived, members of SNC […]

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Hoffmans earn ‘I’ rating at state

Goessel High School freshman Kristen Hoffman received a ?I? rating at the state piano competition sponsored by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and held at Wichita State University. She is a piano student of Cynthia Goerzen of Goessel.

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Hillsboro Middle School lists honor roll for 4th quarter

Hillsboro Middle School has released its honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2006-07 school year.

To be named to the high honor roll, a student needs a grade-point average between 4.0 and 3.7. For those students at the high-school level, an asterisk (*) denotes a 4.0 GPA.

To be named to the honor roll, a GPA of 3.69 to 3.2 is required.

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New elderly director excited to serve area seniors
New elderly director excited to serve area seniors

New elderly director excited to serve area seniors

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Jayne Gottschalk is excited to succeed Noreen Weems as Marion County?s elderly director and to live as a new resident of Lehigh. ?Every day here is such a warm experience,? she said. ?There is always a senior citizen who stops to share blessings or needs.? Jerry Engler / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

 

Jayne Gottschalk grew up playing cards, dominoes and Scrabble with senior citizens in her parents? cafe in Geneseo.

She said her folks, Elden and Irene Prester, owned several businesses in the town where she spent all 12 years of grade school and high school. She remembers getting up to open the cafe at 3 a.m. during wheat harvest to feed grain cutters early breakfast.

Gottschalk never lost her affinities for the elderly and small towns. She smiles with the pleasure it is bringing her to succeed Noreen Weems as Marion County?s elderly director, and to live as a new resident of Lehigh.

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Parkside invites public to Safety & Wellness week, fair

Parkside Homes Inc. is hosting a Summer Safety & Wellness Week June 11-15, followed by a Summer Safety & Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 16.

After focusing on weight loss, exercising and eating right for the past few months, Parkside residents and staff are learning that the ?wellness? concept covers so much more.

Topics such as identity fraud awareness, wearing a scatbelt, eating breakfast, putting on sunscreen, handling grief and handling foods safely all affect one’s wellness. Parkside wants the community to join them as they learn about these topics and more.

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Healthy Geezer- Losing balance is common but dangerous issue

Q: I?m not sure what?s going on, but, once in a while, I find myself losing my balance. Is this just an aging thing or what?

A: About one in 10 people over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem.

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Army worms launch latest attack on farm crops
Army worms launch latest attack on farm crops

Army worms launch latest attack on farm crops

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This infestation of army worms shows the potential for damage they pose as they move through a field of brome grass or wheat. The army worms in many cases are stripping the brome grass down to the central rib of the blade, says Kevin Suderman, agronomist with Cooperative Grain & Supply. Photo courtesy of Kevin Suderman and CG&S. Click image to enlarge.

 

Just when you thought the freeze-damaged wheat couldn?t possibly be hurt anymore, along comes word that army worms are eating their way across the country as a final blow.

A final blow does sound like the logical outcome to most people when they first hear about army worms moving in. But Kevin Suderman, agronomist with Cooperative Grain & Supply, said the biggest damage from the hungry worms actually is being done to another important crop: brome grass for hay and pasture.

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