Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Mayor hosts meet up with residents

Mayor hosts meet up with residents

Hillsboro Mayor Lou Thurston was available to meet with residents on Tuesday, July 2 at the Igloo where guests could enjoy $2 Bigloo sno cones, visiting with him and enjoying fireworks. “Thanks to everyone who came out to see “Big Lou” at the Igloo! We had a great turn-out and it was a great time for our community to come […]

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Centre sends delegates to state

The Centre FFA Chapter traveled to Manhattan, KS for the 91st Kansas FFA Convention. This year, Tyler Nickel participated in the State FFA Band, playing his Tuba. The Band held rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and 29. The concert performances occurred on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31. Members of the Centre FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team […]

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Local FFA members earn Ford Scholarships

Local FFA members earn Ford Scholarships

From left: Terry Hagen, Cheyenne Bernhardt, and Randy Hagen. Bernhardt, a FFA member, earned a $1000 scholarship from Ford. Local FFA members were among the 60 Kansas students awarded $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Scholarships during the third session of the 91st Kansas FFA Convention, May 29–31, 2019, on the Kansas State University campus. Cheyenne Bernhardt from the Hillsboro FFA was […]

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Nelson hired as Bluejay Football Offensive Coordination

Former Tabor quarterback Ryan Nelson will return to the Bluejays as the offensive coordinator starting this season. Nelson, a member of the Tabor College football team from 2012-2014, replaces Steve Heiman, who accepted a head coaching position as the next step in his professional career. Nelson’s first career start for Tabor came against Southwestern College in 2013. He led the […]

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Goessel teen travels to D.C. with FFA Association

Goessel teen travels to D.C. with FFA Association

Alexandria Cox, a Goessel FFA student, traveled to Washington D.C. this summer. Provided photo. Goessel High School Senior, Alexandria Nickel, spent this past week of her summer traveling to Washington D.C with 70 other members of the Kansas FFA Association which is hosted by the National FFA Organization. 370 FFA members from Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, South Dakota, and Missouri were […]

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Centre Superintendent graduates from program

Centre Superintendent graduates from program

Pictured L-R: Craig Wllford, KASB Leadership Services Field Specialist; Gary Sechrist, KASB Leadership Services Western Kansas Field Specialist; Susan Beeson, superintendent, Centre USD 397; Brian Jordan, KASB Deputy Executive Director; and Randy Weseman, KASB Assistant Executive Director Leadership Services/Operations/CFO. Susan Beeson, Centre USD 397 superintendent/principal, recently completed participation in KASB Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD), sponsored by the Kansas Association […]

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Local softball team finishes second at state tournament

Local softball team finishes second at state tournament

Hillsboro 10U softball team placed second at the state softball tournament in Cottonwood Falls on July 6. The team also won Best Sportsmanship Award. From left: Khloe Funk, Ella Potucek, Abby Beavers, Brooklyn Thiessen, Cheyanne Plenert, D’Asia Cox, Rylee Voran, Mackenzie D’Albini, Haley Gilkey, Chloe Dirks, and Makenna Fenske. The team was coached by Carissa Thiessen, Wendy Funk, and Erin […]

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Local team qualifies for state, finishes 12-4

Local team qualifies for state, finishes 12-4

Front row (kneeling) left to right….Coach Jayson Hanschu, Garrett Helmer, Jess Philpott, Caleb Potucek, Arlen Sigel, Luke Lanning, Jaxxon Hanschu. (Not pictured – Blane Bernhardt.) Back row (standing) left to right…..Coach Gene Lanning, Seth Lanning, Matthew Potucek, Kaden Kleiner, Hunter Hein, Braedon Mercer, Landon Roberts, Jorge Hanschu, Coach Tyson Kendrick. Photo provided by Jayson Hanschu The 18U Marion County/CVL Senior […]

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Letter to the Editor (7-10-19)

Always consider the source when reading letters There have been several letters written over the past four months concerning the wind turbine project in Marion County. In reading the letters, all of us must consider the source. 1) Who are they? 2) Where do they live? 3) What is the culture they have grown up in and currently dwell within? […]

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Area business man honored

Agent Jayson Hanschu of Hillsboro has been named an All American agent by American Family Insurance Group. He joins a select group of agents who have distinguished themselves through outstanding sales and customer satisfaction/service of American Family insurance products. Hanschu has been an agent for American Family since September 1998. His office is located at 104 E 1st St, Suite […]

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