Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Area High School Sports Roundup (5-16-18)

BASEBALL ◼ Canton-Galva: The Eagles completed their regular-season schedule May 10 with a single-game, 15-5 loss to Lincoln/Sylvan-Lucas, at Galva. The game was a close affair through the first four innings. The Eagles led 2-1 after one inning, trailed 3-2 after two innings, then jumped in front again with a three-run fourth inning for a 5-4 lead. But the roof […]

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KSU ag specialists say wheat harvest still hopeful

Wheat across Kansas is facing a number of difficulties. Some wheat is short, some has suffered freeze damage, some were victims of extreme drought stress, but nearly all of it has one thing in common—it’s immature. Twenty-five vehicles left Manhattan April 30 carrying around 100 agronomists, producers and others from the wheat industry. The carloads took a meandering road trip […]

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Ruiz Esparza hired as Tabor’s dean of student life

Ruiz Esparza hired as Tabor’s dean of student life

Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as dean of student life, learning and formation at Tabor College. He comes to Tabor from Berean Academy, where he served as head of school. At Berean, Ruiz Esparza served as the spiritual and visionary leader of the campus. His role at Tabor will be similar. The dean will oversee resident educators, student activities […]

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Giving it the ol’ Goessel go-power

Giving it the ol’ Goessel go-power

Goessel 4×400 runner Jordan Griffin (foreground) takes the relay baton from teammate Kale Funk during the James Thomas Invitational Joel Wiens Stadium Friday in Hillsboro. The Bluebird relay placed ninth out of 11 teams competing in the event. In all, the meet drew 15 girls’ teams and 14 boys’ teams. Joining Goessel and Hillsboro were area teams Canton-Galva and Peabody-Burns. […]

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Centre duo places fourth at state contest

Centre duo places fourth at state contest

Cole Srajer (left) and Max Svoboda, shown here after winning the Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in March, received $2,000 for their business pitch at the state contest April 27 in Manhattan. Centre High School’s Cole Srajer and Max Svoboda, winners of the Marion County Youth Entrepre­neurial Challenge in March, were awarded $2,000 for their business pitch at the state […]

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Goessel foundation awards $3,420 in community grants

Goessel foundation awards $3,420 in community grants

GCF Board members flank Rachel and Duane Goossen (middle) at the April 21 recognition dinner. Pictured are (from left) Dwight Flaming, John Fast, Peggy Jay, Rachel Goossen, Duane Goossen, Elaine Unruh, Myron Schmidt, James Voth and Carol Duerksen. The goal of the board is to raise an additional $75,000 by Dec. 31, 2020. The Goessel Community Foundation, an affiliate of […]

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Daily Life (May 2, 2018)

Free child screening in Hillsboro May 7 Marion County Early Intervention Services will be providing a free screening for children birth through age 5 on Monday, May 7, in Hillsboro. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. […]

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Anniversaries (May 2, 2018)

Anniversaries (May 2, 2018)

Lloyd and Linda Meiers Meiers celebrating 50 years of marriage The family of Lloyd and Linda (Carey) Meier of Marion is hosting an open house and card shower in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. The reception is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Zion Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 106 N. Lincoln, Hills­boro. They were married May 5, […]

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Senior Scribbles (May 2, 2018)

HILLSBORO senior center Here it is May, and how quickly times goes by. We are needing volunteers to help at the center, and with summer vacation almost here for our school age youth, maybe some might want to help. The only requirement is that students be at least 14 or older. If interested, stop by and pick up an application […]

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Deaths (May 2, 2018)

◼ ELVERA FERN DIRKS, 79, formerly of Topeka, died April 27 in Newton. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton. Visitation will be at Shalom from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 7. She was born Aug. 2, 1938, to Alfred and Susie (Redger) Jantz in Hillsboro. On Aug. 30, 1958, she […]

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