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Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School

Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School

>Xavier Ratzlaff enjoys his meal with his grandfather, Glenn Ratzlaff.<p><p> by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Grandparents were part of the lunch menu Thurs­day, Nov. 30, for both preschool classes at Hillsboro Elemen­tary School Lunch with Grand­parents was started four years ago by Ashley Sheri­dan, preschool teacher, who felt it was important and meaningful for children to have […]

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Peace poster winners 2017

Peace poster winners 2017

Hillsboro Lions Club representatives Elfrieda and Marvin Funk (far right) pose with the winners of this year’s Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. Pictured are the sixth-grade winners, from fifth place to first place (left to right): Rylie Driggers, Kaysie Rader, Sonareigh Bell, Trudy Hein and Annaliese Jorgenson. As the first place winner, Annaliese’s poster will be submitted to the district […]

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Schooling the next generation of hunters

Schooling the next generation of hunters

Hillsboro sixth-grader Gavin Baker takes aim at the BB-gun shot as part of this fall’s Kansas Hunter Education program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Tourism with assistance from other organizations. Photos & Story by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Kansas is one of the premier states for hunting, particularly upland game, pheasant and quail. Kansas […]

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Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility

Hillsboro receives offer for former hospital facility

This east half of the city-owned building served as the former home of Hillsboro Community Hospital before it moved to Industrial Road and U.S. 56 Highway this spring. The west half of the building serves Salem Home and will not be sold, city officials said. The city of Hillsboro has received a corporate offer to purchase the east half of […]

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Dream come true Tabor College will dedicate its new / $13 million arts center Saturday Dec. 9

Dream come true Tabor College will dedicate its new / $13 million arts center Saturday Dec. 9

In the final stages of construction, the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts is the largest single construction project in the history of Tabor College. Tabor College will host a dedication ceremony for the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts from 2-4 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and open house to follow. To […]

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Bluejays are Iowa-bound!

Bluejays are Iowa-bound!

Tabor earns NAIA tournament berth with win over Trinity Christian With Tabor College volleyball head coach Amy Ratzlaff looking on with a smile, Bluejay teammates and assistant coaches charge the floor to celebrate the team’s five-set win over the Trolls from Trinity Christian College. This was the first NAIA home-court event in the history of Tabor College volleyball. The Bluejays […]

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EMS director challenged on ambulance run

­­­Marion County commissioners asked EMS director Ed Debesis at their Monday meeting why a Tampa ambulance was dispatched instead of one from Marion to a possible heart attack southeast of Lincolnville. Commissioner Dianne Novak said her reason for questioning Debesis was because Tampa to Lincolnville is 18 miles as opposed to Marion to Lincolnville at 11 miles. “It was a […]

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County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start

County’s Project SEARCH effort off to a good start

In the right photo, Thomas Gill is cleaning door windows with his rotation with the maintenance department. Having completed the first of three 10-week rotations, the first three interns enrolled in Tabor College Project SEARCH are successfully navigating the path of personal growth and future employability. “I really think it’s going as well as can be expected at this point,” […]

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Fall election did increase voter participation

by Stephen Koranda Kansas News Service The 2017 Kansas election is officially in the books, as counties finished most of the work finalizing their results Thursday. This was the first election since local races were moved to the fall, and voter turnout was up in many areas. Shawnee County saw turnout of around 19 percent, a jump of about 5 […]

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State settles agreement with tobacco companies

A years-long negotiation to resolve a decade-old dispute with tobacco companies about implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settle­ment Agreement has finally been completed, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday. In 2012, Kansas and 19 other states reached an agreement in principle, set forth in a term sheet, to settle the dispute that had been lingering for more than […]

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