Category: Schools

Reed named interim Athletic Director at Tabor

Reed named interim Athletic Director at Tabor

Tabor College has announced that Shawn Reed, head women’s basketball coach, has added the role of interim athletic director, effective July 1. In that role, Reed will oversee the day-to-day operations of the athletic department for the 2018-19 academic year. “I am excited to serve Tabor and our excellent coaching staff, trainers and support staff in this role,” Reed said. […]

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Opera Workshop brings acting talent to light in Marion County

Opera Workshop brings acting talent to light in Marion County

Students rehearse at the Opera Workshop to get ready for performances throughout the week. Laura Fowler Paulus Opera Workshop in the Flinthills is a master class for advanced students and young professional singers from around the country. For two weeks students come together in Marion to focus on acting talents as well as to build their singing skills. At the […]

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Middle schoolers have fun using their talents

Middle schoolers have fun using their talents

These friends, who make up the crew of WMC Productions, are having fun creating short videos that promote positive messages to their Instagram followers. Pictured from left are Makenna Reed, Tanner Plett, Ainsley Duell on the phone, Ella Suderman and Karley Loewen. Aleen Ratzlaff/Free Press What began as helping to spread the word about a library reading contest has evolved […]

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Tabor’s Bradley Vogel receives KCDA Achievement award

Tabor’s Bradley Vogel receives KCDA Achievement award

Bradley Vogel, pictured with wife Bev, holds the Harry Robert Wilson Award he received July 14 in Topeka for his leadership and involvement with the Kansas Choral Directors Association. Courtesy Photo Bradley Vogel, professor of music and director of choral activities at Tabor College, was awarded the Harry Robert Wilson Award at the annual convention of the Kansas Choral Directors […]

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USD 410 – Hillsboro board reviews food service, meal prices

Meal prices and student fees were among the agenda items approved for the 2018-19 school year the USD 410 Board of the July 12 regular meeting. The board approved a 5-cent increase for all meals except adult non-staff and extra milk. “We will need to take a look at food service and what we do going forward,” Superintendent Max Heinrichs […]

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Priest signs with Tabor College

Priest signs with Tabor College

Jaden Priest, Hillsboro High School graduate, signs a letter of intent on July 15 to join the swim team at Tabor College this fall. The signing took place during the Hillsboro swim team awards event at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center. Standing behind Jaden Priest are Nate Duell (left), swim coach at Tabor College; brother Gavin Priest; father Jason Priest; […]

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Goessel school board hears recreation commission Report

Goessel school board hears recreation commission Report

The Goessel School Board accepted a $1,000 check from Evergreen Packaging at their last meeting. Courtesy Photo Goessel school board met on July 9 and listened to teacher/coach Chad Lindeman’s report of the Goessel Recreation Commission, of which he is a board member. School board chair Kelly Booton is also on the GRC board, as well as Curtis Guhr, Brian […]

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Area student graduates from St. Olaf College

Erin Wiebe graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in May with degrees in medieval studies and studio art. Wiebe, a 2014 graduate of Hillsboro High School, is working this summer as a part-time seasonal archives assistant for the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College this summer. She is the daughter of Maura and […]

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Centre FFA attends state conference

Centre FFA Chapter officers attended the State Conference for Chapter Leaders July 1-3. SCCL is a camp for chapter officers from all across Kansas held in Rock Springs. Cailey Barney, treasurer/secretary; Jensen Riffel, vice president; and Tyler Nickel, reporter, attended as representatives of the Centre FFA officer team. They learned more about how to manage their positions and worked on […]

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Kansas universities largely see drop in international enrollment

Tat Hidano still gets the usual questions when he’s overseas recruiting international students to Wichita State University. The big one: Where is Wichita? But lately, Hidano has been hearing another question: Will I be safe in the United States? “The questions about safety in the United States have been dominant,” Hidano said. He said his job has begun to feel […]

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