Category: Schools

Tabor College recognized in college rankings

Tabor College was featured in the new and expanded U.S. News Best Colleges 2020 rankings that were released to the public Sept. 9. Tabor was ranked in three categories: No. 6 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” No. 24 for “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” and ranked No. 49 among the 88 schools in the Regional Colleges Midwest. “Social Mobility,” a new […]

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Goessel School Board Hears of Seatbelt Safety Promotion at High School

The Goessel school board met on September 9 and heard from junior high/high school principal Scott Boden about a Bucks for Buckles seatbelt safety promotion that took place on September 3. Boden said that Billy Walker of State Farm Insurance was at the school that morning and gave a dollar bill to all students who were wearing a seatbelt as […]

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New Hillsboro schools’ food service gets the thumbs up

After a couple of weeks school under their belts, students reported at the September 9 Hillsboro School Board meeting that they were happy with the new food service system. Appreciating the number of meal choices, principals Evan Yoder and Clint Corby echoed their statements during their quarterly principal reports. It’s been nice to have a good selection, Yoder said. Corby […]

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Pfizer donates laboratory equipment to Tabor College

The Tabor College Science Department recently received a gift of laboratory equipment from Pfizer, the global pharmaceutical giant that operates a manufacturing plant in nearby McPherson. Josh McLoud, assistant professor of Biology, said he had been coordinating with Pfizer over the summer. “They wanted to know if we had equipment needs and I told them, sure,” McLoud said. “We could […]

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2019 HHS Homecoming Court

2019 HHS Homecoming Court

Front row (from left): Creed Werth, Lena Hiebert. Back row (from left): Callie Arnold, Colin Brown, Millie Sechrist, Caleb Potucek, Hunter Hein, Mallory Ediger, Addie Berens and Jacob Denholm. Hunter Hein was crowned king while Mallory Ediger was chosen as the queen. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press Front row (from left): Creed Werth, Lena Hiebert. Back row (from left): […]

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Students raise funds selling mattresses

Students raise funds selling mattresses

Sophomores Malorie Hein, Macy Priest and Kate Maxfield use their signs and smiles to encourage people to stop in and buy some mattresses. Music students at Hillsboro High School participated in a fundraiser on Saturday to sell mattresses and massage chairs. A portion of the funds will go back to the school for their music program. They do not yet […]

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Students walk the bus

Students walk the bus

On Friday morning, some of the HHS football players helped Principal Evan Yoder with the walking school bus which helps kids walk from homes across Hillsboro to the Elementary School on weekday mornings.

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Hillsboro High School Homecoming candidates announced for this Friday

Hillsboro High School Homecoming candidates announced for this Friday

The 2019 Hillsboro High Homecoming court is bottom from left: Addie Berens, Callie Arnold, Mallory Ediger and Millie Sechrist. Top: Jacob Denholm, Collin Suttle, Hunter Hein and Caleb Potucek. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced Friday at the football game.

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Contests aim to put brakes on fatalities

Kansas students can win great prizes and learn about traffic safety by participating in poster and video contests as part of the annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day safety campaign. In addition, the school, class or booster club of the grand prize-winning students will also receive money as part of the contest prizes. Poster contest:For Kansas students ages 5 […]

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Marion County resident achieves high honor

Brooklyn L Wiens, a junior at Washburn University was inducted into the Psi Chi National Honor Society on April 16, 2019 at the Carole Chapel, SW College Ave, Topeka, KS. Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Psi Chi’s purpose is to advance the science of psychology and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship of the individual members […]

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