Category: Schools

Hillsboro Chess Guild takes first place at tournament

Hillsboro Chess Guild takes first place at tournament

Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm, Jason Latham, Joshua Diener and Nathan Lopez of the Hillsboro Chess team, with their first-place trophy. On Nov. 2, the Hillsboro Chess Guild traveled to Canton-Galva High School to compete in their second scholastic chess tournament of the season. Although the tournament was a bit smaller than most, the competition was every bit as challenging. The […]

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Hillsboro to present “Wizard of Oz” in November

Hillsboro to present “Wizard of Oz” in November

Hillsboro High School will present “The Wizard of Oz” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15 and 16. In the event of the football team continuing on in the playoffs, the Friday, Nov. 15, performance will be moved to an alternate date. Director Lynn Just explains that this is the original stage version and is based on the book by […]

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Positive things happening at Marion schools

Marion-Florence USD 408 Superintendent Aaron Homburg is now in his third year of service and has many accomplishments under his belt. But he credits his staff, students and the community just as much. “We have had a lot of good things academically going on in the district. Just this last year, the elementary was recognized as one of six blue […]

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Spending a little time with the pups

Spending a little time with the pups

Second graders from Marion Elementary School got to practice their reading skills last week by reading out loud to animals at Spur Ridge Lodge. The animals and students both seemed to really enjoy it.

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Marion Kindergarteners learn civic engagement with special project

Marion Kindergarteners learn civic engagement with special project

Marion Officer Aaron Slater and Blue, the new drug dog for the department, pose with the Marion Elementary School kindergarteners. The class collected coins to help with the purchase, care and trainings of the new K-9 for the city of Marion. They are learning about civic engagement and enjoyed the opportunity to be involved. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press […]

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Cherenkov wins state piano competition

Cherenkov wins state piano competition

Vasilisa Cherenkov won the 7th-8th grade division of the Kansas Music Teachers Association’s State Honors Auditions on Saturday, Oct 26. The event was held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas with over 500 participants spanning ages first grade through college. There were 70 entries in her age group. She competed against students from across the state. She prepared […]

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Olivia Jury celebrated on Senior Night

Olivia Jury celebrated on Senior Night

From left: Mom Kathleen Jury, Olivia Jury and Dad Steve Jury. Olivia and other seniors were honored at the football game for participating in Fall Sports. Olivia played on the tennis team which she has been a part of for several years.

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Hillsboro High School Chess Guild competes Oct. 12

Hillsboro High School Chess Guild competes Oct. 12

(From left) Zachary Denholm, Jacob Denholm, Joshua Diener, Nathan Lopez, Olivia Jury and Jason Latham. The Hillsboro High School Chess Guild opened their season at Hutchinson Community College on Saturday, October 12. With mostly 5A & 6A schools competing, Hillsboro rose to the challenge, placing 3rd overall in team standings behind Lawrence Free State and Wichita North. Individually, Jacob Denholm […]

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Students of the Month  (October)

Students of the Month (October)

Name: Millie Sechrist Parents’ names: Joe and Brenda Sechrist Year in school: Senior Favorite class: Teaching Internship- Observing at the elementary school Hobbies, interests: Thrifting, hammocking, hanging out with my friends, listening to Broadway musicals Extracurricular activities: Cross Country, Student Council, Fall Musical, Basketball Statistician, Spirit n’ Celebration, Leos, GAP, Bigs, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Youth Group, UFC Name: Connor Hiebert […]

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Essay Contest in Marion County Announced

Florence Advance Lodge 114 is hosting a county-wide essay contest for juniors and seniors in Marion County. The best essay from each of our county’s public high schools will win a $100 scholarship and be entered in the 2019 State Masonic Public School Essay Contest competing for $12,000.00 in scholarships. Craig Olson of Advance Lodge states: “This year’s essays hinge […]

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