Category: Schools

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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Tabor College excited about adding Ratzlaff as Director of Communications

Tabor College welcomes Don Ratzlaff as director of communications effective July 1. “I am thrilled that Don will be joining the Tabor staff,” said President Jules Glanzer. “For 40 years, he has been writing about Tabor. Now he will be writing for Tabor, clearly communicating our message.” Ratzlaff, a 1978 Tabor graduate, has been editor and co-owner of the Hillsboro […]

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USD 410 Board rejects food service contract

USD 410 Board of Education voted to reject the proposal from Opaa, a food management company, to contract for 2018-19 at the special meeting held June 25. School districts such as Marion-Florence, Centre and Canton-Galva partner with the company for their food service. Superintendent Max Heinrichs made the recommendation following negotiations with Opaa. “The only way to see a savings […]

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Twins earn National FFA scholarships

Twins earn National FFA scholarships

The National FFA Organization has awarded scholarships to two Goessel High School students. Madeline Meier has received a $1,500 scholarship sponsored by America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaderships Monsanto Fund. She plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Kansas State University. Emily Meier was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by AGCO Manufacturing Local Plants Hesston Operations. She also […]

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College News (7-4-18)

◼ Bethel College has announced the names of students whose spring 2018 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students whose semester grade-point average is 3.7 or higher are named to the Dean’s List, while those with a GPA of 3.50-3.699 are listed as members of the Honor Roll. Eight students from Marion County qualified for the Dean’s List. They are: […]

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College News (6-27-18)

◼ Nearly 3,390 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University in spring 2018. Among them were 13 students from Marion County. Goessel: Alex Hiebert, bachelor of science in education. Hillsboro: Taylor Crandall, doctor of veterinary medicine; Robin Ottoson, doctor of philosophy; Bryce Roberts, bachelor of science in feed science and management. Lincolnville: Clinton Kroupa, bachelor of science in agribusiness […]

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USD 410 board OKs $44,919 for 161 Chromebooks at HES

USD 410 board OKs $44,919 for 161 Chromebooks at HES

USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs presents Teresa Bernhardt with her Service Award for completing 19 years of food service with the district. Don Ratzlaff As part of its routine agenda, the USD 410 Board of Education approved the purchase of laptops for Hills­boro Elementary School at the June 11 regular meeting. The district had received the lowest bid of $44,919 […]

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Tabor appoints director for nursing program

Tabor appoints director for nursing program

Tammy Stefek Tabor College announces the appointment of Tammy Stefek as director for the nursing programs for Tabor College Wichita & Online, effective July 1. “Dr. Stefek has provided quality nursing education for the past eight years at Tabor and has been intricately involved in the progression of the programs during that time,” said Tom Shaw, vice president and dean […]

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College News (6-20-18)

◼ Of the 3,920 Kansas State University students who earned semester honors for their academic performance in the spring 2018 semester were 19 students from the Free Press distribution area. Students needed to earn a grade-point average for the semester of 3.75 or above on at least 12 credit hours, along with commendations from their deans. The following students earned […]

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KU team finds juvenile T-rex skull

A team of paleontologists from the University of Kansas is resuming its work in Montana, excavating what appears to be a very rare dinosaur fossil: a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex. KU paleontologist David Burnham said the excavation began in 2016, but the team is returning to the site this summer hoping to find more pieces of the T-rex. Burnham said there […]

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