Category: Schools

Tabor College to host Fernando Ortega for February concert

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega will take the Richert Auditorium stage for a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Tabor College campus in Hillsboro. Ortega is known for his interpretations of traditional hymns and songs, such as “Give Me Jesus” and “Be Thou My Vision,” and for writing […]

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Earning the call

Earning the call

Hillsboro Elementary School teacher Jill Siebert received a surprise call from Kansas Commissioner of Education, Dr. Randy Watson on Tuesday, Jan. 8 informing her that she is a recipient of the 2019 Kansas Horizon Award. The award recognizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. The mission of the program is to recognize exemplary […]

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Local principal plays along with student’s goal

Local principal plays along with student’s goal

  Hillsboro Elementary School Principal Evan Yoder had to wear a unicorn onesie all day before the Christmas break after the students reached a set goal for book sales at the recent book fair. “They voted between a dragon and a unicorn and the unicorn one. I had a really cool dragon costume so I was hoping for that more,” […]

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Newton Choir led by Hillsboro Elementary teacher

Newton Choir led by Hillsboro Elementary teacher

There are several students in the Newton Community Children's Choir who live in Marion County. Pictured here are Ruth Paulus (Hillsboro), Mia (Peabody), Analiesa Jorgenson (Hillsboro) and Chloe (Peabody). Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Newton Community Children’s Choir has been a tradition in both the communities of Harvey County and Marion County as well as the family who originally […]

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Sending love to the booster club

Sending love to the booster club

Ford Motor Company employee Terry Hagan presented a check to the Hillsboro Booster Club as well as Hillsboro High School Principal Clint Corby and USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs. $2,700 was raised in October during Drive One 4 UR School campaign. Front: Tracy Hefley, Lena Kleiner, Terry Hagan, Dawn Helmer; back row: Clint Corby, Max Heinrichs, Kelly Linnens.

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Giving a good show

Giving a good show

HHS students Grayce Tankersley, Grace Major, Addie Berens, Ying Lin and Sarah Diener performed at the December 11 Chamber luncheon. The group, which practices on their own time outside of school, performs at various functions. Tommy Hornbeck/Free Press

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Tabor College hires Goenawan as new volleyball coach

Tabor College hires Goenawan as new volleyball coach

Tabor College has hired Marshall Goenawan as its head volleyball coach, effective Jan. 14. Goenawan comes to Tabor from Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he was an assistant coach. He has been working with USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance as an assistant coach and lead tryouts evaluator. He has also been involved with many club and high school […]

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Tons of fun at Tabor Cheer Camp

Tons of fun at Tabor Cheer Camp

Penelope Waldron dances with Sierra Martin, a cheerleader at Tabor. The Tabor College Cheerleaders held a cheer clinic for kids on Saturday. The participants learned cheers and dances in the morning, and then they performed during time outs and halftime of the women’s basketball game that night.

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Shaw signs with Harding to compete in Track and Field

Shaw signs with Harding to compete in Track and Field

Wes Shaw has signed a letter of intent to compete in Track and Field at Harding University next season. Harding is located in Searcy, Arkansas. They are an NCAA Division II school which competes in the Great American Conference. Wes is the current State Record Holder in class 2A.

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USD 410 – Hillsboro School Board gets update on Gemini redesign

USD 410 Board of Education received an update from building administrators and a faculty representative about the Gemini Redesign at its regular meeting Nov. 12. “It’s great to see the positive energy,” said Clint Corby, Hillsboro Middle/High School principal about the teachers’ efforts to incorporate project-based learning, which is part of the emphasis with the redesign. The stated outcomes for […]

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