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For 25 years, Mohn has taught others to dance
For 25 years, Mohn has taught others to dance

For 25 years, Mohn has taught others to dance

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Vicky Mohn: ?I?ve just always been fortunate that I?ve had a job I?ve loved. Free Press file photo. Click image to enlarge

Since 1982, Vicky?s School of Dance has been a childhood dream come true for owner and operator, Vicky Mohn of Hillsboro.

?When I was a young girl I always wanted to be a dance teacher,? she said. ?I realized 25 years ago that I could actually do that for a living.?

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Benda graduates from astronaut training program
Benda graduates from astronaut training program

Benda graduates from astronaut training program

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Lonnie Benda, in astronaut gear, attended FATP this summer. Click image to enlarge

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center graduated Lonnie Benda, son of Karen Benda, from Level 2 of its Future Astronaut Training Program this summer.

The camp builds on knowledge gained from FATP Level 1, also at the Cosmosphere.

 

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Goessel student enrollment holds steady for new school year

Superintendent John Fast told the Goessel school board at the Aug. 13 meeting that enrollment head count showed 261 students for the new school year.

Fast said this number is only three students lower than last year, and the difference may be smaller yet.

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7 new teachers at Peabody-Burns, 13 at Canton-Galva
7 new teachers at Peabody-Burns, 13 at Canton-Galva

7 new teachers at Peabody-Burns, 13 at Canton-Galva

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For the 2007-08 school year, the Peabody-Burns school district has seven new teachers and the Canton-Galva district has 13.

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Jordan hired as director of alumni relations at Tabor

Tabor College graduate Jeremy Jordan has been hired to serve as director of alumni relations at Tabor College.

Jordan graduated from Tabor College in 2005 with a degree in business administration with a marketing concentration.

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Overstake takes Tabor position

Former Hillsboro Star-Jour?nal editor Grant Overstake has been hired as director of communications at Tabor College.

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School year begins with four new teachers at USD 410
School year begins with four new teachers at USD 410

School year begins with four new teachers at USD 410

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Clockwise from top left: Herbel, C. Haslett, J Haslett, Lundberg. Click? image to enlarge

Two of the four new teachers coming to Unified School District 410 this fall are not strangers to the Hillsboro community.

Chris Herbel, who lives in rural Lehigh, comes as a first-year teacher through the Marion County Special Educa?tion Cooperative. She will be the primary provider for a total of 18 students in the third and fourth grades who have an individualized education plan.

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Marion?s new elementary school principal ready to go
Marion?s new elementary school principal ready to go

Marion?s new elementary school principal ready to go

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Principal Rod Garman comes to Marion Elementary School with a desire to, ?Simply be the best.?. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press<p>

Rod Garman, Marion Elementary School?s new principal, knows that a well-rounded education makes a person well-rounded. And there?s something to be said for being a well-rounded person.

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Closure of Minnesota church leads to $500,000 gift for Tabor

The New Hope (Minn.) Menno?nite Brethren Church no longer gathers for Sunday worship. But before closing its doors in June, the congregation ensured the church?s historic legacy by giving away the proceeds from the sale of its property?including $500,000 to endow a ?Legacy of Hope Fund? at Tabor College.

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Rookie principal comes to his post with solid experience
Rookie principal comes to his post with solid experience

Rookie principal comes to his post with solid experience

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Tim Robertson comes to the position of junior high and senior high principal at Peabody Burns with 20 years experience as a classroom teacher and 15 years as state director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Click image to enlarge

Just because Tim Robertson?s career path to his first principalship as the lead educator at Peabody-Burns middle school and high school has been unconventional, don?t think it hasn?t prepared him well for the job.

?I had a superintendent tell me I?m a nontraditional first-year principal because most of them are a lot younger than I am,? said Robertson, who is in his mid-50s.

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