Category: Schools

Bands rate well at a state fair show

The Hillsboro Trojan Band and the Hillsboro Middle School band each received a ?I? rating at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The high school band marched in the state fair parade for the first time in many years and received a ?II+? for their parade performance. This year?s Trojan Band is led by Caitlin Reimer, drum major, […]

Read more ›

Learning in Retirement program to begin Sept. 24

The 34th annual Tabor College Learning in Retirement fall lecture series begins Sept. 24 with the first of 10 weekly lectures. Topics will focus on global adventures, entertainment and informative subjects of special interest to adults aged 60 and over.

Read more ›

FFA chapters battle in Barnyard Olympics

The Marion/Florence FFA Chapter and Williams Service of Florence hosted the second annual county-wide Barnyard Olympics competition Monday, Sept. 4 during the Florence Labor Day celebration.

Read more ›
Centre HS principal ready for challenge
Centre HS principal ready for challenge

Centre HS principal ready for challenge

SmithNadineIMG_3076.jpg
Centre High School principal Nadine Smith: ?I like the climate of a small school.?

Maybe one reason Nadine Smith loves her career in education so much is that she delayed her entry into it.

The new principal at Centre High School didn?t start college until her 30s.

Read more ›

25 area seniors invited to KU scholars dinner Sept. 19

Twenty-five students from the six high schools in the Free Press distribution area will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 19, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

Read more ›

PBHS officers attend FCCLA training event in Hutchinson

Peabody-Burns Jr-Sr High School chapter officers of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a training meeting for district officers at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson.

Read more ›
Chamber trio concert is part of Tabor prof’s faculty award focus
Chamber trio concert is part of Tabor prof’s faculty award focus

Chamber trio concert is part of Tabor prof’s faculty award focus

SheilaSchmitt 35.jpg
Sheila Schmitt

This year?s Tabor College Faculty Recital, planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the chapel-auditorium, will feature the chamber trio of violinist Adrienne Dough?erty, cellist Susan Mayo, and pianist Sheila Schmitt.

Read more ›
Six teachers begin at Centre, three at Marion and Goessel
Six teachers begin at Centre, three at Marion and Goessel

Six teachers begin at Centre, three at Marion and Goessel

newteachers.jpg
Click image to enlarge

The Centre school district is welcoming six new teachers this fall while the Marion and Goessel districts each have three new faculty members.

Read more ›
Saturday fog brings eery presence to college campus
Saturday fog brings eery presence to college campus

Saturday fog brings eery presence to college campus

TCSaturdayfog.jpg Click image to enlarge A dense fog on Saturday morning had an other-worldly effect on the otherwise familiar outdoor landscape, including the Tabor College campus, shown here. The fog was so heavy in the early morning hours that visibility was reduced a few hundred yards. However, the day evolved into a bright, sunny and warm Saturday by mid-afternoon.

Read more ›
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

VickyMohnP1010007.jpg
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.?

Read more ›