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Andrews receives Incentive Award
Andrews receives Incentive Award

Andrews receives Incentive Award

ANDREWS.jpg Lora Andrews, a 2007 graduate of Hillsboro High School, has received the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International?s Incentive Award for 2007. The $500 award is given to young women planning to major in education and attend a Kansas college. Andrews is the daughter of Gary and Sally Andrews. She plans to attend Kansas State University and […]

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Harder graduates from seminary
Harder graduates from seminary

Harder graduates from seminary

Ruth_Harder.jpg Ruth Harder graduated May 19 with a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind. Harder will begin in August as associate pastor at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. Harder earned a bachelor?s degree in social work from Bethel College in North Newton. She is a member of First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro […]

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HHS Students receive Scholarships
HHS Students receive Scholarships

HHS Students receive Scholarships

AshleyStoutP5161723.JPGAshley Stout, Hillsboro High senior, received the top scholarship of
$1,000 from Sunflower Bank of McPherson at the close of the bank?s
first Community Ambassadors program. Awards of $1,000, $500 and $250
were awarded based in part on a contemplative essay as well as academic
achievement throughout the year. Nine area students participated in the
program, which is designed to encourage young people to consider their
home town as a viable place to live and work after completing their
higher education. Pictured with Stout are Chet A. Lang, president of
Sunflower Bank at McPherson, and Angie Huggard, customer service
officer.
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Tabor to start community chorale in fall

A new sound will resonate from the Tabor College Music Department for the 2007-08 school year as a new mixed chorus, the Tabor College Community Chorale, takes the stage. Tabor students, campus faculty and staff, and interested Hillsboro community and Marion County residents will form the new group. ?I am aware of a number of adults who are experienced singers […]

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Hair razor is Greensburg fund-raiser
Hair razor is Greensburg fund-raiser

Hair razor is Greensburg fund-raiser

BrownHaircut1211.jpg Click image to enlarge   Allison Malm, local hairstylist and mother of a Hillsboro Middle School student, shaves the head of principal Greg Brown last week as part of a fund-raising effort for tornado victims in Greensburg. Students originally had volunteered to give their trip to the new Wild West World amusement park to kids at Greensburg, but when […]

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Students scrub vehicles to raise money for Greensburg
Students scrub vehicles to raise money for Greensburg

Students scrub vehicles to raise money for Greensburg

OASIScarwashS6300338.JPG Click image to enlarge. Students and teachers at the OASIS School in Florence organized a car wash last Wednesday to raise funds for tornado victims in Greensburg. Pictured from left are teacher Julie Schlesener and students Codie Keezer, Andrew Schaefer and Caleb Halsted. Kattie King / Free Press  

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County duo second at state contest
County duo second at state contest

County duo second at state contest

AmstutzLeihy.JPG Click image to enlarge. Two Newton Auto Tech students from Marion County, Nathan Amstutz of Goessel High School and Sean Leihy of Hillsboro High School, earned second place at the state Ford/AAA trouble-shooting contest finals May 10 in Kansas City. The duo qualified for the hands-on portion of the contest by taking a written test in February against about […]

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Five valedictorians lead list of 61 HHS graduates
Five valedictorians lead list of 61 HHS graduates

Five valedictorians lead list of 61 HHS graduates

HHSgraduationP5201889.JPG Click image to enlarge. Hillsboro High School senior Chelsey Harmon contributes her brief share of a five-part valedictorian address at the 101st annual commencement on Sunday. She and her four classmates each attained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during their high school career. With her are fellow co-valedictorians (from left) Kelsie Penner, JuliAnne Chisholm, Jenny Whisenhunt and Darren Enns. […]

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USD 410 board OKs sizeable computer purchase for schools

Surrounded by evidence of teachers teaching to the future, members of the Unified School District 410 Board of Education took another step to keep that initiative going by approving the purchase of 41 laptop and 25 desktop computers for next year during Monday night?s meeting in the Hillsboro High School Technology Center.

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Goessel board briefed on PAT

Lesli Beery of the Parents as Teachers program explained her program at the May 14 meeting of the Goessel school board.

?It?s been a tremendous asset to the county,? Goessel superintendent John Fast said of the program.

Working with children from birth to age 3, Beery said, ?Our point is to get into homes early.?

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