Category: Schools

Washburn University recognizes students on Spring Dean’s List

Washburn University has announced its spring 2018 Dean’s List honorees. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 to 3.99. Locally, Kevin Lewis of Lost Springs and Brooklyn Wiens of Hillsboro were named to the list. Congratulations to all of these students, […]

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Wiebe finishes year on St. Olaf dean list

Erin Wiebe has been named to St. Olaf College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. Wiebe, a Hillsboro High School graduate, majored in medieval studies and studio art. She is the daughter of Glenn and Maura Wiebe of Hillsboro. One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf challenges students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith […]

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USD 410 Board talks about drop off locations for students

USD 410 Board of Education was told at its Aug. 13 meeting that a plan is in the works to have designated in-town pick-up/drop-off sites for those students living a distance from USD 410 school buildings. “Our goal is to get students at some area drop-offs to elevate some traffic and get them closer to home,” said Superintendent Max Heinrichs. […]

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Goessel School Board Hears of Required Drills for students

The Goessel school board met on August 13 and heard about required school safety drills. Superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast told the board that schools were required to have nine fire drills and three tornado drills last school year. However, he said this year, schools are required to have four fire drills, three tornado drills, and nine crisis drills. […]

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Local High School Student Selected to Perform at Sydney Opera House

Grace Neal, a student at Berean Academy, grand-daughter of Randy and Judy Mills of Florence, was selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House. In July, she performed with her clarinet in July with the Honors Band Ensemble. Participation in one of the two Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from […]

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Reed named interim Athletic Director at Tabor

Reed named interim Athletic Director at Tabor

Tabor College has announced that Shawn Reed, head women’s basketball coach, has added the role of interim athletic director, effective July 1. In that role, Reed will oversee the day-to-day operations of the athletic department for the 2018-19 academic year. “I am excited to serve Tabor and our excellent coaching staff, trainers and support staff in this role,” Reed said. […]

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Opera Workshop brings acting talent to light in Marion County

Opera Workshop brings acting talent to light in Marion County

Students rehearse at the Opera Workshop to get ready for performances throughout the week. Laura Fowler Paulus Opera Workshop in the Flinthills is a master class for advanced students and young professional singers from around the country. For two weeks students come together in Marion to focus on acting talents as well as to build their singing skills. At the […]

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Middle schoolers have fun using their talents

Middle schoolers have fun using their talents

These friends, who make up the crew of WMC Productions, are having fun creating short videos that promote positive messages to their Instagram followers. Pictured from left are Makenna Reed, Tanner Plett, Ainsley Duell on the phone, Ella Suderman and Karley Loewen. Aleen Ratzlaff/Free Press What began as helping to spread the word about a library reading contest has evolved […]

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Tabor’s Bradley Vogel receives KCDA Achievement award

Tabor’s Bradley Vogel receives KCDA Achievement award

Bradley Vogel, pictured with wife Bev, holds the Harry Robert Wilson Award he received July 14 in Topeka for his leadership and involvement with the Kansas Choral Directors Association. Courtesy Photo Bradley Vogel, professor of music and director of choral activities at Tabor College, was awarded the Harry Robert Wilson Award at the annual convention of the Kansas Choral Directors […]

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USD 410 – Hillsboro board reviews food service, meal prices

Meal prices and student fees were among the agenda items approved for the 2018-19 school year the USD 410 Board of the July 12 regular meeting. The board approved a 5-cent increase for all meals except adult non-staff and extra milk. “We will need to take a look at food service and what we do going forward,” Superintendent Max Heinrichs […]

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