Past coach coming for reunion

Coach Arlo Buller and wife Ann will be our guests at the Hillsboro High School All School Reunion planned for May 28 at the Hills?boro MB Church fellowship hall.

I am looking forward to seeing him again and know there are many others who had him for a coach or in wood shop who will also be eager to see him.

He coached football and assisted with track in the late ?50s and early ?60s.

The Bullers now live in Dallas, Texas, but he still has family in the area. He grew up in Peabody and was a star football player at Bethel College in the day.


While on the subject of football, I would like to mention the Buhler High School football book we just printed called ?Touchdowns & Tackles: A History of Buhler Football, 1916-2010.?

It?s an extensive body of work, chronicling every team for nearly a century and includes team photos, game accounts and many pages of statistics covering all phases of the game.

It is available to order from the Free Press online store if anyone is interested.

The author is Steve Miller, whose dad was Jack Miller, the voice of KAKE-TV sports. It has been great getting to know Steve and his wife during this project.


When we thought snow two weeks ago was about as bad as it could get, along comes a bigger snowstorm last week.

We want to thank our post office for trying to work ahead to get our newspaper delivery people out of the door early to make the rounds to the other post offices in our distribution area.

And a special thanks to our door-to-door carriers in Hillsboro for their efforts in a difficult weather situation. I believe it?s called ?adversity training? they just went through for the past two weeks. It will look good on their resumes down the road.


If HHS?alums are interested, more annuals are now posted on the Web. They can be accessed from the Alumni Facebook page or from the Free Press website. I will keep working at it until they are all available to see.


Jerry Engler tells me he?s walking several times a day and working on gaining back full eyesight in his right eye and shedding some pounds to aid in his recovery from his recent stroke.

We?re glad to hear his outlook is good and he is planning to be full strength soon. He has written a few articles from home for this week?s soil conservation section, so it?s good to have him back.


We attended the president?s dinner hosted by Jules Glanzer and Tabor College last Friday night. It was an impressive evening and we are fortunate to have a college of Tabor?s caliber in our community.

A video was shown of the TV news coverage of the students who shoveled snow in Hillsboro for residents who needed help. We were told about 200 students participated.


Did you know that bound copies for each year the Hillsboro Free Press has been published are located at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies on the Tabor College campus? Also, the PDF issues available on our website in the flip-page edition are totally searchable.

There?s a wealth of information at CMBS in addition to what I just mentioned.

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