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Schools seek funding support from patrons

Schools seek funding support from patrons

Marion High School seniors (from left) McKenzee Remmers, Kayla Kroupa and Brittany Hett said they enjoyed the cooler weather while giving curbs on Main Street a fresh coat of yellow paint during the Marion High School community service day in late September. School funding challenges surfaced again in 2015, with three school districts in the county receiving approval to increase […]

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Kindred kindness

Kindred kindness

Dorothy Thouvenell works on the project with students Levi Rodgers and Harper Chrisjohn Third-graders from Hillsboro Elementary School capped a week-long unit on ?Kindness,? led by teachers Debbie Dick and Lenna Knoll, by making Christmas Lauren Enns assists Cassidy Bernhardt and Davion Williams wreaths from paper plates and red and green construction paper with residents of Parkside Homes Thursday afternoon […]

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Goessel solar project takes form on polar-cold day

Goessel solar project takes form on polar-cold day

Goessel Superintendent John Fast (left) watches as Mark Horst of King Solar secures a solar panel with assistance from co-workers Phillip Kauffman and Caleb Wheeler (far right). Against a backdrop more in tune with polar energy, the Goessel school district finally saw its solar-energy dream take form last week. Cloudy skies, sub-freezing temperatures with persistent winds on Thursday didn?t keep […]

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Fourteen pledges inducted into Hillsboro High School chapter of National Honor Society

Fourteen pledges inducted into Hillsboro High School chapter of National Honor Society

(from left) Kyle Unruh, Reece Berens, Paige Proffitt, Tyson Reimer, Savannah Unruh, Preston Loewen, Allison Gray, Callie Linnens, Lydia Kliewer, Mary Leihy, Kennedy Klein, Ben Koop, Jared Dyck, Vance Klassen, Hannah Funk, Jonathan Hinerman, Rebecca Kauf?man and Mathew Denholm. The Hillsboro High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 14 pledges into full membership during a Nov. 30 ceremony […]

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Goessel, Hillsboro peace poster winners awarded

Goessel, Hillsboro peace poster winners awarded

Lions International annual Peace Poster Contest Richard Riemer, representing the Hillsboro Lions Club, presented monetary awards last week to students at Goessel and Hillsboro who created the top three entries in the Lions International annual Peace Poster Contest at their respective schools. The 2015 theme was, ?Share a Peace.? First place received $25, second place $15 and third place $10. […]

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Goessel board OKs contract for new K-5 math curriculum

The Goessel school board approved during its Dec. 14 meeting a six-year contract for a new math curriculum that will serve kindergarten through fifth grade. The board listened to a teacher presentation by fifth-grade teacher Ilona Abra?hams and kindergarten teacher Sheri Janzen. The elementary school math textbooks need to be replaced, and teachers had researched materials from various publishers. Janzen […]

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GHS alumna named ?Teacher of Promise?

Michelle Unruh, a Bethel College senior and a 2011 graduate of Goessel High School, was recognized at the Kansas Teacher of the Year 2016 State Awards Banquet Nov. 21 for being named a ?Teacher of Promise? by Bethel?s teacher education department. She and other college and university students nominated as a Teacher of Promise were recognized, along with the seven […]

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Tabor names Presidential Scholars

Tabor College selected for 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholarships Program recipients. Recipients are Tassanee San?chez from Chonburi, Thai?land; Hannah Klaassen from Arkansas City; Abigail Decker from Hesston; and Megan Tschohl from Andover. The program is the largest and most selective scholarship award available to incoming freshmen. The four-year, eight-semester program recognizes students who have been leaders in academics, school activities and […]

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Season for safety

? With school starting this week and next, let?s prepare our kids for a safe transition. Anew school year begins next week for the school districts in the Free Press distribution area. Safety is always a concern at this time of year, especially for younger students. A few reminders: ? State law prohibits passing a stopped school bus. ? If […]

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Safe Routes to School shows concrete progress

Safe Routes to School shows concrete progress

Workers for Vogts-Parga Construction were pouring curbing in the 600 block of East A St. last week, the first leg in the $250,000 Safe Routes to School project, which features a 6-foot sidewalk from Hillsboro Elementary School on the side of town to near Trinity Mennonite Church on the west side of town. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Workers for […]

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