Daily archives: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Commissioners move money for road repair

Marion County commission Monday began moving funds to the road and bridge department in an effort to finish by upgrading surfaces damaged heavy rain before freezing weather slows efforts for the year. Commission ...

Tabor rises in college rankings

U. S. News & World Report has ranked Tabor College 41st overall in its 2016 Regional Colleges Midwest Rankings list. In 2015, Tabor was ranked 49th on the same list and has been ranked by the organization since 2003. U. S. News ranks more than 1,600 schools for best quality and best value. It has been ranking ...

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Goessel school board hears of $73,000 solar power grant

The Goessel school board was informed during its Sept. 14 meeting that USD 411 will be the recipient of a $73,000 Westar Energy Photo?voltaic Grant that will be used to generate solar energy for the school. John Fast, superintendent and elementary school principal, said two schools were chosen from a total of 90 applicants. The school received ...

USUSD 410 board endorses student entrepreneurship

The USD 410 Board of Education gave a thumbs up to student entrepreneurship at its regular meeting Sept. 14 by approving a policy for student-led businesses operating within the district. The policy established guidelines for students starting and closing businesses as well as clarified financial aspects. Businesses managed by ...

Elementary student journey inside the human body

Patty Decker / Free Press<p>Marion High School Key Club member spoke about the benefits of brushing, flossing and caring for teeth. She also pointed out how much sugar there is in one small candy bar.<p>

?Open the mouth, past the gums, look out stomach here it comes,? could have been part of the message at Thursday?s simulated tour of the human body. Known as ?Body Venture,? elementary children from Marion and Hillsboro learned the importance of healthy food choices and the benefits of being active, said Kris Burkholder, MES counselor. ?Almost 500 kids between ...

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Area High School Sports Roundup

CROSS COUNTRY Canton-Galva?The Eagles competed in the Centre Invitational at Herington Thursday. Maddie Snow was the girls? sole varsity participant, completing the course in 24: 35. 4 to place ninth among a field of 23 runners. Meanwhile, in the boys? varsity race, Lane Wiens turned in a career-best performance, crossing the finish line in 19: 58. 5 to ...

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TC blanked by USAO

The Tabor College women?s soccer team lost a 1-0 contest to 19th-ranked University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Wednesday. USAO scored the game?s only goal in the 24th minute. After a corner kick, Jordan Walters blocked the Drovers? first shot, but a second attempt less than two minutes later found the back of the net. USAO out-shot Tabor ...

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3 Warriors finish in top 10 at Centre

The Marion cross country team turned in three top 10 varsity finishes at the Centre Invitational at Herington Thursday. ?The course at Herington was much hillier than the Hesston meet, which made the course a tougher challenge,??coach Rebecca Hofer said. ?Even with the hills and the wind we had eight new personal records. The runners all ...

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TC men?s soccer 1-1 last week

Janae Rempel / Free Press<p>Niklas Flechsig plays defense late in the first half of Wednesday's game against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The Bluejays defeated the 18th-ranked Drovers, 2-0, for their first shutout of the season.

The Tabor College men?s soccer team lost a 4-0 game at Midland Saturday. Midland scored once before halftime, but added three second-half goals to solidify the win. Both teams took 15 shots, but Midland held the advantage in shots on goal, 11-6. Bransyn Felty took six shots for Tabor, including three on goal. Goalkeeper Bryson Henry had ...

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Hinerman fifth at Centre Invitational

Hillsboro?s lone varsity entry placed fifth Thurs?day in the Centre Invita?tional boys? 5-k race at Herington. Jonathan Hinerman, a junior, crossed the finish line in 18 minutes, 25 seconds to finish ahead of 38 runners in the field. Steven Cline of Halstead won the race in 17: 09. 9. ?Jonathan?s strong race earned him ...