Posts with the tag: "program"

City of Marion receives grant to benefit East Park

The tennis courts at East Park have seen considerable wear and tear since a rubberized surface was added in the 1980s. The current project will involve resurfacing the courts. Janae Rempel / Free Press

The City of Marion is one of 49 Kansas communities to receive a community improvement grant through the Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program. Marion has received a grant totaling $221,940, and the city will contribute $24,660 in matching funds, or around 10 percent. Funding for the CDBG program comes through the U. S. Department of Housing ...

Grime to lead Tabor cross country program

Tabor College has hired Brian Grime as its new cross country coach. The Archbold, Ohio, native was a member of a nationally-ranked cross country team at Tiffin University. Grime spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Heidelberg University. Janae Rempel / Free Press

Coaching wasn?t necessarily on Brian Grime?s radar when he earned his bachelor?s degree in forensic psychology with a minor in corrections from Tiffin (Ohio) University. Grime, Tabor College?s new cross-country coach, had completed an internship with the U. S. Marshals Service in Washington, D. C. , and set his heart on working there. ?I loved it,? he said. ?I thought ...

Program to explore impact of Mennonites on mental health care

A program of alternative service that came about because of World War II also led to significant changes in mental health care in the United States. On July 19, Kauffman Museum at Bethel College will host ?From Resisters to Reformers: How Kansas Mennonites Changed Mental Health Care,? a presentation and discussion by Aaron Barnhart. The program, ...

More room at the table

Pedro Nieto, 10, a fifth-grader this fall, and sister Roxana Nieto, 12, an eighth-grader to be, enjoy a meal last week provided by the Lunch 4 Kids program in Hillsboro. Their mother, Maria, said her kids look forward to coming.  Aleen Ratzlaff / Free Press

? Lunch 4 Kids programs in Hillsboro and Marion renew the invitation. Nearly 100 children from Hillsboro and Marion are participating in the Lunch 4 Kids programs in the two communities this summer, but organizers say they have resources to serve more. ?There are 200 children ...

Letters, June 17, 2015

Was job awarded on performance? A recent job opening for Marion County assistant to Road and Bridge Supervisor Randy Crawford had three applicants. The job was awarded to Larry Cushen?berry. Was Mr. Cushenberry selected for this position based on his excellent work performance or as a reward for being Lori Crawford-Lalouette?s election treasurer and ...

Church organizing food program for kids

? Financial support key for summer launch. Trinity Mennonite Church has decided that feeding the hungry should begin with the children living in the Hillsboro area this summer. The congregation has taken on the goal of organizing a community-wide ?Summer Food 4 Kids? program from May 25 through Aug. 14. ?There are over 200 children ...

Marion council reviews rec program function

The Marion City Council at its meeting March 30 learned more about how the recreation program in town works based on a PowerPoint presentation and other information provided by Roger Holter, city administrator. ...

Hands-on learning

Hillsboro sixth-graders Henry Hein and Bailey Tabott try to get their project to function properly during the Automation and Robotics class led by instructor Len Coryea. The class is part of the Project Lead the Way program that is part of the HMS curriculum for the first time this year.  Photo by Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The new Project Lead the Way program is pushing both students and teachers this year at Hillsboro Middle School. There?s a lot of hands-on learning going on in Len Coryea?s sixth-grade Auto?mation and Robotics class these days at Hillsboro Middle School. The classroom ...

HHS/MS nationally certified for Project Lead the Way program

Hillsboro Middle/High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that has been offered since 2013. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation?s leading ...