April 19, 2014

Middle School students take top prize in magazine competition

Spring Hill Middle School students posed in the SHMS library after giving a talk about their My Kansas project for Kansas! Magazine to the Spring Hill Historical Society. Standing are Colin Mc Cormick, Amanda King, Mary Kate Hale, Mallory Meek, Ellisa Bragaw, Amber Dietrich, Charity Wright, Makayla Kosberg, Jared Hoston, Trey Skinner, Madison Bitner . Kneeling are Emily Simmons, Taylor McClellen, Connor Hecke File photo

Hard work paid off for members of Christine Hecke and Debra Sim’s Spring Hill Middle School seventh-grade class The students earned first place in their grade level for their writing, design, subject matter, and photography in the My Kansas! Competition. …

Students relive history through cemetery walk

Emily Simmons portrays a townswoman whose husband was a customer of Jeremiah McCanse during the annual Spring Hill Cemetery Walk Tuesday evening. McCanse was a freed slave who came to Spring Hill and owned a barber shop. He also served on the school board. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

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The 1918 flu pandemic wreaked havoc on the world, killing an somewhere between 20 and 40 million people, and little Spring Hill, Kan. wasn’t isolated enough to escape the devastation; the flu struck down Sister Frances Day, …