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Fingers smeared in icing, fourth grader Chance Shults talks with his first grade "reading buddy," Keenan Lange, about a gingerbread house they constructed Friday at Marion Elementary School as part of a holiday engineering project.
Marion Elementary School student Anne Baliel with the help of Jake Hess (not pictured) apply shrouds to their mummified chicken, which they named "Pharaoh Fatso." The project required students to make up stories as to how their chicken pharaoh died, create designs for its coffin, called a sarcophagus, and also make mathematical and scientific observations over the seven-week process.
Former Hillsboro Elementary School teacher Eileen Butler trims her Christmas tree in a Kansas State University theme Dec. 1 at her Hillsboro residence. Butler keeps her tree up year round, but changes its ornaments to fit the season and holiday.
Hillsboro wrestler Levi Mendoza works to break free from the hold of a Fredonia wrestler Friday during the Marion County Winter Duals tournament.