Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 12 February 2010 15:25
ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL INITIATIVE BRYCE WICHERT, CPA
Address: 104 E. First, Suite C
Year opened: 2007
About us: We offer tax preparation, tax planning and small-business accounting.
New in 2009: We appreciate all of our customers for allowing us to serve them this year.
Looking to 2010: Continue to expand our customer base and serve them on an individualized basis, providing them with the services they need and expect.
Owner: Bryce Wichert
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday by appointment.
ABSOLUTE SHRED OF KANSAS
Address: P.O. BOX 331
Year opened: 2006
About us: Absolute Shred of Kansas / ShredKS serves all of Kansas with professional, on-site high-speed document shredding. We have invested in industry-leading equipment that allows us to provide customers with an exclusive “no-touch” process. Secure destruction of confidential information is assured by our pulverizing process, which utilizes a safety screen to guarantee the smallest particle size versus ineffective strip and crosscut methods. Our truck travels to client locations for either one-time clean-outs of stored and accumulated records, or scheduled route service. When using clear-out services, clients simply identify the material to be destroyed. Our bonded and insured agents transfer the materials to the shred truck in locking containers and immediately pulverize up to 5,000 pounds per hour. No sorting is required as the process will thoroughly destroy clips, bound ledger reports and three-ring binders. Clients choosing scheduled route service are provided with locked document-collection containers for document storage until the truck arrives to pulverize the contents. Frequency is matched to the clients’ needs, allowing both large and small businesses to utilize secure scheduled services.
Owners: David Wienck and Doug Loewen
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
ADAMS, BROWN, BERAN & BALL, CHTD.
Address: 112 N. Main, Hillsboro; 207 N. Main, McPherson
Phone: 947-5516, Hillsboro; 620-241-2090, McPherson
Year opened: Founded in 1945 in Great Bend. In January 2002, ABBB became a presence in Hillsboro by purchasing an existing tax and accounting business from Diane Claassen.
About us: ABBB is a Kansas firm of certified public accountants. With a vision of providing the highest quality of services, our firm has grown to include offices in 12 communities in central and northwest Kansas. We have a firm-wide staff of more than 100 dedicated professionals with the knowledge, experience and skill to help provide complete and comprehensive solutions to your financial needs. We provide individual and business income-tax preparation, payroll services, bookkeeping and accounting services, investment and financial planning, auditing and business evaluation.
Looking to 2010: We welcome new clients and will continue to provide our high level of service.
Owner: Bill Glazner, partner in charge of Hillsboro and McPherson offices.
Employees: 8 full-time and 5 part-time in the Hillsboro and McPherson offices.
Hours: January to April 15: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturdays and evenings by appointment. April 16 to December: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
AG POWER / CARQUEST
Address: 607 N. Ash
Year opened: Purchased from Paul Pankratz in 2002.
About us: We are an auto parts and supply store.
Looking to 2010: We are looking forward to a new location in the latter part of 2010.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
AG SERVICE INC.
Address: 1830 Kanza
Year opened: Incorporated 1975
About us: We are a crop-production supplier with agronomy services.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. When crop production is in season—early to late.
Address: 615 N. Ash
Year opened: 1994
About us: Alco is a full-line discount store, offering both hard-line and soft-line merchandise. We have a full garden center in the spring and carry a good selection of holiday and seasonal merchandise.
Owner: Local manager, Joe Hampton.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Extended hours Thanksgiving through Christmas.
Jayson Hanschu Agency
Address: 104 E. First, Suite A.
Toll free: 1-800-789-5686; office
Web: www.jaysonhanschuagency.com or www.amfam.com
Year opened: American Family Insurance has been in Hillsboro since 1987. Jayson Hanschu has been the agent since 2000.
About us: We are your local insurance agency. We sell and service insurance products such as auto, home, farm, church, business, health and many types of life insurance. We also do fixed annuities.
New in 2009: For the fifth year in a row, we were awarded the JD Power and Associates “Distinguished Insurance Agency” award for outstanding customer service. For the third straight year our agency earned “All American” honors from American Family for overall agency sales and service performance.
Looking to 2010: As with other aspects of our lives, technology continues to become a larger part of the insurance world. Our corporate Web site, amfam.com continues to add features and make improvements, especially in regard to paying capability for our insureds. We will continue to sell and service insurance products in Marion County and surrounding areas. We will continue to focus on life insurance, umbrella liability insurance and personal insurance reviews, as well as the more common insurance needs for auto/home/farm coverage. We want to make sure clients are aware, and help them take advantage, of our many available discounts.
Owner: Jayson Hanschu.
Employees: Along with the agent, Jayson Hanschu, we have two licensed staff, Susan Schultz and Jan Hanschu.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Open through lunch. Evenings, weekends and other times by appointment. Off-hours answering machine with 24-hour claims, billing and other contact information.
Address: 114 S. Date
Toll free: 1-866-281-7872
Year opened: 2003
About us: ASAP offers complete glass repair, including rock chips, and replacement of windshields, door glass, or back glass. We also custom cut flat glass for heavy equipment or antiques, offer free mobile service to any location within 50 miles of Hillsboro and accept all auto insurances.
Owners: Stew and Lana Bichet
Hours: Mobile service appointments can be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Our phones are answered 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
BAKER BROS. PRINTING
Address: 113 S. Main
Year opened: 1963
About us: Advanced graphic design, offset and digital printing, rubber stamps and much more.
Looking to 2010: We are continuing to expand our options for our customers with fast turnaround times and increasing quality in printing. Our goal continues to be to offer the best printed products possible on time while meeting our customers’ needs and expectations.
Owners: Jim and Elaine Baker
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
BARTEL INSURANCE AGENCY
Address: 121 B S. Main St.
Year opened: Agency over 40 years in business. New ownership in 2001.
About us: Bartel Insurance Agency offers competitive auto, commercial, farm and home insurance products. In addition, the agency represents Mutual Aid Exchange as a local agent.
Owner: Jonathan Maxfield
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; by appointment Saturday.
BRAD RICHARDS’ COMPUTER SERVICES (TECHNOCON-TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS)
Address: 214 S. Lincoln
Year opened: 2005
About us: Work with home users, students and businesses in the implementation of computer hardware, software, networking and security. While no retail sales are made for computers, software, products, etc., recommendations are available to get the best deal on the market. Specialties are: computer tune-ups, cleaning off viruses and spyware, reloading Windows and application software, computer upgrades, data recovery, recommendations and instructions for keeping your computer running in top performance free software, recommendations and instructions for keeping your computer running efficient. Lowest prices in the area: $30 drop off, $45 on site. Data recovery rates vary. Work with Maximum Multimedia of Wichita, which is owned by my brother-in-law, to install high-end home theaters, multi-zone video and sound and Dish Network. Other specialized businesses are available, such as warranted, computer cable installations, including fiber optics.
Owner: Brad Richards
Employees: 1 (not including other specialized consultants)
Hours: Varies, but flexible.?Please leave a message and I will return the call as soon as I can.
BRENDA’S BLOOMERS & GIFTS
Address: 111 W. Grand
Phone: 947-2800; After hours for funeral arrangements: 620-877-7835
Year opened: 2006
About us: We are a full-service floral shop––funerals, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and all occasions. Brides and grooms are encouraged to set up a bridal registry to help decorate their new home. Plants and silk arrangements are also available. Our gift shop has a variety of home decor items, candles, stuffed animals, greeting cards and balloons. We have FTD and Teleflora wire services. Delivery is available throughout Marion County. We are the shop “where service and a smile are always in style.”
Looking to 2010: We want to enlarge our customer base to include surrounding towns of McPherson, Newton, Hesston and Goessel for weddings and tux rental, flowers and bridal registry.
Owners: Brenda and David McGinness
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
BROOKENS & COLLETT, ATTORNEYS?AT?LAW
Address: 109 S. Main, Hillsboro; 403 E. Main, Marion
Phone: 947-5951, Hillsboro; 382-2133, Marion
Year opened: 1956
About us: We are a general law practice which includes drafting living trusts, wills, writing title insurance policies, handling estates, real estate transactions, domestic matters, matters pertaining to elder law, tax matters and other general civil matters.
Looking to 2010: J. Robert Brookens was elected to the Kansas Legislature in 2008. While business will be “as usual” in the office, we have had to make some adjustments to our Hillsboro schedule during the legislative session (January to early May). Keith Collett will be available in Hillsboro from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and Brookens may be available by making appointments through the office.
Owners: Current partners include J. Robert Brookens and Keith Collett.
BUILDERS CONCRETE & SUPPLY
Address: 111 S. Santa Fe, Industrial Park, Hillsboro; 9105 N. Emma Creek Road, Hesston; 505 W. 1st St., Newton
Phone: 800-499-4540 or 620-947-2257, Hillsboro; 620-327-4813, Hesston; 316-283-4540, Newton
Year opened: 1956
About us: We offer transit-mixed concrete, sand and gravel sales and related building materials.
New in 2009: With the purchase of the Hesston facility, we are able to expand our services. With the purchase of the Hesston facility, we are able to expand our services. We have converted to computerized batching with central dispatch operations, which allows us to provide more uniform and timely service to our customers.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday
CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK
Address: 206 N. Main
Year opened: 1884 (bank), 1991 (Hillsboro office)
About us: Central National Bank has been providing Kansans with sound financial advice since 1884. We are dedicated to providing the quality service that makes our customers and the communities we serve successful. In the 21st century, CNB embraces its strong heritage and strives to be the financial resource of choice for the Hillsboro community.
New in 2009: CNB offered a new youth savings program in 2009. The “Central Secret Agent Savers” program has been a fun way for children to learn the importance of saving. Kids receive their special-agent ID card and are given quarterly savings missions to achieve as part of the new program. Also during 2009, CNB offered a program allowing customers to “round-up” their debit card transactions to the nearest dollar, with the rounded portion of the transaction deposited to their savings account. This gives customers a simple way to save automatically.
Owners: Central National Bank is family and employee-owned. CEO Ed C. Rolfs is the third generation of the Rolfs family to serve as chief executive officer. (He was preceded by his grandfather Ed W. Rolfs and his father Ed J. Rolfs).
Employees: 7 at the Hillsboro bank.
Hours: Lobby: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; Drive-thru: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
ATM locations: 24-hour drive-up, 206 N. Main St.; Ampride Convenience Store, 512 E. D St.
CIRCLE D CORP.
Address: 613 N. Ash
Year opened: 1987
About us: We manufacture trailers under 26,000 GVWR. Our product line includes livestock trailers, horse trailers and flatbed trailers for agricultural and industrial applications. Flatbeds for light trucks are also a major player in our business.
New in 2009: We continued to concentrate on expanding our dealer network and incorporating more features and value into our products. Our two recently introduced pickup flatbed models have received great response from our dealers and will prove to be a profitable addition to our product line.
Looking to 2010: Due to the lack of interest or support for agriculture or small business at state and federal government levels, we believe we are in for a bumpy ride in 2010. We are sure we won’t receive a bailout or stimulus money and don’t have anyone we can sue for additional funds, so we’ll have to deal with it the old-fashioned way by living within our means, working hard, treating people right, saying our prayers and being thankful for all the good things we have in our lives.
Owner: Wendell, Raye and Shelby Dirks
CONCEPTS BY CARMON
(Formerly Prairie Flower & Garden Shop)
Address: 1362 Highway 56
Toll free: 866-947-5455
About us: We concentrate on every aspect of artful floral design current on products, color trends and style. Product knowledge and education is key to bringing you artistic design and value with exceptional attention to detail.
Owner: Carmon Jones, AIFD
Employees: 1 full-time and 1 part-time
Hours: To make life more convenient, we are only a phone call away any hour of the day, call when it is best for you. If face-to-face service is what you wish, we invite you to call anytime to make an appointment.
Address: 209 N. Cedar St.
Year opened: 1989
About us: Ready-mix concrete.
Looking to 2010: Looking to complement city and county improvements and expansions.
Owner: A. Terry Rhea
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday by appointment.
CONTAINER SERVICES INC.
Address: 220 Santa Fe
Year opened: 1991
About us: We are a custom extrusion and reheat stretch blow molding plant. We produce plastic containers for a variety of uses, including food, automotive, chemical, floor care and more. Currently, we manufacture containers from high density polcythyline and PET resins.
Owners: LaVerne Esau and Darrell Driggers
COOPERATIVE GRAIN & SUPPLY
Address: 135 N. Main
Year opened: 1966
About us: Cooperative organization with locations in Hillsboro, Marion, Canada, Lehigh and Canton. Handle grain, fertilizer, seed chemicals, gasoline and diesel bulk fuel delivery and Ampride at Marion and Hillsboro.
New in 2009: Added new pumps and software at our Marion Ampride, added custom application equipment and purchased the Canton Service Center site in Canton for fueling location.
Looking to 2010: CG&S is in the process of building a 308,000-bushel McPherson concrete grain storage silo in Hillsboro. It should be ready by the 2010 wheat harvest. CG&S has added more than 1.1 million bushels of storage in the past three years.
Owners: Cooperative members
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Address: 101 Santa Fe
Year opened: 1997
About us: Countryside Feed is a full-line feedmill manufacturing for all species. A full line of companion animal products are available along with wild-bird products. We manufacture and distribute in a 150-mile radius of Hillsboro.
Owners: Cooperative Grain & Supply of Hillsboro, Mid-Kansas Cooperative of Moundridge, North Central Kansas Cooperative of Hope, Andale Farmers Co-op, Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. of Halstead and Land O’ Lakes.
Address: 906 170th
Year opened: 1978
About us: I offer haircuts, perms and styles for the whole family.
Owner: Tam Jost
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment.
Address: 804 Western Heights
Toll free: 1-877-404-2836
Year opened: 2000
About us: We are a small upper-scale hotel featuring interior corridors, queen-size beds, refrigerators in each room, Jacuzzi whirlpool suites with king-size beds, free high-speed wireless Internet and complimentary breakfast, featuring hot Belgian waffles.
New in 2009: Addition of a guest computer in the lobby and some upgraded room furnishings.
Looking to 2010: We look to continue to work with local business, industry, schools and organizations to promote Hillsboro and Marion County.
Owner: Country Haven Inn, Hillsboro, LLC.
Desk Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 111 E. Grand
Year opened: 2002
About us: We are a hair salon specializing in cuts, perms, hair coloring, manicures, pedicures and acrylic nails. We are now doing facials and offer a good skin-care line. We also have a massage therapist on Saturdays.
Owner: Jeanne Penner
Hours: Open at 9 a.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call for evening appointments.
Address: 108 W. Grand
Year opened: Family owned for more than 50 years.
About us: Full-service grocery store with a full-service meat counter catering to customers’ personal wants and needs. Specializing in our own recipe of smoked German sausage. It’s still the best around.
New in 2009: It’s good to see how many people from out of town would come here for the things they could not get elsewhere.
Looking to 2010: We plan to increase the awareness of shipping our Dale’s Smoke Sausage in state and out of state. When people would like some like they had years ago, we can supply what they need. Our recipe is still the same as always.
Owners: Dale and Melanie Franz
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Address: 609 E. E St.
Phone: 947-3356 or 620-381-1885
Year opened: Business started in the 1950s by Bill Dalke as Dalke Construction Co.
About us: We are now incorporated with Warren Dalke, president; Marty Dalke, vice-president; and Ruby Dalke, office manager. We do excavating, sand, dirt and rock hauling, decorative rocks and boulders, lagoons and septic systems and graves.
Owners: Employee owned.
Hours: Our phone rings any time between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Address: 503 Orchard Drive
Phone: Office, 947-3877; Gib’s cell, 620-382-7759; Jonah’s cell, 620-382-6746
Year opened: 1963
About us: Fred David started the business in spring 1963 and Gib Suderman went to work for him a few months later. In 1978 Elcon Services was formed. In 2007 Gib purchased Fred’s shares and sold Jonah Gehring some shares. As electrical contractors, we do new, remodeling and service work in residential, commercial and industrial buildings and oil-fields.
New in 2009: We developed a sub-contractor relationship with Wichita-based American Energies Corp. to wire the electrical components for a downsized version of a nitrogen rejection unit. We also acquired an adjacent lot in Hillsboro Heights for future expansion.
Owners: Gib Suderman, Jonah Gehring
Employees: 10 people, some part-time
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; on call 24/7.
Address: 104 E. Grand
Year opened: 1891
About us: Emprise Bank offers a full range of banking services to its customers including deposit accounts, loans, trust services, investments, electronic banking and merchant services. We offer the benefits of being part of a $1 billion regional banking organization and the personal service only a hometown bank can provide.
Looking to 2010: We will continue providing exceptional service to our customers in 2010. The safe and sound banking practices exercised by our bank in the past have positioned us to meet the needs of our customers for years to come.
Owners: Emprise Financial Corp.
Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
EPP ROOFING &?CONSTRUCTION
Address: 402 Floral Dr.
Year opened: 1980
About us: After working for several contractors in the Wichita area, we moved to the Hillsboro area to pursue farming and construction. Over the years, I have done general construction but recently, roofing has taken more of my time. I still build garages, pole sheds and cabinets.
Owners: Norman and Rosella Epp.
Employees: Numerous Tabor College students and local farmers assist me when their schedules permit.
FAS-BREAK WINDSHIELD REPAIR
Address: 507 S. Wilson, Hillsboro
Phone: 620-947-2396 or 620-382-4099
Year opened: 2002.
About us: We offer mobile windshield chip and crack repair in Marion and surrounding counties. Our repairs will restore the strength and optical clarity of the glass, and most insurance companies waive the deductible for repairs, thus costing you nothing.
Looking to 2010: We’re excited to continue offering money-saving options to clients.
Owners: James Thomas.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Other hours by appointment.
Address: 102 S. Main
Year opened: 2002
About us: Fast Realty prides itself on meeting the needs of our clients to make buying or selling properties as easy as possible, with an emphasis on conducting our business in an honest and ethical manner. It is our goal to be available to meet with our clients when it suits their schedules as we know how busy life can become. Glenn Thiessen, owner and broker, has devoted himself to become knowledgeable in all aspects of the buying and selling of real estate, keeping current with the latest tax credits and incentives offered, and the current national trends. Glenn has once again qualified for the masters award in sales, the highest award given by their member association (Wichita Area Association of Realtors). This award puts Glenn among the best of the best when compared to his professional peers.
Looking to 2010: The market trends coming out of the recent recession indicate an increase in home sales over last year. The recent extension of the tax credit for first-time home buyers and the inclusion of a $6,500 tax credit for repeat buyers will be an incentive for buyers this year, but those sales must be in effect by April 30. We have seen a large number of new families settling into Hillsboro, which is always a good sign for the local economy. The economic development of Hillsboro is strong, making Hillsboro a desirable place to live and raise a family; the increased development of Hillsboro Heights along U.S. Highway 56 shows Hillsboro growing in the right direction.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, but each of our agents are available during off hours to accommodate the needs of our clients. Contact each agent via the office number or their cell-phone number: Glenn Thiessen 620-382-4682, Beth Hein 620-382-7696, or Marlene Fast 620-947-1759.
FLEMING’S MINI STOR-ALL
Addresses: 405 Orchard Drive, Hillsboro; 224 Santa Fe, Hillsboro; 1798 Upland Road, Marion.
Phones: 620-947-0184; 620-382-5550; 316-772-1384 or 316-425-2372
Year opened: 2001 acquired existing business at 1798 Upland in Marion
About us: We provide storage needs for personal and household items. In 2003 we built the first unit in Hillsboro at 405 Orchard Drive. In 2004 we built another building on that site. In 2005 we undertook the management of Santa Fe Storage at 224 Santa Fe and added landscaping to our units on Orchard Drive. In 2008 we added an additional 32 units on 405 Orchard Drive. We worked closely with our neighbor, Rod Koons d/b/a Rod’s Tire, to split the lot between our two businesses. It is good to be located in a community where business owners work together to benefit both businesses.
Looking to 2010: We plan to add landscaping in front of the East building. We will continue to work with those who lease our units to provide a place for them to store their belongings, either short or long term.
Owners: Roger and Cynthia Fleming
FOUR SEASONS RENTALS
Addresses: Industrial Park and 309 W. Second
About us: Various sizes of storage units. Also, open storage for boats and mobile units.
Owner: Betty Funk
Hours: By contact.
Address: 222 N. Main
Phone: 947-3379 or 947-3380
Year opened: 1969
About us: We do plumbing, heating and air sales and service. We also repair appliances, TVs and videocassette recorders.
Owner: Lester & Larry Funk
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
THE GARDEN CENTER
Address: 316 N. Cedar, Hillsboro
Year opened: 1989
About us: We offer a great selection of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs as well as resources for landscaping and lawn maintenance. We have the knowledge to help create a garden tailored for each individual. All of us enjoy working with plants and we want our customers to have fun also. We will continue to offer landscaping services and are certified by the state for fertilizer and pesticide applications.
New in 2009: We celebrated 20 years in business.
Phones: We will be offering a new plants display for planting ideas, new varieties of perennials and annuals, updates on the greenhouse, value packs on plants for good deals and special promotions throughout the year.
Owners: Alan and Sharon Boese
Hours: Open week days in spring, March through June; open selective days in fall, September through October.
GOLDEN HERITAGE FOODS
Address: 120 Santa Fe
Year opened: 2002 as Golden Heritage Foods LLC (formerly Barkman Honey Co.)
About us: GHF processes, packages and markets premium honey. We supply millions of pounds of honey across the nation to chain and wholesale grocery, mass merchandisers, food service and food manufacturers.
New in 2009: GHF was the first U.S. honey company to achieve a Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Certification. To earn this rigorous level of certification, a company must develop and maintain a system that provides continuous control of food safety and quality. Also, the Kansas division plant completed a major renovation of honey processing equipment.
Looking to 2010: Continuing to: provide opportunities for team members to learn and grow; provide our customers with high-quality products and service; build new avenues of distribution; and strengthen our customer base.
Owners: Brent Barkman and Dwight Stoller
Employees: 71 Hillsboro, 43 in Ohio.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
GOOD HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC & DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
Address: 122 N. Main
Year opened: 2008
About us: In addition to caring for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions with traditional chiropractic care in order to improve basic nerve function for the entire body, we strive to locate deficiencies, tailor whole-health treatment plans and determine the potential seriousness of complaints. We utilize standard diagnostic tools such as blood testing, urinalysis, x-rays, tissue, hair sampling, food-allergy testing, etc., to make whole-health recommendations tailored to the individual’s needs. We use well-researched intervention approaches instead of drugs and surgery.
Looking to 2010: We will continue to provide excellent natural health care for the entire community. We offer DOT physicals and in-house rapid drug screening.
Owner: William E. Good, D.C.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Address: 110 W. D St.
Year opened: Opened in October 1947 as Tip Top Credit Union, which was acquired by Great Plains Federal Credit Union in October 1985.
About us: Great Plains Federal Credit Union’s Home Office is located in Joplin, Mo., with Kansas branches in Salina, Abilene, Hillsboro, Independence, McPherson, Montezuma and Wichita. The feature that distinguishes us from most other financial institutions is that it is owned and controlled by the members who save and borrow. Great Plains FCU is also a not-for-profit organization and is run by a volunteer board. Just a few of the services Great Plains FCU have to offer are savings accounts, checking accounts, certificate of deposits, 24-hour Member Audio Response System (MARS) with Internet access, IRAs, payroll deduction, MasterCard, ATM/Debit Cards, consumer loans and real-estate loans. Members’ shares are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. government agency.
New in 2009: To show our appreciation to our members, GPFCU board of directors authorized a rebate of 10 percent of the loan interest members paid during 2009 for the fourth year in a row. Also, GPFCU did not forget our members who are savers. GPFCU’s board authorized a bonus dividend to be paid to members at the end of 2009 for the third year in a row. Both the loan interest rebate and the bonus dividends were paid out to members whose accounts were in good standing. This was our way of saying thank-you for looking to the credit union for your financing needs.
Looking to 2010: In 2010, GPFCU will be celebrating our 60th anniversary. Look for details throughout the year for special events.
Owners: Great Plains Federal Credit Union is owned by its members.
Employees: Hillsboro branch has six employees
Hours: Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; drive-up hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
GREENHAW PHARMACY & WELLNESS CENTER
Address: 508 S. Ash
Year opened: Over 50 years ago
About us: Pharmacy offers local delivery service, a variety of medication packing options and accepts most insurance companies including Medicare Part D. Wellness Center offers diabetic shoe fittings, bone density checks, cholesterol checks, body-fat analysis, diabetic consults and diabetic screenings.
Looking to 2010: Provide diabetic shoe fittings through certified fitters, Jeanie?Rziha and Eric Driggers. Continue to sponsor “Biggest Loser Contest” and “Women’s Night.”
Owners: Eric Driggers
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
HILLSBORO ANIMAL CLINIC
Address: 1994 Holly Road
Year opened: 1974.
About us: Large and small animal care; embryo transfer; laser surgery and laser therapy; supplies and pet food; boarding and grooming; preventive health care and consultation.
New in 2009: We began using laser surgery on small-animal surgeries. It’s a new option that reduces pain and inflamation. We also use lase therapy to help reduce pain over joints, incisions and arthritis.
Looking to 2010: We intend to continue our services for food animal and companion animal medicine. New services will include use of endoscopes for diagnostic procedures and upgrading the x-ray to digitial radiography.
Owners: Norman and Connie Galle
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
HILLSBORO BODY SHOP
Address: 108 E. D St.
About us: We are dedicated to providing you with expert collision repair, glass replacement, paint refinishing on any make or model of car or light truck. We provide paintless dent repair.
Owner: Reginald Hiebert
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Address: 701 S. Main
Year opened: 1889
About us: HCH is a full-service hospital with an emergency room. Open 24/7/365. We offer acute care and post-acute rehab care (swing bed). Outpatient services include lab work, x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, sonograms, EEGs, EKGs, treadmill tests, nerve conduction studies, sleep studies, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupation therapy and laparoscopic surgeries. The HCH Specialty Clinic brings specialists to town in the areas of general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, podiatry, gynecology, otolaryngology (ENT), rheumatology and pain management.
New in 2009: Last year we made a lot of changes with regard to clinical equipment—new 16 slice CT scanner, digital HD scopes, digital radiography, etc. This year we concentrated on information technology. We completely upgraded our information technology systems with the purchase of CPSI. This changed our admission process, patient statements, test reporting and many other financial processes. This major change enables us to add the federally mandated electronic health record to our facility within a year or two. Physical Therapy department hours were extended to provide for more convenient appointment times. We added three new clinics—rheumatology, gynecology and pain management. Pam Abbott was hired as the new director of radiology. The volunteer program continues to pick up momentum thanks in large part to our coordinator, Velma Hadley. We benefited from well over 200 volunteer hours in 2009. Finally, we have implemented the new ADT Immediate Response System to enable the mass notification of employees in times of mass trauma or under disaster circumstances.
Looking to 2010: Plans are still in place for the construction of our new hospital along U.S. Highway 56. Groundbreaking is anticipated in spring 2010. We also look forward to the purchase of new telemetry equipment for use in the nursing department to monitor patient’s heart rhythms and other vital signs. Laboratory is preparing for the installation of a new Beckman Coulter Chemistry analyzer. As was mentioned above, the addition of an electronic health record to our CPSI system will allow for seamless communication of your important private health information among the hospitals or specialists who need access to it.
Owners: HMC/CAH Consolidated
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
HILLSBORO DENTAL CARE
Address: 119 E. Grand
E-mail: hillsborodentalcare@embarqmail. com
Year opened: 2007
About us: We offer total family care which includes implants, removal of teeth, braces, invisalign, dentures, no shot laser fillings, root canals and oral sedation where you can be totally relaxed.
Looking to 2010: To continue to provide healthy smiles with a gentle touch.
Owners: Jon Julian, D.D.S.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
HILLSBORO?ET CETERA SHOP
Address: 109 N. Main
Year opened: July 1977
About us: We take in used items—clothing, household goods, etc.—and sell it for a reduced price to help the needy. All proceeds go to the Mennonite Central Committee.
New in 2009: We purchased new shelving and updated our display area.
Looking to 2010: We will continue to offer good used clothing and household items at a reasonable price.
Owners: Six Mennonite churches.
Employees: 4 managers plus volunteers; we added several new volunteers.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
HILLSBORO FREE PRESS & BUYER’S EDGE
Address: 116 S. Main
Year opened: 1998.
About us: In addition to publishing the Free Press, a Hillsboro-based county-wide free newspaper, we publish the free Buyer’s Edge of South Central Kansas every month with a circulation of about 17,500 homes, targeting all of Harvey County and part of McPherson County.
New in 2009: Our print brokerage division, which develops pictorial photo books and paperback-book printing for newspapers all across the country and Canada to enhance their bottom line, was rebranded as thebookcreators.biz with a new Web site www.thebookcreators.biz. The Free Press relaunched its own Web site in December with an all-new look and feel, and many more features than the previous Web site.
Looking to 2010: The Buyer’s Edge is presenting its second-annual business-to-business expo Feb. 11 at Memorial Hall on the Bethel College campus with two seminars to help businesses cope with a tough economy as well as having 25-plus businesses exhibiting at the event. The expo is open to businesses from Harvey and surrounding counties and there is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required. We have also added a business expo for Marion County businesses on the Tabor College campus Feb. 10, with two afternoon seminars to help businesses in our Free Press distribution area to survive and thrive in a challenging economy. Sessions are also free to the attendees. The event will also have area businesses exhibiting at the event. Advance registration is required. Also, a new free publication is planned for 2010 that is totally different from our other two publications; the scope and purpose of it will be announced in the next few months.
Owners: Joel Klaassen and Don Ratzlaff
Hours: Formal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday—although frequently we can be reached at the office during the weekend and at odd hours.
Address: 202 S. Main
Phone: 947-3134 or
Toll free: 1-888-611-1186
Year opened: Dealership opened in 1955. Allen Hagen started working here in 1958, purchased controlling interest in 1977 and changed name to Hillsboro Ford-Mercury Inc.
About us: The only franchised Ford dealership in Marion County, which enables us to offer services not available anywhere else in the county. Us being in Marion County allows you as a consumer to keep your hard-earned money working for our county, our schools, and all our communities in our county. We offer new Ford and Mercury cars and trucks, A-1 used cars and trucks, and full-service shop, parts department, bodyshop and tire dealer. We are a certified Ford-Mercury dealership and are Blue Oval certified.
Owners: Randy and Terry Hagen
Employees: 18. Our managers are Kim Kaufman (service), Jerry Dalke (parts), Clyde Schroeder (body shop). Our salesmen are Kevin Staley, Michael Hagen and Ron Herbel.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon service on Saturdays and sales until 4 p.m.
Address: 112 S. Main
Year opened: 2003
About us: We are a home furnishings store here to help you find quality, comfortable furniture and bedding that fits your lifestyle.?We carry everything from bunkbeds to electric lift chairs and metal wall art to foam mattresses.
New in 2009: Reclining chairs that operate with an electric push button have been wonderful for those who are unable to operate the handle on a recliner.
Looking to 2010: We are optimistic about the coming year, but realize that consumers are cautious in their purchases. Safe neutrals are a practical trend for bigger investment pieces with bright, rich colors used in pillows and other accents pieces. Most of our companies have excellent websites where all of their pieces are shown. Please call or email us with your questions. Our goal is to help our customers find the best value for their dollar.
Owners: John and Ann Huninghake; Brenda Coryea, store manager.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Address: 125 N. Main
Year opened: 1985
About us: We offer a full line of hardware, plumbing, tools, electrical, paint, automotive, farm supplies, housewares and appliances, lawn and garden supplies and power equipment. We also have storage units available.
Owners: Tom and Ken Koslowsky
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Address: 220 Industrial
Year opened: 1968
About us: We are a leading manufacturer of aluminum and steel trailers, light truck beds and flatbed trailers. We continue to develop and produce industry-first features and high-quality products.
Looking to 2010: In spite of the economic downturn we still remain optimistic. We’re ready, we trust in the Lord and it’ll be good to see our “HI Family” get back up to speed again soon.
Owners: Merle Friesen, Marv Schellenberg, Mike Gerken and Phil Wyssenbach (Flint Hills Industries Inc.).
Hours: Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; factory, Tuesday through Friday.
Address: 205 S. Ash
Year opened: 1958
About us: We manage Hillsboro’s two museums, the Mennonite Settlement Museum and the William F. Schaeffler House Museum. At the Mennonite Settlement Museum visitors experience the history of pioneer life on the prairies of western Marion County. Here in the early 1870s, immigrant refugee Mennonites came from south Russia and central Poland. Their story is told in the unique 1876 Peter Paul Loewen House and the replica 1876 Jacob Friesen flouring windmill. Later the town of Hillsboro was built as a railroad center for shipping wheat to market. A leading family business in Hillsboro was the Schaeffler Mercantile Store. In 1909, prosperous William F. Schaeffler built a beautiful Queen Anne house, now the William F. Schaeffler House Museum. The Schaeffler House can be toured and is used for community special events and a summer weekly farmers’ market.
New in 2009: Last year, as a result of a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council, we opened our first formal exhibit at the Museums’ Visitor Center. Joining the American Mosaic is an exhibit about 19th-century immigrants to this part of Kansas and the early development of Hillsboro. The exhibit follows the lives, cultures, and heritages of the two families represented in the two historic houses the museums interpret.
Looking to 2010: The Hillsboro Museums received a grant from the Heritage Trust Fund Grant Program of the Cultural Heritage Division of the Kansas State Historical Society. The grant is for repairing the chimneys and roof of the William F. and Ida G. Schaeffler House. The project will cost up to $105,327. The grant from the Heritage Trust Fund is $84,261. Because the house is on the National Register of Historic Places (a program overseen by the U.S. Park Services), great care will be given to keep all repairs and replacements accurate to the original material and architecture of the house. The roof slates will be replaced with the same kind of slate that was used originally. Work on the project will start later this year with bids expected to be let in January of next year. The project would be finished by the end of August of 2010.
Owners: You! The city of Hillsboro Museums
Employees: 1 full time, 2 half time.
Hours: The Mennonite Settlement Museum is open for guided tours only. Tour arrangements are made at the Hillsboro Museums Visitor Center, or by calling: 620 947 3775. The Hillsboro Museums Visitor Center and the Mennonite Settlement Museum are open: 10 a.m. to noon, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. We are closed Mondays and the months of January and February. Adults $3, students $1, preschool children with parents free. School groups: students, teachers and attending parents, all $1 each. Groups of more then 20 are asked to make reservations at least two weeks in advance. The William F. Schaeffler House Museum is open for tours by appointment only. Visitors are asked to make reservations at least one week in advance. Adults $3, students $1.
Address: 200 N. Main
Year opened: Chartered in 1902 as the Ramona State Bank, the bank was moved to Hillsboro in February 1985 and renamed Hillsboro State Bank.
About us: We are a single-facility, community bank with a Kansas state charter and a home address of Hillsboro, offering a full range of banking services.
Owner: The bank is owned by Ramona Bankshares Inc., which is a family-owned, single-bank holding company.
Employees: The bank has a six-member board of directors and a staff of five full-time employees and four part-time student employees.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Drive-up window is open until 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
HORSESHOE METAL WORKS
Address: 1776 Goldenrod
Year opened: Full-time in 1994
About us: We manufacture under-body truck toolboxes made of steel or aluminum, specializing in some top boxes. Making utility beds to fit the consumer. Also, manufacturing the Power Dunk adjustable basketball-goal post.
Looking to 2009: We’re looking for more dealers and more computer selling via Internet and e-Bay.
Owner: Donovan Funk
Address: 105 S. Main
Year opened: 1979
About us: We serve the community by providing insurance coverage and service.
Looking to 2010: Continue to serve the community, meeting individual needs and insurance protection.
Owner: Richard Nickel
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
JOST FUNERAL HOME
Address: 401 S. Washington
Year opened: Jared and Julia Jost took over management in 1999.
About us: Celebration of life.
Owners: Jared and Julia Jost
Address: 121A S. Main
Year opened: October 2006
About us: We specialize in haircuts, foils, color, waxes, manicures and spa pedicures
Owner: Jessica Funk
Employee: Alison Schultz, 947-4062
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
JOST?PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR
Address: 128 N. Main
Year opened: Opened in 1946 by Matthew Hiebert’s grandfather. Hiebert purchased the business in August 2000.
About us: We offer plumbing repair and remodeling work as well as new construction. We also sell plumbing fixtures, faucets, sinks, toilets and more. We also specialize in heating and air conditioning repair and installation.
Owners: Matthew O. and Francine Hiebert.
Address: 118 S. Main
Year opened: Open since 1919 with three generations of family ownership.
About us: I provide comprehensive fabrication and repair service for all manner of metal objects, mig, tig, gas and stick welding. Automotive, agricultural and industrial radiators and heat exchangers. Machine shop capabilities include internal and external keyways, shaft repair, milling and boring operations.
New in 2009: In October I added a lathe with a 22-inch swing, the ability to hold 80 inches between centers, and full-range digital read out.
Owner: Todd Jost
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon most Saturdays.
Address: 209 S. Main
Year opened: 2006
About us: Machine quilting––custom and?pantograph patterns, quilt designing, sales of wide fabric backing, batting and thread.
Owner: Marie Kessler
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday
LANG DIESEL INC.
Address: 603 N. Ash
Year opened: LDI originally opened in 1988 in Hays. LDI acquired Ag Power in Hillsboro in July of 2009.
About us: LDI is a full-service farm implement dealership with seven locations across Kansas. They are located in Hays, Smith Center, Colby, Ellinwood, Sabetha, Salina and Hillsboro. We are dedicated to providing the best quality products, parts and service, all at a competitive price.
Looking to 2010: The LDI family is growing. We are proud to be the new source for sales, parts and service in the state of Kansas for RoGator and TerraGator, the leaders in application equipment, as well as Challenger. LDI will provide coverage for the entire state with our current locations and resident sales and service specialists. LDI is committed to do what it takes to provide our customers with valuable products and service and keep them in the field. Watch for additional locations in the near future.
LEPPKE REALTY & AUCTION
Address: 501 S.?Main
Year opened: 1984
About us: Full-service real estate brokerage firm and auction company.
Looking to 2010: Looking forward to continuing top-notch service in the real estate and auction needs of Marion County and surrounding areas.
Owner: Lyle Leppke
Employees: 4 agents (2 also are auctioneers, 1 is offfice manager)
Hours: Office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by appointment.
LOREN?M. LOEWEN, DDS
Address: 615 S. Main
Year opened: 1988
About us: Full range of family dentistry services including crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, periodontal treatment, orthodontics and implants.
New in 2009: We became a Mini Dental Implant Center of America in 2008 and have expanded implant services in 2009, including a full range of options from single tooth replacements to full mouth reconstructions. Began using computerized laser scans for crown and bridges in place of impressions. Began using laser dentistry for a variety of procedures.
Looking to 2010: We plan to continue expansion of the latest technologies as they are available, expansion of laser services and expansion of implant servies.
Owner: Loren M. Loewen
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
LITTLE PLEASURES COFFEEHOUSE
Address: 119 N. Main
Year opened: 2003
About us: Sharing space with Thee Bookstore, Little Pleasures possesses an eclectic yet comfortable atmosphere, offering specialty coffeehouse beverages, light lunches, on-site baked goods and free wireless Internet access. Freshly brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks are created with coffee beans from the Hawaiian Islands. Soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps are available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. We are also available for special events for up to 30 people. Special orders welcomed.
New in 2009: Saturday mornings from 9-11, one item breakfast menu: usually biscuits and sausage gravy. Occasionally: Russian pancakes with “guest chef” Joel, quiche or Belgian waffles. Started carrying stainless-steel drinkware from a company that is in partnership with The Water Project (a non-profit organization providing clean, safe drinking water to people in the developing world by building wells and water tanks.)
Looking to 2010: To encourage a “greener world,” we are offering substantial savings for those who bring in their own coffee tumblers or mugs for beverages. Will be more committed to purchase items that can be recycled (cups, plates, etc.) Menu changes: will offer a multi-grain thin bun (100 calories) as bread choice for sandwiches. More fresh fruit and veggie options for summer sides.
Owner: Marisa N. Javier
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Lunch menu items available from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. One-item breakfast menu, 9-11 a.m., Saturdays.
Address: 101 N. Ash St.
Year opened: 1884
About us: We are a full-service lumberyard and home center. In addition to lumber/building materials, we offer a full line of hardware, electrical supplies, lighting, plumbing supplies, kitchen and bath fixtures, cabinets, paint and home interior items.
Owner: Ruby Hefley, Jon Hefley, Jim Hefley and Debbie Collier.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
LYNN HAGAMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Address: 908 East D St.
Year opened: Full time, 15 years; part time, 40 years.
About us: Personalized family and business photography
New in 2009: Change to digital services and custom printing from customers digital Images
Looking to 2010: (1) Change of focus from destination wedding photography to in-home and outdoor portraits with a focus on children, seniors and families. (2) No service (sitting) fees and no minimum purchases required. This allows seniors and others to actually see their images and design their own packages—with no minimum.
Owners: Lynn and Charlotte Hagaman; family run business.
Hours: Anytime by appointment.
MARY’S MATS & MORE
Address: 107 E. Grand
Year opened: Sept. 1, 1996
About us: The business offers a variety of framing choices with custom framing and matting, readymade frames and preframed prints.
Looking to 2010: My goal is to give the community the opportunity to shop at home. I?offer a service that is found in larger towns but at a better value.
Owner: Mary Lancaster
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Address: 704 S. Ash, Apartment 3
Year opened: 2001
About us: We are three (Kimberlee Jost, Carolan McFarland,Carol Wituk) certified massage therapists providing treatment for all ages in a clinical setting. Our massage modalities include: Swedish, medical, sports, geriatric, chair, neuromuscular, polarity, infant, warm stone, pre-natal, therapeutic touch, myofascial and Thai massage. We also offer reflexology treatments, peppermint foot massages and couples massages.
Looking to 2010: We are committed to providing the best in massage therapy. We will continue to attend educational conferences and seminars related to massage therapy and healthcare.
Owner: Kimberlee Jost
Hours: Monday to Friday, Saturday as needed. All treatments by appointment only.
Address: 315 S. Lincoln
Year opened: 1990
About us: MB Foundation offers a variety of financial services, including assistance with charitable giving, investment certificates, loans to ministries and pastors, charitable estate planning, planned giving, endowment management and stewardship education.
New in 2009: 2009 was a difficult year for anyone involved in the financial services industry, whether for profit or not for profit. In spite of the rocky economy, MB Foundation experienced healthy growth and surpassed $100 million in total assets for the first time in our history. Some highlights include being certified as a Best Christian Workplace by Best Christian Workplaces Institute and conducting a nationwide stewardship survey among the Mennonite Brethren family. One permanent position was also added.
Looking to 2010: In 2010 we join our global MB family in celebrating our 150-year history and also our MB Foundation 20-year anniversary. We look forward to adding several new products and services and will launch a new Web site at www.mbfoundation.com, including online customer reporting for our certificate and loan customers. We are also introducing a new monthly electronic devotional, “Giving Meaning to Money.”
Owner: U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Friday.
MENNONITE MUTUAL AID
Address: 104 S. Main
Year opened: 2002
About us: Estate and financial planning, college funds, retirement planning, life insurance.
New in 2009: Despite the market conditions, we increased our market share with clients who are looking for a steady income stream.
Employees: 1 in Hillsboro (Kakim Kunantaev, financial counselor)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment.
Address: 416 S. Date
Phone: 947-3117, Toll free 1-800-947-3119
About us: Midway Motors serves all your automotive needs, from sales of new and used vehicles to repairs, from tires to major overhauls. Gas, diesel, 2wd, 4wd imports and domestics—we carry 11 lines of new vehicle and have access to more than 350 pre-owned vehicles at all times, as well as three full-time employees who find those hard-to-find vehicles if we don’t have them in stock. Certified vehicles backed by a three-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, which is one of the best in the industry. Our plans include a new facility on North Ash Street across from Ag-Power.
Owner: Glenn Hoover
General manager: Lyle Ediger
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
MOLLY’S ON MAIN STREET
Address: 104 S. Main
Year opened: 2001.
About us: Antiques, home decor and gift items.
Owner: Sharon Mueller
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Address: 101 N. Main
Year opened: 1988, purchased Edie’s Fashions from Edith Rempel.
About us: We have traditional and trendy clothing and accessories for women of all ages. We feature gift items for children and clothing for 0-24 months.
Looking to 2010: Continue to offer quality, well-priced merchandise. We will emphasize personal service and continue to offer incentives for loyal customers. We want to encourage our customers to refer their friends and have several promotions planned toward that goal. New products are planned as well as expanding others such as our Brighton jewelry and charms.
Owner: Nancy Klaassen
Employees: 4 part-time
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
ODDS ‘N ENDS
Address: 209 S. Main
Year opened: 1991
About us: Odds ‘N Ends is a unique gift shop specializing in home-decor items. Mikasa and Noritake are vailable for wedding registry and gifts.
New in 2009: Machine embroidery—monograms, names, quilt labels, plus other special orders. Chocolate truffles.
Looking to 2010: Continue to find unique items to delight our customers.
Owner: Peni Ens
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in November and December
About us: Panhandlers Catering Co. is a well-established, fully licensed and insured full-service catering company. We serve both private and corporate events. We have had the pleasure of serving the annual Chamber Banquet, All-School Reunion, Kiwanis, rehearsal dinners, weddings, family reunions, conferences and many more events in a 45-to-60-mile radius of Hillsboro and will continue to serve these wonderful events as well as many others. We strive to serve home cooking and baking at its finest to groups of all sizes at the site of their choice. We are avid supporters of the Hillsboro FFA and are pleased to partner with them when clients request a full-service meal. We thank them for their help and look forward to continuing our work with them.
Owners: Melissa and Rollind Bartel
Employees: Contracted by event.
PANZER CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
Address: 122 S. Main
About us: At Panzer Chiropractic Clinic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. A sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Hillsboro office are: Chiropractic care providing advanced spinal correction utilizing state-of-the-art techniques. Newer correction methods are available and even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. We often find it helpful to teach our patients certain corrective exercises and activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. This can be achieved by introducing weight loss, lifestyle advice, and nutritional counseling. To speed, complement and enhance the healing process, we also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures: spinal decompression therapy, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and intersegmental traction.
New in 2009: This year we implemented a weight-loss program called Ideal Protein. This method is a quick and healthy protocol with proven, long-lasting results. The body has three sources of energy—carbohydrates, proteins and lipids—and burns carbohydrates first for energy. Once the body has depleted its carbohydrate reserves, it will simultaneously draw on its protein and fat reserves for energy therefore, promoting fat loss, helping maintain muscle mass, toning and revitalizing skin, treating cellulite, promoting energy, naturally suppressing your appetite, and re-establishing pancreatic function, which controls your blood sugar. Along with losing 3-7 pounds per week, nutritional education is also provided. So far over 200 pounds have been lost and the numbers keep climbing weekly.
Looking to 2010: Dr. Panzer will be offering free seminars about weight loss and spinal care in her office as well as out of her office in 2010. Most people seek chiropractic care when they are experiencing pain. Spinal problems may progress for years without causing any symptoms. An example of a disease that goes unnoticed without symptoms includes heart disease; in fact the first symptom many people experience is a heart attack. We tend to neglect our spine because we can’t see it, but it houses our spinal cord, which transports messages from our brain to our nerves and to the rest of our body. It is what also gives us the ability to move and to stand up straight.
Owners: Jarrod W. Panzer, D.C., and Kodi N. Panzer, D.C.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
Address: 200 Willow Rd.
Year opened: Organized in 1960 to meet the retirement care needs of the Hillsboro community. As needs changed, Parkside added to the original building and grew the campus setting to include independent living in duplexes “Park Homes,” assisted living at “Park Village,” and skilled nursing care at “Parkside Homes.” The current campus setting invites individuals and families to make a long-term retirement choice with many options for continuing care.
About us: Parkside Homes Inc. exists to provide a high quality of life to aging adults at all levels of our retirement community through compassionate, Christ-like, resident-centered care and services that allow for dignity and growth. This commitment provides the foundation for innovative care and progressive services for each resident.
Owners: Parkside Homes, Inc.
Hours: 24-hour operations; business office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PMA-HILLSBORO FAMILY PRACTICE CLINIC
Address: 508 S. Ash
Year opened: This clinic opened August 1981. Our associates with Preferred Medical Associates / Via-Christi began in June 1996.
About us: Primary health care and family practice. Primary care for all ages––infants to elderly. Lab x-ray in clinic. Bone density available. Minor office surgery, lesion removal. Colonoscopy, stress tests available.
New in 2009: We implemented new medical software that will interface with the new electronic medical record system.
Looking to 2010: We plan to implement electronic medical records this year.
Owners: Preferred Medical Associates, a division of Via-Christi Health System.
Employees: Nine employees, two mid-level providers, one physician. All providers are board certified.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
PRAIRIE VIEW INC.
Address: 805 Western Heights, Hillsboro
Year opened: Prairie View has been in operation since 1954 in Newton, and became the community mental health center for Marion County in 1967.
About us: Prairie View has a passion for helping people live well and relate to one another in a positive, healthy manner. By offering a complete range of mental and behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families, Prairie View is able to treat depression, anxiety disorders, marital and family conflicts, aging issues, addictions and more. Founded by the Mennonite Church in 1954, Prairie View is the state’s longest-serving, non-profit behavioral and mental health center. The professional staff takes pride in bringing about restoration through services that combine compassion with dignity and respect. Prairie View has six outpatient locations—Newton, east and west Wichita, Hutchinson, Hillsboro and McPherson—and a network of behavioral health providers throughout Kansas and the Midwest. Prairie View is the community mental health center for Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties. Staff work with the patient and family, as well as community agencies, referral sources and any others involved to address each person’s specific needs. Behavioral specialty services include: Individual, family and group therapy; alcohol and substance abuse services; community support for persons with severe and persistent mental illness; residential and vocational rehabilitation services; intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults; behavioral consultation and intervention services for schools and long-term care centers; psychological testing; workshops and seminars for personal and professional growth; continuing education for persons in helping professions; experiential/adventure course; employee assistance programs and workplace consultation services; special purpose school, grades 1-12; 20-bed psychiatric hospital and partial day hospital; 24-bed adolescent residential center; 24-hour crisis intervention and information; national collaboration on drug research projects.
New in 2009: Prairie View received several grants to assist the residents of Marion County. We were the first organization in the region to receive a Job Access and Reverse Commute grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, which allowed for the purchase of a 2009 Dodge Mini Caravan and the hiring of driver Paul Minkevitch. Prairie View experienced a demand for transportation as a result of providing more employment services for people with a severe and persistent mental illness. We also received a $1.66 million grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to serve homeless and at-risk families and individuals throughout central Kansas. Prairie View serves as the regional processing center for 22 counties. A $100,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance Grant was also given to Prairie View by the Kansas Housing Resources Corp to help Marion County residents with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing.
Looking to 2010: Prairie View’s plans for 2010 include striving to meet the identified needs of underserved populations in the area with innovative development of program options, enhancing our ability to continue providing high quality behavioral health services. We also anticipate collaborating with local agencies to meet the mental health needs of children, adults and older adults.
Employees: 409 system-wide.
Address: 108 N. Main
About us: We offer high-value, reasonably priced motorcoach tours. Our primary clientele are 60+ adults. We offer more than 50 tour departures each year.
New in 2009: Our product offerings in 2008 remained much the same as in the past. We continued to offer our most popular tours with one or two new itineraries added as well.
Looking to 2010: We see an increase in departures this year. The industry seems to be strengthening after several weak years due to the economy.
Owners: Rubena Wiebe and Hank Wiebe
Employees: Three full-time, one part-time, 12 part-time tour directors.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Address: 101 S. Main
Year opened: 1986
About us: In addition to being a video store, we are a Radio Shack franchise, giving us availability to the full line of products and expertise Radio Shack offers. We are an exclusive authorized Verizon dealer; selling cell-phone service, accessories and service is a major part of our business. We also offer dry cleaning pick-up and delivery service, carry Hallmark greeting cards, and have two tanning beds.
New in 2009: We continued all of the above and worked at being a full-service center for Verizon customers, both new and existing.
Looking to 2010: We will continue to provide the same variety of products and services. We continue to expand our movie section with new titles added weekly. We will continue to grow our Verizon business to serve Marion County. Radio Shack regularly brings in new products and changes its product line. We’re also gearing up for tanning season with new lotions just arrived.
Owner: Marvin Schellenberg
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Address: 130 N. Main
Year opened: 2004
About us: We sell fabric, baby clothes and gifts, the finest hand-stitched quilts, quality oak racks, glass hutches and chests plus every quilted accessory we can think of, including window valences, table runners, placemats, wall hangings, baby quilts and more. Our fine quilts become your heirloom treasures. We invite groups in for classes and for a great “Turning of the Bed” show.
New in 2009: The Quilter’s School House was a successful, fun and educational experience in 2009 and 2010.
Looking to 2010: The fabric department grew from 475 bolts at the beginning of the year to over 1,000 bolts at the end of it, with 15 to 30 bolts being added monthly.
Owners: Dwayne and Diane Claassen
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Quilt shows and retreats by appointment.
R&D LIQUOR STORE
Address: 500 Western Heights Circle
Year opened: 2006
About us: We are a full-service liquor store with a large selection of spirits, wines, liquors, cordials, mixers and ready-to-drink premixed products. We offer a huge variety of beer, including imports, domestic and micro brews. Our state-of-the-art wine racks are easy to shop and are a big hit with our wine patrons. We strive to give our customers a wonderful shopping experience by being attentive to their needs, whether it be carrying out, helping with a recipe or picking out a wine.
New in 2009: A large increase in the number of people who have chosen to shop at home in our store. This has made it possible to expand our inventory and provide an even greater selection of products.
Looking to 2010: We will continue to work hard to earn the support of the community by being the most competitive store in the arena.
Owner: Don Vinduska
Employees: 1 full-time, 4 part-time.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Address: 116 N. Main
Year opened: 1979
About us: We handle real estate brokerage for residential, commercial and rural property and property management for rental units.
Looking to 2010: We look forward to continuing our services for the community.
Owner: Delores Dalke
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; and by appointment.
MICHAEL REEH, M.D.
Address: 104 N. Washington
Year opened: Dr. Reeh moved to Hillsboro and began practice in 1994. He opened his own office in 1997.
About us: Dr. Reeh provides comprehensive medical care. He specializes in geriatric medicine and family practice and will refer patients to other medical specialists as needed. His first goal is to prevent disease. He provides services in his office and has minimal wait times to schedule an appointment. He is available for emergency service through Hillsboro Community Hospital and provides inpatient hospital care there. He provides continuing care for nursing-home patients in Hillsboro, and is available by appointment for home visits for local home-bound patients.
Looking to 2009: Dr. Reeh is looking forward to the construction of the new hospital in Hillsboro.
Owner: Michael Reeh, M.D.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ROD’S TIRE?& SERVICE
Address: 401 Orchard Drive
Year opened: 1999
About us: We provide full-service tire sales and services, including oil change, alignment, automotive repair and computer diagnostics.
New in 2009: Added additional team members, continued to expand trade area and services offered.
Looking to 2009: Continue to focus on growth in the automotive repair area, with additional qualified staff and training, look to increase trade area and possibly upgrade facilities
Owners: Rod and Carrie Koons
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Address: 704 S. Ash
Year opened: 1889
About us: We offer intermediate and skilled care in our home. We also have a 10-bed Special Care Unit for persons with dementia. We admit patients seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Activities are planned for residents every day. Our restorative program helps the residents maintain their present physical status or improve enough to return to their own home. We not only care for the physical needs of our residents, but also spiritual needs by offering Sunday school, church and a Bible study.
Owners: We are a not-for-profit organization.
Hours: Visitors are welcome anytime.
Address: 705 W. A
Web: Facebook.com under Sara Baize-Bennett or Sara’s Smiles
Year opened: 2009
About us: I specialize in creative destination photography for high school seniors, families, and children, creating a comfortable environment and a fun experience. I also specialize in mood lighting for professional studio portraits, which I create for seniors as well as couples and families.
New in 2009: In October 2009, after almost 10 years of experience at Designer Images Photography, I decided it was time to go out on my own. My father, John Baize, the owner of Designer Images Photography, agreed the time was right. Soon, I was busy working for myself and enjoying every moment of it.
Looking to 2010: I am looking forward to this year’s eighth-grade promotion with great new specials. Also this year’s senior portrait sessions. Building my new sets and creating one-of-a-kind portraits for discerning clients who are excited about photography.
Owner: Sara Bennett
Hours: By appointment, call any time: 947-2242 or toll free 1-877-754-7191
Address: 1320 190th
Phone: 947-0100 or 877-7246
Year opened: 2003
About us: To our wholesale customers we offer 4.5-inch and 1 gallon perennials, 12-inch ivy geranium baskets, 12-inch combo baskets and planters and 14-inch combo planters. To retail customers we offer everything mentioned above as well as annual six-packs, 4-inch and 4.5-inch premium annuals, vegetables and herbs. In fall we sell home-grown garden mums. In 2008 we added trees and shrubs to our already extensive product line.
Owners: Jana and Dale Dalke
Employees: Dale and Jana are the only full-time employees, but both friends and family members volunteer during the busy season.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during spring and fall. We are not opposed to people dropping by anytime during daylight hours to see if we are available. Don't forget to check out our “Information Station,” a place where you can get free information about numerous gardening subjects, and put your own ideas into our suggestion box, a place where you help me make things better for you.
Address: 127 1?2 N. Main
Year opened: Bought from Wayne Schroeder in 1982
About us: I improve the looks of Hillsboro one head at a time. I cut and style men’s and women’s hair, specializing in the latest men’s styles. I also enjoy doing children’s haircuts as well as highlights.
Looking to 2010: It’s my 28th year in Hillsboro.
Owner: Randy Wiens
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Address: 114 N. Main, Hillsboro; 822 E. Main, Marion
Phone: 947-5900, Hillsboro; 382-3363, Marion
About us: We offer a full line of insurance and financial products.
Owner: Agent Becky Walsh
Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment.
SUPREME FLOOR CO.
Address: 110 N. Main
For emergency: 382-7594
Year opened: 2006
About us: All types of floor-covering sales and installation; carpet and tile cleaning and maintenance; water restoration.
Owners: Stuart and Lea Isaac
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Address: 410 N. Main; P.O. Box 65
Year opened: 2006
About us: Hot-tub sale wholesale and retail. Dealer bases in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Colorado.
Owners: Southwest Spas, Oceanside, Calif.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Address: 117 N. Main
Year opened: Under current ownership for seven years.
About us: Thee Bookstore offers books and gifts for all ages and resources for church ministries. We have access to thousands of titles—special orders can arrive within a week at no cost to the customer. Our gift lines include Melissa and Doug toys and crafts for children, Beanpod Candles and Willow Tree.
New in 2010: Thee Bookstore can now be found at theebkstr.blogspot.com. It’s a new Web adventure to help customers keep up to date on new titles and products.
Owners: Rod and Brenda Hamm.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Address: 600 Western Heights Circle
Year opened: 1925
About us: We are a full-service grocery store open seven days a week. We have services ranging from our fresh baked breads and pastries and hot meals from our deli, to eat-in or carry-out, to our fresh seasonal produce and daily prepared quality meats, to pay your utility bills, to fill your tank with gasoline or have your groceries delivered to your door. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is here to serve our customers and to make the shopping experience as enjoyable as possible. Thanks to our many loyal customers and friends who have helped our grocery business thrive for more than 83 years in Hillsboro.
Looking to 2010: We look forward to serving Hillsboro and Marion Cuonty for another great year. We have three new department managers on our team. Lorrie Peter in the bakery/deli, Becky Ediger in the frozen food and dairy, and Bob Jantz in the meat department. Along with many new products throughout the store we have added Champs Fried Chicken and now feature German food on Thursdays in our deli. This year has also brought Vogt’s “new and improved” Hillsboro smoked sausage from our meat department. Another exciting event that we are starting is our Vogt’s Rewards Card that will allow our customers to earn free groceries. This is one way of saying thanks to all of our loyal customers. We have also added our own Web site where you can visit us at www.vogtshometownmaket.com. In 2010, we will continue to focus on customer service, everyday low prices and a continued commitment to serve our customers and our community with hometown Hillsboro and Marion County pride.
Owner: Family owned
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Address: 300 Industrial Rd.
Phone: 947-2323 or 800-264-5171
Year opened: 1981
About us: Roll-up shutters for windows, serving windows, and tambour doors that are added to other companies’ products.
New in 2009: This past year we updated equipment including the purchase of a CNC mill to make parts automatically and accurately, and added to the plant with a roof to the loading dock area. In the past several years more than 50 percent of our business is supplying tambour doors to companies that manufacture medical cabinets, open front coolers, retail display cases and storage cabinets in factories. We have been fortunate to see continued growth. Our Web site has allowed a small company in Hillsboro to reach all the United States and beyond.
Owner: Roger Hofer
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
WIEBE SIDING & REMODELING
Address: 1140 190th
Year opened: 1994
About us: We offer an alternative to standard consumer-grade products. We specialize in quality doors and windows and solid core siding. Also in room additions, seamless gutters and decks. We do in-home free estimates, with the largest selection of windows for your home.
New in 2009: ProVia Door has come out with stained glass that is very affordable. It’s double-paned for energy efficiency. For customers who have an old window that they like but think they can’t replace, now it’s do-able.
Looking to 2010: Taking care of our customers with the highest quality products and service available.
Owners: Jake Wiebe
Employees: 9 full-time, 2 part-time
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Address: 809 W. Grand
Year opened: 1992
About us: I am a licensed and insured plumber and general contractor. I offer a quality and affordable handyman service for your Honey-Do list, as well as remodeling and new construction.
New in 2009: Due to the 2009 economy there has been more emphasis on handyman jobs and repairs, although there has been some remodeling.
Looking to 2010: My goal is to continue to offer an affordable, quaity service for those who have a desire to repair, preserve or update their homes and property.
Owner: Willard Glasgow
WISE & REBER, L.C.
Address: 120 N. Main, P.O. Box 134, Hillsboro
Phone number: 947-3956
Year opened: Firm originated in 1886 and opened in Hillsboro in 2006.
About us: Full-service law firm.
Looking to 2010: We have added a new attorney, Mark A. Pemberton
Owners: Robert W. Wise, Brett A. Reber, Casey R. Law, Randee Koger, David N. Harger, Jeffrey A. Houston, Mark A. Pemberton
Employees: Administrative staff, 9
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
WRIGHT’S AUTO SALES & SERVICE
Address: 109 E. D St.
Year opened: 1995
About us: With the loss of Chrysler to our lineup, we now specialize in 3- to 4-year-old lease returns, Toyota, Honda and Chrysler. With our lower overhead we have also lowered our repair services, starting with our $19.95 oil change and checkup.
Owner: Doug Wright
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.