Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:32Mervin Deines may hold a Marion County record for farming the same place for 76 years.
That happens to be his age. He lives where he was born on 350th Road in the Ramona community, and he said, “I’ve been farming since I could start walking.”
Deines and wife Leona are Marion County Continuation Award winners for the Natural Resources Conservation Services.
Deines not only started building terraces and waterways early in his career, but has continued doing so—and has rebuilt them...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:26More than 100 people attended the Marion County Conservation District’s 66th annual dinner and meeting Saturday at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.
In addition to poster contest presentations and recognizing conservation award recipients, Michelle Carlson of Hillsboro talked about her experiences in “Connecting Your Classroom to Kansas Agriculture,” along with providing a slide show.
Carlson, a second-grade teacher at Hope Elementary School, thanked the district for providing a scholarship for her to attend the five-day class last summer.
“It was an awesome class,” she said, “and I have a short snippet of what we did and some of the ways we are incorporating (what was learned) in the classroom.”
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:23
St. Luke Hospital and Living Center in Marion recently welcomed Joyce Ann Roberts as a new family practice physician.
Rogers will begin seeing patients of all ages for primary care in May, according to Roger Schroeder, marketing director.
Prior to accepting the position in Marion, Roberts worked as a family-practice physician at the Roosevelt General Hospital Clinic in Portales, N.M.
Roberts earned her undergraduate degree from Abilene (Texas) Christian University in Abilene. She completed her medical degree and residency at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock.
“Dr. Roberts and her husband, Steve, will be relocating to Marion in May,” Schroeder said.
To schedule an appointment with Roberts, call 620-382-2177.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:22
Dave Martin of Salina watches and waits for a flying Mickey Mouse pancake to land on his plate last Wednesday during the fifth annual Rod’s Tire & Service Customer Appreciation dinner in Hillsboro. Flipping thousands of pancakes that day was Kathy Xenos, also known as Short Stack, with Chris Cakes of Wichita, noting that more than 600 people attended the event. In addition to the all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice were served.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 February 2012 18:37Brad Bartel of Hillsboro was one of three people appointed recently to the Central Kansas Community Foundation Board of Trustees.
Bartel was a founding board member of the Hillsboro Community Foundation, an affiliate of CKCF. He is president of Emprise Bank in Hillsboro.
The other two new board members are Tim Hodge of Newton, an attorney with Adrian & Pankratz and a member of the Newton school board, and Jennifer Vogts of North Newton, who has volunteered with the Women’s Community Fund.
Each board member will serve three-year terms.
“We are excited to welcome these individuals to the board,” said Sandra Fruit, executive director. “The talents and expertise they bring from the fields of education, finance and...
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