Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:03The board of directors of Cooperative Grain & Supply recently teamed with Land O’Lakes Foundation to contribute total of $2,000 to Marion Advancement Campaign Inc. for the city’s Central Park improvement project.
Todd Heitschmidt, MAC chairman, received the check from Clifford Hett, CG&S board member. Also participating in the presentation were Mike Thomas, manager of the Marion CG&S elevator; Doug Kjellin, Marion city administrator; Greg Carlson, MAC board member; and Laura...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:02The Hillsboro City Council approved a Planning Commission recommendation during its April 16 meeting to grant a conditional-use permit to Sean and Adrienne Bechtold to operate a taxidermy business at their residence at 308 E. A St.
The part-time enterprise “has operated under the radar for eight years,” City Administrator Larry Paine wrote in a memo to council members.
Paine said the request for a permit came after the city received a complaint from a neighbor that basically said, “If I have to have a conditional-use permit for a home business, then he needs one, too.”
At its March 28 meeting, the Planning Commission had reviewed the application. One neighbor had complained about the business prior to the meeting, but...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:57
Jacob Cope, president of the Marion/Florence FFA chapter, accepts a donation of $1,107 from Jim Fink, owner of Clark Farm & Home in Strong City. The business joined forces with Red Brand for the donation through the Red Brand Home Grown program. This is the second year Clark Farm & Home has donated to the Marion/Florence FFA. In all, more than 700 FFA chapters nationwide receive annual funding from the Home Grown program.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:55A desire to continue working toward her personal mission statement —“to promote home, school and public environments which encourage children to develop into happy, healthy and productive members of our community”—led Patricia Wilson, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, to join Prairie View’s staff.
She comes to Prairie View with 26 years of experience providing psychological and psycho-educational services to children, adults and families. She earned her master of education and specialist in education degrees from Wichita State University.
“As a young college student searching for a career path, I was able to have educational experiences which exposed me to a wide variety of children from different backgrounds and with...
Written by Frank J. Buchman Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:52“Our children are actually the ones responsible for starting our Red Angus herd.”
While that’s not real uncommon, few if any operations have grown as rapidly in size and quality as Wildcat Creek Ranch east of Peabody.
Clarifying that initial remark, owner Klee Robert Watchous (whose first name is pronounced “Clay”), at his Newton headquarters office, said, “We got into the Red Angus business, along with horses, hogs, even rabbits, really, because our children wanted to show animals in 4-H.”
It was just a bit more than three years ago when Watchous’ oldest son, Kale, then 11, was at a Red Angus sale with his grandpa, Dale Phares, and called Dad to see if he could buy a pair of heifers.
Verifying that Phares, his...
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