Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 June 2007 08:26ABOVE: Marilyn Bartel, pictured with daughter Amy, purchases peanut-butter twists from Kathy Jantz of Durham at Thursday’s Farmer’s Market in Hillsboro.
BELOW: Visitors to the Farmers’ Market enjoy a chicken dinner outside the historic outside the Schaeffler House at Jefferson and Grand.
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In the first century B.C.E. a Roman named Pubilius Syrus wrote that...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 06 June 2007 07:59Courtesy photos<p>The Kansas Department of Commerce gave merit awards to six Marion County businesses at its annual Kansas Business Appreciation Month South Central Regional Awards ceremony Friday in Wichita, including Flinthills Junction of Burns (left) and Peabody Market (right), both in the retail category. They were among 270 companies nominated for BAM awards this year.
Forty-eight south central Kansas businesses were recognized Friday for their contributions to their communities and the state economy at the Kansas Department of Commerce’s annual Kansas Business Appreciation Month South Central Regional Awards ceremony in Wichita.
Six businesses from Marion County received merit...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 06 June 2007 07:42AFI names Jayson Hanschu All-American Agent
Jayson Hanschu of Hillsboro has been named an All-American Agent by American Family Insurance Co., joining a select group of agents who have distinguished themselves through outstanding sales of AFI products.
Hanschu has been an agent for American Family since 1998.
Brenda’s Bloomers closes original Marion shop
Once again, Brenda’s Bloomers and Gifts has only one location instead of two—owner Brenda McGinness has closed her shop in Marion to focus on the newer Hillsboro shop she just opened in August.
“Both shops were pretty busy, and I just didn’t have enough help to keep me going,” said McGinness, who opened the original Brenda’s Bloomers two summers...
Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 30 May 2007 09:48The Kansas Farm Service Agency is targeting and reaching out to underrepresented groups like women and minority farmers in the state in an effort to get more of them involved in its farm programs.
“We’re in the business of helping our farmers and ranchers—all of them,” said Bill Fuller, executive director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency.
“Our programs are generally well known throughout the ag community,” he said. “We do not have to promote their availability to the producers who have traditionally used them.
“But there may be producers, especially among women and minority farmers, who still are not aware of our programs and the benefits that may be available to them.
“We want to reach those producers and tell...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 30 May 2007 09:34Click images to enlarge. TOP: Gloria Belton, a senior at Centre High, is the recipient of the 2007 Marion County Agriculture Future of America scholarship. The $3,200 award requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and a willingness to participate in AFA’s leadership conference and a four-year degree in agriculture. Applicants are interviewed and must submit an essay on their personal vision for agriculture. Pictured with Belton are Mike Padgett, representing Central National Bank, and Lyman Adams, representing Cooperative Grain & Supply. Those two businesses, plus Midlands Farm Services of Marion, are co-sponsors of the scholarship along with AFA. Belton also received a $1,500 scholarship donated by...
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