Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 08:36It took longer than planned, but the locally anticipated Norel Farms Bakery opened its doors Monday at 209 N. Main in Hillsboro.
For co-owner and manager Rachel Schmidt, the accomplishment brings to fulfillment a longtime professional ambition as well as completes a full circle to her childhood experience.
“Rachel grew up in a family where her mother had a bakery and a doughnut shop basically right next to her house in Meade,” said husband and business partner Norman, who teaches...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 19 June 2012 08:34Josh Boehm believes he has found what he’s been looking for by accepting an invitation to join the Brookens Law Office in Marion and Hillsboro.
A spring graduate of Washburn Law School, the Wisconsin native has felt at home in Marion County since starting his new position June 6.
“Basically, I wanted to be in a small general-practice firm,” Boehm said. “And I wanted to be in a small or medium-sized town because I just felt it would be a better place for us to live.”
It doesn’t hurt that Marion County is home to two recreational lakes and above-average natural scenery.
“One of the things I really like about this area, coming from Wisconsin, there’s not a lot of areas in Kansas with this much water, and even the...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:14In celebration of summer, merchants in Marion sponsored an Art & Music Stroll Sunday along Main Street.
Photographers, artists, musicians, restaurants and other vendors in and around Marion County offered visitors a chance to enjoy the arts and culture with their family and support community spirit.
Jan Davis, owner of Gallery 101 of the Flint Hills, hosted Ron Beeton of Marion County Lake and musician David Anderson of Newton playing the hammer dulcimer.
After retiring from Boeing in Wichita, Beeton said, he turned his attention to the Flint Hills.
“I have been photographing the hills for 13 or 14 years,” he said. “I love the Flint Hills.”
Aaron Gaeddert, of North Newton and a graduate of Bethel College, has developed...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:11No one was injured when a semi-trailer carrying more than 55,000 pounds of hay bales overturned Monday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 56 and Kansas Highway 15, one mile west of Hillsboro.
The driver, Gary Davis, 21, of Lehigh, said he was transporting the square bales from D&S Hay in Lehigh to a company that converts the bales to hay pellets in Abilene.
On first inspection, Davis said the white 2000 Freightliner Classic semi looked “OK,” but noticed the trailer had buckled causing the hay bales to tip over.
Part of the problem, according to Davis, involved the type of trailer used for hauling the square hay bales and a wind gust from the north that could have caught the rig during the turn.
“This trailer is an...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:50
Karl Riffel, a nine-year member of the Tampa Triple Ts 4-H Club in Marion County, was honored for his work in the Kansas 4-H Meat Goat Project at the Emerald Circle Banquet May 31 in Manhattan. As part of being named the state winner, he will represent Kansas at the National 4-H Congress in November in Atlanta, Ga. The award was presented by Kansas 4-H Foundation board member Jim Bassett of Topeka and Barbara Stone, Kansas State 4-H leader. Karl is the son of James and Beth Riffel and will be a junior at Centre High School.
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