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...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 February 2012 18:36The Marion County Extension Office is promoting two educational meetings for area producers this month.
Sorghum production will be the focus Wednesday, Feb. 15, as K-State Research and Extension hosts an in-depth sorghum school at the Burns Community Center.
This one-day school will cover a number of issues facing sorghum growers: profit potential; weed control strategies; and planting, fertility, insect and disease management.
The school, sponsored by the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 9:45 a.m. Lunch is included. The program will wrap up by mid-afternoon.
A private pesticide school is planned for Feb. 27 at the Hillsboro Civic Center. The program will begin at 10...
Written by Malinda Just Tuesday, 07 February 2012 18:35The Marion County Commission, at its Feb. 6 meeting, took the final step in authorizing the sales tax general obligation and refunding bonds that will be used to finance the new $3.5 million jail.
David Arteberry of the Kansas City, Mo., company George K. Baum and Co., was on hand to review the final documents and collect the signature of board chair Dan Holub.
“On (Feb. 2) we offered the bonds to investors and locked in the interest rates,” Arteberry said. “On (Feb. 3), there was a federal jobs announcement that was very positive—a lot bigger than what most people had predicted. Interest rates on (Feb. 3) actually jumped up, so you were able to get your issue into the market before a little jump in the rates.”
Written by John Schlageck Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:24A recent swing through northwestern Kansas reveals a winter wheat crop that looks really good. Stands are uniform, the color is a dark green and even with the mild temperatures so far this winter, most of the wheat has not grown too quickly and may escape the specter of winter kill.
Even in southwestern Kansas, that region of the state hit the hardest last year, the wheat crop looks good. Favorable growing conditions began the end of September and early October when this year’s crop was being planted.
Rains from 3 to 6 inches were reported in much of southwestern Kansas, although some of the cropland near Elkhart, Sublette, Satanta and Meade didn’t receive plentiful rainfall.
A similar weather pattern swept through this part of...
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