Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 22 August 2007 07:15Brad Cady has begun operating Mid-America Marble Products, the business he purchased this month from Dave and Laura Yeats in the Marion Retail Park.
The Yeats haven’t left the park, though. They continue to operate a liquor store, convenience store and beauty shop.
Cady said he is “very happy” with the business oportunity to be back in a town where he has family members, and where he is dealing with cities he likes—Marion and Hillsboro especially.
He was an insurance agent in...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 22 August 2007 07:11This year’s disaster of a wheat crop has caused producers to file claims for crop insurance. Some of these claims are taking longer than in the past, as reported by Kansas Wheat leaders from the central region of the state.
While the deluge of claims has resulted in later-than-normal delivery of the insurance funds in some areas, the process seems to be going expeditiously in Marion County, according to Jerry Cady, a primary handler of crop insurance.
“I got off the phone with a manager just a few minutes ago and I told him I thought everything was going real well,” he said. “We’re getting claim checks every day, and our adjusters are doing a real good job of keeping up with the enormous amount of claims we’ve had...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 15 August 2007 05:07The four guest workers from Romania relax in air-conditioned comfort for their interview: (from left) Vlad Suteu, Florin Rogojan, Cierian Cisleanu and Valentin Bocan. They plan to return home in November. Jerry Engler/Free Press. Click image to enlarge.
The four young Romanian men here to work for Mike Meisinger and Ron Suderman in custom corn cutting for the summer paused in puzzlement when asked why they wanted to come to the United States.
The room is quiet for a moment, and the interviewer thinks maybe they didn’t understand the question with their limited understanding of English.
But they understood. The question bewildered them. Finally, Cierian Cisleanu spread his arm to answer for the four: “Who...
Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 15 August 2007 04:58Producers are reminded that Sept. 1 is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program administered by the Farm Service Agency.
This program is designed to provide producers with financial assistance when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs as a result of natural disasters.
Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those produced for food or fiber purposes and not insurable with private sector agencies or businesses.
Sept. 1 is the final date to pay the applicable service fee and obtain NAP coverage for forage uses of barley, rye, triticale and wheat.
In addition, aquaculture (i.e. catfish production), canola, Christmas trees and nursery crops are...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 08 August 2007 07:13Click image to enlarge
AGCO Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, recently recognized Ag Power Inc., Hillsboro, for superior achievement upon completion of the Continuous Improvement Program, AGCO’s annual dealer evaluation review. James Hill and James Flamin of AGCO presented Gerald Funk, general manager of Ag Power Inc., with a Medallion Dealer’s plaque, a merchandise and travel certificate and a financial award as recognition for excellence in the CIP. Pictured above are: back row (from left) Michael Jay, Richard Jost, James Hill, Gerald Funk, Kim Hill, Dale Nuss, Jason Flamin; front row, Aaron Helmer, Joy Dalke, Marolyn Schlehuber, Brian Klenda, John Cavassa. The CIP evaluates...
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