Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:53Click image to enlarge
Steve Goertzen of Goertzen Farms, Marilyn Unruh, Mike Berger and Steve Glahn (from left) assisted with the purchase and processing of the hog that the 4-H Development Council gave away at a fund-raising drawing during the Marion County Fair last week. The winners of a half hog were Ag Service Inc., Hillsboro, and David Funk, Hillsboro. The hog was donated by Goertzen Farms and Citizens State Bank and processing was donated by Peabody Sausage House...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:47Click image to enlarge
Ty Goossen of Hillsboro and Megan Fink of Randolph placed well in the showmanship competition at the 41st National Junior Angus Show July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla. The two, chosen to represent Kansas in the national showmanship contest after finishing first and second, respectively, at state, competed against 52 other state representatives and made it to the final 15 at the conclusion of four preliminary rounds. Randolph went on to place second overall. Exhibitors do not show their own animals, but are assigned one by random selection. They are judged by a three-member panel on skills such as the ability to follow instructions, use of equipment, courtesy, sportsmanship and general appearance. Goossen...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:44Co-authors Carol Duerksen, Michele Hershberger and Laurie Oswald Robinson (clockwise from top) plan a series of area book <p>signings. Click image to enlarge
Carol Duerksen, Hillsboro author, will be hosting a book signing at her farm home, 1582 Falcon, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
Joining her will be the other co-authors of their new devotional book, “Now It Springs Up,” Michele Hershberger and Laurie Oswald Robinson, as well as Nancy Miller, Goessel, who designed the cover.
“Now It Springs Up” is a year-long devotional book recently released by WillowSpring Downs, a publishing company owned by Duerksen and husband Maynard Knepp.
Hershberger, Robinson and Duerksen each contributed a...
Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:41The Farm Service Agency has many programs that provide Kansas farmers and ranchers supplemental income to help with the many expenses of a farming or ranching operation.
FSA wishes to remind producers that some important program deadlines are fast approaching.
Those deadlines are:
n Aug. 1—Final date to submit nominations for the FSA County Committee election. Any Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) acreages must be certified by Aug. 1, or 15 days prior to the onset of harvest or grazing. Final date to request a 2007 year farm change or reconstitution.
August 3 - Final date to signup for Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP), without paying a late fee.
n Aug. 24—Final date to certify spring seeded acres and...
Written by Michelle Avis Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:39The Florence City Council addressed rumors about a large pending increase in the mill levy at its July 16 meeting.
Councilor Randy Mills assured people the mill levy had not been set yet and would be announced at an upcoming meeting.
Whilenew funds will be added to the budget, the actual numbers had not beenset. A budget meeting was planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The council was given a letter commending them for choosing to be one of the first cities in Kansas to make their Web site accessible to everyone.
Councilors learned the city Web site was nearly done being made compliant with the American With Disabilities Act. They thanked Jackie Sigwing for her work on the site.
In other matters, the council:
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