Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 16 May 2007 06:27Farmers planning to earn and receive farm program payments and benefits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are required by existing farm-bill regulations to file acreage reports for all cropland on their enrolled farms. Terms within the Direct & Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) make it mandatory for producers to report by May 31 of each year all planted wheat, barley, & oats acreage.
Reporting producers should be prepared to accurately certify planted acres and provide approximate planting...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 06:23Ty Goossen of Hillsboro shows the angus heifer that won grand champion for the breeding heifers in the annual Spring Beef Show April 28 at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Click image to enlarge.
Sixty-six 4-Hers from Marion County and beyond competed April 28 in the annual Spring Beef Show at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.
The show is an indicator of the growth rate and condition of animals intended for show in upcoming county fairs, according to Rickey Roberts, Marion County extension agent who coordinated the event.
Following are the results.
Grand champion: Ty Goossen (Angus)
Reserve grand champion: Haley Lauer (AOB)
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 06:09Area youth will be up early on Saturday, May 19, trimming and preparing for the yearly showing of their dairy goats at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.
A showmanship clinic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. led by accomplished youth showman. At this day-long event there will be the Toy, Tool and Miscellaneous drawing, a goat photography contest and exhibition, management and tool identification contest, and a goat obstacle coarse competition.
Show time begins at 9 a.m. with check in between 7 and 8:45 a.m. Breed classes available are Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Sable, Toggenberg and Recorded Grade.
For further information to show, register, or purchase, contact Jennifer Stulz 620-974-2866 or Laura...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 May 2007 07:40Barber Randy Wiens takes some light-hearted guff from Jim Peters, one of his 700 customers, about taking “too much off the top” during a recent haircut appointment. Wiens is celebrating 25 years of service in Hillsboro on Friday and Saturday.Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge. Open house…
To celebrate his quarter-century of cutting hair in HIllsboro, Randy Wiens is planning an open house at Silver Shears during his Friday and Saturday hours. He is offering refreshments, gifts, door prizes and a drawing for $25 in haircuts.
Randy Wiens jokes that he’s still trying to figure out what to do with his life. In the meantime, he’ll keep barbering.
This Saturday, Wiens will be...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 May 2007 07:17Traffic study plan for emprise bank drive-through. Click image to enlarge.
Emprise Bank received approval last Tuesday from the Hillsboro City Council to proceed with a revised plan for constructing a new drive-through lane at its Main and Grand location.
In late November, the council denied an initial proposal from the bank, even though the plan had been recommended for approval by the city’s Planning Commission.
At the time, the council cited the loss of seven parking spaces on Main Street, and that some of those lost spaces would unfairly affect a neighboring business, Prudent Tours.
The new plan also was approved by the Planning Commission. As in the original proposal, the new plan assumes the removal of...
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