Business Farm General
Written by John Schlageck / Kansas Farm Bureau Wednesday, 14 May 2008 09:28Like so many of their family, friends and neighbors, the Gambles still have plenty to do before their farmstead looks and functions like they want. They believe it’ll take a couple more years. Ki and Kim’s 100-year-old farm is located about one-half mile north of Greensburg. On May 4, 2007, an EF-5 tornado ripped through the Kiowa County farming community stripping it bare of homes, businesses, huge trees and entire farmsteads. The Gambles were among those who experienced extensive...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 31 December 2007 04:31Charlie Reece (left) of Ag Service Inc., and Hillsboro wheat producer Randy Eitzen examine a wheat plant for new tillers during a gathering of some 100 farmers with K-State crops specialist Gary Kilgore following the Easter weekend freeze.
If agriculture is still the lifeblood of the Marion County economy, then the late-spring freeze that damaged the wheat crop did more to raise the collective blood pressure of producers and those who make a livelihood off their success during 2007.
On the industrial side, Golden Heritage Foods LLC made a honey of deal with a Hollywood movie producer and Hillsboro Industries took several steps forward in its remarkable financial turnaround.
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 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:
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 03 April 2007 23:44Hillsboro mayor Delores Dalke was recently appointed to the National League of Cities’ University Communities Council for 2007. Consisting of mayors from cities and towns across the country with colleges and universities, the council’s purpose is to share information about successful programs such as housing and sharing facilities within the communities.
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