Business Farm General
Written by John Schlageck Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:05While almost every industry today does a less than perfect job of living by the motto, “the customer is the most important part of business,” Kansas farmers and ranchers are one segment that adheres to this philosophy.
It’s been a gradual process but one that has consistently picked up steam. Still, Kansas farmers and ranchers cannot rest on their laurels but must continue to look to the future with an open mind and the flexibility to develop new ways of marketing their products.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:24Lauren Geis (holding check) and Lisa Geis of Hillsboro, representing the Marion County 4-H Development Fund, accept a donation of $3,622 from Lyman Adams, general manager of Cooperative Grain & Supply. Also participating was the Land O’Lakes Foundation, which matched CG&S dollar for dollar. The development fund is an endowment for county 4-H clubs; it is used for scholarships for 4-H campers and a college scholarship for a senior high school 4-H member each year. The most recent scholarship recipient was Zachary Goodwin of the Peabody Achievers, who received $500 to apply toward his education at Kansas State University. This is the ninth year CG&S has participated in the Land O’Lakes matching-fund program and the sixth...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:23
Intermediate and senior 4-H photography judging teams from Marion County competed at the Kansas State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 9. The senior team placed eighth overall with Carrie Carlson placing 11th individually and Jacob Dailey placing 12th. Members of the senior team were (back row, from left) Reece Berens (with glasses), Lauren McLinden, Jacob Dailey and Carrie Carlson. The intermediate team placed 24th overall. Members of the team are (front row, from left) Ethan Dailey, Logan Oborny, Anna Lubbers and Addie Berens.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:39The 2012 Marion County Crop Walk will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Marion County Lake with a brief devotional prior to the start.
Participants should be in the area west of the lake office. The purpose of the event is to “have a nice scenic walk around the lake and doing what is necessary to help those in need,” according to Donna Kreutziger of Marion, one of the coordinators.
Crop Walks help to support the ministry of Church World Service, especially the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of partner agencies in more than 80 countries.
The money raised provides tools that empower people to meet their own needs—from seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to nutrition-enhancing Moringa trees, to technical...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 11 September 2012 15:55In an effort to spread awareness about normal infant crying, some Marion County residents are participating in a nationwide campaign by knitting or crocheting purple baby caps that will be distributed to parents of newborns.
“Click for Babies: Period of Purple Crying Caps,” is a grassroots effort to remind parents about the dangers of shaken baby syndrome, a form of child abuse affecting infants younger than 1 year old, according to Anne Auld, Kansas Children’s Service League, Wichita.
Penni Funk, Parkside Homes life enrichment coordinator, and Betty Norman, a Parkside resident, organized the effort.
Norman said she cannot knit or crochet, but she thought she could be helpful by talking about her experiences. Her...
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