Business Farm General
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:20A recent newspaper article prompted concern by some members of the Marion County Economic Development Council during their monthly meeting Wednesday with respect to the formation of a new countywide chamber of commerce.
The newspaper article stated that a countywide chamber of commerce was given the “go-ahead” by Marion County commissioners, but Teresa Huffman, MCEDC director, said she was not quoted properly.
“I didn’t say what the Marion Record said I said,” she told her...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:19
Cassidy Hill and her dog, Cheyenne, received second place at the state fair in the intermediate class of 4-H dog showmanship. They made it to the finals with a score of 97 and received second after a runoff. Cassidy Hill also was named rabbit showmanship reserve champion for 11- to 12-year-olds.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:18
Marion County author Jerry Engler set a new record for the third time at the 2009 Kansas State Fair for the most books sold and signed by a single author for Book Kansas.
His new record is 144 books. His previous records were 141 books in 2008 and 101 books in 2005.
Engler has three books published: “Just Folks: Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland,” “A Heartland Voice,” and “Highly Embellished Truth & Some Poetry.”
Engler covers farm issues and county government for the Free Press, and also publishes a personal column every other month.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:17
Keenan Stultz, 12, rural Hillsboro, won grand champion intermediate showmanship honors at the 2009 Kansas State Fair 4-H Dairy Goat Show Sept. 19. He also won the open class RGCH Oberhasli Doe award with the Gravel-Ends Ranch doe, Prudence, in what state fair officials called the largest dairy goat show in 10 years with more than 400 entries. Stultz is a member of the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club and the son of Harold and Jennifer Stultz.
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:46Ron and Ruthann Dies with two young stud alpacas, Kico, a “classic silver gray,” and Magic, a deep brown nearly black.
Ron and Ruthann Dies have learned that high-demand, fiber-producing alpacas are very intelligent animals with strong, individual personalities since founding Prairie Wind Alpacas farm at Lehigh in 2005.
You can tell they have that point correct if you get the camera out to take a picture of them with two young alpacas, and the other alpacas line the fence to look at the stranger and tilt their heads at the camera.
Even the alpacas having their picture taken—Kico, a classic silver gray color, and Magic, dark, almost black—watch intently, obviously interested in the camera and the...
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