Business Farm General
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 April 2009 14:30The Kansas Corn Growers Association and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Growers Producers Association denied Friday the assertion of two out-of-state law firms that the two grower groups were trying to protect the financial success of a Swiss chemical company when they responded to an effort to sign up Kansas towns to join a lawsuit against the maker of atrazine.
Instead, asserted Jere White, executive director of the two grower groups, corn and sorghum farmers are working to protect access to an...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 April 2009 14:29Tampa Triple T’s.
At the club’s April meeting, the Tampa Triple T’s 4-H members and parents heard about schedule changes that will take place at the Marion County Fair in July.
One major change is that the foods judging will take place the day before the fair. Also, champion winners in projects displayed in the 4-H Building will be recognized during the livestock sale. Other changes can be viewed on the Marion County Web site.
The meeting was at 7 p.m. April 20 in the Tampa Senior Center. Roll call, “Your Favorite Movie,” was answered by 24 members, eight leaders, seven parents, two Tag-a-Longs and three guests.
The treasurer reported a balance of $1,548.89 in the club’s account. The 4-H Council representative reported...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 April 2009 14:28Elcon to mark location with open house
Elcon Services Inc. is marking its move to 503 Orchard during January with a customer appreciation open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 1.
The open house will include a free hot-dog feed, door prizes and booths featuring new products.
Elcon Services Inc. has been in business in Hillsboro since 1963. It is owned by Jonah Gehring and Gib Suderman. The other members of the crew are Josh Ens, Dave Sanders, Jay Bigham, Marshall Litchfield, Brenda Bernhardt, Tina Montonye and Silas Hibbs. Hillsboro Farmers Market receives grant
The Hillsboro Farmers' Market has been awarded a $950 mini-grant from the Kansas Rural Center for the purpose of market promotion.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 April 2009 14:27The Hillsboro Free Press received three first-place awards for journalistic excellence at the Kansas Press Association’s annual convention Saturday in Wichita.
Competing in the highest circulation division for nondaily newspapers, the Free Press received the top award for sports pages, editorial writing and business article.
Andrew Ottoson, sports reporter, received the sports-pages award, and Don Ratzlaff the editorial and business-article awards.
A third member of the Free Press editorial staff, Patty Decker, earned a first-place award for a headline she wrote in 2008 while employed at the Colby Free Press.
In addition to the three first-place awards, the Free Press received the following second- and third-place awards: second...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 21 April 2009 13:37This photo of an old-time harvest crew is believed to be have been taken near Goessel around the turn of the 20th century. The photo came the household of Benjamin B. Schmidt and wife Anna Penne of Goessel.
Have you ever stopped to think what it might have been like for the very first farmers settling in Marion County?
Many had no idea how reliable wheat—or any other crop—would be in this new country. Yet, they survived and provided for their families.
How did they make the ag selections that affect us today? Were they looking for soil depths or fertility? Wouldn’t it be nice to hear from great-great grandparents who farmed in Marion County?
Well, one of those old-timers, Heinrich B. Friesen...
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