Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:37
Burns Fire Chief Barry Black accepts a grant check for $5,000 from Stewart Koehn, the local sales representative for DuPont Pioneer. The money will be used for bunker gear for the volunteer department that serves Burns as part of Butler County Fire District No. 10. “Every day the DePont Pioneer team is working hard to develop seeds to feed the world,” Koehn said. “However the most important part of producing quality seed is ensuring we are safe in the process. Pioneer is very...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:20An extension into farm bulk-seed sales has led Ag Service Inc., located on Kanza Road southeast of Hillsboro, to greatly expand its facilities with the addition of a new 60-foot by 160-foot building.
Mike Kleiber, owner and manager of ASI, said the building will help the company also expand its services in supplying and applying environmentally sound agronomic applications of pesticides and nutrients.
He will schedule a grand opening for the building soon.
Although most company trucking will continue to operate from Hillsboro, Kleiber said he expects business expansion also at the company’s branch operations center at Whitewater.
The company, established in 1975, is adding two employees to its average 40-person workforce, Kleiber...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:43The Hillsboro City Council approved a proposal at its Jan. 7 special meeting that will enable the City of Hillsboro to serve as a conduit for private donations for the purpose of supporting economic development projects.
Under the arrangement, cash donations can be made through the Hillsboro Community Foundation and be used by Hillsboro Ventures Inc., an arm of Hillsboro Development Corp., as a locally controlled revolving loan fund.
HCF cannot designate donations directly to HVI because the latter is a 501(c)(4) organization.
City Administrator Larry Paine said the process would begin with a donor contributing funds to HCF, which would issue a tax receipt and then distribute the funds to the City of Hillsboro as a 501(c)(3)...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:24The Marion City Council agreed at its Dec. 10 meeting not to accept bids for the city-owned Arlie’s Paint Body &?Glass building and land for under $200,000.
The unanimous decision came after Mayor Mary Olson asked City Administrator Doug Kjellin of he had anything new to report on the property.
“Nothing is on the (Dec. 10) agenda,” Kjellin said, adding that perhaps Barry Linnens, president and owner of Cottonwood Valley State Bank, who was present at the meeting, would like to talk about it.
Kjellin said, “We still have an offer on the table (of $130,000 in cash and no financing). If we can’t come to an agreement on the lease purchase or outright cash purchase of the building agreement then (Linnens) will be under a time...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:44The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a plan to reduce hours at some 13,000 offices to include Cedar Point and other facilities in Kansas, according to information presented Wednesday at a public meeting in Cedar Point.
As a result of the Post Office Structure Plan or POStPlan, Mike Monnington, manager of post office operations for the Kansas Central Plains, said Cedar Point’s facility is going from seven hours a day to four.
The change is expected to happen in the latter part of January.
A handful of people learned about the decision at the meeting in Cedar Point’s old school gymnasium.
“I like to describe the post office as being similar to a coop (both are not-for-profit businesses),” Monnington told the...
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