Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 13 September 2007 05:31The Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives is hosting an historic home tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
The home on tour is at 715 W. Broadway, Newton, and is owned by Pat and Pam Duffy. Tickets are $6 per person or $5 for members of the Harvey County Historical Museum.
Tickets are available at the museum at 203 N. Main, Newton, or by calling 316-283-2221. On the day of the tour, tickets will not be available for purchase at the home, but will be available at the museum...
Written by Jerry Engler Thursday, 13 September 2007 05:28A new division of Cardie Oil Inc. of Tampa is under construction at Batt Industrial Park in Marion under the city’s revitalization plan.
The building is expected to be completed in November with a vehicle service and tire store business to open soon afterward.
Jim Cloutier of Hillsboro, who owns controlling interest of Cardie and sister corporations Shawmar Oil & Gas Co. of Marion and an oil field servicing company out of Marion, has agreed to a five-year lease-purchase of the $225,000 to $230,000 building.
The city is building the 40-foot-by-80-foot metal building on a concrete pad, and Cardie will add interior fixtures.
Cloutier said, half jokingly, that he owns so much real estate in Marion that he’d like to see how one does...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:21Click here to buy photo Donna Bagley poses with some of the bears she has made for her booth at the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair. “It’s really rewarding,” she says of her effort.Malinda Just / Free Press
What do chenille bedspreads, bath robes and antique quilts have in common?
For Donna Bagley, a Hillsboro resident and Tabor College education professor, the three items represent a hobby she is able to share with the public—and for the eighth consecutive year with visitors to the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday.
Bagley, owner of Bagley’s Bears, transforms fabric from vintage and found materials into teddy bears. She has been making bears for 10 years.
“I was unemployed and looking...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 12 September 2007 08:07Click to buy photo Angie Duerksen, with helpers Zach and Olivia, has been making her bulletin boards and decorative doors for little more than a month, but she’s looking forward to her debut at Marion. Malinda Just/Free Press.
A little more than a month ago, Angie Duerksen discovered the potential for a new craft enterprise in the old red chicken coop that graces the family farmyard near Goessel.
This weekend she’ll be joining artists from several states as a full-fledged exhibitor at Art in the Park in Marion.
“Sometimes when it gets down to this point, it’s ‘I don’t know why I did this—what’s wrong with me,’” said a smiling Duerksen about her short-notice decision to create an inventory...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 05 September 2007 06:29Malinda Just / Free Press<p>Owner Atanacio Nieto decided to start a Mexican restaurant in Hillsboro while looking for a place to eat while in a former job.Click image to enlarge
Having been open for nearly 10 months, La Cabana is thriving in downtown Hillsboro.
The authentic Mexican restaurant, owned by Atanacio Nieto, opened Nov. 17, 2006, at 117 S. Main.
The restaurant has since expanded into the building previously occupied by Molly’s On Main.
“We’ve been real pleased with Hillsboro,” Nieto said. “It’s given me more than what I was expecting.”
Nieto said people from surrounding communities, such as Peabody, Florence, Hesston, Newton and Lost Springs, have frequented La Cabana.
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