Category: Business/Farm

Democrats have two contested races on the ballot

Democratic voters in Marion County will find only two contested races on their ballots next Tuesday. Both races are for national offices. Seeking the party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Pat Roberts are Chad Taylor of Topeka, the two-term district attorney for Shawnee County, and Patrick Wiesner, a Law­rence attorney. The other contested nomination is […]

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Weber feted by USPS for safe driving

Weber feted by USPS for safe driving

Eddie Weber, an employee with the U.S. Post Office in Hillsboro, reviews his award for 30 years of accident-free safe driving and membership into the Million Mile Club. Rebecca Larsen, Hillsboro postmaster, presented the award to him. Not many carriers with the U.S. Post Office can boast about 30 years of safe driving or being a member of the “Million […]

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Marion council seeks answers for grant disappointment

The Marion City Council, at its July 21 meeting, asked Darin Neufeld, EBH Engineering, to offer his opinion as to why the city didn’t get its Main Street grant from the state. According to Neufeld, the Transportation Alternatives Project with the Kan­sas Department of Trans­portation, selected 20 projects from 43 applicants. Neufeld said: “What we like to do if we have […]

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Salem Home earns high marks for culture change

In a recent assessment conducted by Kansas State University and Kansas Department of Aging & Disability Services, Salem Home in Hillsboro consistently exceeded state averages in the effort to create a quality living experience for its residents. The PEAK (Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas) initiative began in 2002 to encourage long-term care providers to engage in culture change. The PEAK […]

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Grant will go toward Tampa Main Street

An economic development grant of $25,000 was awarded recently to Tampa State Bank to help Tampa Main Street. The grantor FHL Bank, is wholesale financial institution, which Tampa State Bank is a member, awarded the grant through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success program. “JOBS helps financial institutions throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma promote jobs and economic growth in […]

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Handlers increase for county 4-H dog show

Handlers increase for county 4-H dog show

Carly Deines and her pomeranian-poodle mix, Teddy, mastered the teeter-totter without any problems during “Bark 2014” at the Marion County 4-H Dog Show. The Marion County 4-H Dog Show was considered a success by the trainers and this year’s judge with more handlers competing than last year. Debi Hughbanks of Lehigh, one of the dog trainers, said most of the […]

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Two businesses recognized for community impact

Two businesses recognized for community impact

Flanked by Clint Seibel, Hillsboro economic development director, and Renee Lippincott, representing the Kansas Department of Commerce, Roger Hofer (left photo), owner of Wheatbelt Inc., and Delores Dalke Two Hillsboro businesses were recognized for their economic and civic contributions to the community last Tuesday during the Cham­ber of Com­merce luncheon at the Scout House. Wheatbelt Inc. and the Real Estate […]

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Wheat yields ‘pretty bad’ to below average for 2014

The wide variation in Marion County wheat yields this year from north to south illustrates what a difference timely rain can make. In the north, where rainfall was most sparse, Stan Utting, Agri Producers Inc. manager in Tampa, said, “It’s been pretty bad, yields very poor, less than half of normal.” Utting said in the close to 30 years he […]

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Bankers to become rodeo ranchers

The agricultural lenders at Citizens State Bank of Canton are leaving their desks to get dirty and show off their livestock handling skills at this year’s McPher­son County Fair, Trevin Prieb, market president at the Canton branch, Kirby Smith, market president at the Goessel branch, and Jon Christian­sen, loan officer at the Canton branch, along with Prieb’s wife, Kandee, make […]

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HHS only TSA team from Kansas to score at nationals

HHS only TSA team from Kansas to score at nationals

This TSA team represented Hillsboro High School at the national conference June 26 to July 1 in Washington, D.C. Pictured in front of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center are: (from left) Matthew Denholm, Carson Herbel, Erich Herbel and Creigh Bell, adviser. Hillsboro High School’s Technology Student Association chapter was the only chapter from Kansas to receive a trophy […]

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