Category: Business/Farm

Corn harvest still shows strong potential

The corn harvest here is likely to start the end of this week or only a few days past that. Marion County may have a record corn crop for modern times this year, according to some observers. Or it may be a non-record, but still a very good corn crop. The recent trend has been a nearly extraordinary rise in […]

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Hagens feted for 50 years as Ford dealership owners

Hagens feted for 50 years as Ford dealership owners

Kevin Klossner (left), Ford regional manager, presents the 50th Year Continual Family Owned Dealership Award to Hillsboro Ford owners and brothers Randy (middle) and Terry Hagen. Hillsboro Ford Inc. is celebrating 50 years of ownership under the Hagen family this year. The local dealership received the 50th Year Continual Family Owned Dealership award from Ford Motor Co. in July. The […]

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Old Settler’s Day 5K race to help Janzen

A benefit for Steve Janzen of Florence, who is undergoing a clinical trial treatment for pancreatic cancer that is not covered by insurance, will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Marion County Park and Lake in conjunction with the Old Settlers Day 5K run. Participants should register at by the lake hall at 7:15 a.m. Pre-registration is also available […]

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Tabor and Hesston make articulation agreement

Tabor College announced Monday that it is partnering with Hesston College to provide HC students with the opportunity to continue their education after receiving a two-year degree. According to Katrina Hancock, director of communications, the two schools have entered into an articulation agreement. The agreement will allow eligible students graduating with an associate of arts degree or an associate of […]

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Grand Champion

Grand Champion

Meier Emily Meier of the Goessel Goal Getters exhibited the grand champion market steer in the beef division at the Marion County Fair. The steer was also named the champion crossbred steer.

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Local resident wins CVB basket

Local resident wins CVB basket

Todd Vogt Todd Vogt, Hillsboro, accepts the gift basket he won in a drawing sponsored by the Hillsboro Convention & Visitors Bureau during the Marion County Fair. Presenting the prize is Lola Unruh (right), CVB president. Lena Hall, Cham­ber of Commerce secretary, is to the left. Some 25 local business contributed to the gift basket with items such as gift […]

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Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting for Grannie’s Mustard new location

Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting for Grannie’s Mustard new location

Ribbon Cutting Surrounded by family, friends and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce members, Lydia “Grannie” Hein cuts the ribbon Friday at the new production home for Grannie’s Mustard, located at 301 N. Birch in Hills­boro. Hein and her late husband, Emice, began the business on the family farm north of Hillsboro in 1990. Son Eugene took over in 2010, assisted by […]

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Threshing Days start ignited by local engine club

Hundreds of people attended Goessel’s Country Threshing Days this past weekend—taking a step back in time to enjoy agricultural demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and other family events. Now in its 41st year, the Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Co. and the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum host the three-day event with the goal of fostering a legacy. For James Wiens, […]

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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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