Category: Business/Farm

Bean harvest has ‘potential’

Just as June rains arrived to boost the corn crop to completion in Marion County, late August and September rains have arrived in time to potentially boost the soybean crop in a similar way. The key word is “potential,” warned Marion County Extension Agent Rickey Roberts. The moisture, he said, is too late for early-planted beans, especially if they have […]

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What a difference some rain makes in Kansas

This year Kansas has green fields, kissed by the sun. There are blue skies with white clouds high above. There are even valleys where rivers run. Heck, there’s even water standing in terrace channels. It’s been at least five years since the pastures have been this green in the eastern half of the state and even in some of the […]

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Wal-Mart announces plans to build store in Hillsboro

Hillsboro’s “mystery business” is no longer a mystery. Wal-Mart announced plans today for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 605 Orchard Drive. It is expected to open in spring 2015. The new store will offer customers convenient access to fresh and affordable grocery products and pharmacy services, according to a corporate spokesperson. “We are pleased that a company of Wal-Mart’s stature […]

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Need a lift?

Need a lift?

Walkway Crane Cooperative Grain & Supply hired a crane and operating crew to lift the catwalk to the top of its newest grain silo Friday morning in Hillsboro. Battling the Kansas wind, crews coordinated their efforts to elevate the catwalk from the ground to the top of the old grain elevator and then maneuver it over to the top of […]

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In praise of the noble cow…

Talk to farmers, stockmen and ranchers—most will tell you how much they love their cows. Problem is this humble and in most cases easy-going beast rarely receives the praise associated with the noble show horse or one of the so-called smartest creatures, the squealing pig. No one extols the virtues of this contented creature that spends her days quietly grazing […]

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Website launched to help job seekers and employers connect

Job seekers and employers in Kansas have access to a new online solution geared to foster the right connections. Kansas Publishing Ven­tures, in partnership with TheJobNetwork, has launched KansasHired.com to help facilitate employment opportunities in the state. KansasHired.com uses wide networking and Real Time Job Matching Techno­logy to connect employers and job seekers based on matching needs and qualifications. The […]

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St. Luke designated Level IV trauma center

St. Luke Hospital and Living Center has been designated as a Level IV trauma center by the Kansas Depart­ment of Health and Environ­ment. “Trauma center designation is one component of a comprehensive statewide trauma system designed to get patients with life-threatening injuries to a hospital with the necessary resources,” said Robert Moser, KDHE secretary and state health officer. “We congratulate […]

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Florence gears up for annual Labor Day celebration

The city of Florence is inviting everyone to celebrate the end of summer with friends and family at the 77th annual Labor Day weekend Saturday through Monday. This year’s theme, said Trayce Warner, one of the committee members, is “Jewel of the Cottonwood—Find Your Treasure in Florence, Kansas.” In addition to many of the old favorite events, she said, the […]

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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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