Category: Business/Farm

Centre FFA competes at Marion

Centre FFA competes at Marion

Hannah Peterson evaluates the production hens in the Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event. Laura Klenda / Centre High School Members of the Centre FFA Chapter traveled to Marion Feb. 18 to participate in the South Central District Food Science and Poultry Evaluation career development event. According to Laura Klenda, chapter adviser, Greenhands participating in the Food Science CDE were challenged […]

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Benches donated for Tampa Main Street project

Benches donated for Tampa Main Street project

Lorraine Havlik stands by the bench dedicated to her husband, Frank; the couple owned the grocery store at this site for many years. Courtesy Photo Pictured are Jane and David Coyne; Jane and Anne Deming are daughters of Laddie Havlik, whose family owned the lumberyard across the street for years. Courtesy Photo The ongoing renovation of downtown Tampa took another […]

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Tabor College launches new website

Tabor College has launched a new website at tabor.edu. The previous version website was overhauled to make it more usable and searchable for potential students, alumni and friends of the school. Tabor College President Jules Glanzer sees the project as a tool for promoting the school in a visual way. “The Tabor experience can best be captured with pictures and […]

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Marion-Florence FFA team competes in three events

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter competed in two career development events Friday, Feb. 6, at Arkansas City, and a third CDE Feb. 7 in Manhattan. For the Job Interview CDE Feb. 6, participants were required prior to the event to complete a resume and cover letter for a job they would like to pursue. At the event, participants were […]

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Tabor signs articulation agreement with WATC

Tabor signs articulation agreement with WATC

Tony Kinkel (left), president of WATC, and Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College, shake hands after signing an articulation agreement at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita Jan. 27. Tabor College photo The Tabor College School of Adult & Graduate Studies in Wichita has entered into an articulation agreement with Wichita Area Technical College. The agreement, signed Jan. […]

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Farmers in western Kansas are feeling endangered

Voluntary conservation plans are talked about in coffee shops, schools, after church, in meeting rooms and just about every place else in Kansas. Landowners, farmers, ranchers, home owners and builders see such measures as a way to protect land, wildlife and valuable water resources but also as a way to keep them in business. Talk to western Kansas ag producers […]

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Marion council tables request for reimbursement

The Marion City Council at its meeting Jan. 19 tabled a request by Don Carter, owner of Skywalkers Gymnastics, to reimburse his business because heaters installed in a city facility he rented were insufficient. In an email to the council dated Jan. 8, Carter stated the lack of heating at 828 N. Roosevelt in November of 2013 resulted in missed […]

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Chambers unite for banquet meeting

Chambers unite for banquet meeting

Officers of the two chambers gather at the head table prior to Monday’s annual meeting. Patty Decker / Free Press More than 200 members and guests attended the fourth annual joint Marion-Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce banquet Monday in the ballroom of the Marion Community Center. In addition to recognizing Chamber board members from both com­muni­ties, this year’s speaker was Jim […]

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Bowers has seen farming change over 38 years

Bowers has seen farming change over 38 years

Greg Bowers takes a break from working on the antique Ford tractor he recently acquired and plans to restore following his retirement from Central National Bank after 38 years. He and wife Mary Beth will continue to operate their farm northeast of Marion. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Greg Bowers came home to Marion County after serving as a first […]

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Drones aiding K-State wheat research

Drones aiding K-State wheat research

Daljit Singh with one of the drones he is using to gather data on wheat conditions. Kansas Wheat Association photo It’s invisible to the human eye, but measured in microseconds, and helping shape the future of Kansas wheat varieties. Sounds like science fiction, but research funded by the Kansas Wheat Alliance is using near-infrared light measurements to dramatically speed up […]

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