Category: Business/Farm

County approves expansion of wind farm project leases

Rex Savage of Florence has spearheaded Wind­bourne Energy—locations for wind turbines in the area where he lives south of U.S. Highway 50—for nearly 14 years. But Savage only received final approval to seek expansion of leases and construction for the project during the Nov. 10 Marion County Commission meeting by a 2-1 vote. Commission Chairman Roger Fleming, casting the loan […]

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November means farmers wrapping up fall harvest

by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau Travel to the fields of Kansas during November and you’ll see farmers wrapping up fall harvest. Combines chomp through fields of corn, milo, soybeans and sunflowers eager to dump the bountiful crops into waiting trucks and grain carts before Old Man Winter arrives with ice, snow and sleet. About 86 percent of the corn […]

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Marion FFA ag tech team eighth in the nation

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed eighth at the National Agriculture Technology and Mechanical Systems Career Development Event while at the 87th National FFA Con­vention in Louisville, Ky. All four members of the team placed in the gold division, which is awarded to the top 25 percent of students in the CDE. Participants in the contest were required to […]

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Three receive 4-H Key Award

Cara Martin, Karl Riffel and Reece Berens received the 4-H Key Award at the Marion County 4-H Achievement Banquet Nov. 2. It is the highest award given by 4-H. Since 1952, this award, reserved for the top 1 percent of all 4-H members in Kansas, has been presented in recognition of outstanding achievement. Martin is a member of the Happy […]

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4-H News, Nov. 19, 2014

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club held its monthly meeting in conjunction with our Donor Diner at the Canton fairgrounds Oct. 19. The meeting was called to order by President Lane Wiens, who thanked all of the guests for coming and for their donations throughout the year to the club. After the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call […]

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Farm/City banquet Nov. 24 in Marion

The Farm/City Appre­ciation banquet, sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce, will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Marion Community Center. Each year, the event serves an estimated 200 area farmers and ranchers.

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Marion’s Alternative Gift Market raises $9,250 for others

It’s a different kind of shopping experience, but for those attending the Alternative Gift Market on Saturday, it was a “feel good” event for holiday gift-giving. Now in its fourth year, AGM in Marion raised an estimated $9,250, which is the largest amount thus far. Jackie Volbrecht, one of the organizers, said she believes it was the best market ever, […]

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Hillsboro council addresses blighted properties

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved resolutions during its Nov. 4 meeting that call for a public hearing to receive input from citizens whether four private properties in town should be razed because of “dangerous building conditions.” City Administrator Larry Paine said Ben Steketee, the city’s code enforcement officer and building inspector, and attorney, Josh Beahm, developed rationale and resolutions for […]

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Honey of an idea

Honey of an idea

• Marion couple puts the ‘bee’ in business. Bill and Candi Vinduska of rural Marion are all about the birds and bees. “If we take care of them, they will take care of us,” Candi said. In addition to enjoying eggs from their chickens and watching the peacocks, peahens, guineas, ducks, turkeys, parrots and other little feathered friends, they’re also […]

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Tabor to launch online A.S. degree in business in 2015

Tabor College’s School of Adult & Graduate Studies in Wichita will be launching an associate of science degree in business beginning January 2015. The new degree is designed for adult students. The college describes the program as “an excellent educational experience paired with the convenience of online classes—all in an affordable package supported by world-class customer service.” Brett Andrews, executive […]

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