Category: Business/Farm

Centre students inducted into NHS

Centre students inducted into NHS

Three students recently were inducted into the Centre High School chapter of the National Honor Society. They are (from left) Carissa Shields, Dylan Deines and Whitney Gutsch. Courtesy photo Three students recently were inducted into the Centre High School chapter of the National Honor Society. They are (from left) Carissa Shields, Dylan Deines and Whitney Gutsch. The students qualified with […]

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Spring rains raise prospects for promising summer wheat harvest

It’s almost hard to believe that the prospect of a good wheat harvest may be less than a month away. Cool, moist spring weather seems to be building toward a potentially excellent crop year. Corn is emerging in strong stands, the potential looks good for soybean planting and the winter wheat heads are headed for maturity. With the possibility of […]

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Goessel school board hears of bike tour plan

The Goessel school board heard during its May 11 meeting about plans for the Bike Across Kansas group that will spend the night in Goessel June 10. Superintendent John Fast is on the 20-member BAK steering committee. “This is a really big event,” Fast said. Nine hundred people are expected to participate, representing 36 states and two countries. Fast has […]

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‘Salvage’ market prepares for encore effort

‘Salvage’ market prepares for encore effort

Inside the 1897 for church, the eight participating merchants display their wares for the April 18-19 market that drew nearly 600 people. Courtesy photo by Richard Calam Following a strong debut last month, organizers of the Cedar Street Salvage Co. are preparing for an encore performance Saturday and Sunday. Eight longtime collectors from Marion County put their heads—and their wares—together […]

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McVay joins St. Luke medical staff

Mark “Tim” McVay has joined the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. He was to begin his practice at the St. Luke Medical Clinic May 12. McVay is a board certified family physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physi­cians. “We’re extremely pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. McVay,” said Jeremy Ensey, CEO at […]

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Marion youth center’s future to be determined

By locating the new Marion County Food Bank and Resource Center in the former youth center building, what happens to Marion’s youth center? Roger Holter, Marion city administrator and food bank advocate, said the youth center has been moved to the Marion Presbyterian house, north of the church on Elm Street. The house will be home to the youth center […]

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County towns preparing for start of farmers markets

Marion County communities are gearing up for the 2015 farmers market season, giving people an opportunity to buy fresh and local as well as visit with friends and neighbors. According to Teresa Huffman, county economic development director, the markets are important in providing healthy foods for those interested in having locally grown, chemical-free produce. “It’s also an opportunity for the […]

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Dry soil hinders corn planting in state

Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season. Kansas received just 19 percent of the amount of moisture it normally receives during March, said Mary Knapp, assistant climatologist with the Kansas Weather Data Library, based at Kansas State University. From January through March, the […]

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New storm shelter Goessel has already seen use

The Goessel school board learned at its April 13 meeting that the new storm shelter at the elementary school has already been open to the public three times for use during recent storms. Superintendent John Fast said he had communicated with Mayor Dave Schrag, Bethesda Home administrator Eric Schrag and firefighter Matt Voth. City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead put up signs […]

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Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

Store manager Brian Miller cuts the ceremonial ribbon as members of the Chamber and Wal-Mart store staff gather in support. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Love it or fear it, the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store opened its doors April 8 with a grand opening launch that drew about 100 people to its Hills­boro Heights location. Under a canopy of […]

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