Category: Business/Farm

Lachman new CEO at Salem Home

Lachman new CEO at Salem Home

Laura Lachman started as CEO at Salem Home Nov. 3. She had worked previously as business officer manager at a skilled nursing facility in Alliance, Neb. This is her first administrator’s role. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press An hour after Laura Lachman stepped into her office as the new chief executive officer at Salem Home in Hillsboro, a team of […]

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Online group ranks Tabor 20th in lowest debt burden

Christian Universities Online has ranked Tabor College 20th overall on its list of top Christian schools with the lowest debt burden to its graduates. Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College, was pleased that Tabor was the only school in the state to be recognized by CUO. “I am thrilled to see an outside organization, which evaluates colleges, determine that our […]

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Tabor-Wichita, Seward sign transfer agreement

Tabor College’s School of Adult & Graduate Studies in Wichita has entered into an agreement with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School to provide a seamless transition for current and former SCCC students wanting to transfer credits and undergraduate requirements to Tabor. The agreement was signed Nov. 10 by the presidents of both schools and is effective immediately. The agreement […]

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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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