Category: Business/Farm

St. Luke physician brings holistic approach

St. Luke physician brings holistic approach

“I can’t imagine ignoring the spiritual life (of a patient) if they want to go there,” says Tim McVay, new physician with St. Luke Hospital and Living Center. “For some people, their spiritual life is very private to them.” Patty Decker / Free Press Marion’s newest doctor is taking the road less traveled by offering his patients an approach to […]

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Supreme Court health-care subsidies decision: What Kansans should know

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week on the case King v. Burwell in favor of Burwell, which confirmed the use of advance premium tax credits for health insurance consumers in all states, including Kansas. The premium tax credits provide financial assistance to consumers, based on their income, to make health insurance more affordable. “The decision allows more than 70,000 […]

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Avian flu prompts KDA to cancel poultry shows at fairs

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s move to protect the Kansas poultry industry from avian flu by issuing a stop movement order was a biosecurity step, but it means more than 2,000 Kansas 4-H members will have to be creative with how they complete their poultry projects. “Recently, the KDA decided to close all poultry shows where birds are brought together […]

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There’s nothing like wheat harvest in the heart of a farmer

It’s 10 a.m. and the sun blazes down on a patchwork of golden grain that dots the High Plains near Seguin in northwestern Kansas. A blistering southerly wind pushes the heat index to the century mark. On this late-June morning, a roar of combines signals the latest edition of another wheat harvest. Cutting begins about this time each day and […]

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Three local businesses receive KDOC Merit Award
Three local businesses receive KDOC Merit Award

Three local businesses receive KDOC Merit Award

  Three Hillsboro businesses were recognized for their economic and civic contributions to the community during the June 9 Cham­­ber of Com­merce luncheon at the Scout House. Supreme Floor Co., Dale’s Supermarket and Coopera­tive Grain & Supply each received a Merit Award from the Kansas Department of Com­merce as part of its “Business Appreci­ation Month.” The businesses were nominated for […]

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Only dairy in Chase County is run by a woman

Only dairy in Chase County is run by a woman

When Ria Vos checks her Holsteins, they immediately gather around for personal attention. “My cows get their feelings hurt if I call one by the wrong name, just to tease them,” the Chase County dairy operator insisted. Frank J. Buchman photo Ria Vos is the dairy maiden of Chase County. She loves her cows; she knows each by name. They […]

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County Relay for Life seeking canned food for weights

The ACS Relay For Life of Marion County is collecting canned food to use as luminary weights. After the event, the food will be distributed to food banks in Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody and Goes­sel. Ten-ounce to 16-ounce can sizes are preferred. Drop-off locations through Oct. 8 are St. Luke Hospital, 535 S. Freeborn St., Marion, and Kessler Kreations, 112 S. […]

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Goessel council prepped on bicyclist tour stop in town

The Goessel City Council discussed at its May 18 meeting plans for the Bike Across Kansas group that will come through Goessel June 10. The council expects 900 BAK participants to spend a night in Goessel. Public Works Director Karen Dalke said new crosswalk signs and park signs have been ordered. Two stop signs have already been replaced. Two yield […]

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Hillsboro senior receives $3,200 AFA scholarship

Hillsboro senior receives $3,200 AFA scholarship

Hillsboro High School senior Jesse Meier is awarded the 16th annual $3,200 Marion County Agriculture Future of America Scholarship for 2015. Making the presentation May 12 are (from left) Mike Padgett from Central National Bank, Debi Owens from Midlands Farm Services of Hillsboro, and Lyman Adams, general manager of Cooper­a­tive Grain & Supply. Meier plans to attend Kansas State University […]

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Meier receives FFA scholarship from Hillsboro Ford

Meier receives FFA scholarship from Hillsboro Ford

Jesse Meier, a 2015 Hillsboro High graduate, receives the Built Ford Tough FFA Scholarship from Hillsboro Ford co-owners Randy Hagen (left) and Terry Hagen. Courtesy photo Sonya Roberts Jesse Meier, a 2015 Hillsboro High graduate, receives the Built Ford Tough FFA Scholarship from Hillsboro Ford co-owners Randy Hagen (left) and Terry Hagen. The $1,000 award is part of the National […]

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