Category: Business/Farm

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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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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