Category: Business/Farm

Two businesses recognized for community impact

Two businesses recognized for community impact

Flanked by Clint Seibel, Hillsboro economic development director, and Renee Lippincott, representing the Kansas Department of Commerce, Roger Hofer (left photo), owner of Wheatbelt Inc., and Delores Dalke Two Hillsboro businesses were recognized for their economic and civic contributions to the community last Tuesday during the Cham­ber of Com­merce luncheon at the Scout House. Wheatbelt Inc. and the Real Estate […]

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Wheat yields ‘pretty bad’ to below average for 2014

The wide variation in Marion County wheat yields this year from north to south illustrates what a difference timely rain can make. In the north, where rainfall was most sparse, Stan Utting, Agri Producers Inc. manager in Tampa, said, “It’s been pretty bad, yields very poor, less than half of normal.” Utting said in the close to 30 years he […]

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Bankers to become rodeo ranchers

The agricultural lenders at Citizens State Bank of Canton are leaving their desks to get dirty and show off their livestock handling skills at this year’s McPher­son County Fair, Trevin Prieb, market president at the Canton branch, Kirby Smith, market president at the Goessel branch, and Jon Christian­sen, loan officer at the Canton branch, along with Prieb’s wife, Kandee, make […]

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HHS only TSA team from Kansas to score at nationals

HHS only TSA team from Kansas to score at nationals

This TSA team represented Hillsboro High School at the national conference June 26 to July 1 in Washington, D.C. Pictured in front of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center are: (from left) Matthew Denholm, Carson Herbel, Erich Herbel and Creigh Bell, adviser. Hillsboro High School’s Technology Student Association chapter was the only chapter from Kansas to receive a trophy […]

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Teaching, riding lessons lead to horsemanship camps

Teaching, riding lessons lead to horsemanship camps

Austyn Driggers, daughter of Eric and Tami Driggers, Hillsboro, learns to balance with the trot, assisted by Belinda Engler during the half day horsemanship camps at Engler Horse Farm by Marion Reservoir. Combine 19 years experience as a special-education teacher with more than three decades of experience teaching kids about horses and how to ride them, and it shouldn’t surprise […]

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Jones brings sales experience to Marion eco-devo position

Jones brings sales experience to Marion eco-devo position

Terry Jones, who was appointed economic development director in Marion in late April, says he wants to see the city grow while maintaining the values and goals of its residents. Marion’s new economic development director said he sees exciting future possibilities for the city. Terry Jones, who was appointed to the position by the city council in late April, said […]

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Marion restroom projected unveiled in model form

Marion restroom projected unveiled in model form

Model A visual representation of what the new Central Park restroom project will look like was unveiled Friday at the Marion Chamber of Commerce meeting. The rendition was by EBH Engineering and Marion City Mayor Todd Heitschmidt (above) and City Administrator Roger Holter discussed the project. According to Holter, Marion Advancement Campaign, also known as MAC, is the fundraising arm for […]

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Rain transforms fall crop outlook

Rain transforms fall crop outlook

Recent rains have worked wonders for fall crop potential, including this field east of Hillsboro. Extension Agent Rickey Roberts said he agrees with statements that you can almost see the corn growing taller day by day. The outlook for Marion County crops this year after two weeks of abundant rains is looking much better, although nobody can pronounce the drought […]

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Animal clinic in Hillsboro has new ownership

Animal clinic in Hillsboro has new ownership

Veterinarian Jessica Winter and husband Scott have acquired the Hillsboro Animal Clinic from Norman and Connie Galle, who have concluded 40 years of service among area farmers and pet owners. Timing, circumstances and support came together to secure the ownership transition of one of Hills­boro’s well-established businesses last week. As of June 10, Jessica and Scott Winter are the new […]

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Four keys to having a future in agriculture

If today’s crop of young farmers and ranchers plan to play a part in the future of agriculture, they must position themselves where this industry will be—not where it is. There are four key considerations young farm and ranch couples must take to heart if they are to reach their full potential. These include: be willing to change; be part […]

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