Category: Business/Farm

New farm bill requires careful decisions

New farm bill requires careful decisions

by Frank Buschman Special to The Free Press Farmers, landowners and anyone actively engaged in agriculture production must soon make decisions regarding options that are available in the new farm bill. Paula Vohs, representing Cargill Crop Insurance, was emphatic in her opening remarks for the luncheon discussion hosted by Webb & Associates Auctioneers and Appraisers at Overland Park, prior to […]

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December moisture benefits county wheat crop

December rains have given Marion County and area wheat producers a shot at a more abundant winter wheat crop next summer. After dry-weather stressed crops with consequently lowered yields in recent years, there probably is a greatly improved chance of a good wheat crop harvest next June and July. Marion County Agricultural Extension Agent Rickey Roberts said Saturday that rain […]

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The importance of shopping local this season

This holiday season the mantra to shop locally is stronger than ever with impending changes in the local economy. Economic development officials and other organizations say buying at local retail stores allows the community to remain self-sufficient. Clint Seibel, Hillsboro’s economic development director, said it’s all about unity. “I try to buy all (services and merchandise) in Marion County before […]

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Toy Run fun

Toy Run fun

Pictured holding the checks they received are: Brad Penner representing the Goessel Ministerial Alliance; Jackie Rice with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County; Anna Krause from Marion Community Christmas; Ashley Gann from FACT; Susan Jantzen representing the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association, and Rodger Charles with the Peabody Association of Churches. Behind them are (from left) Kim Abrahams from Route […]

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Work begins on Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro

Work begins on Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro

Work begins on Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro<p><p>Workers with Crossland Construction Co. Inc. resumed work Monday on the lot in the Hillsboro Heights development where the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will be located. The construction project began the previous week. Company officials have said that the store should open this spring, weather permitting. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Workers with Crossland Construction […]

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Kansas Sampler Foundation still plugging state

by Wendy Nugent Special to the Free Press Marci Penner and Wendee LaPlant with the Kansas Sampler Foundation embarked June 12, 2012, on a 40,000-mile journey throughout Kansas, hoping to visit every incorporated city in the state, which numbers at a whopping 626. For the trip, which is called Explorer Research Voyage, they’re traveling county by county. So far, they’ve […]

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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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