Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:39The Kansas Farm Service Agency announced last week that funds are now available for guaranteed conservation loans.
Conservation loans allow farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices on their land that will help protect natural resources.
“Guaranteed conservation loans are a useful alternative to help operators implement any Natural Resources Conservation Service approved conservation practice including, but not limited to, waste management systems, conservation structures...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:34
Spring-like temperatures Sunday afternoon helped draw people to the Christmas parade in downtown Marion. The theme was, “Christmas Past is Christmas Present in Marion.” These photos show forms of parade travel that expressed the theme quite well.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:17The third program on issues related to threshing stones in Kansas takes place at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Kauffman Museum auditorium, North Newton.
The current exhibit at the museum is “Threshing Stone: Mennonite Artifact and Icon,” and the Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum speaker will look at women’s work in rural Kansas during the time period that threshing stones came to the state with Mennonite immigrants from Russia.
Isaias J. McCaffery is professor of history and chair of the humanities and social sciences at Independence Community College. He has served as a humanities consultant for Kansas Humanities Council-funded projects, and is part of the KHC Speakers Bureau.
McCaffery said his Kauffman Museum presentation, “Rural...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:16The Tabor Mennonite Youth Fellowship will have its annual living nativity, “Night in the Barn,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16.
The llama that gives kisses, the big cow with her little calf, the sheep wearing bells and the donkeys that share their love of people—these are a few of the critters who will assemble in the barn of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen between Goessel and Hillsboro.
The come-and-go event will feature unique perspectives from the innkeeper and a shepherd as well as Christmas carols.
Visitors are welcome to gather around a bonfire and enjoy hot drinks as part of the evening’s activities. Donations to the youth group will be accepted.
Directions to “Night in the Barn” from Goessel are 3...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:15For most locations, it’s not too late to mail letters and packages in time for the holidays, said Becky Larson, Hillsboro postmaster.
The only place where cards and boxes may not make it on time is to Afghanistan. In order to have guaranteed items arriving on time, customers would have needed to mail no later than Monday, she said.
“We are encouraging Hillsboro customers to mail as early as possible this holiday season,” Larson said.
Suggested mail-by dates for cards and packages destined for U.S. addresses, she said, include Dec. 14 for parcel post, Dec. 20 for first-class mail, Dec. 21 for priority mail and Dec. 22 for express mail.
“For international destinations, mail-by dates range from Dec. 3 to Dec. 13, depending on...
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