Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:49Fishermen at Marion County Lake this summer may be able to win a fishing lottery conducted by Lake Superintendent Steve Hudson in cooperation with the Kansas Division of Wildlife.
The Marion County Commission Monday approved Hudson developing the game by tagging prize fish this spring while KDW has them stunned for population study.
Varieties to be tagged for the contest, Hudson said, would include crappie, bluegill, catfish and black bass.
The exact number of fish to be tagged and the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:13The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced a second application cutoff date, April 19, for three initiatives: On-Farm Energy, Organic and Seasonal High Tunnel.
These initiatives, funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, offer technical and financial assistance to eligible participants to install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.
Conservation practices must be implemented to NRCS standards and specifications.
With the On-Farm Energy initiative, producers work with an NRCS-approved technical service provider to develop agricultural energy management plans or farm energy audits that assess energy consumption on an...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:12Pianist Paul Kenyon will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
Kenyon, professor of music at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Debussy. The concert, titled “Famous Last Words” will feature some of the final masterpieces from each composer.
Dedicated to sharing the joy of piano music with audiences of all kinds, Kenyon said he particularly enjoys welcoming audiences who are new to the concert listening experience.
Through creative programming and spoken word, he enables listeners to gain access to deeper musical enjoyment and understanding.
Born in upstate New York, Kenyon earned a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:11
The 11th annual Marion Reservoir Cleanup Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20.
Volunteers are needed to pick up trash around the reservoir and all connecting waterways and riparian zones.
Organizers ask those planning to participate should dress accordingly, but gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided.
All volunteers will meet at the Corps of Engineers office on the east side of the dam.
For more information or to sign up, call 620-382-2006 or 620-382-2101.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:10
Lirian Wasmuth, 5, (kneeling) took part in the St. Luke Living Center Easter Egg Hunt Friday as his father, Justin, and big brother, Gavin, looked on. More than 400 eggs were filled with a variety of candy and six eggs had a one dollar bill inside, said Robyn Kukuk, activities director at St. Luke Living Center. It only took one hour for residents to fill the eggs. The candy was provided by the staff. Kukuk said the egg hunt is an annual event with eggs left in various places inside the facility and outside in the courtyard.
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