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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:41Taking a few simple precautions, now, can increase your motoring safety this winter season.
Gates Corp., the auto aftermarket’s leading supplier of belts and hoses, offers the following checklist for you and your service technician on how to winterize your car.
• Battery. Icy-cold temperatures can reduce a vehicle’s battery power by up to 50 percent. If the battery is barely turning the engine over now, it is likely to fail during winter. If your vehicle battery is older than three...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 November 2010 15:39Roger Hannaford III, president of Hannaford Title & Abstract & Title Co. Inc. of Marion, is only months away from becoming president of the Kansas Land Title Association.
Hannaford was chosen as the organization’s president-elect at its state convention in August at Overland Park. He will become president for a one-year term next August.
“It will consume a lot of time and energy away from the office, but it’s a nice honor and I look forward to it,” Hannaford said of his current role and the one that lies ahead.
As president-elect, he will lead several committees within the organization, including the education committee that plans KLTA’s annual three-day school in Wichita for people in the profession needing their...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 November 2010 15:38With the final closing last Tuesday, one of the largest land transactions in Marion County history is now official.
The 7,000-acre White Ranch three miles east of Peabody along U.S. Highway 50 is now part of Wildcat Creek Ranch, previously a 640-acre Red Angus operation southeast of Newton, for a selling price of $8.51 million.
“It’s probably the largest ever,” Roger Hannaford III, president of Hannaford Abstract & Title in Marion, said of the sale, which occurred by auction Oct. 19. “It’s the biggest one this office has ever been associated with.”
Considering the unknowns going in regarding the buyer, price and selling strategy, observers say the sale appears to be a good thing—not only for the buyer and auction...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:48
Cara Martin of Marion, daughter of Melissa and Matt Zieammermann, showed her registered miniature horse, Mighty Mick (Micky), taking first-place honors in the 4-year-and-older non-stock division at the Kansas State Fair. This placed Martin in competition with all champion geldings in the show resulting in a reserve grand champion win over the other geldings at the show.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:47Marion County Home Care has been named one of the Top 500 home-health agencies in the nation, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite.
HomeCare Elite, in its fifth year, identifies the top 25 percent of home-health agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measure in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.
“The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Amanda Twiss, chief execuctive officer of OCS HomeCare.
“We congratulate Marion County Home Care on being one of the top home-care...
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