Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 29 August 2007 10:25Perusing inventory in The Baby’s Room, one of five businesses in The Corner Shops, owner Diane Claassen said, “It’s just fun to extend...into different areas.” Malinda Just / Free Press. Click image to enlarge
After being in business with Quilts and Quiltracks Inc. in Hillsboro for three years, Diane Claassen and husband Dwayne are embarking on an additional venture.
The Corner Shops were opened for business Aug. 4 and are physically connected to the Quilts and Quiltracks shop.
“The idea is to be totally separate (businesses),” said Diane Claassen, who owns both businesses. “It’s just fun to extend, and extend into different areas so we’re not just limited to quilt-related items.”
The Corner Shops...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 29 August 2007 10:23The Kansas Department of Revenue and Marion County Sheriff’s officers executed tax warrants Friday morning that were filed in Marion County District Court against a Hillsboro business.
The department seized the business assets of Foth’s Service Center, owned by sole proprietor Lowell Foth and located at 131 S. Main, for nonpayment of state sales and withholding taxes totaling nearly $350,000.
All on-site cash, business inventory and personal property assets, including personal vehicles belonging to the owner, were seized and the business was sealed closed. Seized assets will be sold at public auction to pay toward delinquent tax.
According to the KDOR, warrant execution occurs when all other collection attempts, including multiple...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 29 August 2007 10:19Two new businesses celebrated a joint effort with a grand opening with refreshments and door prizes Saturday at 162 W. Main in Marion.
The businesses are The Hair Corner, operated by Betty Stenzel, and Down on the Corner, operated by Karen Ehrlich.
Both women are lifetime residents of Marion County.
Stenzel has worked for other beauticians in Marion, and will use her skills to cut hair for both women and men at her new shop.
Ehrlich’s gift shop will feature home-made items such as figurines, crochet, hand-crafted items for babies and quilted items. She guaranteed that the gift items will each be “one of a kind” that won’t be found elsewhere.
Ehrlich will retain her job as an engineering technician for the Kansas Department...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 29 August 2007 10:15Jayson Hanschu, an American Family Insurance agent in Hillsboro, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.
“The Distinguished Insurance Agency award helps focus our agents on the values that are driving all of us at American Family,” said Jack Salzwedel, company president and chief operating officer.
Hanschu has been an agent for American Family since September 1998.
His office is at 104 E. First St., Suite A.
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 22 August 2007 07:15Brad Cady has begun operating Mid-America Marble Products, the business he purchased this month from Dave and Laura Yeats in the Marion Retail Park.
The Yeats haven’t left the park, though. They continue to operate a liquor store, convenience store and beauty shop.
Cady said he is “very happy” with the business oportunity to be back in a town where he has family members, and where he is dealing with cities he likes—Marion and Hillsboro especially.
He was an insurance agent in Kansas City, growing tired of that kind of work, when his father, Jerry Cady of Marion, called him to tell him about the business opportunity.
Jerry and Brad’s brother, Jeff Cady, are agents for Farmers Union in Marion, and his sister, Laurie Seacrest...
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