Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 11 July 2007 05:24
Marlene Fast shakes hands with Glenn Thiessen as he prepares to take ownership of Fast Realty, the business she started in 2002. Thiessen, currently an agent with the company, will formally take over Aug. 1. Even after that date, Fast said she will continue to sell real estate through Fast Realty. "I am not leaving town,” she said. “I want to be free to do a better job working with buyers and sellers. I will let Glenn worry about the day-to-day decisions. I think he’ll do a real good job with it.” Fast said she has appreciated the way the Hillsboro community supported her over the past five years. “I cannot thank the town of Hillsboro enough,” she said.
Written by Laura Campbell Wednesday, 11 July 2007 04:42In Africa, the green monkey is a medium-sized primate with fur ranging in color from pale yellow to gray-green to brown.
In Hillsboro, it’s a 7-year-old boy in a green T-shirt—and now a new screenprinting and embroidery business, owned by Lyle and Kathy Isaac and Lynette and Brent Barkman, that decorates T-shirts and other items of nearly any color. Laura Campbell / Free Press
Owners Lynette and Brent Barkman and Lyle and Kathy Isaac (from left) intend Green Monkey Graphics to be a missions-based business as well as a profit-making enterprise. Click image to enlarge.
As the new venture of two local families, it’s fitting that the unique name for Green Monkey Graphics was inspired by one of the family...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:07Lowell Peachey of Hillsboro has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson.
He began his duties June 25.
“The board and supporting churches are very pleased to have Lowell's leadership experience, vision for the future and passion for the ministry of Mennonite Manor,” said board president Leroy Hershberger.
“We are confident that he will strengthen our tradition of care.”
Peachey most recently served as vice president of business affairs at Bethel College in Newton. He has also served as president of a Kansas bank for 10 years and his experience also includes multiple banking roles and service with Mennonite Economic Development Associates in Haiti.
Peachey is a native of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 June 2007 01:46Marion County author Jerry Engler is scheduled to do a public book signing from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hillsboro Public Library.
Engler also is known for his work as a writer for the Hillsboro Free Press. He has gained increasing interest among fans and reviewers for his two books, “Just Folks: Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland,” and “A Heartland Voice: Just Folks Two.”
Award-winning short story writer and Novelist Jean Pike of Dansville, N.Y., wrote the latest review of Engler’s books this month for Barnes & Noble.
Pike, whose novels include, “The Winds of Autumn,” wrote in the review, “Reading this collection of short stories is like embarking on a wonderful journey, and as with any journey, one never...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 06 June 2007 09:28Members of the Marion County community and USDA Rural Development representatives pose with Linda Carlson (above) and Teresa Huffman (below) as they receive their USDA grant checks.
Relatively new Marion County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman’s initial efforts were recognized at a County Commission payday meeting Thursday with receipt of $40,000 in grant money for county revolving account business loans from USDA Rural Development representatives.
But she was somewhat “topped” by the efforts of an individual business woman, Linda Carlson of Carlson’s Grocery in Marion. The same half-dozen Rural Development representatives left the Commission meeting to present the grocery $83,036 in energy...
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