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...
Written by Laura Campbell Wednesday, 06 June 2007 09:21Click image to enlarge
Al Vogts (far right) and his crew with Vogts Construction of Newton finish up their paving job Monday afternoon at Goessel’s new Harvest Meadow housing development along Main Street. “When they’re done doing that, they’ll have a little more dirt work to do to fill in the leveling of the ground,” said developer Duane Unruh. “Then we need to put utilities in, and then we’re ready to go—we’re just several weeks away from being ready to build.” The 37-lot addition’s first home will go in Lot 2 of the 14 lots platted for the first of three phases. Lots sell for $15,000 apiece and are expected to hold houses in the $150,000 range. Unruh said most of the landscaping will be done in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 June 2007 08:26ABOVE: Marilyn Bartel, pictured with daughter Amy, purchases peanut-butter twists from Kathy Jantz of Durham at Thursday’s Farmer’s Market in Hillsboro.
BELOW: Visitors to the Farmers’ Market enjoy a chicken dinner outside the historic outside the Schaeffler House at Jefferson and Grand.
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In the first century B.C.E. a Roman named Pubilius Syrus wrote that “everything is worth what it’s purchaser will pay for it.”
To Hillsboro citizen Joni Calam, some things are worth more.
Entering the third week of its second season in Hillsboro, the farmer’s market of course continues to match buyers to...
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