Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Goossen to compete at national show

Ty Goossen, Hillsboro, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2007 National Junior Angus Show at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Square, July 1-7. Goossen, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 817 young Angus breeders from 37 states who have entered a total of 1,773 head in the show. The National Junior […]

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Moran bill would increase ag income through hunting fees

Congressman Jerry Moran recently introduced legislation to increase hunting opportunities for sportsmen and stimulate rural economies in Kansas.

The ?Open Fields? legislation provides incentives for farmers and ranchers to voluntarily make their land accessible for outdoor activities like hunting and fishing.

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Engler book-signing planned for Saturday

Marion 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,? […]

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COMMENTARY- NBAF project would be a boon for Kansas

In Kansas and our neighboring states, protecting our food supply?crops and animals?is key. This nation?s economy depends on farmers and ranchers and those who work in this valuable sector.

Agriculture provides more the 22 million jobs in the United States even though less than 2 million are farmers and ranchers. The agribusiness sector contributes more than $1 trillion annually to this nation?s economy. This amounts to 15 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.

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Former Spring Lake may be restored as wetlands project
Former Spring Lake may be restored as wetlands project

Former Spring Lake may be restored as wetlands project

SpringLakeP6152196.JPG Click image to enlarge   Preliminary plans are being discussed for restoration of wetlands at Spring Lake (pictured above in its current condition) on French Creek and along the shoreline of Marion Reservoir near Kansas Fish and Game headquarters between Durham and the Bruderthal area, both on federal land, to aid in sediment control at the reservoir. Peggy Blackman, […]

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Herzet resigns as director of road and bridge dept.

With tears in his eyes and emotion in his voice, Road and Bridge Director Jim Herzet Monday gave his two weeks resignation notice to the Marion County Commission on Monday.

The commissioners had announced earlier in the meeting that the second-ranking member of road and bridge, Road Supervisor Steve Hudson, was being named park director at Marion County Lake to succeed Dale Snelling.

After Herzet?s resignation, the commissioners called Hudson back for a half-hour executive session.

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Marion to pursue street funding

The Marion City Council Monday approved an agreement with Ranson Financial presented by the company?s representative, Rose Mary Saunders, to seek more than $500,000 in grant and loan to finance reconstruction of Cedar and Eisenhower streets.

The amount sought could vary according to engineering desired, and whether replacement of things such as a water line in the way could be financed. Councilor Stacey Collett urged that a water line on Eisenhower be included if possible.

Saunders said it could be possible to include curb and guttering on Eisenhower.

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Checkpoint?

As disappointing as a delay would be, we need to know if the district?s public-private partnership is legal. It?s disappointing that USD 410?s voter-approved facilities-improvement project likely will be slowed, and possibly derailed, by the filing of a lawsuit by a patron who objects to the partnership between the district and Tabor College to enhance the football and track facility […]

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Farmers? market project leader stops in
Farmers? market project leader stops in

Farmers? market project leader stops in

Farmers Market.jpg Click image to enlarge. Jerry Jost (center), coordinator of the Kansas Rural Center?s ?Grow Your Own Farmers? Market Project,? visits the Hillsboro Farmers? Market Thursday. The project guides individuals in developing a business plan for a successful farmers? market, cultivating mentoring relationships to build stronger market leadership and holding annual conferences to provide information and training on better […]

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Happenings (Week of June 13, 2007)

Lions clubs to serve SightFirst II supper   The Hillsboro Leo Club, Evening Lions Club and Noon Lions Club will serve a fund-raiser meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Farmers? Market outside the Schaeffler House in Hillsboro. The meal will benefit the Lions Campaign SightFirst II, a program conducted by the Lions Clubs International […]

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