Category: Business/Farm

Public invited to hear Koch exec speak at Tabor

Mark Holden, Koch Industries senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, will speak to Tabor College students, faculty and staff as part of the Nachtigall Lecture Series on Entrepre­neurship at 7 p.m. March 1 in the chapel Hillsboro and surrounding community members are encouraged to attend. Holden’s topic is “Mak­ing Communities Safer and Removing Barriers to Opportunity: The Moral, […]

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Two county historical sites awarded grant funds

Marion County was a big winner in the historical preservation grant “lottery” last week with the announcement that two local entities had been selected for Heri­tage Trust Fund money in the coming year. The Heritage Trust Fund is a state program under the auspices of the Kansas Historical Society that provides matching funds for the preservation of properties listed in […]

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St. Luke Urgent Care Clinic adjusts its hours of service

St. Luke Hospital has changed the hours of its Urgent Care Clinic from noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday effective Feb. 11. “We’ve been very pleased with the response of the community to our opening of Urgent Care at St. Luke,” said Jeremy Ensey, St. Luke CEO. “However, there are times […]

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4-H News

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met in the Galva Community Room Sunday, Jan. 22. The meeting was called to order by President Reed Wiens. The flag salute and 4-H Pledge were recited. Roll call was answering, “What do you like best about Kansas?” Seventeen members, five leaders and eight guests were present. Following the reading of the previous […]

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Farmers must find strength in one another

High yields and low prices characterize Kansas commodities. Discouraged, pure and simple. The family farm: Withering on the vine. There will be a moment of truth. * * * The current economic headlines proclaiming our farmer’s plight are as numerous as the extra bushels of corn, beans, wheat and other crops that have helped depress prices. Today’s farmer is faced with major […]

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Approaches changing for safer livestock handling

Approaches changing for safer livestock handling

Many facilities today include chutes with a ramp for high-loading semi-trucks as well as chutes for loading and unloading a wide variety of ground-loading trailers. by Frank J. Buchman Special to The Free Press The days of excited hollering, bullwhips, long nylon ropes and rodeo-style handling of livestock are long gone. While that was common place yesteryear, most livestock operators […]

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Hillsboro native advances in Senior Foreign Service

Mark Seibel, a native of Hillsboro, has been promoted to the Senior Foreign Service at the rank of counselor, a civilian diplomatic equivalent to the military rank of brigadier general. President Obama made the appointment Dec. 14, after confirmation by the Senate on Dec. 7. Seibel graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1982 and received his bachelor and master degrees […]

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Grafton joins St. Luke medical staff as APRN

Tracy Grafton has joined the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital in Marion as an advanced practice registered nurse. Grafton is a board certified family nurse practitioner through the Ameri­can Academy of Nurse Practi­tioners and a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. “We are fortunate to welcome Tracy to our team,” said Jeremy Ensey, St. Luke CEO. “Tracy […]

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Two county care homes recognized by KDADS

Two adult-care homes in Marion County were among the 15 homes state­wide to be recognized by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Ser­vices for their achievements in providing and sustaining person-centered care for residents in 2016. The two local homes were Bethesda Home in Goessel and Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. “The management and staff of these outstanding facilities have […]

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CNB donates $45,000 to St. Luke Foundation

CNB donates $45,000 to St. Luke Foundation

Representatives from Central National Bank presented a check for $45,000 to the St. Luke Hospital Foundation in Marion last Friday for St. Luke’s “Moving Forward Together” campaign. Partici­pa­ting in the presentation from St. Luke Hospital & Living Center are (from left) Jeremy Ensey, CEO, and Roger Schroeder, marketing director and executive director of the SLH Foundation. Representing Central National Bank […]

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