Category: Business/Farm

Marion-Florence officers 3rd at FFA conference

Officers of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed third overall at the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference Nov. 6 at Arkansas City High School. The conference consisted of three competitions in the areas of parliamentary procedure, leadership information and ritual. Marion placed second in parliamentary procedure, fourth in the FFA information contest, and sixth in the ritual contest. These rankings […]

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State resolves settlement with tobacco companies

A years-long negotiation to resolve a decade-old dispute with tobacco companies about implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settle­ment Agreement has finally been completed, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday. In 2012, Kansas and 19 other states reached an agreement in principle, set forth in a term sheet, to settle the dispute that had been lingering for more than […]

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Centre FFA members receive American Degree

Centre FFA members receive American Degree

Kevin Lewis and Kristin Vinduska Kevin Lewis and Kristin Vinduska, members of the Centre FFA chapter, were among the 4,071 members to receive the American FFA Degree at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 25-28, in Indianapolis. Each year, the National FFA organization honors members who show the most dedication to the organization through their desire to develop […]

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Meyer receives American FFA degree at convention

Elizabeth Meyer of the Marion-Florence FFA Chap­ter received her American FFA Degree Oct. 28 at the National FFA Convention. The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have achieved a high level of success in their supervised agriculture experience and exemplify a high-commitment level to FFA. It is the highest degree an FFA member can earn, and less than […]

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Marion FFAers attend national convention

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 21-23 to attend the 90th National FFA Convention. More than 65,000 students, parents and advisors attended the event. This year’s theme was “I Can, We Will.” Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, listened to retiring addresses from the national FFA officers, and heard keynote addresses from […]

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KSU researchers say fall burning impacts weeds

Kansas State University researchers have completed a four-year study that shows late-summer burning dramatically reduces the incidence of the noxious weed sericea lespedeza in the state’s pastures. As much as one-third of the Kansas prairie is already influenced by sericea lespedeza. If widely implemented, shifting to late-summer burning could increase cattle-production income by as much as $50 million a year […]

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St. Luke trauma center recertified

as a Level IV unit

The trauma center at St. Luke Hospital has again received designation as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Every three years, designated trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the American College of Surgeons and endorsed by the Kansas Advisory Committee on […]

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Hillsboro Ford distributes $4,040 from Drive 4 UR School event

Hillsboro Ford distributes $4,040 from Drive 4 UR School event

Terry Hagen and Randy Hagen (far right), co-owners of Hills­boro Ford, presented a check Nov. 7 to Lena Kleiner, representing the Hillsboro High School Trojan Booster Club, for its share of the money raised through the dealership’s annual Drive 4 UR School promotion Sept. 23. On hand for the presentation were Max Heinrichs (from right), USD 410 superintendent, and Clint […]

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Hillsboro citizen committee pursuing concrete courts in Memorial Park

Plans are moving forward for the development of two concrete outdoor basketball courts in Hillsboro’s Memorial Park. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil has approved the project, which is projected to cost between $35,000 to $40,000. A committee of local citizens have been spearheading the project for the past several months. Members are Glenn Ratzlaff, chair; recreation director Doug Sisk; Mayor Delores […]

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4-H news

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met Nov. 12 at the Galva Com­munity Room.  The meeting was called to order by President Cash Toews. Following the flag salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call was answered by, “Which 4-H achievement are you most proud of?” Twelve members, five leaders and three guests were present. Treasurer Sage Toews gave the treasurer’s […]

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