Category: Business/Farm

Campaign includes expanding and updating medical clinic

The St. Luke Medical Clinic has been expanded and updated with several changes, thanks to the first leg of the “Moving Froward Campaign.” “We expanded the clinic to five total exam rooms,” said Roger Schroeder, St. Luke Founda­tion executive director. “Three are in the new (1,000 square-foot) addition, then two that were being used. One was an office space and […]

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Centre ag instructor selected for AII event

Laura Klenda, ag education instructor for Cen­tre schools, was selected to attend an Agriscience Inquiry Institute facilitated by the National Association of Agricul­tural Educators in Junction City, July 9-12. Hosted by state vocational agriculture teacher associations from Colo­rado, Neb­raska and Kan­sas, the tri-state event focused on improving agriscience teachers’ ability to incorporate scientific teaching metho­dology, problem solving and inquiry-based learning […]

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Deadline for FSA county committee is Aug. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting is reminding farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. County committees are comprised of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level. Committee members […]

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Finally, some good news for Kansas agriculture

by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau “When you tell a landlord the wheat made 80 bushels-per-acre and you’re going to double crop beans on his (recently) harvested land, they get a big smile on their face,” says Kris Bogart. Now that’s good news. The kind a Kansas land­owner welcomes but doesn’t hear often. Not because his or her tenant doesn’t […]

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A baking bonanza at CB Baked Goods

A baking bonanza at CB Baked Goods

Rachel Collett, ow•er of CB Baked Goods i• Mario•, holds a plate of her best-selli•g bierocks. I• o•e year of busi•ess, Collett has made 13,618 bierocks a•d bolsos. She also offers a variety of other baked goods, i•cludi•g ci••amo• rolls, sticky bu•s, cookies, di••er rolls a•d muffi•s. When guests attended the one-year anniversary of CB Baked Goods in Marion last […]

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4-H News (July 19, 2017)

n The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H club met in the Galva Community Room on Sunday, June 25. The meeting was called to order by Reed Wiens, club president. Following the flag salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call was answered by, “It’s National Safety Month, name one safety tip.” Present were 18 members, five leaders and 13 guests. Club officers then […]

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Eclectic items offered for sale at The Shops at Kessler’s

Three afternoons a week, plus every fourth Saturday, local and visiting shoppers can explore the diverse merchandise for sale at The Shops at Kessler’s in Hills­boro. “The Shops at Kessler’s has an eclectic mix of vintage, home decor, antiques, books, farm and garden, as well as Watkins products and more,” said Joni Calam, who manages the consignment booths at 112 […]

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Workers, business owners should check state income tax changes

by Stephan Koranda Kansas News Service Many Kansas workers will soon see a change in their paychecks because of an income tax increase that takes effect Saturday. Lawmakers approved a $1.2 billion income tax increase to close a projected $900 million budget gap for the next two fiscal years. The new law raises income tax rates and reinstates income taxes […]

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College coffee bar reaches out to community

College coffee bar reaches out to community

Austin Calam pours frothed milk over espresso to make latte art. All workers at Java Jays are trained to be able to pour latte art, Calam said.<p> Austin Calam’s vision for Java Jays Coffee Bar is to provide a place for students and community members to gather. “I’d say, long-term, (to be) the place to hang out in Hillsboro,” said […]

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Wheat yields mostly good for county harvesters

Wheat yields mostly good for county harvesters

The Marion County wheat harvest was in full swing last week, including this combine harvesting a field at the intersection of 160th and Nighthawk. Dick Tippin, grain coordinator at Cooperative Grain & Supply, said with dry weather this week most farmers could be done with the 2017 harvest. The 2017 wheat harvest appears to be off to a good start […]

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