Category: Business/Farm

For new CG&S CEO, it’s a county homecoming

For new CG&S CEO, it’s a county homecoming

Jerry Fenske, a Marion County native and Centre High School grad, is returning to his roots after being selected as the chief executive officer for Cooperative Grain & Supply. “I’m a big local person,” he says. “If you can keep stuff local, you can keep the community strong. I’m just excited to be part of that.” Accepting the invitation to […]

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Local fire contractors express concerns about burn procedures

Two fire contractors attended the Marion County Commission meeting March 6 to express concern about controlled-burn procedures. The two contracters had attempted to schedule a burn, but were denied with no clear reason given. Nathan Brunner, a prescribed fire contractor, spoke on behalf of Fire 4 Hire in Tampa. He said he called county dispatch Thurs­day, March 2, to set […]

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Grace Community Fellowship breaks ground for facility

Grace Community Fellowship breaks ground for facility

Grace Community Fellowship Despite temperatures in the mid-30s and a strong south wind to boot, constituents from Grace Community Fellowship gathered Sunday after church services to break ground for their new meeting facility. Located just south of the city works yard, the future building (pictured at right) will be about 18,000 square feet and is estimated to cost $1.2 million. […]

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County amends 2014 controlled-burn resolution

The Marion County Commission unanimously agreed at its March 13 meeting to amend the 2014 resolution from 12 hours to four hours when calling dispatch for permission to initiate a controlled burn. In addition to the change in hours, commissioners agreed to go over the latest proposal at a town meeting prior to next year’s burn season so that everyone […]

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4-H NEWS

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met Feb. 12 at the McPherson 4-H Build­ing. The meeting was a joint meeting with Country Cousins after both clubs served walking tacos for Loaves and Fishes. The meeting was called to order by President Reed Wiens. The Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge were then recited. The officers report and the treasurer report […]

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Munoz to share business insights at Tabor College lecture series

Munoz to share business insights

at Tabor College lecture series

José Muñoz, former CEO of Chicken of the Sea, will be on campus March 9 as the latest speaker in the Nachti­gall Lecture Series. José Muñoz, former CEO of Chicken of the Sea, will be on campus March 9 as the latest speaker in the Nachti­gall Lecture Series. Muñoz will speak to students throughout the day and address the public […]

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Marion Streetscape meeting draws 50 people for feedback

About 50 people attended the Streetscape project meeting on Feb. 23, but many others attended the fundraising soup dinner beforehand in the Marion Community Center. The PRIDE Committee hosted the soup supper with all donations going to the group’s revitalization efforts associated with the undertaking. Darin Neufeld, professional engineer with EBH & Associates in Marion, met with the public to […]

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Parkside Homes receives PEAK Award for service

Parkside Homes receives PEAK Award for service

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck (right) came to Parkside Homes Wednesday to present the adult-care facility with an achievement award. Parkside received a Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes (PEAK) award for providing person-centered care for its residents. Accepting the award on behalf of Parkside was Jane Makovec (sitting), a Parkside resident, and care […]

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Hillsboro council OKs new park equipment

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil agreed to purchase a sizeable piece of play equipment for Memorial Park during its Feb. 21 meeting. The Pegasus climbing net, valued at $17,428, will “challenge kids and provide an exciting piece of equipment for them to play on,” according to City Admini­strator Larry Paine. Paine said he and Doug Sisk, city recreation director, have been […]

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Hillsboro pharmacy cuts the ribbon on new facility and new name

Hillsboro pharmacy cuts the ribbon on new facility and new name

Assisted by his coworkers and backed up by a significant contingent of community supporters, owner Eric Driggers cuts the ceremonial ribbon marking the opening of the newly named and located Hillsboro Hometown Phar­macy Monday morning, Feb. 27. The 3,500-square foot building at the corner of Ash Street and Orchard Drive will mark a new beginning and new home for the […]

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