Category: Business/Farm

New cardiovascular doctor joins ranks in Hillsboro

New cardiovascular doctor joins ranks in Hillsboro

Hillsboro area residents now can receive comprehensive cardiovascular care at Hillsboro Community Hospital, your neighborhood hospital, rather than traveling to out-of-town for similar services. “Our mission is to provide cardiology care Monday through Friday (at HCH) and be available on call 24-7 to provide high level physician directed cardiovascular care,” said Susie McClintock, an advanced registered nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of […]

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Herington KanEquip hires new local manager

Herington KanEquip hires new local manager

Aaron Helmer is settling into his new role as store manager at the Herington KanEquip, which he started at the end of May. Kristi Lovett / Free Press “I’ve dabbled in odds and ends over the years, but it’s always been ag for me,” said Aaron Helmer of Marion. It’s the passion for the agriculture lifestyle that encouraged him to […]

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Bank making large management changes

After 33 years of tenure at The Citizens State Bank, Fred Schrag, president and chief operating officer, announced his retirement, effective at the end of June. In that time, he has served in a variety of roles, from loan officer and operations manager to his current position as president. “I will always cherish my years of work at The Citizens […]

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Farmers finding outlets in community markets

In communities across Kansas, farmers’ markets continue to offer homegrown and homemade products. Everything from freshly picked fruits and vegetables to mouthwatering baked goods, fresh eggs, beef, lamb, pork, colorful flower arrange­ments and assorted bedding plants. Today, 94 farmers’ markets are registered in the “From the Land of Kansas” program. Another 20-30 probably exist scattered throughout the state. This access […]

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Marion St. Luke Hospital ranked in top 20 CAHs

St. Luke Hospital in Marion was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality Index. Quality Index is a rating of performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of care measures in the country. As of 2018, there are 1,346 CAHs throughout the United States in which St. Luke Hospital is compared. The […]

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4-H News 6-13-18

◼ The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met June 10 at the McPherson County Fairgrounds in Canton. The meeting was called to order by Lane McMannis, vice president, followed by the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge. Roll call was: “What is your favorite part about summer?” Twelve members, three leaders and five guests and parents were present. The May meeting […]

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State considers water options for southwest Kansas

State considers water options for southwest Kansas

Farmer Clay Scott stands in front of one of his center-pivot irrigation systems. Flying east to west over Kansas, the land transforms from lush green to desert brown. Rectangular farm plots fill in with emerald circles, the work of center-pivot irrigation. Outside Garden City, in the middle of one of those circles, Dwane Roth scoops up soil to reveal an […]

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Canton lumberyard moves downtown for business

Canton lumberyard moves downtown for business

Norma Nickelson cuts the Chamber of Commerce ribbon marking the opening of Nick’s Canton Hardware & Lumber on Main Street. Husband and business partner Nick Nickelson is to her right. Nick Nickelson and wife Norma have spent most of their years together either operating a lumberyard at various places in Kansas, or traveling coast to coast to help liquidate lumberyards. […]

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KFB seeks better cell phone coverage for rural Kansas

Kansas Farm Bureau was recently granted a waiver from the Federal Communi­ca­tions Commission to challenge the legitimacy of coverage maps from various major cellular carriers in Kansas. “Coverage maps of Kansas indicate there is virtually full coverage by at least one cell phone carrier in the state,” said Rich Felts, KFB president. “But we know this isn’t the case from […]

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Family attributes can guide a person through life

Grandma and Grandpa Becker were people of action rather than words. Not that they didn’t have much to say. They just chose their words well and needed only a few to convey much. As their oldest grandson, I visited them during the summer when I was growing up in the late ’50s. I always talked Grandma into letting me sleep […]

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