Category: Business Farm General

Aunt Bee’s ranked among top 10 nurseries in Kansas

Wendy Youk, owner of Aunt Bee’s Floral Garden Center and Gifts in Marion, was surprised one even­ing when she saw her business listed online as one of the top 10 best garden centers and nurseries in Kan­sas. “I was excited, and I felt privileged to see it, but I didn’t really know how it came about,” she said. While looking […]

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Dry times could mean hard times for farmers

When you think of Kansas farmers and ranchers the words resilience and resolve come to mind. This is especially true as they look another year of drought squarely in the face. Most crop and livestock producers believe 2018 is shaping up to be as dry as 2011 or 2012—once considered the peak of a long-term drought that started back in […]

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Marion FFA team takes 1st in mechanical CDE

Students from Marion High School earned first place in the South Central District Agriculture Mechanical and Technical Systems Career Develop­ment Event Monday, April 4, at McPherson High School. The central theme of the contest was combine harvesting systems. Contestants were required to complete several tests and practicums over related activities. Some of the activities included reading and interpreting electrical wiring […]

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Kansas Forest upgrades arboretum accreditation

The Kansas Forest Service maintains a unique, five-acre “backyard” which serves as a highly acclaimed resource to homeowners and conservationists alike, and the public is invited to celebrate its anniversary later this month. The KFS Demonstration Arboretum and Honor Grove has achieved the status of a Level II Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. The […]

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Spring in the air at Centre Greenhouse; open house set for April 21

Spring in the air at Centre Greenhouse; open house set for April 21

Centre High School students Jensen Riffel, Almeda Giroux, Emma David and Alexis Craney water the flowers and move plants and flats of flowers to get things ready for the spring sale. Ever since they returned from winter break, they have been working on getting ready for the warm weather and growing plants for others to enjoy. Their hard work can […]

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Assemble disaster kits now

While the threat of severe weather in Kansas is year-round, March 5-9 is “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Kansas, and a good opportunity to discuss the importance of emergency preparedness with your family. In 2017, the National Weather Service reported about 60 tornadoes state­wide. Kansas also experiences numerous other high-impact weather events, including blizzards, severe thunderstorms and floods. “When severe […]

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KDHE: Burning affects air quality

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reminds Kansans that March and April are a time when large areas of the state’s Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species such as Eastern Red Cedar and Sumac and provide better forage for cattle. Prescribed burning minimizes risk of wildfires and is effective in […]

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BCC to offer drones program in fall

BCC to offer drones program in fall

New program is possible with a partnership with Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina. Starting in the fall of 2018, students at Butler Community College can learn to fly a drone thanks to a partnership between the college and Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina. According to Amy Kjel­lin, director of the Flint Hills sites, BCC and K-State have an articulation agreement […]

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TC facility reaches ‘debt free’ goal

TC facility reaches ‘debt free’ goal

The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts was dedicated in December and will be completed free of debt, officials say. Tabor College has announced that the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, which was dedicated and opened in early December, will be completed debt free. “With the combination of end of year gifts and the ongoing fulfilment of donor commitments, […]

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Marion County health-care services make news

Health-care related services and institutions in Marion County were frequently in the news during 2017, whether remodeling or building new facilities, adding staff or trying to meet the needs of constituents with efficient services. JANUARY Lyman Adams was the guest of honor at a retirement open house for his 30 years as general manager of Cooperative Grain and Supply Jan. […]

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