Category: Business Farm General

Dress for safety on the farm

Now that spring is here and field work picks up, so does the potential for farm accidents. Tractor overturns remain the leading cause of death for farmers, ranchers and workers. About 19 percent come from machinery and about 36 percent involve tractors; 5 percent of farm and ranch accidents are livestock related. Stress has always been a major factor in […]

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Flint Hills center plans 4th festival May 20

The Flint Hills Discovery Center will be holding its fourth annual Flint Hills Festival from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday, May 20. This family-friendly event offers live music from local artists, food trucks of all varieties, regional beer and wine, demonstrations from local artisans and lots of children’s activities. Families with children can have fun with the bounce house obstacle course, […]

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Repairs begin on 190th South Cottonwood bridge

Repairs begin on 190th South Cottonwood bridge

Work on 190th Road started Friday after rain delayed the South Cottonwood bridge project. The photo shows the deterioration under the bridge. The plan, said Larry Cushenberry with the Road and Bridge department, will be removing the old concrete and other materials, and replacing it with riprap or large boulders of rock and placing it where the concrete was. Once […]

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Countryside Feed contributes $2,600 for HES kids

Countryside Feed contributes $2,600 for HES kids

Byron Noeth, of Countryside Feed, LLC, presents a check for $2,600 to Autumn Hardey, Hillsboro Elemen­tary School counselor. The check was part of the $18,000 total that Countryside Feed distributed to seven schools in the Hillsboro and central Kansas region for the “Drive to Feed Kids” program. Part­nering with Nutra Blend Corp., Countryside Feed made these funds available to assist […]

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Hillsboro native advances in Senior Foreign Service

Mark Seibel, a native of Hillsboro, has been promoted to the Senior Foreign Service at the rank of counselor, a civilian diplomatic equivalent to the military rank of brigadier general. President Obama made the appointment Dec. 14, after confirmation by the Senate on Dec. 7. Seibel graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1982 and received his bachelor and master degrees […]

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Grafton joins St. Luke medical staff as APRN

Tracy Grafton has joined the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital in Marion as an advanced practice registered nurse. Grafton is a board certified family nurse practitioner through the Ameri­can Academy of Nurse Practi­tioners and a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. “We are fortunate to welcome Tracy to our team,” said Jeremy Ensey, St. Luke CEO. “Tracy […]

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Two county care homes recognized by KDADS

Two adult-care homes in Marion County were among the 15 homes state­wide to be recognized by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Ser­vices for their achievements in providing and sustaining person-centered care for residents in 2016. The two local homes were Bethesda Home in Goessel and Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. “The management and staff of these outstanding facilities have […]

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They call it ‘wind chill’ for a reason

When the temperatures in Kansas dip below freezing, two types of people usually surface: those who enjoy invigorating weather and those who tolerate the cold from inside. How an individual feels about the cold weather usually depends on where he or she grew up, age and, more importantly, attitude. Another factor comes into play: wind-chill factor. Wind-chill factor is usually […]

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HRC’s Tai Chi classes begin this month

Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering a six-week Tai Chi class led by Gayla Ratzlaff at 7 p.m. beginning Oct. 11 at Hills­boro City Hall, 118 E. Grand Ave. The class will meet mostly on Tuesdays. Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is used for stress reduction and can improve the key […]

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CMBS banquet to feature Holdeman

Minister Linford Holde?man of Halstead will speak on, ?Beginnings and Dis?tinc?tives of the Church of God in Christ, Menno?nite,? at the Center for Mennonite Breth?ren Studies annual spring banquet April 23. The banquet will be in the Wohlgemuth Music Educa?tion Center on the Tabor College campus. CMBS director Peggy Goertzen said she is excited to learn about this branch of […]

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