Category: Business Farm General

Greensburg coming back from destruction

Like so many of their family, friends and neighbors, the Gambles still have plenty to do before their farmstead looks and functions like they want. They believe it?ll take a couple more years. Ki and Kim?s 100-year-old farm is located about one-half mile north of Greensburg. On May 4, 2007, an EF-5 tornado ripped through the Kiowa County farming community stripping it bare of homes, businesses, huge trees and entire farmsteads. The Gambles were among those who experienced extensive damage.

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Wheat freeze, ‘Bee Movie’ typify year’s extremes
Wheat freeze, ‘Bee Movie’ typify year’s extremes

Wheat freeze, ‘Bee Movie’ typify year’s extremes

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Charlie Reece (left) of Ag Service Inc., and Hillsboro wheat producer Randy Eitzen examine a wheat plant for new tillers during a gathering of some 100 farmers with K-State crops specialist Gary Kilgore following the Easter weekend freeze.

 

If agriculture is still the lifeblood of the Marion County economy, then the late-spring freeze that damaged the wheat crop did more to raise the collective blood pressure of producers and those who make a livelihood off their success during 2007.

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Three women combine insights for new devotional book
Three women combine insights for new devotional book

Three women combine insights for new devotional book

CarolDuerksen3women.jpg Co-authors Carol Duerksen, Michele Hersh?berger and Laurie Oswald Robinson (clockwise from top) plan a series of area book <p>signings. Click image to enlarge Carol Duerksen, Hillsboro author, will be hosting a book signing at her farm home, 1582 Falcon, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. Joining her will be the other co-authors of their new devotional […]

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Florence council combats rumors about mill-levy increase

The Florence City Council addressed rumors about a large pending increase in the mill levy at its July 16 meeting.

Councilor Randy Mills assured people the mill levy had not been set yet and would be announced at an upcoming meeting.

While
new funds will be added to the budget, the actual numbers had not been
set. A budget meeting was planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Dalke appointed to national council

Hillsboro mayor Delores Dalke was recently appointed to the National League of Cities? University Communities Council for 2007. Consisting of mayors from cities and towns across the country with colleges and universities, the council?s purpose is to share information about successful programs such as housing and sharing facilities within the communities.

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Skiles joins St. Luke staff as new family physician

Linda L. Skiles, a board-certified physician in family medicine, has joined St. Luke Hospital and Living Center and will begin seeing patients of all ages for primary care. Most recently, Skiles worked as a family physician at the Cotton-O?Neil Clinic in Wamego. ?We?re very pleased to have Dr. Skiles joining the St. Luke medical staff,? said Jeremy Armstrong, chief executive […]

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Light Earthquake hits Kansas

Most Kansans probably felt nothing, but an earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at 3:15 a.m. Friday, March 23. The quake, which registered a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale, was centered at 39.463 degrees north, 95.340 degrees west, which is about 3 35 miles north-northeast from Topeka. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management did not receive […]

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Farmers wanting CCC loans can seek FSA help

Commodity Credit Corpora­tion (CCC) loan programs are a tool for producers to acquire grain financing by providing price guarantees with low-cost interest operating capital for their farming operations.

Nine-month term loans can be obtained by eligible producers for grains that are stored on the farm or in warehouse elevator facilities.

Producers interested in obtaining a farm-stored type loan must review and agree to specific Kansas farm-stored loan policies.

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Country Lakes Cafe prepares to reopen soon after repairs

Barbara and Larry Smith, plus employees, were running Country Lakes Cafe at 202 E. Main in Marion as a delivery meal business Monday, but were hoping to have the doors open Sunday.

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Beisel loved the work and the people
Beisel loved the work and the people

Beisel loved the work and the people

For Ramona Beisel, going to work at the same job for 26 1⁄2 years was sheer pleasure.

“I loved the work and I loved the people,” said Beisel, whose extended stint as a teller with Great Plain Federal Credit Union ended earlier this month.

“I’ve always I said I had the best job there was, as far as I was concerned,” she said from her home in Tampa. “I just loved the people, and they would become part of your life—customers and coworkers, both.”

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