Category: Business Farm General

Marion Park & Rec offering free babysitting clinic

Marion Parks & Recrea?tion is offering a free baby?sitting clinic from 8:30 to noon May 14 for ages 10 to 16 years in Marion County. The clinic will bet at Marion Middle School. Participants can learn what it takes to be a responsible, caring, trustworthy, capable and safe babysitter. Topics are safety, first aid, food, entertainment, child development and the […]

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Farmers and motorists need to share the road

Travel on our highways and country roads should be a two-way street. Motorists and farmers alike need to be cautious during the busy spring farming season. Seems Kansas farmers are always doing something in their fields. No matter where you travel in our state you?ll probably wind up approaching farm tractors, trucks and other large ag equipment on the roads. […]

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Hillsboro business product will serve disaster victims in California

Hillsboro business product will serve disaster victims in California

MDStrailerJost Two representatives from the California unit of Mennonite Disaster Service were in Hillsboro Feb. 22 to pick up a new equipment trailer manufactured by Jost Fabricating. Pictured above are (from left) Kevin Jost of Jost Fabricating, and MDS volunteers David Jost and Lee Thomas of Bakersfield. David Jost said recent forest fires underline the importance of the trailer. ?Our […]

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Tabor benefits from the gift of a Holt tractor from alum

In 1952, Elmer Bob Kroeker attended Tabor College for his freshman year. He grew up in Enid, Okla., and physician George Franz?a member of the Mennonite Brethren Church Kroeker attended growing up?paid for his first year at Tabor. Kroeker, who has never forgotten Franz?s gesture of generosity, has been donating to Tabor?s Endowed Scholar?ship Fund every year since 1991. His […]

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PrairieLand Partners names new CEO

Darrell Pankratz is the new CEO of PrairieLand Partners Inc., effective Jan. 18. He succeeds Doug Neufeld, who announced in early January his intention to retire in early spring. Pankratz has been director of sales at PrairieLand for the past eight years. Prior to that, he was CEO of Pankratz Implement before it merged in 2008 with Deer Trail Implement […]

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Family welcomes end of chicken-judging ban

The Craig girls from Florence most likely will get a renewed chance this year to dominate the 4-H chicken classes judging at the Marion County Fair, and probably move on with the resulting state eligibility to show at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Besides having high quality purebred bantams and large breed chickens, the Craigs usually provide nearly all […]

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Here?s to cattle: the largely unsung heroes on our farms and ranches

Talk to farmers, stockmen and ranchers and most will tell you how much they love their cows. Problem is this humble and in most cases easy-going beast rarely receives the praise associated with the noble show horse or one of the so-called smartest creatures, the squealing pig. Fewer and fewer people extol the virtues of this contented creature that spends […]

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Marion-Florence FFA places second in district public speaking contest

The Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed second overall at the South Central District FFA Public Speak?ing Career Development Event at Buhler, Wednesday, Jan. 13. Participants presented prepared speeches ranging from two to four minutes for freshmen and six to eight minutes for the senior division. Elizabeth Meyer placed first in the senior division, which qualifies her for state competition held in […]

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CG&S designates $10,800 for two area causes

CG&S designates $10,800 for two area causes

CGScheckMainStMinistries585 CG&S designates $10,800 for two area causes Jim Enns (left), chair of the Cooperative Grain & Supply Board of Directors, and Lyman Adams (right), CG&S general manager, present a check for $6,000 to Clint Seibel, vice president of the Main Street Ministries Board of Directors, Dec. 17. The money, generated through a matching-fund program with CoBank, will be used […]

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4-H news (Jan 6, 2016)

??What is your favorite elf name?? was the roll call answered at the Tampa Triple T?s 4-H Club Decem?ber meeting and Christmas party. During a brief meeting, community leader Kim Oborny informed everyone that the fair schedule was set and that it would be available at the January meeting. Following the business meeting, a meal of chili, hot dogs and […]

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