Category: Business News

Drought conditions may nix Flint Hills burning

Unless something changes in the moisture situation, Barb Downey and husband Joe Carpenter will not burn their grassland in the Flint Hills this season. The ranch couple report no (moisture) run-off event in more than a year on their native grassland in Riley and Wabaunsee counties. Every spring across the vast, open Flint Hills grasslands, fires blaze for miles. The […]

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HHS student launches photography business

HHS student launches photography business

This photo of Jessi Dalke serves as a photographic “self-portrait,” and is an example of her professional skills. “I think it’s just hard advertising myself,” she said. Jessi Dalke, a freshman at Hillsboro High School, started a business in photography after encouragement from family, friends and her teacher, Nathan Hiebert. “I’m not sure if I would have started my own […]

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Chamber gala to feature mentalist

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Winter Community Gala Monday, Feb. 26, in the fellowship hall of Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. The event is open to the Marion County community, and will include entertainment, a silent auction and a catered meal by Scott Catering. “The gala is going to be an incredibly fun event,” […]

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Marion couple find their niche in Newton

Marion couple find their niche in Newton

Daryl Enos (left) and Pat Enos work out some framing possibilities with a picture at their shop, located in the Newton outlet mall on Southeast 36th Street. by Wendy Nugent Newton Now When Pat Enos came home one day, her husband Daryl needed her to be a model and asked her to lay on the ground. “Because then he’d chalk […]

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New coffee shop gives out 500 free cups of coffee

New coffee shop gives out 500 free cups of coffee

Terry Ens, director of facilities and operations at Tabor College, estimates that close to 500 cups of free coffee drinks were served at the opening day of Adrienn’s We Proudly Serve Starbucks, the coffee shop located in the foyer of the Shari Flaming Center for the Performing Arts. Adrienn’s manager is Emma Roberts.

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Campus coffee competition heating up with new arts facility

Campus coffee competition heating up with new arts facility

At left is the Java Jays location in the Student Center, while the “Adrienne’s” location selling Starbucks products will be situated in the Regier Atrium inside the newly opened Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. Can the two coffee bars financially co-exist? The new Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, which features a coffee shop that serves Starbucks coffee and […]

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Dance Studio dream available for kids and adults

Dance Studio dream available for kids and adults

Krista and Jeremy Matlock are all smiles following the ribbon-cutting for Studio 23 at 107 S. Main in Hillsboro. Krista will direct the new dance studio with help from community instructors. Krista Matlock’s Califor­nia dream has been fulfilled in Hillsboro, Kan. “I always dreamed about opening a dance studio since I was a little girl, but I never really thought […]

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Insurance company donates $3,000 to HCF

Insurance company donates $3,000 to HCF

<p>Jayson Hanschu, middle, American Family Insurance agen­cy owner, gives Todd Jost, chair of Hillsboro Community Foundation, a check for $3,000. The check was awarded to HCF as a donation in honor of the company’s 90th anniversary. Others pictured include Cynthia Fleming, HCF director, far left; and Susan Schultz, far right, and Jan Hanschu, second from right, both American Family agents.Patty […]

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Home-based businesses join Christmas promotion

Home-based businesses join Christmas promotion

Annette Klamm of Hillsboro, operator of Plunder Me Beautiful, discusses her products with Shawna Vogt (left) and Shana Stepanek (right). Klamm said she has been developing the business, which specializes in customized Jewelry, for three years now. Photo by Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

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4-H News (December 6, 2017)

• Corn mazes, pumpkins, and all things fall were the setting for the October meeting of the Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club. The club met at the Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch in Assaria. Upon returning to Tampa, there was a short meeting followed by hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. Roll call was answered by your favorite Halloween candy. Kim and […]

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