Category: Business News

Hundreds of bats to be evicted from old school building

Hundreds of furry little winged squatters turned up in the old Hill School Building, and officials hired someone to have them move on. Bats were the unwelcome guests, and Rick Crump with Critter Control of Wichita, was in Marion to assess the colony, and remove them from the school’s attic at 701 E. Main St. Typically, Crump said, there’s a […]

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Farha Carpet & Building opens in Hillsboro

Farha Carpet & Building opens in Hillsboro

With the opening of Farha’s Carpet & Building Supply in Hillsboro, Issac and Anastasia Farha (middle) and parents Valerie (left) and Glen Farha (far right) were all smiles. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and is closed Sundays.<p> Farha’s Carpet & Building Supply at 130 N. […]

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State Farm office assistant retires after 39 years

State Farm office assistant retires after 39 years

After 39 years of service at State Farm, Kris Pschigoda (far right) is retiring. A come-and-go celebration was Friday in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the job. Talking with Pschigoda was Melanie Thiessen. More than 100 people attended the event from 2-5 p.m. at the State Farm office, 114 N. Main St.

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Two local businesses ceremonially opened with ribbon-cutting hosted by Hillsboro Chamber

Two local businesses ceremonially opened with ribbon-cutting hosted by Hillsboro Chamber

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce hosted two ribbon-cuttings for new area businesses in recent days. LEFT PHOTO: Supporters gathered at 112 S. Main St. for The Shops at Kessler’s, managed by Joni Calam (with the scissors) with several contributing business partners. On Monday morning, Chamber supporters and family members cut the ribbon on the new Tranquility Massage, located at 2041 […]

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Marion barber returns to his roots

Marion barber returns to his roots

Mike Darrow gives a customer a “high and tight” haircut Thursday at Mike’s Barber Shop in Marion. A 2003 graduate of Marion High School, Darrow opened his shop in May 2015. For Mike Darrow, owning a barber shop in Marion meant a return to his roots. A 2003 graduate of Marion High School, Darrow opened Mike’s Barber Shop in May […]

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Prairie View Inc. adds clinical staff

Prairie View Inc. adds clinical staff

Jean Anderson Prairie View Inc. has added Jean Anderson, Sara Friesen, Carri Kliewer and Emily Sauber to its clinical staff.<p>Jean Anderson is a licensed specialist clinical social worker, and works with adults 18 years of age and older at Prairie View’s East Wichita office, located at 9333 E. 21st St. North.<p>“From a young age, I have been able to assist […]

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Abrahams steps in to pursue grandfather’s vision

Abrahams steps in to pursue grandfather’s vision

Optometrist Mark Abrahams is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Norman E. Abrahams, who practiced for more than 40 years in Hillsboro. Abrahams sees patients at Mid Kansas Eye Care’s Hillsboro office two days a week. “It was always my intention to work here in town.” Norman E. Abrahams founded his optometric office in Hillsboro in 1949, where he […]

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The Igloo is one cool place to beat summer heat

The Igloo is one cool place to beat summer heat

Tena Loewen makes a snow cone at The Igloo Thursday. This is Loewen’s sixth summer working at The Igloo, which offers 46 flavors of snow cones and is now operating under the new ownership of her parents. Nothing says teachers can’t learn something new. Dave and Joanne Loewen are educators-turned-ice-shavers as the owners of The Igloo in Hillsboro. The Loewens […]

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MB Foundation open house draws 300 people

MB Foundation open house draws 300 people

The transition to the new MB Foundation headquarters was first celebrated with a ribbon-cutting June 7 (at left). The Mennonite Brethren national steward hosted an open house July 13-14.<p> The grand opening of MB Foundation’s new headquarters building drew around 300 people July 13 and 14. On Thursday, 45 board members, former and current staff, denominational representatives, their spouses and friends […]

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Et Cetera Shop marks 40 years of sharing

Et Cetera Shop marks 40 years of sharing

The team of volunteers at the Et Cetera Shop in Hillsboro enjoy a coffee break from sorting and pricing used clothing. Last year the shop generated more than $55,000 for the work of Mennonite Central and donated about $6,000 to local ministries and programs. The volunteers agree that comradery keeps them coming back year after year. The Et Cetera Shop […]

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