Category: Business News

College coffee bar reaches out to community

College coffee bar reaches out to community

Austin Calam pours frothed milk over espresso to make latte art. All workers at Java Jays are trained to be able to pour latte art, Calam said.<p> Austin Calam’s vision for Java Jays Coffee Bar is to provide a place for students and community members to gather. “I’d say, long-term, (to be) the place to hang out in Hillsboro,” said […]

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St. Luke accredited for sleep studies lab project

St. Luke Hospital has been approved for accreditation status by Accredita­tion Commission for Health Care for its Sleep Studies Lab. The St. Luke Hospital sleep studies lab underwent its first specialty accreditation survey by ACHC on May 19. Hospital leaders learned recently it is fully accredited. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation […]

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Grafton finding her niche at St. Luke

Grafton finding her niche at St. Luke

In late December, nurse practitioner Tracy Grafton joined St. Luke Medical Clinic in Marion. “I wanted to be in a rural community where I really get to know my patients and I really could affect all those different aspects (of health care),” she said. irl, Tracy Grafton felt the tug toward a career in nursing. “I really had always grown […]

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CANTON-GALVA CHAMBER WELCOMES 3 NEW BUSINESSES

CANTON-GALVA CHAMBER WELCOMES 3 NEW BUSINESSES

Canton-Galva Chamber of Commerce celebrated new milestones with a ribbon-cutting Friday morning for three businesses in Canton. TOP PHOTO: Galen and Ruth Chizek (fourth and fifth persons from left) prepare to cut the ribbon on their new business, Back Porch Liquor, located at 2695 U.S. Highway 56. The couple remodeled and expanded the business as its new owners. MIDDLE PHOTO: […]

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MB Foundation cuts ribbon on new facility

MB Foundation cuts ribbon on new facility

With staff members participating, Jon Wiebe, president and CEO of MB Founda­tion, cuts the ceremonial ribbon for the $2.1 million project at the corner or Washington and D streets in Hillsboro. The two-story building is equip­ped with a safe room in case of tornados and an elevator to make both floors accessible. Wiebe said while MB Foundation has an international […]

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Marion council ponders tax-lid law

The Marion City Council was briefed about the 2018 budget and workshops at the May 22 meeting. City Administrator Roger Holter said this is the first budget cycle since 1999 that the council has had any kind of imposed tax lid. “This piece of legislation started in 2014, passed in its first version in 2015, was modified dramatically in 2016, […]

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Cafe in Tampa focuses on serving local patrons while tapping trail explorers

Cafe in Tampa focuses on serving local patrons while tapping trail explorers

Pat Dalke (left) and Ashley Johnson, sporting their promotional T-shirts, say they have been gratified by the positive response they’ve received from patrons since they’ve opened the Santa Fe Trail Cafe in downtown Tampa. “We just don’t want to leave them without a place to eat,” Johnson says. “These people are very good people, and they deserve to have some […]

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Centre grad now practicing at St. Luke

Centre grad now practicing at St. Luke

Family physician Amanda Baxa joined St. Luke Medical Clinic in April. “I love taking care of people I know and being able to do better medicine by forming connections with patients,” she said about choosing to build a practice in Marion. With two months under her belt, St. Luke Medical Clinic’s most recent family physician to come on board finds […]

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Cairns receives $2,000 national FFA scholarship

Cairns receives $2,000 national FFA scholarship

Mitch Guetterman, manager of the Prairieland Part­ners John Deere dealership in Marion, presents Aidan Cairns of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter a $2,000 scholarship from the National FFA Organization. The scholarship was sponsored by the John Deere corporation represented locally by Prairieland Partners. Cairns received the scholarship at the Marion High School Awards Night program Thursday, May 11. This year the […]

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Students help  launch National Nursing Home Week locally

Students help launch National Nursing Home Week locally

A group of Hillsboro fifth-graders joined with residents of Salem Home in Hillsboro Monday to participate in a balloon launch to signify the start of National Nursing Home Week, May 14-20. Prior to the launch, students read to the residents original stories they had written about animals. Joshua Friesen, life enhancement coordinator at Salem Home, organized the event to honor […]

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