Category: Business News

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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Campaign includes expanding and updating medical clinic

The St. Luke Medical Clinic has been expanded and updated with several changes, thanks to the first leg of the “Moving Froward Campaign.” “We expanded the clinic to five total exam rooms,” said Roger Schroeder, St. Luke Founda­tion executive director. “Three are in the new (1,000 square-foot) addition, then two that were being used. One was an office space and […]

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A baking bonanza at CB Baked Goods

A baking bonanza at CB Baked Goods

Rachel Collett, ow•er of CB Baked Goods i• Mario•, holds a plate of her best-selli•g bierocks. I• o•e year of busi•ess, Collett has made 13,618 bierocks a•d bolsos. She also offers a variety of other baked goods, i•cludi•g ci••amo• rolls, sticky bu•s, cookies, di••er rolls a•d muffi•s. When guests attended the one-year anniversary of CB Baked Goods in Marion last […]

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Eclectic items offered for sale at The Shops at Kessler’s

Three afternoons a week, plus every fourth Saturday, local and visiting shoppers can explore the diverse merchandise for sale at The Shops at Kessler’s in Hills­boro. “The Shops at Kessler’s has an eclectic mix of vintage, home decor, antiques, books, farm and garden, as well as Watkins products and more,” said Joni Calam, who manages the consignment booths at 112 […]

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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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