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Bagley’s Bears have become a regular attraction since ’00
Bagley’s Bears have become a regular attraction since ’00

Bagley’s Bears have become a regular attraction since ’00

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Donna Bagley poses with some of the bears she has made for her booth at the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair. ?It?s really rewarding,? she says of her effort.Malinda Just / Free Press

What do chenille bedspreads, bath robes and antique quilts have in common?

For Donna Bagley, a Hillsboro resident and Tabor College education professor, the three items represent a hobby she is able to share with the public?and for the eighth consecutive year with visitors to the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday.

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First time is the charm for Duerksen
First time is the charm for Duerksen

First time is the charm for Duerksen

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Angie Duerksen, with helpers Zach and Olivia, has been making her bulletin boards and decorative doors for little more than a month, but she?s looking forward to her debut at Marion. Malinda Just/Free Press.

A little more than a month ago, Angie Duerksen discovered the potential for a new craft enterprise in the old red chicken coop that graces the family farmyard near Goessel.

This weekend she?ll be joining artists from several states as a full-fledged exhibitor at Art in the Park in Marion.

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La Cabana owner pleased with start
La Cabana owner pleased with start

La Cabana owner pleased with start

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Malinda Just / Free Press<p>Owner Atanacio Nieto decided to start a Mexican restaurant in Hillsboro while looking for a place to eat while in a former job.Click image to enlarge

Having been open for nearly 10 months, La Cabana is thriving in downtown Hillsboro.

The authentic Mexican rest?aurant, owned by Atanacio Nieto, opened Nov. 17, 2006, at 117 S. Main.

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‘Corner Shops’ offer diverse specialty inventories
‘Corner Shops’ offer diverse specialty inventories

‘Corner Shops’ offer diverse specialty inventories

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Perusing inventory in The Baby?s Room, one of five businesses in The Corner Shops, owner Diane Claassen said, ?It?s just fun to extend…into different areas.? Malinda Just / Free Press. Click image to enlarge

After being in business with Quilts and Quiltracks Inc. in Hillsboro for three years, Diane Claassen and husband Dwayne are embarking on an additional venture.

The Corner Shops were opened for business Aug. 4 and are physically connected to the Quilts and Quiltracks shop.

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KDOR exercises tax warrant against business

The Kansas Department of Revenue and Marion County Sheriff?s officers executed tax warrants Friday morning that were filed in Marion County District Court against a Hills?boro business.

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Women open two businesses in Marion

Two new businesses celebrated a joint effort with a grand opening with refreshments and door prizes Saturday at 162 W. Main in Marion.

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Hanschu receives AFI award

Jayson Hanschu, an American Family Insurance agent in Hillsboro, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. ?The Distinguished Insurance Agency award helps focus our agents on the values that are driving all of us at American Family,? said Jack Salzwedel, company president and chief operating officer. Hanschu has been an […]

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Brad Cady acquires Marion’s Mid-America Marble Products

Brad Cady has begun operating Mid-America Marble Products, the business he purchased this month from Dave and Laura Yeats in the Marion Retail Park.

The Yeats haven?t left the park, though. They continue to operate a liquor store, convenience store and beauty shop.

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AgPower recognized for excellence by AGCO execs
AgPower recognized for excellence by AGCO execs

AgPower recognized for excellence by AGCO execs

AgPowerGuyP1010675.jpg Click image to enlarge   AGCO Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, recently recognized Ag Power Inc., Hillsboro, for superior achievement upon completion of the Continuous Improvement Program, AGCO?s annual dealer evaluation review. James Hill and James Flamin of AGCO presented Gerald Funk, general manager of Ag Power Inc., with a Medallion Dealer?s plaque, a merchandise and […]

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Jones accredited by floral design group

With a colorful array of flowers spread across her work table, Carmon Jones, rural Hillsboro, demonstrated the talents that earned her an induction into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), as she designed a floral creation.

Jones, owner of Creations by Carmon, rural Hillsboro and former owner of Prairie Flowers, Hillsboro, was awarded the industry?s ?Accredited in Floral Design? designation. She was inducted into the AIFD during ceremonies at the organization?s symposium held in July in Palm Desert, Calif.

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