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Couples unite to reopen screenprinting business
Couples unite to reopen screenprinting business

Couples unite to reopen screenprinting business

In Africa, the green monkey is a medium-sized primate with fur ranging in color from pale yellow to gray-green to brown.

In Hillsboro, it?s a 7-year-old boy in a green T-shirt?and now a new screenprinting and embroidery business, owned by Lyle and Kathy Isaac and Lynette and Brent Barkman, that decorates T-shirts and other items of nearly any color.

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Peachey named CEO of nursing home in South Hutchinson

Lowell Peachey of Hillsboro has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson.

He began his duties June 25.

?The board and supporting churches are very pleased to have Lowell’s leadership experience, vision for the future and passion for the ministry of Mennonite Manor,? said board president Leroy Hershberger.

?We are confident that he will strengthen our tradition of care.?

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Engler book-signing planned for Saturday

Marion County author Jerry Engler is scheduled to do a public book signing from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hillsboro Public Library. Engler also is known for his work as a writer for the Hillsboro Free Press. He has gained increasing interest among fans and reviewers for his two books, ?Just Folks: Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland,? […]

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Local women hit paydirt in USDA grant-writing efforts, county hears
Local women hit paydirt in USDA grant-writing efforts, county hears

Local women hit paydirt in USDA grant-writing efforts, county hears

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Members of the Marion County community and USDA Rural Development representatives pose with Linda Carlson (above) and Teresa Huffman (below) as they receive their USDA grant checks.
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Relatively new Marion County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman?s initial efforts were recognized at a County Commission payday meeting Thursday with receipt of $40,000 in grant money for county revolving account business loans from USDA Rural Development representatives.

But she was somewhat ?topped? by the efforts of an individual business woman, Linda Carlson of Carlson?s Grocery in Marion. The same half-dozen Rural Development representatives left the Commission meeting to present the grocery $83,036 in energy efficiency grant money from a grant Carlson wrote herself.

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Harvest Meadow housing project completes street phase
Harvest Meadow housing project completes street phase

Harvest Meadow housing project completes street phase

IMG_5748.JPG Click image to enlarge Al Vogts (far right) and his crew with Vogts Construction of Newton finish up their paving job Monday afternoon at Goessel?s new Harvest Meadow housing development along Main Street. ?When they?re done doing that, they?ll have a little more dirt work to do to fill in the leveling of the ground,? said developer Duane Unruh. […]

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Hillsboro Farmers? Market bringing people together at Schaeffler House
Hillsboro Farmers? Market bringing people together at Schaeffler House

Hillsboro Farmers? Market bringing people together at Schaeffler House

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ABOVE: Marilyn Bartel, pictured with daughter Amy, purchases peanut-butter twists from Kathy Jantz of Durham at Thursday?s Farmer?s Market in Hillsboro.

BELOW: Visitors to the Farmers? Market enjoy a chicken dinner outside the historic outside the Schaeffler House at Jefferson and Grand.

Laura Campbell / Free Press

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In the first century B.C.E. a Roman named Pubilius Syrus wrote that ?everything is worth what it?s purchaser will pay for it.?

To Hillsboro citizen Joni Calam, some things are worth more.

Entering the third week of its second season in Hillsboro, the farmer?s market of course continues to match buyers to sellers.

But to Calam, one half of a tandem of sisters who volunteered to start it a year ago, the market is more than a place to buy and sell; it is a place for a community to come together.

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Marion County businesses receive KDOC merit awards.
Marion County businesses receive KDOC merit awards.

Marion County businesses receive KDOC merit awards.

FlinthillsJunction.jpg Courtesy photos<p>The Kansas Department of Commerce gave merit awards to six Marion County businesses at its annual Kansas Business Appreciation Month South Central Regional Awards ceremony Friday in Wichita, including Flinthills Junction of Burns (left) and Peabody Market (right), both in the retail category. They were among 270 companies nominated for BAM awards this year. Peabody_Market.jpg Forty-eight south central […]

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Business Briefs (Week of June 6)

AFI names Jayson Hanschu All-American Agent   Jayson Hanschu of Hillsboro has been named an All-American Agent by American Family Insurance Co., joining a select group of agents who have distinguished themselves through outstanding sales of AFI products. Hanschu has been an agent for American Family since 1998.   Brenda?s Bloomers closes original Marion shop   Once again, Brenda?s Bloomers […]

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Students receive scholarships
Students receive scholarships

Students receive scholarships

AgFutureBeltonP5231893.JPG Click images to enlarge. AmerLegScholarshipRecipients.jpg TOP: Gloria Belton, a senior at Centre High, is the recipient of the 2007 Marion County Agriculture Future of America scholarship. The $3,200 award requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and a willingness to participate in AFA?s leadership conference and a four-year degree in agriculture. Applicants are interviewed and must submit an essay […]

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Mother-daughter managing team ready to begin new pool season

Summer is just around the corner and the new co-managers at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center are gearing up for some fun in the sun.

At the end of April, the city of Hillsboro hired Judy Helmer and Marci Cain as co-managers, succeeding Jodi Stutzman.

The mother-daughter tandem is familiar to many Marion County residents.

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