Category: Business News

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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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Miller joins The Spritz as new hair stylist Sara-Jane N. Miller has accepted a hair-styling position at The Spritz in Hillsboro. Miller, a 2005 graduate of Hillsboro High School, graduated June 29 from Xenon Interna?tional Hair Academy in Wichita. She attended Kansas State University for a year.

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Fast sells business to Glenn Thiessen
Fast sells business to Glenn Thiessen

Fast sells business to Glenn Thiessen

fastrealty.jpg Marlene Fast shakes hands with Glenn Thiessen as he prepares to take ownership of Fast Realty, the business she started in 2002. Thiessen, currently an agent with the company, will formally take over Aug. 1. Even after that date, Fast said she will continue to sell real estate through Fast Realty. "I am not leaving town,? she said. ?I […]

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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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