Category: Business/Farm

DCP producers must meet deadline

The 2002-07 Direct & Counter-cyclical Program will officially end Sept. 30, which makes it urgent for DCP producers to provide county Farm Service Agency offices with all completed forms and documents necessary for U.S. Department of Agriculture program payment eligibility.

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Riffel goat is runner-up at state fair
Riffel goat is runner-up at state fair

Riffel goat is runner-up at state fair

KyleRiffleStategoat.jpg Kyle Riffel, Tampa, was the proud exhibitor of the reserve grand champion market meat goat shown at the 2007 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. His 84-pound wether was selected by judge Terry Burks of Kentucky from a field of 85 head. He is the son of James and Beth Riffel of Tampa and the grandson of J.D. and Mary […]

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Elcon Service ownership passes among friends, coworkers
Elcon Service ownership passes among friends, coworkers

Elcon Service ownership passes among friends, coworkers

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Gib Suderman is the majority partner of Elcon Services, which he acquired from longtime owner and coworker Fred David in June.

In 1963, Fred David opened Elcon Services to meet a need in Hillsboro.

Forty-four years later, David sold his shares to his long-time partner Gib Suderman in June.

Most recently, Suderman sold shares to Jonah Gehring, an employee of Elcon Services, in September.

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Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new financial service
Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new financial service

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new financial service

RibbonSmithP9132858.jpg Click to buy photo Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Members of the Hillsboro Chambert of Commerce gathered Thursday for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting marking the opening of Professional Planning Services Inc. at 105 N. Main in Hillsboro. Steven B. Smith purchased the financial-services business from longtime owner Diane Claassen. Pictured are (from left): Diane Claassen, Dwayne Claassen, Nicole Suderman, Nancy […]

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Wichert opens new accounting business
Wichert opens new accounting business

Wichert opens new accounting business

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Wichert: ?I?ve always had a desire to own my own business. And for one reason or the other, the timing just seemed right.?

Bryce Wichert, a certified public accountant, has opened a new accounting business in downtown Hillsboro.

 

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Newton house on historic home tour

The Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives is hosting an historic home tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

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Cardie Oil to build service center in Marion thru revitalization plan

A new division of Cardie Oil Inc. of Tampa is under construction at Batt Industrial Park in Marion under the city?s revitalization plan.

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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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Low-cost loans available to farmers for storage facilities

Low-cost loans are available to producers for storage facilities and drying and handling equipment.

Spesifically, the loans can be used to build or remodel on-farm facilities to store a variety of commodities, including wheat, sorghum, soybeans and corn.

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