Category: Business/Farm

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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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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Most farmers receiving claims on wheat losses in timely way

This year?s disaster of a wheat crop has caused producers to file claims for crop insurance. Some of these claims are taking longer than in the past, as reported by Kansas Wheat leaders from the central region of the state.

While the deluge of claims has resulted in later-than-normal delivery of the insurance funds in some areas, the process seems to be going expeditiously in Marion County, according to Jerry Cady, a primary handler of crop insurance.

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Romanians experience custom corn cutting, culture
Romanians experience custom corn cutting, culture

Romanians experience custom corn cutting, culture

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The four guest workers from Romania relax in air-conditioned comfort for their interview: (from left) Vlad Suteu, Florin Rogojan, Cierian Cisleanu and Valentin Bocan. They plan to return home in November. Jerry Engler/Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

The four young Romanian men here to work for Mike Meisinger and Ron Suderman in custom corn cutting for the summer paused in puzzlement when asked why they wanted to come to the United States.

The room is quiet for a moment, and the interviewer thinks maybe they didn?t understand the question with their limited understanding of English.

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Noninsured crop deadline Sept. 1

Producers are reminded that Sept. 1 is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program administered by the Farm Service Agency.

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