Category: Business/Farm

Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show
Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show

Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show

Schlehuber.jpg Courtesy photo. Click image to enlarge ?Maci Schlehuber of Hillsboro attended the Charolais Jr. National cattle show June 29 in Wichita Falls, Texas, where more than 300 head of Charolais cattle from some 40 states were exhibited. Pictured here is her class-winning junior yearling heifer "Rocksann.? Maci also showed her way to second-, fourth- and fifth-place finishes with younger […]

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Commentary- Crops in full failure in SE Kansas

Beans the color of mud. Gray?not a hint of green.

That?s how soybeans in much of Allen County look today. Standing only a few inches tall, this fall crop is distinguishable from the soil only by its leafy shape. The color mirrors the ground.

On the other hand, corn looks like other fields across Kansas this summer?8-foot tall, green, lush?like a million dollars. But step into these fields and grab an ear. Pull back the husks. The kernels on the cob are rotting and oozing with juice. The corn reeks of decay.

That?s how many of the crops looks throughout Allen County after more than 20 inches of rain fell during a four-day period beginning June 28 through July 1. In some fields west of Iola, next to the Neosho River, the corn was toppled by fast-moving flood water.

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FSA county offices to conduct spot checks

As part of the 2007 National Compliance Review, the Farm Service Agency is requiring local FSA county offices to conduct compliance reviews and spot checks of certain producers selected by the national office through a statistical sampling method. A statistical sample of FSA employees, county committee and state committee members also has been selected for review using this same process. […]

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Goal Getters review projects as county fair nears

Roll call for the July 6 Goessel Goal Getters meeting was to name a safety tip. This month was the club tour, a meeting held in the park where 4-Hers bring projects that they will exhibit at the fair. For new business Aileen Esau reminded us that Olivia Regier was running for Tri-County Fair queen. (She is first attendant). She […]

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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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Golden Heritage not yet stung by disappearing honey bees

A calamity that reduced honey bee populations 70 to 80 percent this year in more than 20 states has had little effect at Golden Heritage Foods Inc. of Hillsboro, the third-largest processer or raw honey in the country.

Even so, Arlen Penner, the company?s vice president for honey procurement, said he continues to monitor the situation.

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Commentary- Structure of current farm bill doesn?t need repair

There?s an old saying, ?If it ain?t broke, don?t fix it.? This adage holds true as Congress prepares to hammer out the details of the next farm bill. These decisions will steer this nation?s producers through the coming five years.

The current structure of the 2002 farm bill is working and working well?not only for farmers, but for this country?s consumers and the environment. If it?s working, let it be.

In mid-June, a subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee voted unanimously to extend, for five years, the current system.

Kansas representatives Jerry Moran and Nancy Boyda sit on this subcommittee and voted for an extension of the ?02 farm bill?a system that would benefit all sectors of American agriculture.

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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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