Category: Business/Farm

Youth win ribbons at show
Youth win ribbons at show

Youth win ribbons at show

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Larry Zieammerman and sister Cara Martin with one of their miniature horses.

Siblings Cara Martin, 12, and Larry Zieammerman, 6, received several ribbons at the Heartland Miniature Horse Classic held April 28 and 29 at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita.

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One for the money, two for the show…
One for the money, two for the show…

One for the money, two for the show…

TyGoossenP4281416.JPG ?Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click photo to enlarge With some last-minute grooming help from his father, Tim (background), Ty Goossen of the South Cottonwood 4-H Club prepares to lead his Angus spring heifer into the show ring at the annual 4-H Spring Beef Show held Saturday at the Marion County Faigrounds. As it turned out, Goossen had reason […]

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State Farm to issue auto dividend payout

Kansas policyholders of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insur?ance Co. will receive 15.1 percent of their semi-annual premium back this year, thanks to a record dividend payout by the company.

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HCMC commits to going tobacco-free beginning May 7

Hillsboro Community Medi?cal Center is going tobacco-free May 7, hospital officials announced last week.

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Parkside Homes receives award for worker safety

Parkside Homes Inc., Hills?boro, received an award for no indemnity (lost time) workers compensation claims for the 2006-07 policy year at the spring conference of the Kansas Associ?ation of Homes and Services for the Aging April 27 in Wichita.

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Wheat farmers gather for information, seek patience
Wheat farmers gather for information, seek patience

Wheat farmers gather for information, seek patience

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Gary Kilgore (foreground), KSU crops and soils specialist, offers his view of the wheat situation in Marion County during Tuesday?s gathering at the test plots southeast of Hillsboro. Click thumbnail to enlarge.

Local wheat producers hoping to receive clear direction about what to do with their freeze-bitten wheat fields were probably disappointed following two separate gatherings with crop experts.

The bottom line at both gathering was essentially the same: Be patient. It?s too early to know if the damage caused by the Easter-season freeze is devastating or merely discouraging.

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Chase County Conservation District taking help requests

The Chase County Conserva?tion District is conducting a signup through May 31 to accept requests for state cost-share assistance.

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State agencies extend CRP burn

The Kansas Farm Service Agency has authorized the extension of the specific contract maintenance activities for acreages enrolled under the Conservation Reserve Program.

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County Fairgrounds to host cattle dog trial April 28-29

The second annual Cotton?wood Crossing Cattle Dog Trial will be April 28 and 29 at the Marion County Fairgrounds at Hillsboro.

Competitors from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa exhibited last year to a large receptive audience.

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Marion preschool offers summer session
Marion preschool offers summer session

Marion preschool offers summer session

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Patricia McCully, at her desk at Valley United Methodist Church, is preparing to lead Stepping Stones Preschool?s first summer session for children preparing to begin all-day kindergarten, which begins in the Marion-Florence school system this fall.

As the Marion-Florence school district moves to all-day kindergarten this fall, Stepping Stones Preschool is offering a program to help prepare prospective students for the challenge.

Starting in June and running through July, Stepping Stones, which is operated by Valley United Methodist Church, is offering its New Step 3 program for 5-year-olds.

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