Category: Business/Farm

Goat show is May 19

Area youth will be up early on Saturday, May 19, trimming and preparing for the yearly showing of their dairy goats at the Mar?ion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. A showmanship clinic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. led by accomplished youth showman. At this day-long event there will be the Toy, Tool and Miscellan?eous drawing, a goat photography contest and exhibition, […]

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Clipping along
Clipping along

Clipping along

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Barber Randy Wiens takes some light-hearted guff from Jim Peters, one of his 700 customers, about taking ?too much off the top? during a recent haircut appointment. Wiens is celebrating 25 years of service in Hillsboro on Friday and Saturday.Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

Open house?

To celebrate his quarter-century of cutting hair in HIllsboro, Randy Wiens is planning an open house at Silver Shears during his Friday and Saturday hours. He is offering refreshments, gifts, door prizes and a drawing for $25 in haircuts.

Randy Wiens jokes that he?s still trying to figure out what to do with his life. In the meantime, he?ll keep barbering.

This Saturday, Wiens will be celebrating 25 years of cutting hair in Hillsboro at his Silver Shears shop on Main Street.

?I was going to go to Hutch Juco when I graduated from Inman High, but I didn?t know why,? he said about his career choice.

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City approves revised plan for Emprise drive-through
City approves revised plan for Emprise drive-through

City approves revised plan for Emprise drive-through

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Traffic study plan for emprise bank drive-through. Click image to enlarge.

Emprise Bank received approval last Tuesday from the Hillsboro City Council to proceed with a revised plan for constructing a new drive-through lane at its Main and Grand location.

In late November, the council denied an initial proposal from the bank, even though the plan had been recommended for approval by the city?s Planning Commission.

 

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Riffels claim high honors at Hutchinson goat show
Riffels claim high honors at Hutchinson goat show

Riffels claim high honors at Hutchinson goat show

riffelgoats-9.jpg Click image to enlarge. Two Riffel families enjoyed success at the Kansas Classic Meat Goat Show in Hutchinson this weekend. Kailyn, Karl and Kyle Riffel each led class-winning entries, receiving embroidered director?s chairs. Callie Riffel placed second in class. Kyle?s entry was named the champion lightweight division winner and later reserve grand champion overall. Karl's class-winner was named reserve […]

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Jerry Moran tours damaged wheat fields in four counties

Congressman Jerry Moran visited wheat fields in four Kansas counties April 30 to get a first-hand look at the damage caused by the Easter weekend freeze.

Moran said he wanted to ?see and get a feel for what farmers are facing.?

Also on the tour were Rebecca Davis, director of the Risk Management Agency?s Topeka regional office, Jim Shroyer, extension agronomist at Kansas State University, and representatives of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.

?The freeze stopped the main tillers in their tracks,? Shroyer said.

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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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