Category: Business/Farm

Piano students perform in recital April 29

Piano students of Beverly Richards performed in a spring recital April 29 at Parkview Mennonite Breth­ren Church. Participating were Gabbie Arnold, Camden and Maleiah Bartel, Dawson Boldt, Joshua and Sarah Diener, Jenna Hinerman and Katie Rempel. Assisting in duets were Maleigh Bartel, Tracy Boldt, Caleb Diener, Sara Rempel and Beverly Richards.

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How could Westar’s high demand charge impact you?

Perhaps conserving energy is important to you. You’ve switched out all of your incandescent light bulbs with LEDs. You keep your thermostat set at 78 in the summer. You might even get mad at your kids when they leave a light on. Your neighbor, on the other hand, isn’t quite as concerned. He keeps the thermostat set consistently at 68 […]

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Three TC students awarded scholarships

Three Tabor College students were awarded scholarships for their participation in the Dr. Wilmer Harms Anabaptism Contest. Sierra Sanchez, a senior from Thailand, won the first-place prize of $300. Timothy Vinduska, a senior from Lincolnville, and Ricardo Benavides, a junior from Van Nuys, Calif., won $200 and $100 prizes for second and third place, respectively. “Each year these submissions represent […]

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KSU ag specialists say wheat harvest still hopeful

Wheat across Kansas is facing a number of difficulties. Some wheat is short, some has suffered freeze damage, some were victims of extreme drought stress, but nearly all of it has one thing in common—it’s immature. Twenty-five vehicles left Manhattan April 30 carrying around 100 agronomists, producers and others from the wheat industry. The carloads took a meandering road trip […]

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4-H News (May 2, 2018)

The Livewires-Empire Best 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the McPherson County fairgrounds in Canton April 15. The meeting was called to order by President Cash Toews. The Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge were then given. Roll Call was answered to “What is your favorite flower?” Thirteen members and leaders and six parents and guests were present at the […]

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Aunt Bee’s ranked among top 10 nurseries in Kansas

Wendy Youk, owner of Aunt Bee’s Floral Garden Center and Gifts in Marion, was surprised one even­ing when she saw her business listed online as one of the top 10 best garden centers and nurseries in Kan­sas. “I was excited, and I felt privileged to see it, but I didn’t really know how it came about,” she said. While looking […]

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South Central District FFA Banquet: Marion/Florence FFAers recognized

Several members from the Marion/Florence FFA chapter were recognized at the South Central District FFA Banquet April 16 as district proficiency award winners. Caleb Hett was the winner in the area of Diversi­fied Grain in the placement division. He works for his parents in their grain farming operation. Caleb helps with tillage, planting, and harvesting operations for their wheat, corn […]

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Dry times could mean hard times for farmers

When you think of Kansas farmers and ranchers the words resilience and resolve come to mind. This is especially true as they look another year of drought squarely in the face. Most crop and livestock producers believe 2018 is shaping up to be as dry as 2011 or 2012—once considered the peak of a long-term drought that started back in […]

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Marion FFA team takes 1st in mechanical CDE

Students from Marion High School earned first place in the South Central District Agriculture Mechanical and Technical Systems Career Develop­ment Event Monday, April 4, at McPherson High School. The central theme of the contest was combine harvesting systems. Contestants were required to complete several tests and practicums over related activities. Some of the activities included reading and interpreting electrical wiring […]

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Critical thinking needed for environment issues

Lack of understanding and critical thinking on the part of some in the environmental movement has compromised their effectiveness as self-appointed protector and guardian of our planet. Whenever we improve our critical thinking skills it becomes easier to see through deception and exaggeration that has characterized the promotions of some environmental organizations and the mass media’s coverage of their issues. […]

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