Category: Business/Farm

Meyer receives American FFA degree at convention

Elizabeth Meyer of the Marion-Florence FFA Chap­ter received her American FFA Degree Oct. 28 at the National FFA Convention. The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have achieved a high level of success in their supervised agriculture experience and exemplify a high-commitment level to FFA. It is the highest degree an FFA member can earn, and less than […]

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Marion FFAers attend national convention

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 21-23 to attend the 90th National FFA Convention. More than 65,000 students, parents and advisors attended the event. This year’s theme was “I Can, We Will.” Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, listened to retiring addresses from the national FFA officers, and heard keynote addresses from […]

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KSU researchers say fall burning impacts weeds

Kansas State University researchers have completed a four-year study that shows late-summer burning dramatically reduces the incidence of the noxious weed sericea lespedeza in the state’s pastures. As much as one-third of the Kansas prairie is already influenced by sericea lespedeza. If widely implemented, shifting to late-summer burning could increase cattle-production income by as much as $50 million a year […]

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St. Luke trauma center recertified

as a Level IV unit

The trauma center at St. Luke Hospital has again received designation as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Every three years, designated trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the American College of Surgeons and endorsed by the Kansas Advisory Committee on […]

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Hillsboro Ford distributes $4,040 from Drive 4 UR School event

Hillsboro Ford distributes $4,040 from Drive 4 UR School event

Terry Hagen and Randy Hagen (far right), co-owners of Hills­boro Ford, presented a check Nov. 7 to Lena Kleiner, representing the Hillsboro High School Trojan Booster Club, for its share of the money raised through the dealership’s annual Drive 4 UR School promotion Sept. 23. On hand for the presentation were Max Heinrichs (from right), USD 410 superintendent, and Clint […]

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Hillsboro citizen committee pursuing concrete courts in Memorial Park

Plans are moving forward for the development of two concrete outdoor basketball courts in Hillsboro’s Memorial Park. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil has approved the project, which is projected to cost between $35,000 to $40,000. A committee of local citizens have been spearheading the project for the past several months. Members are Glenn Ratzlaff, chair; recreation director Doug Sisk; Mayor Delores […]

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4-H news

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met Nov. 12 at the Galva Com­munity Room.  The meeting was called to order by President Cash Toews. Following the flag salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call was answered by, “Which 4-H achievement are you most proud of?” Twelve members, five leaders and three guests were present. Treasurer Sage Toews gave the treasurer’s […]

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Ten Hillsboro city servants recognized for milestone anniversaries

Ten Hillsboro city servants recognized for milestone anniversaries

Ten employees and elected officials serving the city of Hillsboro were recognized for their years of service during the Nov. 7 Hillsboro City Council meeting. Pictured above are: front row, Delores Dalke, 20 consecutive years as mayor (24 years total); Dale Dalke, 10 years with the street department; Bob Watson, 10 years as a city council member; Larry Paine, 10 […]

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Hillsboro design business garners 10 national awards

Vogel Design, a Hills­boro-based digital and print design studio operated by David Vogel, was honored this month with 10 2017 American Graphic Design Award certificates, recognizing outstanding new work and design excellence. The national competition is sponsored by Graphic Design USA magazine in New York City. For more than five decades, GDUSA has sponsored a range of national design competitions, […]

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Canton plans fundraiser for Carnegie Library

As part of efforts to renovate the last Carnegie Library built in Kansas, a fundraiser at the Rex Russell’s Auto Museum south of Salina is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18. The open house and prime rib dinner to benefit the Canton library will feature 94 rare automobiles, including one of only seven 1937 Lincoln Cabriolet limousines whose most famous passenger […]

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