Category: Business/Farm

IRS offers tax tips to help prepare returns

The Internal Revenue Service has a special series of daily Tax Tips which started in late January to help people prepare their tax returns. More than 60 IRS Tax Tips will be available through a free email subscription or by visiting IRS.gov. The tips, one available each business day through the April 15 tax deadline, offer single-topic briefs on tax […]

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Hughbanks joins HCH clinic staff

Hughbanks joins HCH clinic staff

Jessica Hughbanks Hillsboro Community Hospital has announced the appointment of Jessica Hughbanks, PA-C, to its team of providers at the Hillsboro Clinic located inside the hospital facility Hughbanks is a graduate of Tabor College with degrees in biology and psychology and is a graduate of Wichita State University with a master’s degree as physician assistant. Hugh­banks has five years of […]

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NRCS cites Nov. 17 as deadline for EQIP applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Nov. 17, 2017, as the first cut-off date to apply for fiscal year 2018 funds through the Environ­mental Quality Incentives Program. NRCS accepts applications for EQIP on a continuous basis, but applications must be filed for these programs by Nov. 17 to be eligible for the next round of funding. […]

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Hospital garden provides homegrown health

Hospital garden provides homegrown health

Hillsboro Community Hospital staff member Dan Schaefer takes a break from his official duties to check the progress of pepper plants in the first year community garden. “The ground was really poor this year,” Schaefer. “We’re going to compost it and till it in, and maybe expand our garden a little bit more. I hope it gets bigger and better.” […]

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Snook joins law officeof Karstetter & Bina

Snook joins law office

of Karstetter & Bina

Donald Snook The law office of Kar­stetter & Bina, L.L.C., has added Donald Snook as an associate attorney with the firm based in McPherson and Marion. A trial attorney foremost, he also is a business adviser to his clients, helping them navigate “troubled” projects or challenging business endeavors, according to an office spokesperson. Snook is a native of Spring­field, Mo., […]

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Chamber ribbon-cutting marks Farha’s grand opening in Hillsboro

Chamber ribbon-cutting marks Farha’s grand opening in Hillsboro

>Isaac Farha (middle) is the manager of Farha Carpet & Building Supply, 130 N. Main St., in Hillsboro. Farha and other members of his family, along with store employees and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, welcomed them to the community with a ribbon-cutting in conjunction with the store’s grand opening Sept. 22. In the front row are (from left) Ruth […]

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Perennial wheat? Land Institute continues search

Annual wheat is grown on more acres than any other grain crop, at 548 million acres worldwide, followed by corn at 445 million acres and rice at 399 million acres. It accounts for 20 percent of human food calories and more protein calories than any other grain. The Land Institute, based in Salina, established the perennial wheat program in 2001 […]

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Is Indian

summer

returning

to Kansas?

Indian summer heralds in a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in the Sunflower State during autumn. Weather conditions are shaping up for sunny and clear conditions with above normal temperatures, occurring late-September to mid-November. Indian summer is without question the best season to live in Kansas. Tempera­tures are milder—gone are the sweltering dog days of summer. […]

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4-H News (September 13, 2017)

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club held its August meeting and pool party at the Hillsboro city pool Aug 20. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Cash Toews. Following the flag salute and 4-H pledge, roll call was answered by, “What is your favorite sport?” Nine members, two leaders and six guests were present at the […]

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Hillsboro dental practice has new owners

Hillsboro dental practice has new owners

The staff at Sunflower Smiles, the recently acquired dental office from Loren Loewen, includes: front row (from left) Varsha Jhawer, dentist; Kim Nguyen, RDH-hygienist; Mikki Larson, RDH-hygienist; Gail Dyck, dental assistant; Becky Huslig, wife of Dr. Huslig. Back row: Dhaval Parikh, cardiologist at Kansas Heart Hospital and husband of Dr. Jhawer; Clara Loewen, dental assistant; Loren Loewen, dentist; and Aaron […]

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