Category: Business/Farm

Career path leads PA to Peabody

Career path leads PA to Peabody

Physician’s assistant Joe Black has followed his commitment to rural medicine to Heritage Medical Associates in Peabody. He began around the first of June. He followed a unique career path to get there, but Joe Black says he is enjoying his work as a physician assistant at Heritage Medi­cal Associates in Peabody. “I feel right at home,” said Black, who […]

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Construction begins on new Greenhaw Pharmacy facility in Hillsboro

Construction begins on new Greenhaw Pharmacy facility in Hillsboro

Workers with Hett Construction of Marion began moving dirt Monday morning for the new Green­haw Pharmacy building at the corner of Ash Street and Orchard Drive in Hillsboro. When completed, the 3,500-square-foot building, which will include a drive-up window for pick-up orders, will better serve Greenhaw’s clients, according to owner Eric Driggers. “We’ve been wanting to do this for years,” […]

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Three county businesses contribute to successful 4-H hog raffle

Three county businesses contribute to successful 4-H hog raffle

Three county-based businesses were instrumental in this year’s successful hog raffle, a key fundraiser for the Marion County 4-H Develop­ment Fund. The raffle hogs were made possible by generous donations from Cooperative Grain & Supply and Countryside Feed, both based in Hillsboro; the slaughter and processing of the hogs was donated by Peabody Sausage House. Pictured from left are Christina […]

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100-year-old tractors connect present with past

100-year-old tractors connect present with past

Virgil Litke and son Glenn Litke brought their restored Huber (left) and Case tractors onto the yard to mark the 100th year of being manufactured. Virgil acquired the Huber in 1965 while Glenn acquired the Case in 1988. Both tractors were owned by Paul Kusnefsky, who lived 12 miles from the Litke farm near Florence. The Huber, one of three […]

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Brunner to speak on ranch regulations

Tracy Brunner, Ramona rancher serving as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will be the featured speaker at a gathering for ranchers concerned about increasing government regulation. Brunner will review legislation and policies of concern to the cattle industry and action being taken by NCBA officials on behalf of cattle producers. The Beef Producers Infor­mation Seminar breakfast, coordinated by […]

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Panzer Clinic in Marion raises funds for students

Panzer Clinic in Marion raises funds for students

Kodi Panzer and her associate, Kyler Clawson, review patient notes as they prepare for the day. Panzer Chiropractic Clinic raised $1,070 for Marion County’s Back-to-School Fund last week at the grand opening of its Marion satellite clinic. One goal, Kodi Panzer said about the fundraiser, was to support a local business by purchasing those supplies from Lanning Pharmacy in Marion. […]

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Parkside Homes fundraiser meal raises $900 for chair project

Parkside Homes fundraiser meal raises $900 for chair project

Parkside Homes Luau Fundraiser Parkside Homes raised $900 during its luau fundraiser at the Hillsboro Farmers Market Thursday, July 21. “It was a hot, but well supported community event in the park,” said chef Rob Scott. “The heat did not keep the community from coming out to enjoy a festive evening.” Parkside has now raised $2,500, which will enable the […]

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Hartman bank buys Peabody State Bank

Wink Hartman Sr. and his Vintage Bank have a deal to purchase Peabody State Bank in Peabody for an undisclosed amount, the Wichita Eagle reported late last month. “It’s a very nice addition,” Hartman was quoted as saying. Vintage Bank is about a $50 million bank. Peabody Bank is about a $40 million bank. “The merger will allow the bank […]

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Straub closure in Marion reflects slow ag economy

Straub International closed its agriculture equipment dealership in Marion Friday because of a general slowing of business. President Ron Straub at the Great Bend headquarters office for Straub Inter­na­tional­ said Monday the decisions to close Marion, and six months earlier the Lar­ned facility, were decisions not made lightly. “These are some historic times we are going through right now, and […]

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July tax collection below estimate

The Kansas Department of Revenue reported Monday that, overall, total tax collections were $425 million for July or $12.8 million less than estimates. Total tax collections grew $9 million compared to July 2015. Retail sales and corporate income tax receipt shortfalls pulled revenue collections for July below expectations. Corporate income was $5.9 million less than estimates. Retail sales tax receipts […]

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