Category: Business/Farm

Brunner: Ranchers should not dwell on ‘side issues’

Brunner: Ranchers should not dwell on ‘side issues’

In a slide picture show, during the Beef Producers Information Seminar at Emporia, Tracy Brunner, national cattle leader from Ramona, pointed out how national media can disillusion beef consumers. by Frank J. Buchman Special to The Free Press Consumer misunderstanding, biased media reporting, increasing government regulations, limited agriculture repre­sent­ation in lawmaking, exports and market fluctuation. That’s a long list of […]

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Klenda wins Hillsboro CVB county fair basket

Klenda wins Hillsboro CVB county fair basket

Andrea Klenda was the winner of the Hillsboro Convention & Visitors Bureau gift basket during the Marion County Fair. Presenting the basket is Sue Wadkins of the CVB. The Klenda children are Elijah, 8, Silas, 3, Evan, 5, and Myla, 8 months.

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Tough year ahead for ag

Record crops, low commodity prices and stalled trade negotiations spell difficult times for Kansas farmers and ranchers in 2016. That’s the consensus of many ag producers throughout the Sunflower State. After many producers harvested one of the best wheat crop in years, farmers felt good. That’s when the reality of low sale prices for this commodity set in. Like many […]

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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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