Category: Business/Farm

CG&S merger proposal comes up votes short

The proposal to unify Cooperative Grain & Supply with MKC failed to gain a two-thirds of CG&S members during a special meeting of member-owners Nov. 22 at Hillsboro Mennonite Breth­ren Church. Lyman Adams, CG&S general manager, said the board of directors was pleased with the 268 member-owners who came to the meeting. When it came time to vote, the proposal […]

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They call it ‘wind chill’ for a reason

When the temperatures in Kansas dip below freezing, two types of people usually surface: those who enjoy invigorating weather and those who tolerate the cold from inside. How an individual feels about the cold weather usually depends on where he or she grew up, age and, more importantly, attitude. Another factor comes into play: wind-chill factor. Wind-chill factor is usually […]

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‘Destination’ business seminar draws 65-70 people to Marion

‘Destination’ business seminar draws 65-70 people to Marion

Jon Schallert, president of The Schallert Group Inc of Longmont, Colo., presented his case for establishing destination businesses to 65-70 participants during a 90-minute seminar Nov. 16 at the Marion Community Center. Schallert said a destination business draws customers from beyond the local market through “differentiation,” where the business identifies the qualities that sets it apart from others in a […]

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CG&S leader addresses merger vote with MKC

CG&S leader addresses merger vote with MKC

cgselevator365cmykear With the unification vote by Cooperative Grain & Supply less than a week a way, the Free Press invited CG&S general manager Lyman Adams to respond to several questions about the proposal to unify with MKC. FP: In a previous news release from CG&S, it was mentioned a couple of times that unification with MKC “would bring value to […]

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Marion council discusses new federal overtime law

The Marion City Council discussed the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime ex­­emp­tion for salaried employees at its meeting Nov. 7. City Administrator Roger Holter said the final rule raises the salary threshold from $455 a week minimum to $913 per week for anyone to have the exemption. “Like most things coming out of the Department of Labor there are multiple […]

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Hillsboro CVB names six winners in second annual pumpkin contest

Hillsboro CVB names six winners in second annual pumpkin contest

The second annual Hillsboro Convention & Visitors Bureau pumpkin-decorating contest Oct. 31 drew 16 entries. The contest offered three categories: decorated, painted or carved. These six winners received a ribbon and $25 in Chamber Bucks: Michael Boese, Chloe Dirks, Kimberly Bartel, Wesley Tucker, Shepherd Stang and Miranda Walles.

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Posson named director of business at TCW

Posson named director of business at TCW

Mark Posson, new director of business programs. Mark Posson has been named director of business programs at Tabor College Wichita School of Adult and Graduate Studies. Posson will oversee curriculum, adjunct faculty, student care, program develop­ment, assessment and business partnerships in Wichita. “Mark has an expansive network of business contacts in the community that will benefit the awareness and growth […]

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CG&S, LOL Foundation combine for $4,800 donation to EMT services

CG&S, LOL Foundation combine for $4,800 donation to EMT services

Cooperative Grain & Supply, in partnership with the Land O’Lakes Foundation, presented checks Nov. 3 totaling $4,800 for emergency medical equipment in the CG&S market area. Lyman Adams (left), CG&S general manager, presents a check for $3,600 to Ed Debesis, director of Marion County Emergency Medical Services, toward the purchase of Meret jump bags and medication bags for their ambulances. […]

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Alternative Market raises $9,000-plus

Alternative Market raises $9,000-plus

Three children, Mya, Logan and Weston Jane (from left), chose to help the orangutan, the most endangered primates on Earth. Wearing orangutan T-shirts, the three siblings spoke to visitors about how their money could protect rain forests, which is the best defense from the effects of a rapidly changing climate.<p> The sixth annual Alter­native Gifts International raised more than $9,000 […]

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‘New’ Dollar General store now open for business

‘New’ Dollar General store now open for business

Dollar General is no long­er a small retail outlet in Hillsboro following its move late last week into the former Wal-Mart Express building. Following a “soft” opening on Friday, the store’s manager, Robert Nelson, said people seemed pleased with the larger store and additional inventory. “We now carry all the major produce,” he said. “We have dairy, fresh vegetables and […]

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