Category: County Wide News

Bringing the conversation back to ethanol
Bringing the conversation back to ethanol

Bringing the conversation back to ethanol

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Prices for fall harvest crops such as milo are driven by wheat prices rather tha a demand for ehthanol, according to Rickey Roberts, Marion County agricultural extension agent.

With good prices and a good ongoing fall milo harvest, it?s tempting to talk again about how ethanol production for fuel has propped up grain sorghum prices.

As with most things, though, the market picture is more complex than that. Market experts are say the current surplus of ethanol is difficult to get to markets.

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COMMENTARY-Are prices at new plateau?

Over the past year as corn prices, followed by those of soybeans and wheat, have risen to levels only dreamed of a couple of years ago, we have increasingly heard discussion about farm commodity prices reaching a new plateau.

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Holub defends county?s action in salvage-yard decision

Commissioner Dan Holub said Monday at the Marion County Commission Meeting that he?s had several phone calls accusing commissioners of picking on salvage yards.

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Goessel school board hears of students’ state-assessment awards

The Goessel school board heard about state assessment test results at its Oct. 8 meeting.

John Fast, superintendent and K-5 principal, said the tests were taken in spring. The students in grades four, five, seven, eight and 11 attained the standard of excellence in both reading and math.

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Plans set for Ramona’s Scarecrows on Parade

Scarecrows on Parade can be viewed in Ramona beginning Oct. 20. These unusual works of art are on display through Halloween, wind and weather permitting.

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Ramona plans haunted event for Oct. 26-27

Ramona?s sixth annual haunted barn and hayrack ride will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27.

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Goessel Harvest Festival ‘a success’
Goessel Harvest Festival ‘a success’

Goessel Harvest Festival ‘a success’

GoesselFestJustusBand.jpg A young fan listens to the band Justus perform during the first Goessel Harvest Festival on Saturday. Good weather, good food and good music helped make the event a success, according to event sponsors Rod Franzen and Anita Goertzen. The festival was sponsored by the Goessel Task Force. Franzen and Goertzen they were pleased with the crowd that showed […]

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Marion’s Melcher named top ‘Cat Fan
Marion’s Melcher named top ‘Cat Fan

Marion’s Melcher named top ‘Cat Fan

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K-State mascot Wllie the Wildcat poses with (from left) Brad Wildin, Jeannie Wildin, Dorothy Melcher and Gary Melcher during the KSU-Colorado game on Saturday. Following the presentation to Dorothy Melcher, crew members from KSN-Channel 3 followed her up to her seat to get some shots. They were scheduled to be in Marion on Tuesday to interview her in her home. Courtesy photo

Dorothy Melcher of Marion, who proudly wears a T-shirt that proclaims ?I Bleed Purple? was selected ?Fan of the Game? Saturday at the Kansas State-Colorado football game in Manhattan.

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Sign of the updated times
Sign of the updated times

Sign of the updated times

ChampionsSignPA033631.jpg   Hillsboro city employee Lance Booker attaches the second of two new signs last Wednesday to the ?Hillsboro Home of Champions? display near the corner of U.S. Highway 56 and North Ash. State titles won last year by the Hillsboro High School girls in basketball and track necessitated the update. Booker had completed a similar assignment earlier that morning […]

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Scouting for Eagles
Scouting for Eagles

Scouting for Eagles

LeeClarkPA083954.jpg Click to buy photo Scout Master Lee Clark was honored with a plaque Monday for his leadership in the Hills?boro Boy Scout program. A group of five young men who entered the program as Cub Scouts in first grade, under Clark?s leadership, have attained the highest rank of Eagle Scouts. They are Ryan Janzen, Jon Crouse, Travis Riesen, Zach […]

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