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Arbor Day tips for landscaping with new trees

Arbor Day, an April holiday that celebrates the planting and caring for trees, is a popular time for homeowners to add new trees to their landscapes. Before doing this, however, homeowners should consider advice from expert arborists to ensure the trees’ longevity. “Too often, consumers waste hundreds of dollars on trees that will die because they were planted too deep,” […]

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Seven home improvements to tackle before you move in

You found the perfect home, so it’ s not surprising that you want to move in as quickly as possible. However, there are some projects that are best done when the house is still empty. So, consider completing the following seven items before the moving trucks arrive. • Painting. A fresh coat of paint can instantly update a room, and […]

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Owners aim for better car care

Every new year brings a flurry of resolutions, and Hankook Tire checked out the road-related improvements Americans resolve to make happen in 2017. Whether you’re looking to save money or are determined to make that cross-country road trip a reality, the Hankook Tire Gauge Index found Americans are looking to take the well-oiled wheel of 2017 with better car care. […]

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County homes on the PEAK of caring for seniors

County homes on the PEAK of caring for seniors

tate officials and Bethesda staff gather to celebrate the PEAK Award that was presented to the Goessel adult care home Feb. 22, From left are: Laci Cornelison, PEAK project coordinator; Kelli Willis, director of dietary services; Sara Hiebert, assistant administrator; Tim Keck, secretary of Kansas Department Aging and Disability Services; Nicole Duvall, nurse manager; Eric Schrag, administrator; Con­nie Campbell, CNA; […]

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Conservation meeting draws 125 attenders

Conservation meeting draws 125 attenders

Prior to the evening program, participants at the 71st annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District enjoy their meal, which was provided by the Marion County Bankers Association and the MCCD. More than 125 producers, award winners and poster contest recipients attended the 71st annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District on Feb. 18 at Eastmoor United Methodist […]

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Soil Conservation Award Winners for 2017

Soil Conservation Award Winners for 2017

Making improvements, not just maintaining Continuation award Charles D. and Catherine DeForest were honored for the many years of improving their level of conservation on their land. Charles D. and Catherine DeForest are the recipients of this year’s Continuation Award. They previously won the Soil Conserva­tion Award in 2002 for work done across their farm. Since that time, Chuck and […]

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2017 Conservation Poster Winners

2017 Conservation Poster Winners

Kindergarten through First Grade Alexandra Carson, first place Shelby Summerville, second place Brylee Smith, third place 4-6 Grade Winners Luke Isaac Seth Driggers, second place Colton Rempel, third place

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Partnership continues with local WRAPS projects

Partnership continues with local WRAPS projects

The Marion County Conservation District is continuing its partnership with three WRAPS projects that aim to improve water quality in the Cottonwood River, Mud Creek and at Marion Reservoir. The Marion County Conservation District has worked as a partner with three Water Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) projects to promote the implementation of cropland and livestock conservation practices. The WRAPS […]

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Take heart: Farmers, ranchers are among most admired professions

Nobody likes us. Every­one’s out to get us. We can’t buy a break. Don’t believe it. It isn’t so. Never has been and hopefully never will be. Farmers and ranchers still rank at the top of America’s most admired professions. This A-list is comprised of those who serve others, including firefighters, doctors, nurses, farmers and ranchers (who feed the world), […]

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Protect yourself from identity theft during tax season

It’s hard to believe, but tax season is once again upon us. Many of you have probably already received forms in the mail or electronically and have started working on your tax returns. As the filing season gears up, we mark this week, Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, as “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.” Tax identity theft occurs when a […]

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