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Environment may contribute to Parkinson’s

Q Is it true that farmers are more likely to get Parkinson disease?

 

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Opportunity, need fuel city forays into development
Opportunity, need fuel city forays into development

Opportunity, need fuel city forays into development

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Traffic flow along U.S. Highway 56 has been key to the city of Hillsboro?s leadership in developing light commerical business parks along the city?s northern edge. The first one was Hillsboro Heights in 1999, currently home to eight businesses, and now the newly platted Hillsboro Business Park, the acreage shown here.

The recent platting of Hillsboro Business Park continues a model of real-estate development that has become increasing significant for the city over the past 15 years or so.

The city?s most progressive developer is the city itself.

?(The city of) Hillsboro really never intended to get into real-estate development, but that decision was made in order to give Hillsboro a chance to grow,? said Mayor Delores Dalke, herself a real-estate broker and developer in the private sector.

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Healthy Geezer- ED No cause for embarrassment

Q I?m embarrassed to admit this, but I?m getting low scores in the husband department, if you get my drift. Is this happening just because I?m getting older?

 

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Local grower expands wholesale business to retail
Local grower expands wholesale business to retail

Local grower expands wholesale business to retail

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For Dale and Jana Dalke, owners of Serenity Gardens, the gardening business is a family affair. Jana and children Emery, 9 months, Jesse 5 and Eli 3?, pose amid flowers that have been growing since January and February. Serenity Gardens is now in its second season as a retail operation, and is located about three miles east of Hillsboro on 190th.

With about 70 varieties of perennials, numerous annuals, 39 shrub varieties and 15 ornamental tree varieties, Serenity Gardens is ready to accommodate customers for the spring planting season.

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Healthy Geezer- When food loses its flavor, is it you?

Q: When I was younger, I couldn?t get enough Chinese food. Now it just doesn?t have that zing anymore. I?m guessing it?s me, not the food, right?

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Whole grains key for reducing coronary diseases, losing weight and much more

Dietitians recommend three servings of whole grains per day. Whole grains reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, high cholesterol, constipation and diverticulosis, neural tube birth defects during fetal development, as well as other chronic diseases.

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Healthy Geezer- Bladder control a difficult issue for minority of seniors

Q This is embarrassing to discuss with anyone, so I thought I?d write to you about it. I?m having bladder-control problems. What can I do?

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Marion County residents can receive free income tax help

Taxpayers who meet income guidelines can get their taxes completed and e-filed for free with Mid-Kansas Community Action Program of Marion County.

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Effects of dementia can be devastating for victims and family

In the United States, an estimated 4 million people have Alzheimer?s disease?one form of dementia in older adults. In Marion County, there are an estimated 529 cases of Alzheimer?s.

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Life with dementia: ‘You’re always on call’ says wife and caregiver

For 16 of the 22 years of their marriage, Betty Kline?s husband Howard ?Whitey? Kline has had Alzheimer?s disease.

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