We thank the businesses of Hillsboro that took the time to update their profiles with us in this publication. We have tried to include as many businesses as possible, even if you didn’t update your information. Businesses of Hillsboro, you are the financial lifeblood of our community.
ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL INITIATIVE, LLC
Bryce Wichert, CPA
Address: 104 E. First St., Ste. C
Phone: 620-947-3976; (toll free) 888-700-8617
Year opened: 2007
About us: We offer tax preparation, tax planning and small-business accounting.
News from 2017: Thankful for great customers who allow us to serve their tax and accounting needs.
Looking to 2018: Continue to provide our customers with professional accounting and tax services.
Owner: Bryce Wichert
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday by appointment.
ADAMS, BROWN, BERAN
& BALL, CHARTERED
Address: 112 N. Main, Hillsboro; 200 S. Main, McPherson
Phone: 620-947-5516, Hillsboro; 620-241-2090, McPherson
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Year opened: Founded in 1945 in Great Bend. ABBB established a presence in Hillsboro in January 2002.
About us: At Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, we’ve cultivated a team of dedicated professionals who offer efficient and reliable accounting and consulting services geared toward helping you realize your greatest objectives. We have built our business on a commitment to exceptional service and a promise to deliver added value to the clients we serve. We believe the “secret to our success” is our people and our culture, both of which are 100 percent focused on providing our clients with the personalized attention they deserve. Our accountants have specialized knowledge in the areas they serve. They offer insight into complex issues, advice for making sound decisions and knowledge gained from years of experience. We welcome challenging situations and thrive on finding creative and unique solutions. In addition to tax preparation and planning for individuals and businesses, ABBB provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional CPA, consulting, bookkeeping, and payroll services to clients throughout Kansas, including agriculture organizations, colleges and universities, construction companies, feed yards, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, manufacturers, medical practices, oil and gas companies, professional service firms, real estate companies, and small businesses.
Looking to 2018: We believe clients come first. Deadlines should be met. Costs are fair. Friendly service is a given. And above all, when we give you our word, it means something. We realize it takes hard work and persistence on our end to consistently maintain a culture that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service available in the industry. That’s why we’ve been around for more than 70 years and it’s why we expect to be serving the Kansas community for many years to come.
Owner: Bill Glazner, partner in charge of Hillsboro and McPherson offices.
Employees: 19 full-time and nine part-time in the Hillsboro and McPherson offices. Firm-wide, our practice is comprised of more than 140 employees, 13 partners and 14 office locations, including Atwood, Colby, Derby, Great Bend, Hays, Hillsboro, Hutchinson, LaCrosse, Lyons, McPherson, Ness City, St. John, WaKeeney and Wichita.
Hours: Hillsboro/McPherson: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. January through April: Saturdays and evenings by appointment. Hillsboro office closed on Friday, June through November.
Carquest Auto Parts, Hustler Turf Equipment, Husqvarna Power Products
Address: 603 Orchard Dr.
Year opened: Purchased from Paul Pankratz in 2002.
About us: We have been a long-standing auto parts retailer; in 2012 we expanded our business to include an outdoor power equipment segment with the addition of Hustler Turf Equipment and Husqvarna Power Products. We have expanded our parts inventory to better serve our customers. We are excited to serve you for your automotive, truck and agriculture-related parts needs, as well as your outdoor power equipment needs. We stock a full line of equipment from the Hustler Raptor Zero-turn mower through the fully commercial Super Z, as well as Husqvarna chainsaws, string trimmers, blowers, tillers, push mowers, riding mowers and more.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
AG SERVICE INC.
Address: 1830 Kanza
Year opened: Incorporated 1975
About us: We are an agricultural input retailer supplying seed, fertilizer, fluid lime, crop protection products, custom application and precision agronomic services to local area growers. Our goal is to bring the best management practices and products, which are both economically and environmentally sound, to our agricultural customers. Our sales and operations staff is experienced in agronomy and technically competent to meet our customers’ needs. Our custom application personnel hold commercial application licenses and are experienced and proficient in their jobs. We utilize technologies in global positioning, spatial data management, and integrated machine/vehicle control systems to assist in the custom application of fertilizer, crop-protection products and fluid lime.
Jayson Hanschu Agency Inc.
Address: 104 E. First St., Suite A.
Phone: 620-947-5686; toll free: 1-800-789-5686; office fax: 620-947-2382.
Web: jaysonhanschuagency. com or amfam.com
Year opened: American Family Insurance has been in Hillsboro/Marion County since 1987. Jayson Hanschu has been an American Family agent since 1998, and has been the agent in this area since 2000.
About us: We sell and service a variety of insurance products such as vehicle, home, farm, business and many types of life insurance. We strive to make American Family Insurance a visible and viable part of our local community here in Hillsboro, Marion County and the surrounding area.
News from 2017: Our Agency was designated as a “Dream Champion Agency” for 2017. The award is based on a combination of parameters involving sales, service, retention, satisfaction, and agency operations as a whole. Only about 20 percent of Am Fam agencies have achieved “Dream Champion” status thus far. Jayson was elected and continues to serve on the “state agency council” as a district representative for American Family agents. Agency council reps are a vital link in connecting needs of the “field” with decisions at “corporate” and vice versa. Jayson sees this role as key in making sure Am Fam stays “in touch” with the needs of current and prospective customers. For the 13th year in a row, we were awarded the American Star Agency Award for Excellence in Customer Experience. Once again, 2017 was an amazing year at our agency, and for that we thank our customers and the local communities. As technology becomes more and more an everyday part of our lives, we continue to look for ways to utilize technology to add value for our clients. This includes a Facebook page, updated software quoting systems, as well as allowing more functions to be done online if clients so choose. But, in all this, we at the local agency still continue to focus our efforts on service and building professional and long-lasting relationships with clients and prospects. And, yet again in 2017, our agency has continued to grow; and for that, we say “Thanks!” to you, our clients. We look forward to continuing to serve you.
Looking to 2018: New in January is our “Dream Secured Whole Life Policies”— five new whole-life policies with one designed for everyone: children, young adults, families, middle-aged and the older generation.
Starting in 2017 and continuing into 2018, American Family Insurance will be doing some significant updating to its products and processing systems—all designed to make our products more marketable to our clients’ needs and our processes more efficient for all users. Our corporate website, amfam.com, continues to add features and make improvements, not only in regard to paying capability and claim reporting for our insureds, but also in regard to quoting and 24-hour service accessibility for all.
Am Fam corporate is focusing much attention on upgrading our mobile device technology. Jayson will continue to serve his term as an agency council rep to make sure local voices and concerns are heard by corporate.
Locally, we take seriously our role to educate clients on the subject of insurance and being an adviser/consultant on the topic. With today’s volatile fiscal and litigious environment, we will continue to do insurance reviews, adjust policies as needed to higher liability limits, as well as adding umbrella liability coverage when appropriate.
We also will continue to adjust and complete clients’ insurance portfolios by adding life insurance for financial protection in case tragedy were to occur. Our MyLife flexible life insurance policies can ensure sure you have the financial protection you need. Even if you are not a current client, you are welcome to call or come by for a free, no-obligation insurance review and quote comparison on any or all of your insurance needs.
Owner: Jayson Hanschu
Employees: Along with the agent, Jayson Hanschu, we have two licensed staff, Susan Schultz and Jan Hanschu. We are looking to add a part-time sales/service representative at the agency this year.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Open through lunch. Evenings, weekends and other times by appointment. Off-hours answering machine with 24-hour claims, billing and other contact information. Online at amfam.com anytime.
Address: 512 E. D St.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Year opened: 1997; CGS purchase it in 1999. Remodeled in 2017.
About us: Ampride Cenex is locally owned by Cooperative Grain & Supply. We offer Hunt Bros. Pizza, Instaboro Movie
Rentals, convenience store items, 24-hour well-lit fueling on beautiful new pumps, premium farm and road diesels and a nice friendly customer experience. Free Wi-Fi is available as well as plug-ins and customer seating.
Owner: Cooperative Grain & Supply
Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 6 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
ASAP AUTOGLASS, LLC
Address: 114 S. Date
Year opened: 2003
About us: ASAP offers complete glass repair, including rock chips, and replacement of windshields, door glass, or back glass. We also custom-cut flat glass for agricultural and heavy equipment or antique automobiles. We do offer mobile service to any location within 50 miles of Hillsboro and in-shop service at our Newton location. We also accept all auto insurance.
Owners: Stew and Lana Bichet
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
BAKER BROS. PRINTING
Address: 113 S. Main
Year opened: 1963
About us: We offer graphic design, offset, digital and large format printing, mailing fulfillment and much more.
News from 2017: Our mission is to offer the best printed products and mailings on time while meeting or exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations. We are better positioned to do this in 2018 than ever before with continual investment in technology and equipment in all areas of our business. Our team offers custom design, printed products and mailing services for incredible postage savings. Some of our products and services include large banners, signs, posters, newsletters, postcards, full color printing and bulk rate mailing. Our mailing capabilities have increased significantly. Ask us how we can put our team to work for you!
Owners: Jim and Elaine Baker
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
BARTEL INSURANCE AGENCY
Address: 114 S. Main St.
Year opened: Agency over 50 years in business. New ownership in 2001; we are thankful for 14 years in business under current owner.
About us: As an independent agency, Bartel Insurance can offer competitive auto, farm, home and commercial insurance products.
Looking to 2018: We will continue to expand writing authority for more insurance carriers.
Owner: Jonathan Maxfield
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; by appointment Saturday.
Barkman Honey Co.
Address: 120 Santa Fe
Year opened: Barkman Honey Co. opened in 1960. In 2002 we added a partner company and changed our name to Golden Heritage Foods LLC. In 2013 we reclaimed our original name.
About us: Barkman Honey processes, packages and markets premium honey. We supply millions of pounds of honey across the nation to chain and wholesale grocery, mass merchandisers, food service and food manufacturers.
Looking to 2018: “Like” us on our new Facebook and Twitter pages. Watch the “Blossom to Barrel” video about the fascinating world of bees and honey located on our website.
Owners: Brent Barkman and family
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Address: 121 S. Main.
Phone: 620-266-BOWL (2695)
Year opened: 2013
About us: The dream of having a youth/bowling center in Hillsboro began with a grant received from the Federal Home Land Bank to initiate a Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship program. While Hillsboro has many recreational and sports facilities, there was strong interest in updating the local bowling facility to provide a recreational experience for community youth and as well as adults. Funding from individuals, businesses, civic groups and Tabor College became available to purchase and remodel the former Trail Lanes Bowling alley. The Hillsboro Development Corp. provided the leadership to coordinate and manage the project.
Looking to 2017: Funds received from a Hillsboro Foundation Grant allowed us to install a new sound system for the bowling center. We continue to make improvements at the facility.
Owner: Hillsboro Development Corp.
Employees: 3 part-time
Hours: 6-9 p.m. Monday, league bowling; 6-10 p.m. Friday, public bowling; 6-10 p.m. Saturday, public bowling; Parties can be scheduled by appointment.
Address: 403 S. Birch
Year opened: 1971
About us: We provide auto and light truck repair.
Owner: Rodney Bolstad
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday by appointment.
BROOKENS LAW OFFICE, LLC
Address: 109 S. Main, Hillsboro; 403 E. Main, Marion
Phone: 620-947-5951, Hillsboro; 620-382-2133, Marion
Attorneys: J. Robert Brookens, Susan C. Robson and Kristina Branstetter.
Year opened: 1956 in Hillsboro, 1946 in Marion (by Dean Batt and Roger Morse). Bob has been serving Hillsboro since 1985.
About us: Formerly known as Brookens & Collett, our practice focuses on the needs of our small-town and rural clients in the areas of: family law (including divorce, custody, adoptions, etc.), wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, elder law, tax preparation, small business formation, misc. civil, criminal and juvenile litigation and other general civil matters.
Looking to 2018: Susan C. Robson came back to the firm in 2017 after serving as Marion County attorney for 16 years. Kristina Branstetter joined Bob and Susan in December 2017 and looks forward to working with our clients. Bob, Susan and Kristina are available to meet your legal needs in Marion County and surrounding counties. Susan is in Hillsboro on Tuesdays, and in Marion all other days; Bob is in Hillsboro on Wednesdays and in Marion all other days; and Kristina is in Hillsboro by appointment, otherwise, she is in the Marion office.
Address: 111 S. Santa Fe, Industrial Park, Hillsboro; 9105 N. Emma Creek Road, Hesston; 505 W. 1st St., Newton
Phone: 800-499-4540 or 620-947-2257, Hillsboro; 620-327-4813, Hesston; 316-283-4540, Newton
Year opened: 1956
About us: We offer transit-mixed concrete, sand and gravel sales and related building materials.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday
Central National Bank
Address: 206 N. Main
Year opened: Bank, 1884; Hillsboro office, 1991
About us: Central National Bank has been providing Kansans with sound financial advice since 1884. We are dedicated to providing the quality service that makes our customers and the communities we serve successful. Central National Bank embraces its strong heritage and strives to be the bank of choice for the Hillsboro community.
News from 2017: Central National Bank offers the best in customer convenience, whether you prefer to stop in a bank branch, call a friendly staff member, or do your banking any hour of the day using your home computer or mobile phone. During 2017, the bank continued to make improvements to mobile and online banking access. A new personal financial management tool, called MoneyCentral, gained traction with customers. It’s free via online banking and the mobile app. MoneyCentral allows customers to create budgets, manage their money and track their net worth among other things. The bank offered a home equity line of credit (HELOC) special during 2017 along with a summer auto loan promo and an anniversary CD special.
Looking to 2018: Central National Bank is proud to continue our strong relationship with, and support of, Tabor College. Bank staff members welcome all opportunities to further the education of youth. As always, the bank will offer specials on auto loan rates, CD rates and other products and services throughout the year.
Owners: Central National Bank is family-owned. Ed C. Rolfs is the third generation of the Rolfs family to serve as chief executive officer. (He was preceded by his grandfather Ed W. Rolfs and his father Ed J. Rolfs).
Employees: 6 at the Hillsboro bank.
Hours: Lobby hours: Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Drive-thru hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. ATM locations: 24-hour Drive-Up 206 N. Main St.; ; Ampride Convenience Store 512 E. D St.
ATM locations: 24-hour drive-up 206 N. Main St.; Ampride Convenience Store 512 E. D St.
Address: 805 Western Heights
Year opened: April 2012
About us: We are a sporting goods store that offers guns, ammunition, hunting accessories, saddles, tack, rifle scopes, cowboy-shoot ammunition, Hybrid electric UTVs and other supplies for sports needs.
Owner: Craig Dodd
CIRCLE D CORP.
Address: 613 N. Ash
Year opened: 1987
About us: We manufacture trailers under 26,000 GVWR. Our product line includes livestock trailers, horse trailers and flatbed trailers for agricultural and industrial applications. Flatbeds for light trucks are also a major player in our business.
Looking to 2018: We anticipate having a good year. As always, we will focus on continually improving our products and services to better serve our customers.
Owners: Wendell, Raye and Shelby Dirks
Address: 209 N. Cedar St.
Phone: 620-947-5921; Marion plant, 620-382-3311.
Year opened: 1957
About us: Ready-mix concrete.
Looking to 2018: Looking to complement city and county improvements and expansions.
Owner: A. Terry Rhea; manager,
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday by appointment.
CONTAINER SERVICES INC.
Address: 220 Santa Fe
Year opened: 1991
About us: We are a custom extrusion and reheat stretch blow molding plant. We produce plastic containers for a variety of uses, including food, automotive, chemical, floor care and more. Currently, we manufacture containers from HDPE and PET resins.
News from 2017: We experienced growth and added a new production line.
Owners: Darrell Driggers and Brent Driggers.
GRAIN & SUPPLY
Address: 135 N. Main
Year opened: 1966
About us: Cooperative Grain & Supply handles grain, fertilizer, seed, chemicals, fueling stations for gasoline and diesel, bulk fuel delivery and has Ampride C-stores in Marion and Hillsboro.
News from 2017: Jerry Fenske was hired as the new general manager for CG&S.
Owners: Cooperative members
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
LAW GROUP, LC
Address: 120 N. Main, Hillsboro
Year opened: June 2016.
About us: Cottonwood Law Group, LC is a general practice law firm serving central Kansas.
News from 2017: What a great year 2017 has been! We want to give a big thank-you to all our wonderful clients, family, friends, vendors and all of you who have referred business to us. We have had lots of changes this year, including moving our office to a new location to better serve our clients. Updates to our website include a new client library and the ability to pay your bill with a credit card online. On our Facebook page and website, we have a “Book Now” button that allows you to schedule your appointment online 24/7.
Looking to 2018: We continue to look at better ways to serve our clients and have already added the ability to contact our office via text message to our main phone line 620-266-1233.
Owners: Joshua J. Boehm and Courtney D. Boehm
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 101 Santa Fe
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/CountrysideFeed
Year opened: 1997
About us: Countryside Feed is a full-line feedmill manufacturing for all species. A full line of companion animal products are available along with wild-bird products. We manufacture and distribute in a 150-mile radius of Hillsboro. Our showroom has a great selection of Perfect Storm insulated chore boots along with a large selection of Tuff Mate gloves for men, women and children. We also offer a large line of animal health products and a good variety of pet foods. We can satisfy many of your poultry needs, including availability of baby poultry through our mail order process.
Owners: Cooperative Grain & Supply of Hillsboro, Mid-Kansas Cooperative of Moundridge, Agri Trails Co-op of Hope, Kanza Co-op, Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. of Halstead and Purina Animal Nutrition.
COUNTRY CORNER SALON
Address: 906 170th
Year opened: 1978
About us: I offer haircuts, perms and styles for the whole family.
Owner: Tam Jost
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment.
COUNTRY HAVEN INN
Address: 804 Western Heights
Phone: 620-947-2929. Toll free: 1-877-404-2836
Year opened: 2000
About us: We are a small upper-scale hotel featuring interior corridors, queen-size beds, refrigerators in each room, Jacuzzi whirlpool suites with king-size beds, free high-speed wireless Internet and complimentary breakfast, featuring hot Belgian waffles.
Looking to 2018: We look to continue working with local business, industry, schools and organizations to promote Hillsboro and Marion County.
Owner: Country Haven Inn, Hillsboro, LLC.
THE CUT ABOVE
Address: 111 E. Grand
Year opened: 2002
News from 2017: We retail and use on our clients products from L’oreal Professionals, Matrix Biolage, Surface and Joico. We retail CND nail lacquer. Miriam Kliewer is our massage therapist and is available Saturdays by appointment. Jeanne is the cosmetologist offering hair cuts, colors, perms and facial waxing.
Owner: Jeanne Penner
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to ? Saturdays by appontments
Address: 108 W. Grand
Year opened: Family owned for more than 50 years.
About us: We are a full-service grocery store with a full-service meat counter catering to customers’ personal wants and needs. Specializing in our own recipe of smoked German sausage. It’s still the best around.
News from 2017: It’s good to see how many out-of-town people make a special trip to pick up our sausage. We shipped to all regions of the nation and it travels to several other countries.
Looking to 2018: We are looking for another solid year offering the best meat around. We are planning more updates and expansions.
Owners: Dale and Melanie Franz
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Address: 879 Jade
Year opened: Business started in the 1950s by Bill Dalke.
About us: Our equipment includes backhoe, high loader, excavator, dozer, grader and skid loader. We handle all sorts of dirt work and hauling.
Owners: Warren/Marty Dalke.
Address: 1503 Indigo
Year opened: 1975
About us: We provide electrical wiring, both new installations and repair work, in homes and small businesses.
Owners: Dan Dalke.
Hours: Available Monday to Friday.
Dunamis Music Studio
Address: 1743 Jade, Hillsboro
Preferred contact: email@example.com or cell 620-877-7027 (text or leave a message)
Web: dunamismusicstudio.com or check my Facebook page
Year opened: Fall 2010
About us:I have now upgraded my studio to include Pro Tools 9 Crossgrade along with a Mac Pro desktop computer with much more power and tracking capabilities. My business still has multiple facets. (1) Private lessons on most band instruments, $15 for 30 minutes. Longer lessons are available for more advanced students. (2) Band instrument repair. (3) Available for hire to perform jazz, classical, sacred and other music for any occasion. (4) Recording studio, $50/hour. I have a full Pro-Tools 8 and Pro Tools 9 setup with Elastic time, which enables lots of options for performers. I have a Premier Cabria drum set and a Roland RD150 keyboard with lots of midi possibilities. I have an excellent array of high-quality recording microphones. I am able to do custom writing and arranging. I have recorded a variety of music styles including cowboy songs, Christian, jazz and classical. I also can do remote recording.
Hours: Repair shop, call-leave a message or text (I prefer texting) cell phone 10an-8pm) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Private lessons scheduled individually. Recording is done by appointment. Performing availability as scheduled.
I am now an associate professor of woodwinds at McPherson College and adjunct music appreciation for Butler Community College. I still do all the above, but I have a tighter schedule to fit it all in. I look forward to hearing from you. Please call if I can be of service to you.
Address: 503 Orchard Drive
Phone: Office, 620-947-3877; Jonah’s cell, 620-382-6746; Josh’s cell, 620-382-5252.
Web: elconservicesinc.com (under construction)
Year opened: 1963
About us: We provide electrical services for design, new construction, remodeling, service work (residential and commercial), industrial buildings, oil fields and electrical supplies.
Looking to 2018: We will continue to provide quality service in our communities and surrounding counties.
Owners: Jonah Gehring, David Givens, Josh Ens.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; on call 24/7 for emergency service.
Address: 117 S. Main
Year opened: November 2006 as La Cabana. With a change of ownership came a change in the name of the business.
About us: Mexican food, margaritas, beer
Owner: Isidro Barraza
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
Address: 104 E. Grand
Year opened: 1891
About us: At Emprise we believe in giving people the tools they need to build a better life. We’re ready and willing to help you build your financial future for your family or your business.
News from 2017: We experienced exceptional growth in 2017 while providing meaningful products and services to new and existing customers.
Looking to 2018: We’re passionate about serving our customers, and 2018 will be no exception. Come see us for all your financial needs from credit cards to home loans. You will receive the convenience and security you need in today’s banking environment along with the hometown benefit of outstanding personal service.
Owner: Emprise Financial Corp.
Business hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
ET CETERA SHOP
Address: 109 N. Main
Year opened: July 1977
About us: We accept used items—clothing, household goods, shoes, etc.—and sell it for a reduced price to help the needy.
All proceeds go to the Mennonite Central Committee, Main Street Ministries and various community projects.
Looking to 2018: We will continue to offer friendly and helpful service. We appreciate the community support.
Owners: Six Mennonite churches.
Employees: Five managers plus many volunteers.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
& BUILDING SUPPLY
Address: 130 N. Main St.
Year opened: We opened in Hillsboro in September 2017.
About us: We try to offer quality products at bargain prices. We focus on cabinets, countertops, carpets, tiles and miscellaneous hardware supplies. You don’t have to go to bigger cities to find great deals when they’re right here in Hillsboro. We look forward to helping you design your next kitchen. We provide free estimates/quotes on all flooring, kitchen and bath projects. We thank you for your business and give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Owners: Isaac Farha and Anastasia Farha.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Address: 507 S. Wilson, Hillsboro
Phone: 620-382-4099 (cell) or 620-947-2271
Year opened: 2002.
About us: We offer mobile windshield chip and crack repair in Marion and surrounding counties. Our repairs will restore the strength and optical clarity of the glass, and most insurance companies waive the deductible for repairs, thus costing you nothing.
Looking to 2018: We’re excited to continue offering money-saving options to current and new clients.
Owner: James Thomas
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Other hours by appointment.
Address: 102 S. Main
Year opened: 2002
About us: Fast Realty prides itself as being a one-stop agency for residential, commercial and rural properties. We are mindful of the trust our clients have put in us and continually strive to conduct business as honestly and ethically as possible, knowing that a home purchase is the most expensive purchase most of us will make in our lifetime. With that being said, we welcome the opportunity to walk beside our clients through this difficult process which, for most clients, is not familiar. As the real estate market changes, we continue to educate ourselves about current trends and new technology, and we know well the market we are serving. Glenn Thiessen, owner and broker is certified for all facets in regard to the buying and selling process and has qualified for the President’s Award of Excellence, which is the highest award given through our Multi Listing Service, South Central KS Real Estate Association, the past nine years. Glenn enjoys leading first-time home buyers through the home-buying process. He is a certified senior specialist, knowing the unique challenges our seniors are going through as they transition to the next stage in life. Plus, everyone in between—those making lateral moves, to investors, and those new to our community.
Looking to 2018: Fast Realty is anticipating another good year as the real estate market across the country is in a gradual upswing and not expected to peak for several more years. We have had a relatively mild winter, making for steady movement of homes, and as the temperatures rise, so does our buying and selling season. Interest rates are still very favorable for buyers, so we see the Hillsboro and Marion County markets staying strong. We have had many recent improvements going on in Hillsboro, which makes for a desirable community in which to relocate, grow a business and raise a family.
Hours: We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Glenn is available for after-hour appointments by calling his cell phone 620-382-4682.
FLEMING’S MINI STOR-ALL
Locations: 405 Orchard Drive, Hillsboro; 407 S. Date, Hillsboro; 224 Santa Fe, Hillsboro; 1798 Upland Road, Marion.
Mailing address: 1002 Grandview Court, Hillsboro, KS 67063
Phones: 620-947-0184 or 620-382-5550
Year opened: 2001 acquired our existing business at 1798 Upland Road, Marion.
About us: We provide storage needs for personal and household items. In 2003 we built the first unit in Hillsboro at 405 Orchard Drive. In 2004 we built another building on that site. In 2005 we began managing Santa Fe Storage at 224 Santa Fe, Hillsboro, and added landscaping to the units on Orchard Drive. In 2008 we added 32 units at 405 Orchard Drive. We began managing Irv Schroeder’s storage units located at 407 S. Date, Hillsboro, in Februay 2013; in December 2013 we purchased those units.
Looking to 2018: We will continue to work with those who lease our units to provide a safe, secure place for them to store their belongings, either short or long term
Owners: Roger and Cynthia Fleming
FLINT HILLS RURAL
Addresses: Office: Council Grove. Warehouse: 412 S. Cedar St., Hillsboro
Year opened: 1938
About us: We provide rural electric service.
Owner: Member owned cooperative
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (office)
FOUR SEASONS RENTALS
Address: Industrial Park and 309 W. Second
About us: Various sizes of storage units. Also, open storage for boats and mobile units.
Hours: By contact.
Address: 301 N. Cedar.
Year opened: State approved in 1991.
About us: We make homemade mustard in eight different flavors: Honey Mustard, Sweet & Tangy, Ole Smokee, Horseradish, Jalapeno, Hickory, Habanera, Chipotle. We’ve developed a ninth flavor this past year: Ranch. We welcome tours of our operation, whether as individuals or by the busload. We only ask that visitors call in advance.
Owner: Founder Lydia (Grannie) Hein
Hours: When we’re there; we have no set hours.
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Address: 110 W. D St.
Year opened: Opened in October 1947 as Tip Top Credit Union. Tip Top Credit Union was acquired by Great Plains Federal Credit Union in October 1985.
About us: Great Plains Federal Credit Union’s Home Office is located in Joplin, MO, with branches in Salina, Abilene, Hillsboro, Independence, McPherson, Montezuma, and Wichita, Kansas. The feature that distinguishes us from any other financial institution is the fact Great Plains Federal Credit Union is owned and controlled by the members who save and borrow. Great Plains FCU is also a Not-For-Profit organization and is run by a volunteer board. Just a few of the services Great Plains FCU offers are Savings accounts, Checking accounts, Certificate of Deposits, On-Line Banking, iPay (online bill pay), mobile banking, My Mobile Money, IRAs, VISA Credit Cards, ATM/Debit Cards, VISA Gift Cards, Consumer Loans, and Real Estate Loans. Member’s shares are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a United States government agency.
News from 2017: (1) Great Plains Federal Credit Union implemented a new Debit Mastercard program that offers many new features and functionality for convenience and fraud protection. (2) Great Plains Federal Credit Union again gave back to their members through a year-end special dividend or interest rebate
Owners: Great Plains FCU is owned by its members.
Employees: 5 at Hillsboro branch.
Hours: Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; drive-up hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
(Formerly Greenhaw Pharmacy)
Address: 507 N. Ash
Year opened: More than 50 years ago.
About us: We are a full-service retail pharmacy offering many products and services that are provided in large pharmacies, but with the customer service you would expect from a local business. We offer local delivery service, a variety of medication packing options and accept most insurance companies, including Medicare Part D. The Wellness Center offers diabetic shoe fittings, bone density checks, cholesterol checks, body-fat analysis, diabetic consults and diabetic screenings.
Looking to 2018: We are enjoying serving our customers in our new facility at a new location and with a new name. Our new location offers drive-thru convenience and expanded over-the-counter medication selection.
Owner: Eric Driggers
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
H&R CONSTRUCTION, LLC
Address: 208 S. Adams St.
Year opened: 2011
About us: We provide quality work, as well as free estimates and consultation. We can do new construction, roofing, remodeling, painting, windows, doors, and more.
Owner: Henry J. Slifer (president, CEO, employee)
Employees: One part-time
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
HILLSBORO ANIMAL CLINIC
Address: 1994 Holly Road
Year opened: 1974
About us: Hillsboro Animal Clinic has been serving Hillsboro and neighboring communities in Marion County for more than 40 years. The practice was established by Dr. Norman Galle and wife Connie, who worked hard to build the business into a thriving veterinary practice, with many ties to the agricultural community. Dr. Jessica purchased the practice in June 2014 eager to continue to provide high quality cutting edge rural veterinary medicine. Like the cottonwood tree that grows in the clinic lawn, the business has strong roots and many branches that will continually grow to meet a variety of patient and client needs. Here at Hillsboro Animal Clinic we will strive to provide professional veterinary care to any kind of animal in need.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
HILLSBORO BODY SHOP
Address: 108 E. D St.
About us: We are dedicated to providing you with expert collision repair, glass replacement and repair, paint refinishing on any make or model of car or light truck. We provide paintless dent repair. We also apply spray-in bed liners.
Owner: Reginald Hiebert
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
HILLSBORO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Address: P.O. Box 273, Hillsboro, KS 67063
Year opened: Hillsboro Community Foundation was formed in 2004 with the vision of connecting caring donors to worthy causes.
About us: The Hillsboro Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate charitable giving in support of projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in the Hillsboro community. In fulfilling that mission, the HCF plays many roles, but primarily serves to: (1) receive and manage donor funds for projects benefiting the Hillsboro community and the area; (2) help donors identify local organizations, projects and programs that meet their philanthropic goals; and (3) serve as an ambassador promoting the needs of the Hillsboro community. In addition, the HCF serves as an important forum for discussing how private philanthropy and giving can support the long-term needs of the community. Governed by a board of directors, representing a variety of local interests in the community, the foundation is making efforts for positive change and is charged by the momentum of key leaders working together. This collaborative approach also minimizes the duplication of effort across organizations.
News from 2017: In February, HCF distributed a record $21,461 among 15 area non-profit organizations. A total of $460,063 in grants and scholarships have been given to the community since the formation of the foundation. In 2014, the board set a goal to reach $2 million in total assets. At that time, the total assets were $1.612 million. Five percent of the endowment returns to our community each year, providing opportunities, services and a future for the non-profit organizations in the community. The board is proud to announce that the $2 million goal has been reached through the generosity of people in the Hillsboro community. The foundation currently has $2.1 million in assets.
Looking to 2018: We will again be awarding additional grants to deserving organizations and causes in the Hillsboro area. We also will continue to pursue our three priority goals listed above. Grant applications were received from various non-profit organizations in the local community during December and early January. Grant awards were presented Feb. 2 in the high school and checks will be presented at halftime of the boys’ varsity game that evening. In May, scholarships will be given o many deserving high school seniors.
Owner: HCF is an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation.
Board members: Todd Jost (chair), Coleen Koop (treasurer), Kelly Linnens (secretary), Cynthia Fleming (director and treasurer), Lyman Adams, Josh Boehm, Kathy Decker, Bonnie Funk, Robert Loewen, Terry Pankratz, Randy Whisenhunt, Randy Wiens and Evan Yoder.
HILLSBORO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
& SPECIALTY CLINICS
Address: 701 S. Main
Phone: Hospital, 620-947-3114. Clinic, 620-947-1421. Downtown Clinic, 620-947-1404.
Year opened: 1915 as Salem Hospital Inc.; sold to HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. in 2008.
About us: HCH is a full-service hospital and family practice clinic. We offer acute care and post-acute rehab care (swing bed). Outpatient services include lab, X-rays, CT scans, MRI, sonograms, EKG, treadmill tests, physical therapy, occupational therapy and surgery. The specialty clinic brings specialists to town in the areas of general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, podiatry and rheumatology. Hillsboro Clinics are family practice clinics. In addition to family medicine, Dr. Greg Erb also has an emphasis in sports medicine.
Owners: HMC/CAH Consolidated
Hours: Hospital, 24/7/365; Hillsboro Clinics, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
HILLSBORO DENTAL CARE
Address: 119 E. Grand
Phone: 620-947-0050; 888-947-0051
Year opened: 2007
About us: We offer total family dentistry, which includes implants, removal of teeth, braces, invisalign, dentures, no-shot laser fillings, root canals and oral sedation where you can be totally relaxed.
Looking to 2018: To continue to provide healthy smiles with a gentle touch.
Owner: Brian Kynaston and Matthew Perry
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
HILLSBORO DEVELOPMENT CORP. / HVI
Address: 116 E. Grand
Year opened: Chartered in 1968
About us: The primary objective of Hillsboro Development Corp. is to cultivate and promote a positive business climate in Hillsboro
and the surrounding community. A major contribution over the years has been the development of Hillsboro Industrial Park, presently home to 12 business owners. Recognizing the importance of assisting and developing entrepreneurs, HDC established Hillsboro Ventures Inc. (HVI) in 2007 specifically to support entrepreneurs by surrounding them with resources needed to become successful through the business start-up or expansion phase. In 2009 HDC/HVI made application for Hillsboro to be an Entrepreneurial Community (E-Community) to NetWork Kansas. The E-Community designation allowed us to establish a revolving loan fund through the sale of tax credits. To date we have assisted 10 business start-ups or expansions with low-interest loans.
News from 2017: In the past decade, Hillsboro capital expenditures in both public and private sectors have totaled nearly $5 million per year. The result of months and years of planning, Hillsboro’s economy saw the largest spike in capital expenditures in history totaling $32 million in 2017. The large number of expansion projects to be completed this year will have a longterm and positive effect on the local community, ranging from additional services and job creation to increased revenue from property-tax valuation. The major building projects include the new community hospital, Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy, MB Foundation office complex and several retail business expansions. HDC/HVI will continue to work with business prospects to occupy vacant buildings on Main Street and in Hillsboro Heights.
Owners: HDC shareholders managed by the board of directors
Employees: One part-time
HILLSBORO FREE PRESS
Address: 116 S. Main
Year opened: 1998
About us: The Free Press is a Hillsboro-based, county-wide free newspaper delivered to more than 7,000 homes and businesses across greater Marion County every week. Our mission is to contribute to a stronger and more vibrant community by practicing and promoting the highest standards of journalism for the benefit of our readers and advertisers.
In addition to publishing the newspaper every week, we operate a book division that helps design, format and produce multiple projects every year. We also belong to the larger Kansas Publishing Ventures family, which also includes weekly newspapers in Newton, Andale and Herington as well as The Edge every month with a circulation of more than 30,000 homes, targeting all of Harvey County and part of McPherson County and other adjacent counties.
Owners: Joey Young, Lindsey Young.
Hours: Formal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday—although frequently we can be reached at the office during the weekend and at odd hours.
Address: 202 S. Main
Phone: 620-947-3134, or toll free: 1-888-611-1186
Year opened: Proudly servicing our community since 1955.
About us: We are the only franchised Ford dealership in Marion County, which enables us to offer services not available anywhere else in the county. With us being in Marion County, you as a consumer can keep your hard-earned money working for our county, our schools and all of the communities in our county. We offer new Ford cars and trucks, A-1 used cars and trucks and full-service shop, parts department, body shop and tire dealer. We are a certified Ford dealership and are Blue Oval certified. We offer new and used vehicles all in one convenient location, downtown Main Street for over 50 years.
Mission statement: A company is only as good as the promises it keeps, and at Hillsboro Ford the only thing that comes before our customer service is our integrity. We strive to do more than just business. It’s more than keys and a handshake…. It’s a relationship.
Looking to 2018: We are looking forward to community support. The Drive 4 Ur School / FFA Scholarship cause has raised $30,000 for the Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club and FFA school scholarships.
Owners: Randy and Terry Hagen
Employees: 13. Our managers are Kim Kaufman (service), Dennis Frantz (parts), Lloyd Spencer (body shop). Our salesmen are Kevin Staley and Ron Herbel.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon service on Saturdays and sales until 4 p.m.
Address: 125 N. Main
Year opened: 1985
About us: We are a retail hardware store including tools, hardware, small appliances, housewares, electrical, lawn and garden supplies, Crosley major appliances and Gravely zero-turn mowers. We also provide small engine repair and parcel shipping.
Looking to 2018: We look forward to serving all of Marion County in the new year.
Owners: We look forward to serving all of Marion County throughout the year.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Address: 220 Industrial
Year opened: 1968
About us: Since 1968, we are a leading manufacturer of aluminum and steel truck beds and aluminum trailers for recreation, farm, ranch and construction markets.
Owners: Merle Friesen, Marv Schellenberg, Mike Gerken and Phil Wyssenbach (Flint Hills Industries Inc.).
Hours: Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; factory, Tuesday through Friday.
HILLSBORO STATE BANK
Address: 200 N. Main
Year opened: Chartered in 1902 as the Ramona State Bank, the bank was moved to Hillsboro in February 1985 and renamed Hillsboro State Bank.
About us: We are a single-facility, community bank with a Kansas state charter and a home address of Hillsboro, offering a full range of banking services.
Owner: The bank is owned by Ramona Bankshares Inc., which is a family-owned, single-bank holding company.
Employees: The bank has a six-member board of directors and a staff of six full-time employees.
Hours: Drive-up open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Lobby open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
HORSESHOE METAL WORKS
Address: 210 W. D St.
Year opened: 1994
About us: Manufacturing under-body truck toolboxes made of steel or aluminum, and the CrossBox—an angled toolbox that mounts across the flatbed and doesn’t interfere with your vision. Also, manufacturing the Power Dunk adjustable basketball-goal post. It’s a goal that can grow with your family. The goal can be lowered to under 6 feet for the younger players, and raised to 10 feet for the serious players. Ten-year warranty on the adjustable post—the same quality post used in schools, city parks and church yards everywhere.
Owner: Donovan Funk
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
Address: 512 E. D St., inside Hillsboro Ampride.
About us: Instaboro is an automated DVD rental kiosk located inside the Hillsboro Ampride. New releases are stocked every Tuesday evening, and the box has an active inventory of 250 titles. We also offer gift cards for free rentals. Instaboro has new releases faster than Redbox, is cheaper than streaming from iTunes and requires much less commitment than Netflix.
Looking to 2018: Instaboro will be stocking new hits, as well as hosting fun new promotions for free and discounted rentals.
Owner: David Vogel
Business hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday.
THE INSURANCE CENTER
Address: 105 S. Main
Year opened: 1979
About us: We serve the community by providing insurance coverage and service.
Looking to 2018: Continue to serve the community, meeting individual needs and insurance protection.
Owner: Kakim Kunantaev
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Address: 215 S. Cedar
Year opened: 1956
About us: We provide plumbing repair, trenching and light dirt work.
Owner: Jim Flaming
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JOST FABRICATING, LLC
Address: 800 Western Heights Circle
Year opened: 1984
About us: Jost Fabricating, LLC, has been in business since 1984 and has grown to be one of the state’s top dealers of DewEze bale beds and Hillsboro Industries line of products. We specialize in sales, installation and service of DewEze, HydraBed and Krogmann bale beds as well as Hillsboro steel and aluminum flatbeds. Our shop will customize your truck to meet your specific needs, including custom toolboxes, hitches, specialty boxes, hoists, stock racks, ladder racks, lifts and Thunderstruck & Prairie Industries grill guards and bumpers. We also sell a variety of stock, flatbed, cargo, dump and utility trailers from Hillsboro, Diamond T, Aluma, Finishline and Travalong.
JOST FUNERAL HOME
Address: 401 S. Washington
Year opened: Jared and Julia Jost took over management in 1999.
About us: Celebration of life. We offer a full line of monuments to better serve the Hillsboro community.
Owners: Jared and Julia Jost
Address: 111 W. D
Year opened: 1946
About us: We offer full-service gasoline; we enjoy being able to accommodate people who like to have their gas pumped, and other services, such as checking tires and oil. We are a full-service tire shop—sales, mount and balance and flat repair. We also do oil changes.
Looking to 2018: We look forward to extending the same personal services and will be able to accept debt and credit cards.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday hours can vary.
JOST WELDING INC.
Address: 118 S. Main St.
Year opened: Jost Welding was established in 1919 by Peter G. Jost, who operated it until 1973. That year, his youngest son, Karl, took over the business. Karl was proprietor until 1997 when Todd Jost took over.
About us: Jost Welding Inc. is a fabrication, light manufacturing, repair and mechanical machine shop.
News from 2017: The year saw reduced manufacturing activity but an increase in engineering work.
Looking to 2018: This year will undoubtedly be exciting and challenging. We intend to keep expanding our CAD and engineering services, fabrication capabilities and to continue providing repair services.
Owner: Todd Jost
Address: 127 N. Main St.
Year opened: 1980
About us: We provide small business accounting services, and income tax return preparation.
Looking to 2018: Looking forward to providing the same great service from a new location.
Owner: Ken Koslowsky
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Address: 112 S. Main
Year opened: 2005
About us: We have become a consignment shop of antiques, collectibles and unique items. We also have original handcrafted furniture items, new clothes and shoes, and re-purposed items. We still offer machine quilting.
Owner: Marie Kessler
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.ml fourth Saturday, 11-5 and by appointment.
LANG DIESEL INC.
Address: 603 N. Ash
Year opened: LDI originally opened in 1988 in Hays. LDI acquired Ag Power in Hillsboro in July 2009.
About us: LDI is a full-service farm-equipment dealership that covers the state of Kansas with 12 locations. This commitment to Kansas farmers is backed by extensive parts inventories, parts professionals, dedicated product specialists, and an AGCO-trained service team for product support. LDI carries the AGCO name and brands, including Challenger, Gleaner, Massey Ferguson, Rogator, Terragator, Sunflower, Hesston and others. The wide range of AGCO products allows LDI to meet the needs of Kansas farmers across the state. LDI is “doing what it takes.”
Looking to 2018: LDI will stay committed to meeting the sales, service and parts needs of our customers and are always looking for ways to improve. Thanks to all of our customers, we truly appreciate your business.
LEPPKE REALTY & AUCTION
Address: 501 S. Main
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Year opened: 1984
About us: We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm and auction company.
Looking to 2018: We are looking forward to continuing top-notch service in real estate and auction needs of Marion County and the surrounding areas.
Owner: Lyle Leppke
Hours: Office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, or by appointment.
THE LUMBERYARD Inc.
Address: 121 N. Ash St.
Year opened: 1884
About us: The Lumberyard has been and will continue to be a family-owned business contributing to the community with the foresight and energy it takes to keep up with popularity and demand. Jon, his family and crew have a great passion for excellent customer service and community involvement. The Lumberyard always is fully stocked on hardware and lumber, new lines of windows and doors, roofing (shingles and metal), decking and landscaping materials, kitchen & bath design center to cover all of your updating or new construction needs.
Owners: Jon Hefley.
Employees: 8-10, revolving
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Address: 200 E. D Street
Year opened: 1990
About us: MB Foundation offers a variety of financial services from a biblical perspective, including planned-giving services, fund management (for charities), loans (to charities and pastors), investment certificates, and we champion biblical stewardship.
News from 2017: We completed the construction of a new 8,700-square-foot office building at the corner of D and Washington streets in Hillsboro to better serve our constituency. Come by for a tour if you haven’t yet been inside. A new staff person was hired in Hillsboro bringing our staff total to 16. She and her family moved into the community for the position. We held our second conference for builders, boomers and empty nesters called “Celebrate 2017” in Denver, Colo. Attendance grew from the previous event in 2015 by 40 percent. The LeadGen Fund granted 28 scholarships to future ministry leaders for a total of $38,900. Our loan program reached its highest level ever at $75 million while funding ministry in such locations as Phoenix, Ariz., Raleigh, N.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah. Total assets exceed $181 million. Our work to be a conduit for donors to give to their favorite ministries and charities continued and included gifts of $788,600 to eight non-profits in Marion County.
Looking to 2018: In 2018 we will look to strengthen the local church, strengthen pastors and strengthen families with biblical financial stewardship solutions. We will continue to build our offices in Hillsboro and Fresno to serve our nationwide constituency. We will be making plans for Celebrate 2019. We will be a guide to help the community complete will planning needs.
Owner: U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
MID KANSAS EYECARE
Address: 132 S. Main St, Hillsboro; 607 E. Randall, Hesston
Phone: 620-947-5631 Hillsboro, 620-327-2800 Hesston
Year opened: 1982
About us: We are a full-service optometry clinic offering glasses, contacts and medical eyecare.
Owner: Dr. Paul E. Unruh, OD
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, closed Thursday.
FARM SERVICES INC.
Address: 600 Orchard Drive
Year opened: 1986
About us: We are an ag land management business on behalf of the landowners and are involved in farm real-estate sales.
Looking to 2018: We are looking forward to continuing to serve area landowners.
Owner: Scully Partners L.P.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
NOREL FARMS BAKERY
Address: 207 N. Main
Year opened: 2012
About us: We offer a variety of fried and baked goods, including rolls, doughnuts, seven kinds of bread, six kinds of bierocks, eight kinds of cookies, muffins, zweibach, verenika, pies and numerous glutten-free items. During the school year we offer a soup of the day. At Christmas we make New Year’s cookies and peppernuts. We are open 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We can also cater events and gladly take orders with one day’s notice. If you would like a specialty item, we would always be willing to fill that desire.
Looking to 2018: Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.” We desire to share our bread with you along with the love of Jesus to Hillsboro and the surrounding areas for many years to come.
Owners: Norman and Rachel Schmidt
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Address: 614 N. Ash
Phone: 620-947-3117, toll-free 1-800-947-3119
About us: Midway Motors serves all of your automotive needs, from sales of new and used vehicles to repairs, from tires to major overhauls. Gas, diesel, 2wd, 4wd imports and domestics—we carry nine lines of new vehicles and have access to hundreds of pre-owned vehicles at all times, as well as three full-time employees who find those hard-to-find vehicles if we don’t have them in stock. Certified vehicles backed by a three-year/100,000-mile power-train warranty, which is one of the best in the industry. Come see us at our new facility at 614 N. Ash.
Owner: Glenn Hoover
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
ODDS ‘N ENDS
Address: 209 S. Main
Year opened: 1991
About us: We offer unique gifts and home decor—products perfectly priced for all budgets. Mikasa crystal for special gifts. Gourmet food and drink room featuring wind and willow products, dips, seasonings, coffee and teas. Plus, we carry DMC Floss.
Owner: Peni Ens
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in November and December.
Address: 107 w. Grand Ave.
Year opened: 2011
About us: We offer a wonderful Chinese buffet, as well as a full menu and carryout.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Saturday
Address: 122 S. Main
Year opened: November 2008
About us: We take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. A sampling of the services we offer in our Hillsboro office are: chiropractic care providing advanced spinal correction utilizing state-of-the-art techniques. Newer correction methods are available and even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before, including cold laser therapy, decompression therapy and acupuncture.
Owner: Kodi N. Panzer, D.C.
Hours (Hillsboro): 1-6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 8 am. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to noon Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Address: 200 Willow Road
Year opened: Parkside Homes Inc. was built in 1963 to meet the continuing care retirement needs of the Hillsboro community. As community needs changed, Parkside added to the original building and grew the campus setting to include independent living duplexes, assisted living at “Park Village” and skilled-nursing care at “Parkside Homes.” The current campus setting of Parkside Homes invites individuals and families to make retirement choices with many options for continuing care and rehabilitative services.
About us: Parkside Homes Inc. exists to provide a high quality of life to older adults at all levels of our retirement community through compassionate, Christ-like, resident centered care and services that allow for dignity and growth. This commitment is our foundation for innovative care and progressive services for each resident.
2017: Parkside Homes received a PEAK Award in February from the Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services as a sustained person-centered PEAK Home.
Owners: Parkside Homes Inc.
Hours: 24-hour operations. Business office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; additional times available by appointment.
PRAIRIE VIEW INC.
Address: 508 S. Ash, Hillsboro; corporate offices, 1901 E. 1st, Newton
Phone: 620-947-3200, 800-992-6292. Crisis line: 800-362-0180.
Year opened: Prairie View was founded in 1954 in Newton, and became the community mental health center for Marion County in 1967.
About us: Prairie View remains committed to meeting the behavioral health needs of the people of south-central Kansas. With an office in Hillsboro and staff who work in the communities and schools to serve Marion County, Prairie View offers mental health and addictions treatment for people of all ages. Together with the county commission and our community advisory group, Prairie View seeks to best meet the needs of Marion County.
Owners: Prairie View is a not-for-profit organization, governed by a 15-member volunteer board.
Employees: 19 in the Marion County office, 340 system-wide.
Hours: Hillsboro office: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Friday.
Address: 108 N. Main
Year opened: 1964.
About us: We offer high-value tours throughout North America and to some international destinations.
Looking to 2018: In our 54th year of business we are selling tours to Ireland, Mexico and Canada as well as Alaska and the contiguous 48 states. Several new tours are being developed as we look beyond this year.
Owners: Hank and Lynn Wiebe
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
R&D LIQUOR STORE
Address: 500 Western Heights Circle
Year opened: 2006
About us: We are a full-service liquor store with a large selection of spirits, wines, liquors, cordials, mixers and ready-to-drink premixed products. We offer a huge variety of beer, including imports, domestic and micro brews. Our state-of-the-art wine racks are easy to shop and are a big hit with our wine patrons. We strive to give our customers a wonderful shopping experience by being attentive to their needs, whether it be carrying out, helping with a recipe or picking out a wine.
Owner: Regina Vinduska
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
REAL ESTATE CENTER
Address: 116 N. Main
Year opened: 1979
About us: We specialize in real estate brokerage for residential, commercial, rural property and property management for rental units in the surrounding area.
Looking to 2018: We are looking to continue helping our customers as they look to find homes in our area. We look forward to additional units being built to serve the people as they look to make our community their home.
Owner: Delores Dalke
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon, and 1-5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; and by appointment whenever needed.
MICHAEL REEH, M.D.
Address: 104 N. Washington
Year opened: 1997
About us: Michael Reeh is board certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties in both family practice and geriatric medicine specialties. He has a master of business administration in health-care management. He provides specialist level primary medical care for people of all ages. He works closely with all other medical specialists to bring you comprehensive medical care locally and regionally. He works for you and has your best interests first.
Owner: Michael Ree
Hours: (Office) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ROD’S TIRE & SERVICE
Address: 401 Orchard Drive
Year opened: 1999
About us: We provide full-service tire sales and service and carry the largest inventory in the area. We also employ ASE certified automotive technicians and are a full service automotive repair center. We provide services such as, but not limited to, routine maintenance, wheel alignments, computer diagnostics and full-line automotive repairs.
Looking to 2018: We will continue to look for ways to be a leader in the tire and service industry in the local market and beyond. Added technology to help us work more efficiently and communicate with our customers better are being looked into. Also, updating building signage to a more modern look, as well as additional concrete work, are all being considered as we move forward. There are many opportunities ahead and we intend to aggressively pursue those as they become available.
Owners: Rod and Carrie Koons
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Address: 704 S. Ash
Year opened: 1889
About us: Salem Home offers skilled nursing care to short- and long-term residents. Through physical, occupational and/or speech therapy, we restore short-term residents to an appropriate health status to allow them to return to their lives back home. Long-term care residents benefit from therapy as well as restorative care that is directed at keeping them ambulatory and as flexible as possible so as to maintain their independence in a community environment. Specialized care plans, activities and dietary assessments allow the team of dedicated nursing staff to perfect each individual’s experience at Salem Home. Our cozy, home-like atmosphere, coupled with our heart-felt desire to serve, maintains our positive rating with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The lower level of the Salem Home building houses 10 senior living apartments which are available for rent to people 55 years of age or older.
Looking to 2018: Yearly changes from Medicare, Medicaid and the private sector offer opportunities for Salem Home to implement policies and procedures to assist us in giving our residents the outstanding care they have grown accustom to at Salem Home. Our “person-centered care” culture helps growing our Life Enrichment Department (activities) to include a wider range of group and individual options.
Owner: Salem Home is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation governed by a board of directors, which includes Jared Jost as chairman and six additional community members.
Hours: Nursing services are available 24 hours a day; administration and office staff are in house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Year opened: 2016
About us: Scott Catering provides specialized catering to the Hillsboro and greater Marion County area. Customized menus for small to large groups, including weddings, banquets, meetings and more.
Owners: Rob and Alexis Scott
Address: 1320 190th
Year opened: 2003
About us: We began this business as a wholesale-only greenhouse in 2003. We have phased out of the wholesale part of the business and are now retail only. We offer premium annuals, hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables, herbs, seed, perennials, trees, shrubs and garden supplies (fertilizer, pest control, potting mix, etc.).
Owners: Jana and Dale Dalke
Employees: Dale and Jana are the only full-time employees. Friends and family volunteer during the busy seasons.
Hours: Hours vary by the season. Spring hours begin in early March: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays.
Address: 1271⁄2 N. Main
Year opened: Bought from Wayne Schroeder in 1982
About us: I improve the looks of Hillsboro one head at a time. I cut and style men’s and women’s hair, specializing in the latest men’s styles. I also enjoy doing children’s haircuts.
Looking to 2018: It’s my 36th year in Hillsboro.
Owner: Randy Wiens
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Open late Thursday.
STATE FARM INSURANCE
Address: Hillsboro, 144 N. Main; Marion, 822 E. Main
Phone: Hillsboro, 620-947-5900; Marion, 620-382-3363
Opened: State Farm was founded in 1922 by retired farmer George J. Mecherle. Becky Walsh Agency opened in 1991.
About us: State Farm offers automobile, homeowners, renters, health, life, banking and financial services. The team consists of agent Becky Walsh and licensed staff members Kris Pschigoda in Hillsboro 38 years and just beginning in Marion is Jamie Martinez.
Looking to 2018: To provide quality products and service to our clientele.
Owner: Becky Walsh
Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.
SUPREME FLOOR CO.
Address: 117 N. Main
For emergency: 620-382-7594
Year opened: 2006
About us: All types of floor-covering sales and installation; carpet and tile cleaning and maintenance; water restoration.
Looking to 2018: We offer current trends to our customers by providing visual displays in our expanded showroom. We have more options available than ever before.
Owners: Stuart and Lea Isaac
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Address: 106 S. Main
Year opened: 2012
About us: We specialize in hair cuts, foils, color, perms, waxing, manicures, spa pedicures and OPI gel nails.
Owner: Alison Schultz
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
SOUTHWEST SPAS DIRECT
Address: 410 N. Main
Phone: 620-947-0220; 888-451-7727
Year opened: 2006
About us: We give the best service, and we provide service for all brands of hot tubs. We build great hot tubs.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
About us: Vogel Design is an award-winning graphic design studio based in Hillsboro. The studio specializes in website design, mobile app design, logo design, branding, and the design and production of a wide variety of print products.
News from 2017: In fall, Vogel Design received national recognition by Graphic Design USA magazine for 10 projects it had completed in 2016. The studio also was proud to continue its partnership with the USD 410 music departments to support vocal, instrumental and theater programs and students. This included the design and printing of the bi-annual fundraiser discount cards, as well as doing the layout for concert and musical programs. Through 2017, Vogel Design completed projects for small businesses, manufacturing, publishing, civic organizations and churches across Kansas and the United States.
Looking to 2018: The studio will continue to offer Web, mobile and print services at affordable prices for small businesses and organizations, and will continue to expand the capabilities and features of those services.
Owner: David Vogel
Address: 300 Industrial Rd.
Year opened: 1981
About us: We make Roll-up shutters for windows, serving windows and tambour doors that are added to other companies’ products. In the past several years more than 50 percent of our business is supplying tambour doors to companies that manufacture medical cabinets, open-front coolers, retail display cases and storage cabinets in factories. We have been blessed with another excellent year. Our website has allowed a small company in Hillsboro to reach all the United States and beyond.
Looking to 2018: We keep growing and just completed an addition to our plant. Hillsboro is a great place in center of the country to ship fast and least expensive to all areas.
Owner: Roger Hofer
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Address: 1140 190th
Year opened: 1994
About us: We offer an alternative to standard consumer-grade products. We specialize in quality doors and windows and siding. Also room additions, seamless gutters and decks. We do in-home free estimates, with the largest selection of windows, doors and siding for your home.
News in 2017: We now carry a solid-core, foam-backed siding 25 feet long, so we can do a house with seamless siding. Also, we have an epoxy siding that is hail resistant, won’t crack, peal, rot, is termite proof, and has fade warranty—just like you see on TV. I think it’s going to be the future. We also have Everlast Siding, a blend between vinyl and crushed stone. This is the best siding known to man as of yet.
Looking to 2018: Taking care of our customers with the highest quality products and service available. One of the oldest ProVia factory direct dealer in Kansas. Also a Soft-Lite Windows dealer.
Owner: Jake Wiebe
Employees: 4 full time
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
WRIGHT’S AUTO SALES
Address: 109 E. D St.
Year opened: 1995
About us: We specialize in 3- to 4-year-old lease returns, Toyota, Honda and Chrysler, plus we also sell previously owned travel trailers. With our lower overhead we have also lowered our repair services, we do oil changes, A/C work, brake work and tune-ups on all makes and models.
Owner: Doug Wright
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Address: 109 E. D St.
Phone: 620-947-2690; 620-877-0898 cell
Year opened: 1995
About us: We own self-storage buildings, as well as carport and garage buildings for rent or sale.
Owner: Doug Wright
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. After hours by cell 620-877-0898.