Business profiles

We thank the businesses of Hillsboro that took the time to share their profiles with us in this publication. You are the lifeblood of our community.


Bryce Wichert, CPA

Address: 104 East 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 2014: Thankful for great customers who allow us to serve their tax and accounting needs.

Looking to 2015: Continue to provide our customers with professional accounting and tax services.

Owner: Bryce Wichert

Employees: 1

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday by appointment.

Address: 112 N. Main, Hills?boro; 200 S. Main, McPherson

Phone: 620-947-5516, Hills?boro; 620-241-2090, McPher?son


Email: or

Year opened: Founded in 1945 in Great Bend. ABBB established a presence in Hillsboro in January 2012.

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.

News from 2014: All Americans will be affected in some manner by the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) this tax season. Specifically, five new tax forms were released this year by the IRS as a result of ACA. Also in 2014, the IRS issued final regulations that apply to all businesses and sole proprietors that acquire, produce or improve tangible property. There are a host of elections that will need to be made to protect the tax treatment of certain items, including supplies, repairs, improvements and other depreciable property.

Looking to 2015: Our clients can rest assured we are ready to assist them with compliance of these new requirements. We welcome new clients and will continue to provide our high level of service.

Owner: Bill Glazner, partner in charge of Hillsboro and McPher?son offices.

Employees: 13 full-time and five part-time in the Hills?boro and McPherson offices. Firm-wide, our practice is comprised of more than 130 employees, 13 partners and 13 office locations, including Atwood, Colby, Great Bend, Hays, Hillsboro, Hutchin?son, 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.

Phone: 620-947-3944

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 Equip?ment 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.


Address: 1830 Kanza

Phone: 620-947-3166

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, Suite A.

Phone: 620-947-5686; toll free: 1-800-789-5686; office fax: 620-947-2382.

Web: or


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 auto, home, farm, church, business, health and many types of life insurance. We strive to make American Family Insurance a visible and viable part of our local community here in Hills?boro, Marion County and the surrounding area.

News in 2014: For the 10th year in a row, we were awarded the American Star Agency Award for Excellence in Customer Experience. Also, for outstanding sales and service in farm and ranch insurance, we received the ?Peak Harvest? award for the 13th time in our agency career. 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, such as starting a Facebook page and allowing more functions to be done online if clients so choose. But, in all this, we at the local agency level continue to focus our efforts on service and building professional and long-lasting relationships with clients and prospects. We did give the office a ?facelift? with new paint and carpet. And, yet again, our agency showed growth; and, for that, we say ?Thanks!? to you, our clients. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Looking to 2015: Our corporate website,, 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 accessibility for all. And, as mobile technology continues to evolve, American Family continues to look at features that will allow for the selling and servicing of clients who want to do business via mobile technology. We will continue to sell and service insurance products in Marion County and surrounding areas. Locally, we take seriously our role of educating clients on the subject of insurance and being an adviser/consultant on the topic of insurance. And, with today?s volatile fiscal and litigious environment, we will continue to do insurance reviews and 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. Even if you are not a current client, you are welcome to call or come by for a free, no-obligation insurance review.

Owner: Jayson Hanschu

Employees: Along with the agent, Jayson Hanschu, we have two licensed staff, Susan Schultz and Jan Hanschu. We plan to add a part-time sales/service representative at the agency in the near future.

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 anytime.


Address: 512 E. D St.

Phone: 620-947-3400



Year opened: 1997; CGS purchase it in 1999.

About us: Ampride Cenex is locally owned by Cooperative Grain and Supply. We offer Hunt Bros. Pizza, Instaboro Movie Rentals, convenience store items, 24-hour well-lit fueling, premium farm and road diesels and a nice friendly customer experience.

News from 2014: We added Instaboro Movie Rentals, acceptance of EBT transactions and F?real milkshakes.

Looking to 2015: We plan to update our underground storage monitoring systems. New fuel pumps, too.

Owner: Cooperative Grain & Supply

Employees: 10

Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 6 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.


Address: 114 S. Date

Phone: 620-382-7097



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 Hills?boro and in-shop service at our Newton location. We also accept all auto insurance.

News in 2014: 2014 was a good year for the ASAP team. We hope to continue our success in the current year.

Looking to 2015: We do hope to expand even further with our businesses.

Owners: Stew and Lana Bichet

Employees: 5

Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.


Address: 113 S. Main

Phone: 620-947-3520



Year opened: 1963

About us: Graphic design, offset and digital printing, mailing, rubber stamps and much more.

News from 2014: Our mission continues to be to offer the best printed products on time while exceeding our customers? needs and expectations. We are better positioned to do this in 2015 than ever before. Our team offers custom design and printed products of many types. Checks, business cards, envelopes, letterhead, brochures, posters, full-color items and more.

Owners: Jim and Elaine Baker

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon?day to Friday.


Address: 114 S. Main St.

Phone: 620-947-3003


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.

News from 2014: We purchased and moved into a new location at 114 S. Main St.

Looking to 2015: We will continue to expand writing authority for more insurance carriers.

Owner: Jonathan Maxfield

Employees: 2

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; by appointment Saturday.


Address: 120 Santa Fe

Phone: 620-947-3173



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.

News from 2014: We continued to grow and expand our retail and food service honey customer base and influence across the United States. In addition to adopting our original name, we opened a marketing office in Wichita during December.

Looking to 2015: ?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

Employees: 75-80

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 Entrepreneur?ship program. The focus was to explore ideas that would provide ways to engage our youth and attract new families to our community so our school system and community remains vibrant. While Hills?boro has a many recreational and sports facilities, a need remained for a place where teens could ?hang out? in a safe environment. Funding from individuals, businesses, civic groups and Tabor College became available to purchase and remodel the former Trail Lanes Bowling facility. The Hillsboro Devel?op?ment Corp. provided the leadership to coordinate and manage the project.

News from 2014: Bluejay Lanes/Youth Center was opened to the public in fall 2013. We are pleased to serve the entire community, including practice time for the Tabor College bowling team, USD 410 bowling clubs, league bowling and public bowling on weekends. The center features eight bowling lanes, a game room with pool table and a TV lounge with restaurant booths and tables. There are four TVs throughout the building, including free Wi-Fi. Reservations can be made for parties and special events. Bluejay Lanes is presently operated by HDC with the help of members of the Tabor College bowling team. To schedule a party, call 620-266-BOWL.

Looking to 2015: We are looking to develop stronger leagues and initiate new ideas to better serve the community. Our plan is to engage community youth to assist in completing the decor for the facility.

Owner: Hillsboro Devel?opment Corp.

Employees: 3 part-time

Hours: 6-9 p.m. Monday, league bowling; Tuesday through Thursday, open by reservation; 6-11 p.m. Friday, public bowling; 4-11 p.m. Saturday, public bowling; 4-8 p.m. Sunday, public bowling.


Address: 403 S. Birch

Phone: 620-382-1042

Year opened: 1971

About us: We provide auto and light truck repair.

Owner: Rodney Bolstad

Employees: 1

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday by appointment.


(TechnoCon-Technology Consultants)

Address: 214 S. Lincoln

Phone: 620-947-3770


Year opened: 2005

About us: Work with home users, students and businesses in the implementation of computer hardware, software, networking and security. While no retail sales are made for computers, software, products, etc., recommendations are available to get the best deal on the market. Specialties are: computer tune-ups, cleaning off viruses and spyware, reloading Windows and application software, computer upgrades, data recovery, recommendations and instructions for keeping your computer running in top performance free software, recommendations and instructions for keeping your computer running efficient.

Owner: Brad Richards

Employees: 1 (not including other specialized consultants)

Hours: Varies, but flexible.?Leave a message and I will return the call as soon as I can to set up an appointment.


Address: 109 S. Main, Hillsboro; 403 E. Main, Marion

Phone: 620-947-5951, Hillsboro; 620-382-2133, Marion


Year opened: 1956 in Hillsboro, 1946 in Marion.

About us: Our general practice is focused on the needs of our small-town and rural clients. We assist in small business formation, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, civil litigation, criminal and traffic matters, elder law, tax preparation and other general civil matters.

News from 2014: We changed our name to more accurately reflect who we are.

Looking to 2015: Bob and Josh remain available to meet your legal needs in Marion County and surrounding counties. Bob is in Marion daily, and also in Hillsboro on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Josh is in Marion Monday through Thursday and in the Hillsboro office on Fridays.

Owner: J. Robert (Bob) Brookens


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


Address: 206 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-2229


Year opened: 1884 (bank), 1991 (Hillsboro office)

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. In the 21st century, Central National Bank embraces its strong heritage and strives to be the financial resource of choice for the Hillsboro community.

New in 2014: Central National Bank has bank locations in 22 Kansas and Nebraska communities. Central National Bank opened its newest location in Great Bend in fall 2014. In October, the bank celebrated 130 years of service to Kansans. Customers were treated to special promotions as well as customer appreciation events throughout the year, in celebration of this great milestone. Central National Bank has a strong commitment to the local economy. In 2014, it began a program called Circles? of Marion County Micro Loan Program, which enables borrowers to rebuild credit history. Central National Bank also made a $20,000 contribution to the Tabor Signature Campaign in addition to committing to an additional $7,500 contribution over the next three years.

Looking to 2015: Central National Bank continues to stay on the forefront of technological advancement with mobile apps and various online services. Central National Bank is also proud to continue our relationship with, and support of, Tabor College and staff members welcome all opportunities to further the education of youth. As always, the bank will offer CD specials throughout the year, as well as home loans and other consumer and commercial loan products.

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 Hills?boro bank.

Hours: Lobby: Lobby hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Drive-thru hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 8 to 5; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

ATM locations: 24-hour drive-up, 206 N. Main St.; Ampride Convenience Store, 512 E. D St.


Address: 805 Western Heights

Phone: 620-947-0190,



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


Address: 613 N. Ash

Phone: 620-947-2385


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. Flat?beds for light trucks are also a major player in our business.

Looking to 2015: 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


(Loan production office)

Address: 120 N. Main

Phone: Call 620-382-6418 for an appointment


Year opened: The Citizens State Bank was established in 1904. The CSB loan production office opened in June 2010.

About us: The Citizens State Bank is a locally owned full-service financial institution, offering a complete line of financial services to the surrounding communities. Our staff includes a seasoned investment broker along with providing a wide range of financial products. We also offer more traditional banking services available at each location. Our mission is to be the people?s choice for financial services in central Kansas while supporting each community, its events, projects and economic development.

News from 2014: We continue to offer agricultural and commercial lending services to Hillsboro and the Marion County area. Bob Watson, Jon Christensen and Kirby Smith can assist with the ever-changing agricultural loan needs for this area. Our most recent product now offers our customers mobile check deposit. Deposit your checks from the convenience of your home by using our mobile app.

Looking to 2015: Our bank continues to grow in Hillsboro and Marion County by providing excellent, personalized service.

Owner: BON Inc., a locally owned financial holding company.

Employees: 1 in Hillsboro.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Address: 1362 Highway 56

Phone: 620-947-5455


About us: Assisting you with your weddings, funerals and special event. We concentrate on every aspect of artful floral design current on products, color trends and style. Product knowledge and education is key to bringing you artistic design and value with exceptional attention to detail.

Owner: Carmon Jones, AIFD, CFD

Hours: By appointment


Address: 209 N. Cedar St.

Phone: 620-947-5921; Marion plant, 620-382-3311.

Year opened: 1957

About us: Ready-mix concrete.

Looking to 2015: Looking to complement city and county improvements and expansions.

Owner: A. Terry Rhea; manager, Jeff Schmidt.

Employees: 5

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday by appointment.


Address: 220 Santa Fe

Phone: 620-947-2664


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. Cur?rently, we manufacture containers from HDPE and PET resins.

News from 2014: Full-time employment went from 47 in 2013 to 57 in 2014. We also added our eighth production line to support the growth in our business. Our eight lines consist of four machines in the HDPE extrusion blow molding and four machines in the PET reheat stretch blow molding. Our transition to three eight-hour shifts five days per week is now complete and working smoothly.

Looking to 2015: We are in the planning stage of expanding our warehouse capabilities.

Employees: 57 full time

Owner: Darrell Driggers


Address: 135 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-3917



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 2014: We added a 300,000-bushel McPherson grain bin at our Hillsboro site to make total storage in Hillsboro at 1,593,000 bushels. We also added to our dry-fertilizer storage in the industrial park. At our Hillsboro and Marion Ampride stores, we added F?real Milkshake machines to our food line.

Looking to 2015: We hope to paint the Hillsboro elevator and add additional dry-fertilizer storage in the industrial park. Also, in fall CG&S will be celebrating its 50th annual meeting.

Owners: Cooperative members

Employees: 32

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 101 Santa Fe

Phone: 620-947-3111



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 pro?ducts. We manufacture and distribute in a 150-mile radius of Hillsboro.

Owners: Cooperative Grain & Supply of Hillsboro, Mid-Kansas Cooperative of Moundridge, North Central Kansas Cooperative of Hope, Andale Farmers Co-op, Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. of Halstead and Land O? Lakes.


Address: 906 170th

Phone: 620-947-5404

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.


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.

News from 2014: We upgraded to 32-inch flat-screen TVs in all rooms. We also have complimentary passes to the Hillsboro swimming pool during the summer months.

Looking to 2015: We look to continue working with local business, industry, schools and organizations to promote Hillsboro and Marion County.

Owner: Country Haven Inn, Hillsboro, LLC.


Address: 111 E. Grand

Phone: 620-947-3401

Year opened: 2002


About us: We are a full-service family hair salon. We also have the largest inventory of retail hair, nail and body-care products.

News from 2014: We gained a very talented massage therapist in Miriam Kliewer.

Looking to 2015: We try hard to keep up with the latest trends and new product innovations, and continue to provide the best customer service to all our clients.

Owner: Jeanne Penner

Employees: 3

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon?day to Friday; 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday. Evenings by appointment.


Address: 108 W. Grand

Phone: 620-947-3501

Email: dalessupermarket@embarq?

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 2014: 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 2015: We are looking for another solid year offering the best meat around.

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

Phone: 620-381-1885

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.

Employees: Nicole Suderman, office; Gail Makovec, Don Voth.


Address: 1503 Indigo

Phone: 620-947-3396

Year opened: 1975

About us: We provide electrical wiring, both new installations and repair work, in homes and small businesses.

Owners: Dan Dalke.

Employees: 1

Hours: Available Monday to Friday.


Address: 1743 Jade, Hillsboro

Phone: 620-877-7027; 620-877-7027 FREE

Web: dunamismusic? or check my Facebook page


Year opened: Fall 2010

About us: New this year, through the generosity of a colleague and friend, 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, $12 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) Record ing 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, Chris?tian, jazz and classical. I also can do remote recording.

Employees: 1

Hours: Repair shop, call cell phone 5-9 p.m. or email. Private lessons scheduled individually. Record?ing is done at the customer?s convenience. Perform?ing availability as scheduled.


Address: 503 Orchard Drive

Phone: Office, 620-947-3877; Gib?s cell, 620-382-7759; Jonah?s cell, 620-382-6746; Josh?s cell, 620-382-5252.

Year opened: 1963

About us: In 2007, Gib and Jonah formed a partnership in running Elcon Services. As electrical contractors, we do new construction, remodeling and service work in residential, commercial, industrial buildings and oil fields.

News from 2014: Josh Ens joined the partnership. We took on jobs such as Wal-Mart, Coop?erative Grain & Supply fertilizer building addition and new grain silo, Panda Kitchen in Herington, Council Grove Reservoir, Hesston College addition and API?s new dry-fertilizer building in Gypsum. Elcon continues to do work in the oil field for Trek A&E, Driller &?Producers and C&J?Produc?tion, Kelso Oil and E&E Oil.

Owners: Jonah Gehring, Gib Suderman, Josh Ens.

Employees: 9 people, 5 licensed electricians

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; on call 24/7.


Address: 104 E. Grand

Phone: 620-947-3141


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 with the products and personal service only a $1 billion community bank can offer.

Looking to 2015: We?re passionate about serving our customers, and 2015 will be no exception.

Owner: Emprise Financial Corp.

Employees: 8

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.


Address: 109 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-3817

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 Commit?tee, Main Street Ministries and various community projects.

News from 2014: In February we put down a new floor and cleaned up our receiving room. We have the same employees and many of the same volunteers.

Looking to 2015: We have purchased the glass jewelry cases from Alco and will be installing them soon. 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.


Address: 211 S. Elm St. in Hillsboro; main office at 371 N. Old Highway 81, Hesston.

Phone: 620-947-3946, or toll free 877-467-7294



Year opened: 1945

About us: Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith values through its insurance, investment and financial planning services. It also offers community benefits and stewardship education.

Looking to 2015: Robert Wall, Everence financial adviser in Hillsboro, will continue his work with area residents?particularly those preparing for, and living in, retirement?providing informational seminars and services such as Medicare sup?ple?ment plans, 401(k) rollovers and retirement income solutions.

Owners: Everence members

Employees: 110 in central Kansas at our four office locations (Hillsboro, Hesston, Hutchin?son, North Newton); 380 nationally.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.


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 2015: We?re excited to continue offering money-saving options to current and new clients.

Owner: James Thomas

Employees: 1

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Other hours by appointment.


Address: 102 S. Main

Phone: 620-947-5700



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. Com?munication is one of our goals as we walk both the buyer and sellers through this complicated transaction process. As the real estate market changes we continue to educate ourselves about current trends and keep up with new technology. Glenn Thiessen, owner and broker, is certified as a senior real estate specialist, knowing all the ins and outs of assisting the elderly population of our community making that transition to the next stages of retirement. Donna Moore, office manager, has been with the company since its infancy. We here at Fast Realty are very knowledgeable of the local area and surrounding county, ready to meet your real estate needs.

News from 2014: For the sixth year in a row, Glenn Thiessen qualified for the President?s Award of Excellence (the second-highest award given by our parent association, the Wichita Association of Realtors). To qualify for the award an agent must achieve in excess of 25 transactions in a given year. Glenn and his staff have worked diligently with both local home buyers and sellers as well as those moving into our community from other states and cities, as well as folks who might live remotely but have a home to sell here in the area.

Looking to 2015: Fast Realty is anticipating another record year as the current market is in a gradual upswing and not expected to peak until sometime in 2016 or later. The other good news is that interest rates continue to be at an all-time low and are expected to stay at rock-bottom rates at least until there is growth in the economy. This is an opportune time to enter into the home buying process. Our goal here at Fast Realty is to see our community grow with more new home builds and sales, while maintaining a solid turnaround of inventory based on quality, quantity and price of homes. There has been new growth in Hillsboro Heights, giving the perception of growth in the community which is well warranted with quality businesses. With Tabor College increasing in enrollment, USD 410 excelling in education, arts and athletics, a progressive city council and quality churches and homes, Hillsboro is a ?Must See? community when you make a move to the area.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Glenn is available via cell phone for after-hour appointments to accommodate the schedules of our current and future clients. We always appreciate referrals from our satisfied customers. Glenn Thiessen 620-382-4682 cell.


Locations: 405 Orchard Drive, Hillsboro; 407 S. Date, Hillsboro; 224 Santa Fe, Hills?boro; 1798 Upland Road, Marion.

Mailing address: 1002 Grand?view Court, Hillsboro, KS 67063

Phones: 620-947-0184 or 620-382-5550

Year opened: In 2001 we acquired our existing business at 1798 Upland in 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.

Looking to 2015: We will continue to work with those who lease our units to provide a safe, secure place for them to store their belonging, either short or long term

Owners: Roger and Cynthia Fleming


Addresses: Office: Council Grove. Warehouse: 412 S. Cedar St., Hillsboro

Phone: 620-767-5144


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)


Address: Industrial Park and 309 W. Second

Phone: 316-283-8493

About us: Various sizes of storage units. Also, open storage for boats and mobile units.

Owner: Betty Funk

Hours: By contact.


Address: 222 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-3379


Year opened: 1969

About us: We do plumbing, heating and air sales and service. We also repair appliances.

Owner: Lester Funk

Employees: 1

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday


Address: 301 N. Cedar.

Phone: 316-772-7680


Email: gene@grannies?

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 and a brand-new chipotle. We welcome tours of our operation, whether as individuals or by the busload. We only ask that visitors call in advance.

News from 2014: We celebrated a ribbon-cutting at our new location. In the past two years, we?ve come up with two new flavors, Habanera and Chipotle.

Looking to 2015: We?re going to emphasize bus tours, which will bring people to Hillsboro for the benefit of other businesses as well.

Owner: Founder Lydia (Gran?nie) Hein

Employees: 2, plus 1 to 2 part-time helpers.

Hours: When we?re there; we have no set hours.


Address: 110 W. D St.

Phone: 620-947-3933



Year opened: Opened in October 1947 as Tip Top Credit Union, which was acquired by Great Plains Federal Credit Union in October 1985.

About us: Great Plains Federal Credit Union?s home office is in Joplin, Mo., with Kansas branches in Salina, Abilene, Hillsboro, Inde?pendence, McPherson, Monte?zuma and Wichita. 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, 24-hr Member Audio Response System (M.A.R.S.), online banking, iPay (online bill pay), mobile banking, IRAs, payroll seduction, 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, a U.S. government agency.

Looking to 2015: Great Plains FCO annual meeting has been scheduled for April 2015 at the Riverton School Auditorium in Riverton, Kan. All member/owners are invited to attend and learn what has been accomplished and what is being planned for the future.

Owners: Great Plains FCU is owned by its members.

Employees: 5 at Hillsboro

Hours: Lobby hours Monday through Friday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; drive-up hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Address: 115 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-2773

Email: greenmonkeyllc?@embarq?

Year opened: 2007

About us: We provide screen printing and embroidery on many types of apparel. We also provide promotional items for advertising your business or event, such as pens, mugs, flashlights, chairs, key chains and much more. We also offer full-color picture quality printing on light-colored garments with our DTG (Direct-to-Garment) printing process. We are also able to print custom banners, posters and window vinyl. Custom picture collages and custom-built trophies are also offered.

Looking to 2015: Continue to provide top-notch apparel decoration and service to our customers. Also continuing the growth of our promotional product business and utilizing the information and new products that were introduced at the PPAI Expo this year.

Owners: Lynette and Brent Barkman

Employees: 5

Hours: Call for appointment


Address: 508 S. Ash

Phone: 620-947-3784


Email: greenhawrx@em?

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 2015: Provide diabetic shoe fittings through certified fitter Jeanie?Rziha. Continue to sponsor ?Women?s Night.? We have a full line of vitamins.

Owner: Eric Driggers

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Address: 208 S. Adams St.

Phone: 620-877-7016


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.


Address: 1994 Holly Road

Phone: 620-947-3993



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 and Scott Winter 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 Hills?boro Animal Clinic we will strive to provide professional veterinary care to any kind of animal in need.

Looking to 2015: We would like to welcome Dr. Lesha Koch to our team. Dr. Koch has been practicing for the past five years in central Kansas, where she has developed a profound understanding of both companion and food animal medicine, with a particular interest in equine medicine. We are very excited to be making such a great addition to the practice, and we look forward to Dr. Koch and her husband, Jeff, becoming part of our community.

Owners: Jessica and Scott Winter

Employees: 5

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Address: 108 E. D St.

Phone: 620-947-3761

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.


Address: P.O. Box 273, Hillsboro, KS 67063

Phone: 620-947-0170



Year opened: 2006

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 Hillsboro. 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 2014: In February, HCF distributed nearly $16,000 among 13 area public service organizations and causes. For the second time, three grants were awarded through the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, which was established about four years and has grown to the required $150,000. The other 10 grants came through the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

Looking to 2015: 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.

Owner: HCF is an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation.

Employee: Kathy Decker, part-time executive director

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon?day to Friday.


Address: 701 S. Main

Phone: Hospital, 620-947-3114. Clinic, 620-947-1421



Year opened: 1915 at 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, sleep studies, physical therapy, respiratory 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 Clinic is a family practice clinic. In addition to family medicine, Dr. Greg Erb also has an emphasis in sports medicine.

News from 2014: Dr. Greg Erb, M.D., and Josh Smith, P.A., both joined Hillsboro Clinic and the hospital.

Looking to 2015: We look forward to the addition of Dr. Alisa Schmidt, M.D., in June.

Owners: HMC/CAH Consoli?dated

Employees: 45

Hours: Hospital, 24/7/365; Hillsboro Clinic, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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 2015: To continue to provide healthy smiles with a gentle touch.

Owner: Brian Kynaston and Matthew Perry

Employees: 6

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.


Address: 116 E. Grand

Phone: 620-947-3458


Email: cseibel@cityofhillsboro

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. Many of these businesses started as small, locally owned enterprises, which have experienced significant growth, greatly enhancing the local economy. Recog?nizing 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. Services include the development of business plans, assistance in locating suitable facilities, providing low interest financing, etc. To better provide the Hillsboro community with these services, a full-time economic development director was hired in partnership with HDC, HVI and the city of Hills?boro.

Looking to 2015: The agriculture sector has been leading the way in bringing economic stability to Hillsboro and Marion County. A ripple effect has given momentum to our manufacturing companies as well as retail businesses. Hillsboro?s sales tax receipts continue to reach new highs. Hillsboro continues to experience a small population growth as reflected in the recent census. HDC/HVI and the city of Hillsboro continue to work with developers to provide affordable housing.

Owners: HDC shareholders managed by the board of directors

Employees: One full time

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Address: 116 S. Main

Phone: 620-947-5702



Year opened: 1998

About us: In addition to publishing the Free Press, a Hillsboro-based county-wide free news?paper delivered to more than 7,000 homes and businesses across greater Marion County, we publish the free Buyer?s Edge of South Central Kansas 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. In 2013 we launched a general interest quarterly full-color glossy magazine for all of Harvey County called HarveyCounty? with an accompanying website with the same name. We distribute 10,000 copies through Harvey County area businesses and door-to-door.

News from 2014: Joey and Lindsey acquired majority ownership of the operation from Joel Klaassen, founding publisher.

Looking to 2015: We began the year by co-sponsoring ?Thinking Outside the Big Box,? a county-wide event to help local businesses prepare for the arrival of a bob-box store in 2015, as well as enhance their customer service and profitability..

Owners: Joey Young, Lindsey Young and Don Ratz?laff

Employees: 23

Hours: Formal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon?day 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: Dealership opened in 1955. Allen Hagen started working here in 1958, purchased controlling interest in 1977 and changed name to Hillsboro Ford-Mercury Inc.

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 located in one convenient location, downtown Main Street.

News is 2014: Ford Motor Co. presented us with our 50-year plaque for being a Ford dealer.

Looking to 2015: We are looking forward to community support. The Drive 4 Ur School cause has raised $23,000 for the Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club and FFA school scholarships.

Owners: Randy and Terry Hagen

Employees: 15. 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

Phone: 620-947-2575


Year opened: 1985

About us: We are a retail hardware store. We provide small engine repair, parcel shipping, and self-storage

News in 2014: We appreciate our customers for the past year.

Looking to 2015: We look forward to serving all Marion County in the new year.

Owners: Tom and Ken Koslow?sky

Employees: 5

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.


Address: 220 Industrial

Phone: 620-947-3127



Year opened: 1968

About us: Since 1968, a leading manufacturer of steel and aluminum trailers and truck beds for the farm and ranch and the construction markets.

News from 2014: Hillsboro Industries experienced another strong sales year due to strong demand for our popular Endura aluminum stock and cargo trailers. We?ve also enjoyed continued growth in our Series 2000 and Series 3000 aluminum truck bed lines. Our new 7.5-foot wide Endura stock trailer also received strong support from our expanding customer base. Also, enrollment at the Hillsboro Welding School (with sponsorship from Hutchinson Community College) remained strong throughout the past year.

Looking to 2015: In the ?works? is a new aluminum utility trailer product line we hope to introduce this spring (more on this to come soon). To fill the ever-growing need for skilled welders we will continue interviewing graduates of the Hills?boro Welding School, with the latest class graduating this coming April/May.

Owners: Merle Friesen, Marv Schellen?berg, Mike Gerken and Phil Wyssenbach (Flint Hills Industries Inc.).

Employees: Averaging 47 full time with four part time.

Hours: Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; factory, Tuesday through Friday.


Address: 200 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-3961



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.

Looking to 2015: The bank will continue to offer fixed-rate mortgages to serve the Hillsboro and Marion County community.

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.


Address: 210 W. D St.

Phone: 620-947-2556

Web: horseshoemetal?


Year opened: 1994

About us: Manufacturing under-body truck toolboxes made of steel or aluminum, specializing in some top boxes. Creating utility beds to fit the needs of the consumer. Our newest product is the CrossBox?an angled toolbox that mounts across the flat?bed 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: 807 East D St.

Year opened: 2010

About us: We offer 40 different flavors of shaved ice snow cones during the summer season.

News in 2014: We introduced the ?sour blast? spray.

Looking to 2015: In summer we will adding cherry limeade as a new flavor.

Owners: Steve and Penni Schroeder

Employees: 2

Hours: Open between May 7 and Sept. 10; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Address: 105 S. Main

Phone: 620-947-3911


Email: insurancecenter@?

Year opened: 1979

About us: We serve the community by providing insurance coverage and service.

Looking to 2015: Continue to serve the community, meeting individual needs and insurance protection.

Owner: Kakim Kunantaev

Employees: 2

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Address: 215 S. Cedar

Phone: 620-877-7299

Year opened: 1956

About us: We provide plumbing repair, trenching and light dirt work.

Owner: Jim Flaming

Employees: 1

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Address: 800 Western Heights Circle

Phone: 620-947-5406



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.

News in 2014: Our business is growing and so is our staff. We acquired additional property near our location in Hillsboro Heights to accommodate our expanding needs.


Address: 401 S. Washington

Phone: 947-3622



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 Hills?boro community.

Owners: Jared and Julia Jost


Address: 111 W. D

Phone: 620-947-3240


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 2015: We look forward to extending the same personal services and will be able to accept debt and credit cards.

Owners: 2

Employees: 1

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday hours can vary.??


Address: 118 S. Main St.

Phone: 620-947-3491

Year opened: Jost Welding was established in 1919 by Peter G. Jost, who operated it until 1973. That year, Peter’s youngest son, Karl, took over the business. He ran it until 1997 when Todd Jost took over.

About us: Jost Welding is a full-line repair, fabrication, light manufacturing and mechanical machine shop. The range of capability in repair runs from household items to specialized industrial machinery. Manu?facturing competencies include fabrication, manual and CNC milling and turning, with experience in many metals and some ceramics and plastics.

Looking to 2015: This year looks to be equally exciting and challenging. Turning and milling orders are increasing steadily and fabrication orders are also expanding.

Owner: Todd Jost

Employees: 3

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Address: 125 N. Main St.

Phone: 620-947-2575


Year opened: 1980

About us: We provide small business accounting services, and income tax return preparation.

Owner: Ken Koslowsky

Employees: 1

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.


Address: 112 S. Main

Phone: 620-947-3138



Year opened: 2005

About us: We provide machine quilting, retail sales of fabrics, sewing notions and embroidery supplies and quilt making classes. Also available are consignment items of handmade items, antiques and collectibles from local artisans.

News from 2014: We added Brother sewing machines and accessories and Kopa Naturals Bath and Beauty products. We added a part-time employee, Mary Avery. We added two new vendors: De Ja Vu, repurposed furniture and home decor; and Tattered Rose Antiques from Leann Toews in Goessel.

Looking to 2015: We hope to improve our knowledge of the Brother machines, and add more events to increase customer and community involvement within Kessler Kreations.

Owner: Marie Kessler

Employees: 1.5

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Address: 117 S.?Main

Phone: 620-947-0260

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

Employees: 5

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday


Addresses: Hillsboro, 111 S. Main

Phone: 620-947-0261 or 877-651-4916 (toll free)



Year opened: 2010

About us: Lalouette Law offers a full range of legal services, many only found in larger cities, while providing the individualized and personal attention you get from a small-town environment. Lori L. Lalouette, owner/attorney, is a Marion County native who grew up on a ranch in Florence and graduated from Marion High School in 1989. Lori earned dual degrees from Wichita State University in 1995, a B.S. in biology and a B.G.S in chemistry, computer science and psychology. After working as a computer systems engineer for 12 years, Lori earned a Juris Doctoral degree from Washburn University School of Law, where she graduated in the top 15 percent of her class in May 2009. Lalouette Law practices in a variety of legal areas including: divorce and child support/custody; adoption; wills, trusts and probate; estate and long-term care planning; criminal/traffic and DUI defense; bankruptcy; debt collections; employment and discrimination law; civil litigation/personal injury; real estate law; agriculture law; corporate/business law; Social Security disability and Workers Compen?sa?tion. Lori also serves as the city attorney for Lincolnville and Lehigh.

News in 2014: Lori was elected as county commissioner, District 1, representing Hillsboro, Lehigh and Durham, in Novem?ber. Office hours will be the same in 2015 with Lori simply working her hours around her duties as county commissioner.

Looking to 2015: Call us for a free initial consultation for all your legal needs. We look forward to assisting you.

Owner: Lori Lalouette

Employees: 3

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Other hours by appointment.


Address: 603 N. Ash

Phone: 620-947-3182


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 location: Hays, Smith Center, Colby, Ellinwood, Sabetha, Salina, Hillsboro, Topeka, Chanute, Garden City, Dodge City and Hutchinson. 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 2015: LDI will continue to grow throughout this new year with more locations to come. We 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.


Address: 501 S.?Main

Phone: 620-947-3995



Year opened: 1984

About us: We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm and auction company.

Looking to 2015: 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

Employees: 4 agents (two also are auctioneers, one is office manager)

Hours: Office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, or by appointment.


Address: 615 S. Main, Hills?boro since 1988; 2146 N. Collec?tive Lane, Suite 116, Wichita since 2009

Phone: 620-947-5771 Hills?boro; 316-636-4545 Wichita



Year opened: 1988

About us: Full-service family dentistry with emphasis on orthodontics and implants. Dr. Loewen is a fellow with the International Association for Orthodontics and offers both conventional and clear aligner orthodontic treatment. Dr. Loewen is a diplomate with International Association for Mini Dental Implants and a fellow with the American Academy for Small Diameter Implants. Practice offers latest in technology with 3-D X-ray and digital scanning for minimally invasive implant placement. Full range of affordable implant services, including the latest in mini and full-size implant technology, one-day extraction with implant tooth replacement, tooth socket preservation and minimally invasive sinus grafting. Oral sedation certified for patient comfort. All low-dose digital x-ray technology. Services also include crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, dentures and periodontal treatment.

Looking to 2015: Dr. Loewen is committed to staying on the cutting edge of dental technology. Advancements in cosmetic fillings, crown materials, implants, root canals and all areas of dentistry will continue to provide more choices and opportunities for better eating and a confident smile.

Owner: Loren M. Loewen DDS, LLC

Hours: Hillsboro, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and first Monday of each month; Wichita, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Address: 119 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-2058



Year opened: 2003

About us: Little Pleasures Coffeehouse excels in offering big-city flavors to the locals and visitors of Hillsboro. Our wide menu includes freshly brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks created with coffee beans fresh from the Hawaiian Islands, on-site baked goods and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We offer free wireless access and can arrange for special events for up to 30 people. Special orders are welcomed.

News from 2014: Hot buttermilk biscuits were added to our lunch menu and are the perfect companion to our soups and salads. An article featuring our soups in the Kansas magazine resulted in many new customers from around the area, all vowing to return. We also hosted many private parties, including a lovely wedding reception in September, and several holiday dinners.

Looking to 2015: Coffee beans from the Hawaiian Islands will still be ground and brewed daily. We will continue to offer homemade soups and freshly made salads along with our everyday lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday morning biscuits and sausage gravy will also continue. Our successful Pie Nights are planned for every third Thursday of the month.

Owner: Marisa N. Javier

Employees: 3

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues?day through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Lunch menu items available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Address: 121 N. Ash St.

Phone: 620-947-5762


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. We have recently expanded our inventory to include work clothes (Keys brand jeans, overalls and bibs); work boots; Smokin Brothers grills, pellets, rubs and sauces; Boss Buck feeders and blinds; fishing and hunting licenses; fishing and hunting supplies, and ammo. We also carry a wonderful line of feed and nutrients for deer and wildlife, deadly decoys, scopes and hunting gear. The Lumber?yard also will be offering the service of planting and maintaining food plots for upcoming hunting seasons for our customers, to include filling feeders and maintaining proper levels of nutrients and feed. We also have game cameras that we can monitor and document pictures for you. For those who own ground and live out of state, or just want to see what?s going on, this is a great way to watch your game. Contact us today so we can get started. 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. Screen and glass repair, New Valspar computer match paint system, expanded garden center, and now stocking Norpro and Pyrex Kitchen Ware. In spring we will be featuring our new Ricky J. Redneck Bubble Tanks! 2015 is going to be a great year in Hillsboro! Come see all of our new additions.

Owners: Jon Hefley.

Employees: 8-10, revolving

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Address: 315 S. Lincoln

Phone: 620-947-3151



Year opened: 1990

About us: MB Foundation offers a variety of financial services from a biblical perspective, including planned-giving services, capital cam?paign services, fund management (for charities), loans (to charities and pastors), investment certificates, and we champion biblical stewardship.

News from 2014: 2014 was a very strong year for MB Founda?tion which resulted in the opportunity for us to ?give back? to the churches, districts and national conference we serve. The five districts received $85,000; a similar amount will be granted to the national conference (in addition to the regular Firstfruits gift), and a ministry rebate of $200,000 was distributed back to the MB ministries that were borrowers in 2014. This generosity is unprecedented for us and we rejoice in God?s provision. In addition, a new staff person was added in 2014 and an additional person is being added in January 2015.

Looking to 2015: MB Founda?tion is pleased to host the first national gathering for senior adults. The gathering is scheduled for Oct. 2-4 in Overland Park, in the beautiful Sheraton Hotel and will feature great music, inspiration and fellowship. The theme for Celebrate 2015! is ?This is My Story.? Attendees will be encouraged to understand the power of the gospel story in their own lives and the power of their story to influence others. Every?one is encouraged to attend.

Owner: U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Employees: 13

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Address: 132 S. Main St, Hillsboro; 607 E. Randall, Hesston

Phone: 620-947-5631 Hills?boro, 620-327-2800 Hesston


Year opened: 1982

About us: We are a full-service optometry clinic. Our services range from wellness exams and updating prescriptions to general concerns regarding eye health and cataract co-management. Our clinic can diagnosis, treat, and manage most diseases and disorders of the eyes. We utilize the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. We treat minor emergencies and refer to a specialist when further care is required. We have a complete optical in all our locations and we fit all types of contact lenses.

News from 2014: Nurse Erica Stoltz?fus joined our staff and is working with Zach Unruh, OD, in Hillsboro on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Owner: Paul E. Unruh, OD

Hours: Hillsboro: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wed?nes?day and Friday, closed Thursday. Hesston:?8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Address: 600 Orchard Drive

Phone: 620-947-3399


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 2015: We are looking forward to continuing to serve area landowners.

Owner: Scully Partners L.P.

Employees: 2

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday


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

General manager: Lyle Ediger

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


Address: 101 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-3362


Year opened: 1988, purchased Edie?s Fashions from Edith Rempel.

About us: We strive to be a place for a personal shopping experience. We want to get to know our customers so we are better able to cater to their wardrobe and gift-giving needs. Our product mix features fashions and accessories for women of all ages.

News in 2014: We continued to offer special events, such as the French Dressing denim fit clinic and several fashion programs for local groups. Nancy brings in new lines and keeps a current inventory for items suited to our customers.

Looking to 2015: We would like increase our email contacts to offer our customers more immediate information about promotions and new arrivals. Our customers will be offered special events again throughout the year. Buying trips to New York and Dallas are scheduled to find fun, affordable items for the store.

Owner: Nancy Klaassen

Employees: 4 part-time

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Address: 209 S. Main

Phone: 620-947-2361

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.

Phone: 620-947-2080

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

Phone: 620-947-3157


Year opened: November 2008

About bus: 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.

Employees: 4

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon?day, Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to noon Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Friday of the month, and 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month.


Address: 200 Willow Rd.

Phone: 620-947-2301



Year opened: Parkside Homes Inc. was organized in 1960 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 in duplexes, assisted living at ?Park Village,? and skilled-nursing care at ?Parkside Homes.? The current campus setting of Parkside Homes Inc. invites individuals and families to make retirement choices with many options for continuing care and rehab.

About us: Parkside Homes Inc. exists to provide a high quality of life to aging 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.

News from 2014: Parkside continues to expand rehab options serving many people with short-term rehab needs through our unique Return to Home program. Participation in the PEAK (Providing Excel?lent Alternative in Kansas) program included initiatives that continued developing resident-directed care, provided additional team-member education, increased community involvement with residents and careful attention to the individual preferences of residents.

Looking to 2015: Parkside Homes believes in individualized care options and is growing possibilities designed for you through our Assisted Living and Health Care Center. We are excited about expanding our current therapy department to increase opportunities for Parkside residents and community members.

Owners: Parkside Homes Inc.

Employees: 135

Hours: 24-hour operations. Busi?ness office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; additional times available by appointment.


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 Hills?boro 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.

News from 2014: The Addic?tions Treatment Center at Prairie View in Newton celebrated the completion of its first year in July. Turning Point became the new name for Prairie View?s psychiatric residential treatment facility for youth.

Looking to 2015: With a new grant, Prairie View will fund mental health screenings for expectant and new mothers and young children in Marion, McPherson and Harvey counties, through collaboration with other health care and education service providers. The goal is to identify those who could benefit from specialized services and assist those families in experiencing better physical and emotional health.

Owners: Prairie View is a not-for-profit organization, governed by a 15-member volunteer board.

Employees: 30 in the Marion County office, 375 system-wide.

Hours: Hillsboro office: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Friday.


Address: 108 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-2353



Year opened: 1964.

About us: We offer high-value, reasonably priced motorcoach tours. Our primary clientele are 60+ adults. We offer more than 50 tour departures each year.

News from 2014: Our product offerings in 2013 remained much the same as in the past. We continued to offer our most popular tours with one or two new itineraries added as well.

Looking to 2015: For this our 51st year in business, we see an increase in departures in 2015. The industry seems to be strengthening after several weak years due to the economy.

Owner: Hank Wiebe

Employees: Three full-time, 12 part-time tour directors.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Address: 500 Western Heights Circle

Phone: 947-2411

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.


Address: 116 N. Main

Phone: 620-947-2321



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 2015: We are looking to continue helping our customers as they look to find homes in our area. We will need to have additional units built to serve these people as they look to make our community home.

Owner: Delores Dalke

Employees: 2

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; and by appointment whenever needed.


Address: 104 N. Washington

Phone: 620-947-3100


Year opened: 1997

About us: Michael Reeh is board certified by the Ameri?can 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 Reeh

Employees: 5

Hours: (Office) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Address: 401 Orchard Drive

Phone: 620-947-5789



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 2015: Look to grow our market share in the automotive repair area by adding staff and facilities.

Owners: Rod and Carrie Koons

Employees: 12

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Address: 704 S. Ash

Phone: 620-947-2272



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 five-star rating with the Center for Medicare and Medi?caid Services. The lower level of the Salem Home building houses 10 senior living apartments that are available for rent to people 55 years of age or older.

News in 2014: Laura Lachman became our CEO on Nov. 3. Salem Home maintained its five-star rating the 12 consecutive months of 2014.

Looking to 2015: Each new year bring changes from Medicare, Medicaid and the private sector. Our goal is to face these changes as opportunities for success and implement policies and procedures to assist us in giving our residents the outstanding care they have grown accustom to at Salem Home. We will continue our ?person-centered care? through the guidelines of the PEAK program and implement new programs. We are working on 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 that includes Jared Jost as the 2014-15 chairman of the board, six community members and Mayor Dolores Dalke.

Employees: 71

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.


Address: 1320 190th

Phone: 620-877-7246


Year opened: 2003

About us: We began this business as a wholesale-only greenhouse in 2003. We have since gradually incorporated retail hours until last year at which point we became a retail only business.