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Tour underlines state of wheat crop

Tour underlines state of wheat crop

KSU agronomist Gary Shoup (far right) talks about wheat conditions with around 60 producers who gathered for the annual Cooperative Grain & Supply test plot tour. This was one of those years when the pre-tour breakfast was a lot easier to swallow than the outlook for this year?s wheat crop. Around 60 producers turned out for Cooperative Grain & Supply?s […]

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NRCS accepting applications for new conservation program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kansas is accepting applications for its new Agricul?tural Conservation Ease?ments Program. The ACEP combines NRCS?s former Farm and Ranch Lands Protection, Grassland Reserve, and Wetlands Reserve programs. ?This is an exciting new opportunity for even more people to get involved in conserving natural resources,? said Eric B. Banks, Kansas state conservationist. ?We encourage Indian […]

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Marion FFA leads ?Ag Awareness Day?

The Marion/Florence FFA Chapter hosted its annual FFA Ag Awareness Day Friday at the Marion football stadium. The chapter invited the third graders from Marion and Hillsboro elementary schools. About 90 students participated in the event. FFA members organized and presented rotational sessions about farming practices involving agricultural equipment, safety and animal agriculture. FFA members making presentations were: Sean Buchanan […]

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Pilsen gearing for  another pilgrimage for Father Kapaun

Pilsen gearing for another pilgrimage for Father Kapaun

Pilsen?s favorite son, Father Emil Kapaun, is being considered for sainthood in part because of his selfless care for American POWs during the Korean War. The annual Pilsen Pilgrimage is scheduled from May 30 through June 1 as a way of raising awareness about Father Emil Kapaun, who died in 1951 as a POW in Korea. Rose Mary Neuwirth, who […]

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Best option for local option budget

Unified School District 410 Last month, the USD 410 Board of Educa?tion made the decision to cut $392,000 from school district operating funds for next year. Unless enrollment turns upward and state funding for schools improves, the board will face additional cuts for fiscal year 2016 as well. Most of the cuts have been accomplished by reducing school district jobs. […]

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Legislature returns for wrap-up session

The Legislature went back in session beginning Wednesday for the wrap up/veto session. The wrap up was fairly short, ending late Friday, with one issue requiring completion and several other items taken up. In conference committees, bills are combined to expedite the process resulting in a mixture of good and sometimes not-so-good. The one issue required was the budget. While […]

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Family from Germany visits

Last month, our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter traveled from Berlin, Germany, to visit us for a week. It was only the second time I had seen my granddaughter, Livi, who is now 14 months old. Seeing our little German family melted my heart, and it was difficult to wave good-bye as they drove off on the next leg of their […]

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Council may open airport to aerial sprayers

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil agreed in principle at its April 22 meeting to a proposal that would open the municipal airport as a base for aerial spraying operations. Mike Kleiber, owner of Ag Service Inc., said his company would like to use the local airport because it would reduce flying time and the expense for producers who want fungicide applied […]

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Wind blown

Even as Kansas weather goes, Sunday was an odd day in Marion County?and much of the state, for that matter. It began with light showers continuing from Saturday night into the morning hours, raising our spirits after an unusually dry spring so far. But by evening, whatever enthusiasm was generated by the morning moisture was doused by that peculiar blanket […]

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