Daily archives: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Partners in time

“When I heard the store was for sale, the wheels started turning—well, that might be an opportunity,” said Catherine Gilley, the new owner of the Peabody Market.

Thanks to a local entrepreneur looking for a career change, plus a unique arrangement for financial support, residents of Peabody will be able to keep buying their groceries in their hometown store. Catherine Gilley had lived in rural Peabody for seven years while working in the finance office for the city of Wichita for about 13 years. She decided ...

Uncertain harvest nearing an end

This farmer south of Hillsboro was cutting a small field of wheat adjacent to a pasture along Indigo on Monday. The 2018 harvest has had mixed results, depending on moisture during the growing season. Busheling has ranged from 20 to 60 per acre as the fields diminish. Don Ratzlaff

With dire expectations heading into this year’s wheat harvest due to a lack of moisture during the growing season, reality followed suit. Generally, farmers brought in fewer bushels per acre for much of the county, but not all of it. Dick Tippin, ...

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County raises transfer station fee $100

Marion County residents will soon be paying more to dump trash. Beginning next year, residents will be charged $100 per year to use the county transfer station for waste disposal. This is an increase of $19 annually per household, or $1. 58 per month, from last year’s fee of $81. The Marion County ...

Enjoy your time in the water, but put safety first

by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional splash off into summer. School is out. The Kansas summer quickly heats up as the thermometer rises to hot, humid and unbearable. With the heat ...

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Daily Life News (6-20-18)

‘Movie Mondays’ offers final show Hillsboro Young Profes­sionals and the Hillsboro Recreation Commission are having a final “June Movie Monday” June 25 to raise funds for the Hillsboro Com­munity Plaza splash pad project. The final movie, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” will be shown at 1 p. m. ; the ...

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Deaths (6-20-18)

ELLA WIEBE FAST, 89, a nursing instructor, died June 6 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life was Tuesday, June 12, at Park­view Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. Burial was at Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. She was born Aug. 4, 1929, to Edward and Bertha (Voth) Voth at North Newton. On Oct. 12, 1954, she was married ...

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Senior Scribbles (6-20-18)

HILLSBORO senior center We hope everyone had a great Father’s Day this week. We will have our business board meeting Tuesday June 19. On Thursday, June 21, we will have sing-a-long after the noon meal. On Monday, June 25, we will have our birthday dinner at noon. We hope you ...

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Goessel school board approves supplemental contracts

by Cynthia Goerzen The Free Press The Goessel school board approved supplemental contracts during its June 11 meeting The following contracts were approved: Activities director, Brian Lightner; band, Scott Taylor; choir and high school musical, Braden Unruh; high school musical assistants, Heath Goertzen and Ryan Goertzen; cheerleader sponsor, Gretchen Schrag (and Alicia Oard if needed); concessions, Ryan Hoopes. Elementary ...

Editorial: safety first?

A recent study by the Internet site WalletHub ranks the Sun­flower State slightly below the middle of the country in terms of “safest states to live in” at No. 36. Categories of evaluation included personal and residential, financial, roads, workplace and emergency preparedness. Vermont ranked No. 1 overall. Each state is safe ...

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Letters to the editor (6-20-18)

Make courtesy truly common Excellent editorial about common courtesy (Feb. 13). We need that message now more than ever. It is unbelievable what our common discourse has eroded to be. I have my favorite people to blame who I think started all this; but I won’t go into that now. But over the years, ...