Business/Farm

Canton plans fundraiser for Carnegie Library

As part of efforts to renovate the last Carnegie Library built in Kansas, a fundraiser at the Rex Russell’s Auto Museum south of Salina is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18. The open ...

Additional tree removal prepares Tabor College park for fine arts center construction

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Dalke Construction continued the process of removing trees from the Tabor College Park last week in preparation for the construction of the college?s $13 million fine arts center. Using an excavator, the limbs of the trees designated for removal were torn down and hauled away; the trunks will be dozed out later. Some of the ...

Leadership in organizations is critical for today?s farmers

While farmers and ranchers continue to fill our plates with food, their plates are filled with an ever-increasing number of issues. Such issues include escalating production costs, tightening use of water, continuing drought in some western Kansas counties, an ongoing search for new markets for agricultural crops and increasing oversight and regulation. And while ...

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CG&S directors distribute $4,800 among four school districts

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The board of directors of Cooperative Grain & Supply, in partnership with the Land O?Lakes Foundation, distributed a check for $1,200 to each of the four school districts represented in their service area: USD 408 Marion-Florence, USD 410 Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh, USD 419 Canton-Galva and USD 411 Goessel. According ...

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Low-salt diets can be harmful for the elderly

Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong, and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce; it must be eaten. The average ...

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Farm is a wonderful place for children to grow

The farm has always been a fertile field for producing crops, but it is also an environment rich with learning experiences. For generations, children who grow up and work with their parents on the family farm have learned valuable skills about cultivating crops. While they ...

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Marion search for lodging option continues

When the Marion City Council unanimously approved a $7,000 feasibility study five months ago, the plan was to see if the town could support a hotel/motel at Batt Industrial Park. But before the final draft of the feasibility study was presented, the developer backed out. Terry ...

Auxiliary to donate $20,000 for St. Luke remodeling project

St. Luke Hospital Auxili?ary has committed to donate $20,000 to St. Luke Hospital for a renovation project. The project would include the radiology department waiting room and the hallway that leads to cardiac/ pulmonary rehabilitation, the computerized tomography (CT) scanner, ultrasound suite and the DEXA (bone density) scanning unit. ?This remodel will substantially improve ...

Becker finds a home as Et Cetera Shop manager

Angie Becker, the new store manager at the Hillsboro Et Cetera Shop, is enjoying her new role. Standing near the glassware, she and the shop?s board of directors could be looking at reorganizing some of the areas to make shopping even more convenient for customers. One major change, which will happen soon, is the store going on Facebook.  Patty Decker / Free Press

The Et Cetera Shop in Hillsboro has a new manager who wants to continue improving on all the good things put in place by those preceding her. Angie Becker, who started July 3 as manager, said she was a volunteer at the Et Cetera Shop for almost two years before applying for the position vacated by Carol Abrahams. Born and ...

4-H NEWS

The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club enjoyed its swimming party Aug. 16. Courtesy photo

? The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club had its August meeting and swim party at the Marston house and swimming pool north of Canton Aug 16. The meeting was called to order by Presi?dent Lane Wiens. The flag salute and 4-H Pledge followed. Roll call was: ?Name your favorite memory from the fairs. ? Present were 12 members, three ...