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Antler broker flourishes in his Delphos business
December 1, 2015
As he embarked on adulthood, Heath Merry hopped on a typical path, but what happened in the process sent him on a nonconventional and lucrative adventure that continues to grow. Pulling from an outdoors passion, collecting deer antlers has evolved into a full-time gig that features travel and a six-figure salary.
Inmate punished for role in Iowa prison scandal
December 1, 2015
The inmate at the center of a cellphone smuggling investigation at an Iowa prison was punished with confinement and a return to his home state of Kansas.
Kansas has nearly $8M surplus in tax collections in November
December 1, 2015
Kansas is reporting that it collected nearly $8 million more in taxes than anticipated in November, with both income and sales taxes exceeding expectations.
Demand for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices
December 1, 2015
The nation’s net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.
Musings from the Hill, Dec. 3, 2015
December 1, 2015
Thank goodness for Sarah Baker, an editor with the Baker University newspaper, The Baker Orange. Lately, I seem to have lost all track of time and dates. How quickly time flies by. Sarah graciously helps me with my weekly column, corrects my typing errors, and contributes in many ways too numerous to mention.
Physician to say goodbye to Baldwin City as grand marshal of Festival of Lights Parade
December 1, 2015
At the conclusion of an appointment Monday, Dr. Dara Lowe shared a goodbye embrace with a patient in the lobby of her downtown Baldwin City clinic. It’s a scene likely to be repeated often in the coming weeks as Lowe prepares to leave the practice she has built during the past four years and join her husband, former Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe, in Monument, Colo., where he took a position as town manager.
Vinland Valley store seeks to preserve traditions
December 1, 2015
Good Earth Gatherings in the Vinland Valley is the realization of a lifetime dream for Tamara Fairbanks-Ishmael. “I always wanted to open a shop with my mother,” she said. “I grew up in her shop. It was so much fun.”
Coat drive to benefit Douglas County residents
December 1, 2015
More than 2,000 people will be warmer this winter thanks to the Share the Warmth coat drive sponsored by The Salvation Army of Douglas County and Scotch Fabric Care Services